Dear Fellow Litter Heroes
I would like to thank each one of you for braving the weather and joining around 40 volunteers today to pick up 45kg of litter!
We collected, beer cans, plastic bottles, plastic wrappers, dog poo in bags(!), cigarette packets and paper cups (mainly Waitrose!)
As you can see, some of our volunteers were so inspired that they carried on after the event in different locations!Continue Reading
Due to the current weather conditions, this event has been rescheduled for Saturday 17th March.
Household waste can really increase at Christmas, from packaging and gift wrapping, to glass bottles, chocolate tins, and Christmas trees. New Forest District Council have this advice on how to dispose of some of your extra household waste and what can be recycled.
it is fast becoming the time of year when we need to think about the state of Hampshire’s land drainage network. As the rain begins in earnest and leaves begin to fall, all riparian owners (those who have watercourses on or bordering their properties) across Hampshire, and beyond, should be looking at the state of their drainage ditches, culverts and other watercourses to ensure the clear transference of rain water and a reduced risk of localised flooding.
Have you had your say yet? This consultation closes on 4th August – it can be found at
There have been changes in the way Avian flu is being dealt with. In some areas measures have been eased somewhat, however there is a large part of our Parish in which the stronger measures will still apply.
All the latest details are here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/avian-influenza-bird-flu-in-winter-2016-to-2017
and there is an excellent guide for backyard poultry keepers: ai-birdflu-factsheet-170225
Precautions against ‘Bird Flu’ are not just for commercial enterprises.
The latest from DEFRA can be viewed online here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/avian-influenza-bird-flu-in-winter-2016-to-2017
If you find one or more dead gulls, waders, ducks, geese and swans (webbed feet, long legs or long neck) or five or more of any species the DAERA Helpline should be contacted at 0300 200 7840.
The open landscape of the New Forest where ponies, cattle, donkeys, sheep and pigs roam free is one of the distinctive features of the New Forest National Park. This is one of the few areas in England, especially in the busy and developed south, where drivers often come face-to-face with animals on the road, both in daylight and at night.
Find out more from the NFNPA web site