Asbestos alert over latest pile of waste dumped in New Forest

A PILE of hazardous waste containing what appears to be asbestos was dumped in the New Forest yesterday (Sunday). Dash cam footage is being sought to help find the flytippers, who are believed to have...

More than 50 stores join campaign to ban disposable barbecues

MORE than 50 retailers have removed disposable barbecues from their shelves in support of a campaign to ban them from sale in the New Forest over fears of fires. National park authority chair Oliver Crosthwaite-Eyre...
New Forest climate emergency

County reveals plans to fight climate change

COUNTY bosses have unveiled their strategy to tackle climate change. Civic chiefs at Hampshire County Council have published a Climate Change Strategy for the next five years. This will now be followed by the development of an...

Firefighters’ soggy sausage warning in battle against the barbecues

FIREFIGHTERS are warning people they could end up with a soggy sausage if they continue to flout the ban on barbecues on the open Forest. Hot weather and a spate of blazes involving barbecues, bonfires...
New Forest fly-tipping

Fly-tipping on the rise, warns Forestry England after latest incidents

PEOPLE are being warned of the dangers fly-tipping poses to wildlife amid a rise in incidents of waste being dumped in the New Forest. Forestry England issued the caution after a large pile of rubbish,...

MP hands in 9,000-name petition demanding disposable barbecue ban

A PETITION signed by more than 9,000 people calling for a nationwide ban on the sale of disposable barbecues has been presented to parliament by New Forest East MP Julian Lewis. It was launched by...

Council expands waste tip booking system after complaints

THE number of vehicles that can access waste tips across Hampshire will be increased to alleviate huge demand on the service. Residents had complained that they could not book slots to visit their local household...

Warning after rare birds die on island illegally visited by paddleboarders

RIVER users at Beaulieu have been warned not to land on Gull Island after two chicks born to a very rare species of bird died when their nest was disturbed. It is illegal for people...

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...
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