Paultons Park

Paultons Park season ticket holders angry at ‘kick in the teeth’ treatment

ANGRY season ticket holders for Paultons Park claim they are being treated unfairly after it was revealed that slots put aside for them ran out in hours while the public were still able to...

New Forest camping firm urged to rethink 2020 sites closure decision

PLANS to keep major New Forest campsites closed, despite the government giving the go-ahead for holidays, will affect businesses and lead to unlawful wild camping, locals have warned. Independent operating company Camping in the Forest...

Open at last – but Forest tourism and hospitality firms need your support

“A HUGE relief” – that is the verdict of tourism and hospitality bosses in the New Forest after the government confirmed the sectors can throw open their doors again on 4th July. Some firms went...

The battle ahead to attract tourist numbers and save ailing New Forest businesses

NEW Forest firms battling for survival must win the “hearts and minds” of local people as they look to attract visitors back to the area when they reopen after the coronavirus lockdown, a tourism...

Half a billion pounds in local tourism cash lost if lockdown continues for six...

TOURISM-dependent businesses in Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole could miss out on more than half a billion pounds if coronavirus lockdown measures continue for six months, a report has warned. The BCP Council document says “detailed...

Curb visitor numbers to New Forest, council urges city planners

SOUTHAMPTON should try to curb the numbers of its people visiting the New Forest as it draws up new planning policies for the construction of thousands of homes in the city, the district council...
New Forest Walking Festival

Weekend walkers urged to keep their distance in the countryside

RESIDENTS are being urged to keep following social distancing guidelines in the New Forest this weekend as weather forecasters predict spring sun. Police have been speaking to individuals and highlighting on social media when they...

Some carry on camping at New Forest site despite lockdown

SOME people are still living on a New Forest campsite despite the company that runs it having claimed it was closed due to the coronavirus. Camping in the New Forest has insisted it is not...
Ellingham Show

Coronavirus: Ellingham Show set to go on – for now

THE Ellingham Show committee is carrying on with its planning for this year’s event on 8th August but will continue to monitor the coronavirus situation. The much larger New Forest Show, due to have been held...
Balmer Lawn Hotel

Tourism leader backs hotel’s ‘make or break’ expansion plans

A NEW Forest tourism leader has thrown his support behind “make or break” plans for a major expansion at one of the district’s most high-profile hotels. The backing is for Chris and Alison Wilson who...
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