A row of wheelie bins

Council asks residents’ views for new waste collection system

RESIDENTS’ views are being sought on how New Forest District Council collects household waste and recycling. Researchers working on behalf of the authority will be knocking on doors from now until 14th February to invite...
Barton tornado

PICTURES: Tornado leaves trail of destruction through village

A TRAIL of destruction has been left in Barton by a tornado which swept through early this morning (Friday). The twister touched down near to Sea Road, the A&T understands, and passed through the area,...
Slap Bottom

Forestry England mulls scaling back Slap Bottom tree-felling after protests

FORESTRY England is considering scaling back a controversial tree-felling operation which sparked protests from villagers and an intervention from a government minister. Residents living near Slap Bottom, a belt of trees just south of Burley,...
Barton cliffs

Landslip sparks warning to keep away from eroding cliffs

WALKERS are being urged to stay away from the edge at Barton cliffs after wet weather sparked fears of further landslips. The latest was near the eastern boundary of the Hoburne Naish holiday park at...
New Forest District Council

New council vans plug in to cut out carbon emissions

FOUR new zero-emission electric vans have been purchased by New Forest District Council as it looks to reduce its environmental impact. Two of the distinctive vehicles will be used by members of the council’s cleaning...
Met Office

More heavy rain forecast as Met Office issues fresh weather warning

A FRESH weather warning has been issued by the Met Office for heavy rain across the New Forest this afternoon (Thursday), with more flooding likely. The latest yellow alert, covering Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex, follows...
Storm Brendan

Storm Brendan lashes the New Forest and Christchurch

STORM Brendan lashed the New Forest and Christchurch last night (Tuesday) causing chaos for travel and sparking a string of flood warnings. The wild weather brought down trees over roads and caused hazardous driving conditions...
Beaulieu flood warning

Drivers urged to avoid Beaulieu as morning flood alert issued

MOTORISTS are being urged to avoid Beaulieu tomorrow morning (Wednesday) as Storm Brendan sparks a flood warning. The Environment Agency has advised of flooding in the area including Beaulieu estuary and the open coast between...
Barton beach

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

THE New Forest and Christchurch have been included in a national weather warning issued by the Met Office for strong winds of up to 80mph as Storm Brendan moves in. Stormy weather is forecast in...
Hampshire County Council

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

MORE trees and wildflowers along roads and new investment in energy-saving initiatives are among the measures set to be taken by Hampshire County Council in a bid to tackle climate change. County bosses have approved...
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