Rockford Farm – positive news for commoning

As part of its long-term support for commoning in the New Forest, HCC bought part of Rockford Farm when it was put up for auction recently.

A partnership is being set up between the County, National Park Authority, National Trust, New Forest Trust, Verderers, New Forest Association, Commoners’ Defence Association, and other charitable bodies and organisations with interests in the Forest, to help research and develop the best use of the site, with each of them contributing funding and/or expertise. This will involve a lot work and, until complete, the holding is being let to a local young Commoner to maintain the land and graze his stock. The Parish Council warmly supports and encourages this unique project.

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