New charter drawn up for professional dog walkers in the Forest

A PROFESSIONAL dog walking charter has been drawn up to encourage handlers in the New Forest to protect wildlife and pick up their mess. The document is also aimed at helping people looking to hire...

Large pile of lawnmowers and vacuum cleaners dumped down New Forest lane

FLYTIPPERS dumped a large pile of electrical goods including lawnmowers and vacuum cleaners down a New Forest lane. New Forest District Council warned those responsible faced prosecution for the dumping, found in Staplewood Lane, Marchwood,...

Thousands have their say on controversial New Forest wheelie bins waste plan

NEARLY 3,800 residents and organisations responded to New Forest District Council’s controversial waste proposals which could see wheelie bins introduced. Cllr Alison Hoare, cabinet member for the environment, said the authority “pleased” at the response,...

New Forest tips to stay open during third lockdown

NEW Forest tips will stay open during the third lockdown, the county council has confirmed. Hampshire’s recycling centres closed at the start of the pandemic’s first lockdown early last year but reopened in May with...
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Fordingbridge Town Council slams ‘eyesore’ wheelie bins plan

MOVES to introduce wheelie bins in the New Forest have been opposed by Fordingbridge Town Council after members labelled them an “eyesore” and said elderly residents would have difficulties. New Forest District Council has unveiled...

Cash boost for group battling to stop plant invasion in New Forest

A CASH injection of £5,000 has been made by a charity to keep alive efforts to rid the New Forest of invasive plants. The award was given to the New Forest Non-Native Plants Project which...

Plans for electric car charging requirement at every new house built

EVERY house or bungalow built in Christchurch will have to have an electric car charger, if proposals are approved. The idea was in a new parking policy document backed last week by BCP Council’s cabinet...

Village urges New Forest council to get recycling in order before introducing wheelie bins

THE New Forest’s “woefully inadequate” recycling capabilities should be addressed before any plans to install wheelie bins move ahead, members of Milford Parish Council have concluded. As reported in the A&T, New Forest District Council...

Council urges wrapping Christmas presents in plain paper or scarves in eco push

RESIDENTS are being urged to be more eco-friendly this year by wrapping their Christmas presents in plain paper or scarves. Hampshire County Council has suggested alternatives to traditional materials with foil or glitter which it...

Council paid man £12k compensation after mistakenly cutting down his hedge

A MAN has been paid damages by Hampshire County Council for mistakenly cutting down his hedge. Kevin Verran, from Everton, said he has been awarded £12,640 after launching legal action – although HCC declined to...
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