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Wildlife warning on plan to open up more New Forest coastal paths to walkers and cyclists

Wildlife warning on plan to open up more New Forest coastal paths to walkers and cyclists

Wildlife warning on plan to open up more New Forest coastal paths to walkers and cyclists

04 December 2020

Access is being improved along the 35-mile stretch from Highcliffe to Calshot WILDLIFE havens along the banks of the Beaulieu River could be ruined if…


'Flawed and loaded' – another parish council slams New Forest wheelie bins waste consultation

'Flawed and loaded' – another parish council slams New Forest wheelie bins waste consultation

'Flawed and loaded' – another parish council slams New Forest wheelie bins waste consultation

02 December 2020

THE consultation on new waste plans for the New Forest, including introducing wheelie bins, is flawed and loaded, members of Hythe and Dibden Parish Council have claimed...


Council scraps climate emergency pledge

Council scraps climate emergency pledge

Council scraps climate emergency pledge

30 November 2020

The issue of climate change has been forced up the agenda partly by protests ONE of the key pledges in the climate emergency declaration made by BCP Council…


Bins consultation is attacked as the 'worst survey ever'

Bins consultation is attacked as the 'worst survey ever'

Bins consultation is attacked as the 'worst survey ever'

28 November 2020

New Forest homes could be set for wheelie bins CONSULTATION by New Forest District Council over a waste strategy proposing to bring in wheelie bins and…


Free school meals for needy New Forest pupils in Christmas holidays after £2.8m grant

Free school meals for needy New Forest pupils in Christmas holidays after £2.8m grant

Free school meals for needy New Forest pupils in Christmas holidays after £2.8m grant

26 November 2020

The government has pledged £170m for the nation's vulnerable families (picture: Gareth Fuller/PA) A FUNDING package worth £2.8m will help provide free…


Call for council to ban badger culling on its land

Call for council to ban badger culling on its land

Call for council to ban badger culling on its land

24 November 2020

More than 500 badgers were killed in Dorset last year THE former leader of BCP Council is calling for it to ban badger culling on land owned by the authority. Cllr…


'I could not turn a hedgehog away' – how a New Forest woman turned her home into a haven for her prickly friends

'I could not turn a hedgehog away' – how a New Forest woman turned her home into a haven for her prickly friends

'I could not turn a hedgehog away' – how a New Forest woman turned her home into a haven for her prickly friends

22 November 2020

Louise Godden is currently caring for about 45 hedgehogs in her house IT started as a hobby seven years ago, after Louise Godden responded to a story…


Village rejects New Forest plans for wheelie bins

Village rejects New Forest plans for wheelie bins

Village rejects New Forest plans for wheelie bins

19 November 2020

The New Forest District Council has proposed wheelie bins to help solve its recycling problems PROPOSALS for wheelie bins across the New Forest have been…


Major work at Hatchet Pond will go ahead this winter

Major work at Hatchet Pond will go ahead this winter

Major work at Hatchet Pond will go ahead this winter

18 November 2020

Hatchet Pond is the New Forest’s largest body of fresh water MAJOR work to relocate the car park and remove a public toilet block at the popular New Forest…


New Forest residents urged to have a say on wheelie bin waste plans

New Forest residents urged to have a say on wheelie bin waste plans

New Forest residents urged to have a say on wheelie bin waste plans

12 November 2020

Will this be a common sight around the New Forest? NEW Forest residents have been urged to make their views known on plans to overhaul waste collection…


Village's 'ugly' bike rack could be moved after complaints

Village's 'ugly' bike rack could be moved after complaints

Village's 'ugly' bike rack could be moved after complaints

23 October 2020

The new bike racks outside Tesco on Brookley Road, Brockenhurst AN “ugly” cycle rack in Brockenhurst could be moved to free up parking spaces after complaints…


Wheelie bins plan for more than 90% of New Forest homes moves ahead

Wheelie bins plan for more than 90% of New Forest homes moves ahead

Wheelie bins plan for more than 90% of New Forest homes moves ahead

21 October 2020

This is set to be a familiar sight across the New Forest, under council plans MORE than 90% of homes in the New Forest look set for wheelie bins after…


Forest groups agree to take action on declining health of Hatchet Pond

Forest groups agree to take action on declining health of Hatchet Pond

Forest groups agree to take action on declining health of Hatchet Pond

28 September 2020

Hatchet Pond has seen a number of visitors over the summer AN urgent action plan to protect Hatchet Pond near Beaulieu – one of the UK’s most important…


Man assaulted while filming confrontation with suspected flytippers

Man assaulted while filming confrontation with suspected flytippers

Man assaulted while filming confrontation with suspected flytippers

24 September 2020

The video showed a man removing bags from a burnt-out car A MAN was assaulted and his video camera kicked out of his hand as he recorded a confrontation…


Call for garden wildlife spotters as new survey launched

Call for garden wildlife spotters as new survey launched

Call for garden wildlife spotters as new survey launched

05 September 2020

The badger was in the top five most spotted mammals in spring this year VOLUNTEERS are wanted to record the animals they spot in their gardens and local…


Rare eel slips back into local waters

Rare eel slips back into local waters

Rare eel slips back into local waters

04 September 2020

The endangered European eel has been seen in Lymington waters A CRITICALLY endangered species of eel has been found at Lymington’s ferry port following…


New Forest sees rise in hazardous waste flytips as two more large dumps found

New Forest sees rise in hazardous waste flytips as two more large dumps found

New Forest sees rise in hazardous waste flytips as two more large dumps found

03 September 2020

The flytip at Yew Tree Bottom (Forestry England) DUMPING of hazardous waste is on the rise in the New Forest, according to Forestry England, after two…


Work starts on £1.5m emergency sea defences to save homes

Work starts on £1.5m emergency sea defences to save homes

Work starts on £1.5m emergency sea defences to save homes

28 August 2020

Work has started on the cliffs at Milford (Photo: Graeme Blackwood) EMERGENCY work started on repairing the damaged Milford sea wall amid raging seas…


Met Office warnings for rain and thunderstorms in New Forest and Christchurch

Met Office warnings for rain and thunderstorms in New Forest and Christchurch

Met Office warnings for rain and thunderstorms in New Forest and Christchurch

27 August 2020

The Met Office issued the weather warning for today (Thursday) (Photo: Met Office) A WEATHER warning for heavy rain has been issued for an area including…


Conservation concern as wastewater overflows into Forest stream

Conservation concern as wastewater overflows into Forest stream

Conservation concern as wastewater overflows into Forest stream

27 August 2020

The wastewater was spotted in the Beaulieu River where it flows near Lyndhurst A CONSERVATION group has raised concerns after waste water overflowed from…


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