Householders urged to cut down on bank holiday waste

RESIDENTS are being asked to "take a new approach" to household waste this Easter during the coronavirus outbreak. With Easter traditionally reserved by many for a good spring clean, Hampshire County Councillor Rob Humby –...

The three feathered friends you saw the most during the Big Garden Birdwatch

HOUSE sparrows, blue tits and starlings are the birds which people in Hampshire most frequently spot in their gardens, according to a new study. More than 17,000 people in the county took part in the...
New Milton Asian hornet

Beekeepers prepare to resist invasion of the Asian hornets

BEEKEPERS will be on the lookout for the Asian hornet as part of a special effort to keep the invaders away from their hives. Small bait stations will be handed out by the New Forest...

Attacks on deer spark plea for owners to control their dogs

DOG owners are being urged to keep their pets under control after a spate of deer attacks in the New Forest. Over the last few weeks Forestry England has received a series of reports of...
New Forest erosion

Campaigners’ clifftop vigil to highlight climate change erosion

THE dramatic impact of storm surges and heavy winter rain on the local environment has prompted green groups to hold a coastal vigil this weekend to raise awareness of climate change. The collapsing cliff at...

Homeowners facing bill to fix village’s storm-damaged sea wall

THE owners of beach huts and homes near collapsed sea defences at Milford may have to contribute to future upgrades costing millions after New Forest District Council denied liability. Chunks of the concrete sea wall...

Chris Packham turns his campaigning sights on stopping HS2

WILDLIFE campaigner Chris Packham is preparing to fight the government in the courts to stop construction of the HS2 rail project. The TV presenter, who lives near Marchwood, has launched a legal action against the...
New Forest spring clean

Volunteers urged to be ‘litter heroes’ in New Forest spring clean

PEOPLE are being urged to become “litter heroes” by helping to clean up the New Forest this spring. Last year 1,200 volunteers went out in the district to take part in the Great British Spring...
New Forest weather

Weather warning: More heavy rain to hit New Forest and Christchurch

HEAVY rain could cause flooding and travel disruption today (Thursday), the Met Office has forecast in a weather warning including the New Forest and Christchurch. The low-level yellow alert runs from 10am until 6pm tonight,...

Sea wall collapse sparks criticism of council’s coastal defence

A WAVE of criticism has been aimed at New Forest District Council’s coastal defence policies after a section of sea wall at Milford collapsed following cracks appearing during recent storms. This week council engineers were...
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