A row of wheelie bins

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

MORE than 90% of homes in the New Forest look set for wheelie bins after councillors agreed to take forward a proposed overhaul of the area’s waste collection service. Plans for a rubbish and recycling...

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

AN urgent action plan to protect Hatchet Pond near Beaulieu – one of the UK’s most important nature spots which is threatened by pollution and over-use – has been agreed by a group of...

Man assaulted while filming confrontation with suspected flytippers

A MAN was assaulted and his video camera kicked out of his hand as he recorded a confrontation with two suspected flytippers in Christchurch. Footage captured by the local victim, who was in his 50s,...

Call for garden wildlife spotters as new survey launched

VOLUNTEERS are wanted to record the animals they spot in their gardens and local green spaces. Wildlife charity the People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) is running its ‘Living With Mammals’ survey until 29th November...

Rare eel slips back into local waters

A CRITICALLY endangered species of eel has been found at Lymington’s ferry port following the reintroduction of oysters to the water. The European eel was spotted by experts from the Blue Marine Foundation, a charity...

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

DUMPING of hazardous waste is on the rise in the New Forest, according to Forestry England, after two more large flytips were discovered. On Sunday a haul of household waste, including sofas and a fridge...
Milford sea wall

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

EMERGENCY work started on repairing the damaged Milford sea wall amid raging seas and Storm Francis to protect homes at “imminent risk”. Contractor Earlcoate Construction, based in Fordingbridge, has begun building an access route to...
New Forest weather

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

A WEATHER warning for heavy rain has been issued for an area including New Forest and Christchurch today (Thursday) followed by thunderstorms tomorrow. The Met Office published the yellow alert – the lowest level –...
Southern Water

Conservation concern as wastewater overflows into Forest stream

A CONSERVATION group has raised concerns after waste water overflowed from a Southern Water facility into a stream near Lyndhurst. Effluent was seen by Russell Wynn, one of the founders of Wild New Forest, near...
Broadley Inclosure

More suspected asbestos found dumped at New Forest inclosure

A SPECIALIST vehicle had to be used to clear away another hazardous flytip in the New Forest. Suspected asbestos roofing panels were among the pile of waste found dumped at Broadley Inclosure, along the Wootton...
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