The project has received funding from the Sustainable Development Fund and is focused on two rare species – Bechstein’s and Barbastelle bats. As part of the project the bat group have produced a newsletter to keep local organisations up to date with the work they are doing. The bat group project is solely run by volunteers.
If you are interested the Newsletter can be viewed/downloaded as new forest bat box update 22022013-3.
The Countryside Service has extended the Order to temporarily close Ellingham, Harbridge and Ibsley Footpath 38. Details can be viewed on the Council’s website by following the link below:Continue Reading
Blessed with Summer sun and just enough rain the gardens of the Ibsley & District Horticultural Society members brought forth fruits, flowers and vegetables in abundance. The result was bumper level of entries in the annual show and a very high standard.
Here’s a taster of the excellence I saw when I visited:Continue Reading
We are pleased to announce New Forest District Council will shortly be introducing a new kerbside Household Glass Collection Service to your area. The scheme has already been well received by residents and is already proving successful where it has been introduced in the Waterside area.
Glass bottles and jars can be recycled over and over again, and plays a valuable part in helping to reduce our use of natural resources, energy and also saves money. It provides an easier and more convenient option for many residents to get involved in recycling.
Boxes for the glass and information packs will be delivered to households in your area during the week of 9 September and have been designed to make them easy to read and understand. Once in place the scheme will work in the following way:
· Boxes should be stored within the property boundary
· All glass bottles and jars can be put in the box
· Boxes will be collected once every four weeks
· On collection days, boxes should be placed just inside the property boundary by 7am
The black and clear sack rubbish and recycling schemes will stay the same. Bottle banks will remain in place and their usage will be monitored over the coming months.
Times for Forest Fit activity on Rockford Common
Mon 6.30am and 9.15am
Tues 6.30am and 9.15am
Wed 6.30am and 6.00pm
Thurs 6.30am and 9.15am
Fri 9.15am and 6.00pm
Sat 8.00am and 9.15am
Designated area shown with solid black border:
Forest Fit designated area
New Forest residents are being urged to register for Switch Hampshire, the collective energy switching service that could mean lower household bills for gas and electricity. New Forest District Council is working with other local authorities including Hampshire County Council on the ‘Switch Hampshire’ scheme that will enable gas and electricity consumers to use their combined purchasing power to seek a better deal on their bills.
07.05.13 Register to switch and save money on your energy bills
The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Tuesday 23 April at Ellingham Church Hall at 7.30pm. Please come along to hear the Chairman’s Annual Report, this year’s Guest Speaker Lee Hulin, National Trust Outdoors Ranger and take the opportunity to address the Parish Council and the Guest Speaker on any topics that of concern within the Parish.
Topped off with some nibbles and refreshments, we look forward to welcoming you!
New Forest residents and businesses are urged to step up the security of their heating and diesel oil following recent thefts. Thieves are targeting fuel tanks at farms, transport depots, businesses and homes in the forest due to the rising cost and the prolonged cold weather, which places an extra demand on heating. Follow this link for information on how to prevent it:-
The County Council installed the original barrier scheme around the ford at Moyles Court nearly ten years ago to stop vehicles parking all over the SSSI designated verges; it was also intended to separate the cars from where people picnicked and played around the stream. However, from the outset, the low barriers were prone to breaking and being knocked out of the ground, particularly when up against a sturdy vehicle!Continue Reading