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Drivers urged to avoid Beaulieu as morning flood alert issued

Drivers urged to avoid Beaulieu as morning flood alert issued

Drivers urged to avoid Beaulieu as morning flood alert issued

14 January 2020

The warning was issued by the Environment Agency for the morning of Wednesday 15th January MOTORISTS are being urged to avoid Beaulieu tomorrow morning…


Storm Brendan: Met Office issues alerts for heavy wind and rain

Storm Brendan: Met Office issues alerts for heavy wind and rain

Storm Brendan: Met Office issues alerts for heavy wind and rain

13 January 2020

Waves pummel shore defences at Barton beach THE New Forest and Christchurch have been included in a national weather warning issued by the Met Office…


Council to launch £1m fund to help fight climate change

Council to launch £1m fund to help fight climate change

Council to launch £1m fund to help fight climate change

09 January 2020

Hampshire County Council has set out a raft of climate change policies MORE trees and wildflowers along roads and new investment in energy-saving initiatives…


Registration deadline set to avoid £5 recycling centres charge

Registration deadline set to avoid £5 recycling centres charge

Registration deadline set to avoid £5 recycling centres charge

08 January 2020

The new non-resident charges scheme will start in early 2020 HAMPSHIRE residents have until 1st April to register their vehicles with the county council…


Electric vans put school dinners on road to being more eco-friendly

Electric vans put school dinners on road to being more eco-friendly

Electric vans put school dinners on road to being more eco-friendly

06 January 2020

Cllr Keith Mans with a van, one of Hampshire County Council's new Nissan e-NV200s SCHOOL dinners are on the road to lower costs and carbon emissions,…


Plastic campaigners clean up with Surfers Against Sewage award

Plastic campaigners clean up with Surfers Against Sewage award

Plastic campaigners clean up with Surfers Against Sewage award

02 January 2020

Sarah Pitt (left) has led the Plastic Free Milford campaign COMMUNITY beach cleans, strategies to reduce single-use plastics and education for young people…


Village open space to be transformed into mini wildlife haven

Village open space to be transformed into mini wildlife haven

Village open space to be transformed into mini wildlife haven

31 December 2019

The plan is to plant rowan saplings on the northern side of Swallow Drive, Milford (Photo: stock image) A LITTLE-used area of public open space in Milford…


Conservation group defends tree-felling against 'simplistic' protests

Conservation group defends tree-felling against 'simplistic' protests

Conservation group defends tree-felling against 'simplistic' protests

28 December 2019

Trees were felled last week before the intervention of environment secretary Theresa Villiers THE New Forest’s oldest conservation group has backed a…


Council celebrates drop in weight of fly-tipped rubbish

Council celebrates drop in weight of fly-tipped rubbish

Council celebrates drop in weight of fly-tipped rubbish

27 December 2019

The county council said figures for public land showed the success of its anti-fly-tipping campaign (Photo: archive image) THE weight of fly-tipping on…


Residents urged to do their Christmas paperwork to cut waste

Residents urged to do their Christmas paperwork to cut waste

Residents urged to do their Christmas paperwork to cut waste

23 December 2019

Hampshire County Council is urging residents to maximise their recycling (Photo: stock image) RESIDENTS are being urged to do what they can to minimise…


Rare species nature reserve wins £28,000 to boost bog standard

Rare species nature reserve wins £28,000 to boost bog standard

Rare species nature reserve wins £28,000 to boost bog standard

23 December 2019

Landford bog is around the size of 11 football pitches and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest A NATURE reserve in the New Forest which is home to…


Council on 'full alert' for floods as weekend rain forecast

Council on 'full alert' for floods as weekend rain forecast

Council on 'full alert' for floods as weekend rain forecast

20 December 2019

Flooding on the A337 at in Brockenhurst in 2016 (Photo: archive image) COUNCIL highways teams are on “full alert” as heavy rain is forecast for the south…


Register your car or face £5 charge to use recycling centres

Register your car or face £5 charge to use recycling centres

Register your car or face £5 charge to use recycling centres

19 December 2019

The new non-resident charges scheme will start in early 2020 HAMPSHIRE residents will have to pay to use county council recycling centres unless they…


Flood alerts issued as heavy rain causes rivers to rise

Flood alerts issued as heavy rain causes rivers to rise

Flood alerts issued as heavy rain causes rivers to rise

19 December 2019

Six alerts and a warning have been issued by the Environment Agency for the New Forest and Christchurch FLOOD alerts have been issued for communities…


Cabinet minister and police embroiled in tree protest at Slap Bottom

Cabinet minister and police embroiled in tree protest at Slap Bottom

Cabinet minister and police embroiled in tree protest at Slap Bottom

18 December 2019

John Carter was involved in the stand-off at Slap Bottom with Forestry England contractors THE police were called when a small band of protesters tried…


Weather alerts issued by Met Office for five days of heavy rain

Weather alerts issued by Met Office for five days of heavy rain

Weather alerts issued by Met Office for five days of heavy rain

18 December 2019

Transport could be affected by the weather forecast to last until Saturday in some areas (Photo: stock image) WEATHER warnings for five days of heavy…


Coast and river flooding alert issued amid high wind and tide

Coast and river flooding alert issued amid high wind and tide

Coast and river flooding alert issued amid high wind and tide

10 December 2019

Christchurch seen from Hengistbury Head (Photo: stock image) HIGH winds and a tidal surge have prompted a double flood alert for Christchurch and the…


New Forest villagers fight 'crazy' plan to axe more than 200 trees

New Forest villagers fight 'crazy' plan to axe more than 200 trees

New Forest villagers fight 'crazy' plan to axe more than 200 trees

05 December 2019

John Carter is one of the leading objectors to the felling at Slap Bottom, near Burley RESIDENTS are fighting to stop the felling of more than 200 trees…


Council to spend £600,000 on climate change response team

Council to spend £600,000 on climate change response team

Council to spend £600,000 on climate change response team

27 November 2019

Six people will work with stakeholders across Hampshire to react to the impact of climate change (Photo: stock image) COUNTY council bosses are to invest…


One-metre sea level rise on Dorset coast 'inevitable', warns ocean expert

One-metre sea level rise on Dorset coast 'inevitable', warns ocean expert

One-metre sea level rise on Dorset coast 'inevitable', warns ocean expert

26 November 2019

Dr Ivan Haigh, from the National Oceanography Centre at Southampton DORSET sea levels are likely to rise by a metre – even if climate change limits adopted…


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