National parks review chair comes face to face with New Forest concerns

THE MAN leading a government review of national parks came face to face with the concerns of New Forest people when he visited as part of a national tour. Julian Glover was appointed in May...

Breeders call for talks with government on extra New Forest pony sales costs

NEW FOREST pony breeders are asking for urgent talks with Defra over increased costs brought in by sudden changes to the way animals must be registered. Under new rules brought into force on October 1st...
New Forest EU funding

Government guarantees post-Brexit EU funding for New Forest

EU CASH worth millions of pounds to the New Forest has been guaranteed by the government until at least 2020. The referendum result had thrown into doubt as much as £3.8m of allocated funding for...

New Forest house prices ‘threat to the landscape’, warn commoners

SPIRALLING house prices are a “grave threat” to the future of the New Forest’s historic landscape and traditions as it increasingly becomes the preserve of the “wealthy few”, leading commoners have warned. In response to...

Young commoner Nicola urges New Forest verderers to tighten animal accident reporting rules

A YOUNG commoner has urged the verderers to re-think their advice to drivers who knock down animals after two of her sheep were left to die in a horrific hit-and-run incident. As reported in the...

Why conservationists are putting the bands back into miles of New Forest streams

A SCHEME to return wetlands to their natural state is being hailed as a victory after more than four miles of artificially straightened channels were restored this year. The drainage was first altered by the...

New Forest in shock after pony found dead in suspected shotgun shooting

THE Forest community was left shocked and disgusted after a pony was found dead with suspected shotgun pellet wounds near Fordingbridge. A resident of Hale Purlieu reported hearing shotgun fire at 7pm on Tuesday, and...
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