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Fears for Christchurch greenbelt development based on 'out of date' statistics

Fears for Christchurch greenbelt development based on 'out of date' statistics

Fears for Christchurch greenbelt development based on 'out of date' statistics

21 June 2021

THE government has been urged to revise “out of date” statistics for housing targets amid fears of development in greenbelt land around Christchurch.


New Forest fire warning after crews tackle over 400 blazes in first five months of 2021

New Forest fire warning after crews tackle over 400 blazes in first five months of 2021

New Forest fire warning after crews tackle over 400 blazes in first five months of 2021

17 June 2021

THE fire service is urging caution in the Forest as summer temperatures climb after it responded to 427 blazes in the open between January and May.


Flytipper who dumped three loads in New Forest – twice in one day – jailed for eight months

Flytipper who dumped three loads in New Forest – twice in one day – jailed for eight months

Flytipper who dumped three loads in New Forest – twice in one day – jailed for eight months

14 June 2021

A FLYTIPPER who admitted targeting the New Forest three times has been jailed for eight months.

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New Forest residents face tip charges in council's cash-saving proposals

New Forest residents face tip charges in council's cash-saving proposals

New Forest residents face tip charges in council's cash-saving proposals

11 June 2021

CHARGES at household waste recycling centres and the axing of school crossing patrols are two of the many measures that could be introduced by HCC.


Ground-nesting birds threaten future of long-held running meet

Ground-nesting birds threaten future of long-held running meet

Ground-nesting birds threaten future of long-held running meet

04 June 2021

A RUNNING meet hosted in the New Forest for the last 38 years is facing an uncertain future amid fears of disturbance to ground-nesting birds.


Deadly hemlock warning at popular dog walking site

Deadly hemlock warning at popular dog walking site

Deadly hemlock warning at popular dog walking site

03 June 2021

WARNING signs were re-erected at popular dog walking site Long Meadow in Barton after recent flooding disturbed potentially lethal water hemlock.


Council to bring in private firm to combat flytipping

Council to bring in private firm to combat flytipping

Council to bring in private firm to combat flytipping

01 June 2021

AN outsourced flytipping enforcement scheme will be launched by BCP Council despite warnings that alternatives had not properly been considered.


Government may call in decision on expanding Southampton Airport runway

Government may call in decision on expanding Southampton Airport runway

Government may call in decision on expanding Southampton Airport runway

25 May 2021

THE government is considering whether to call in controversial plans to expand the runway at Southampton Airport.


Mountain bikers slammed after 'damaging' trail found in New Forest

Mountain bikers slammed after 'damaging' trail found in New Forest

Mountain bikers slammed after 'damaging' trail found in New Forest

25 May 2021

MOUNTAIN biking enthusiasts are being urged to respect the New Forest after a dangerous ‘wild trail’ was discovered.

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Bed and plasterboard dumped in latest New Forest flytip

Bed and plasterboard dumped in latest New Forest flytip

Bed and plasterboard dumped in latest New Forest flytip

21 May 2021

A FLYTIP containing a bed and plasterboard has prompted an appeal by the New Forest District Council.


Hive of activity as Big Bee Rescue comes to New Milton sports ground

Hive of activity as Big Bee Rescue comes to New Milton sports ground

Hive of activity as Big Bee Rescue comes to New Milton sports ground

21 May 2021

THERE'S a buzz around a New Milton sports ground as the town council and conservationists joined forces to support the New Forest Big Bee Rescue.


Three Christchurch beaches sweep awards for cleanliness

Three Christchurch beaches sweep awards for cleanliness

Three Christchurch beaches sweep awards for cleanliness

21 May 2021

AVON, Highcliffe and Friars Cliff beaches were given the seal of approval for cleanliness in the form of Seaside Awards from Keep Britain Tidy.


Flooding fears as Environment Agency objects to Lymington Town Quay revamp

Flooding fears as Environment Agency objects to Lymington Town Quay revamp

Flooding fears as Environment Agency objects to Lymington Town Quay revamp

21 May 2021

THE Environmental Agency has lodged an objection against the contentious redevelopment of the Lymington Town Quay toilet block.


Cost questions over council plan for private flytipping enforcement

Cost questions over council plan for private flytipping enforcement

Cost questions over council plan for private flytipping enforcement

20 May 2021

TAXPAYERS will still have to foot the bill for clearing up rubbish under BCP Council’s proposed new outsourced flytipping enforcement service.


Six-year £4.4m scheme restores lost New Forest habitats

Six-year £4.4m scheme restores lost New Forest habitats

Six-year £4.4m scheme restores lost New Forest habitats

19 May 2021

A MULTI-MILLION pound scheme which saw 21 projects carried out in the New Forest restored the equivalent of 320 football pitches of lost habitats.


Call for litter pickers to join New Forest Spring Clean

Call for litter pickers to join New Forest Spring Clean

Call for litter pickers to join New Forest Spring Clean

18 May 2021

Volunteer litter pickers who want to clean up their community are being urged to take part in this year’s New Forest Spring Clean.


Lobby urge as major stores continue to ignore 'Ban BBQ' campaign

Lobby urge as major stores continue to ignore 'Ban BBQ' campaign

Lobby urge as major stores continue to ignore 'Ban BBQ' campaign

14 May 2021

MAJOR retailers that continue to resist calls to pull disposable barbecues from their shelves should be lobbied, civic chiefs have urged the public.


Volunteers wanted to fight invasive plants in New Forest waterways

Volunteers wanted to fight invasive plants in New Forest waterways

Volunteers wanted to fight invasive plants in New Forest waterways

14 May 2021

VOLUNTEERS are being sought to help record and remove invasive non-native plants from the Lower Avon Valley


Specialists could be brought in to investigate flytipping

Specialists could be brought in to investigate flytipping

Specialists could be brought in to investigate flytipping

11 May 2021

A SPECIAL team could be brought in to tackle incidents of flytipping in Christchurch after an increase in the crime.


Warning as stallions released on to New Forest

Warning as stallions released on to New Forest

Warning as stallions released on to New Forest

10 May 2021

MEMBERS of the public are being warned to keep their distance from pony herds as 20 stallions are released on to the Forest.


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