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...

Shutdown for New Forest campsites and major car parks

THE New Forest’s campsites and country parks have been closed due to the coronavirus outbreak – and the main car parks are set to follow suit. The move follows the closure of council leisure centres...
Lyndhurst hit and run

Coronavirus: New Forest businesses prepare to share staff and resources

NEW FOREST tourism businesses are planning how to share resources and workers to help each other through the coronavirus emergency. Traders who are part of the 200-member Go New Forest tourist organisation will pool resources...

Coronavirus: New Forest tourism bookings down by up to 50%

BOOKINGS are down by half for some tourism businesses in the New Forest as the coronavirus scares off visitors, according to a local industry leader. Anthony Climpson, chief executive at tourism group Go New Forest,...
Lymington Harbour

Sailing town aims to keep ahead of competition with new moorings

NEW walk-ashore moorings have been completed at Lymington marina as the popular sailing town tries to keep ahead of rival locations in the Solent. The £620,000 project at Town Quay was recently finished by the...

Water park clubhouse extension bid torpedoed at appeal

A PLANNING inspector has torpedoed an appeal by the New Forest Water Park against the refusal of plans to extend its clubhouse. Mark Jury, director of the popular facility off Ringwood Road, between Ringwood and...
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