£2m Funding Boost for New Forest’s Small and Micro Businesses

A new £2m grant fund has been announced by New Forest District Council to support small and micro businesses through the Coronavirus crisis. The fund, aimed at those businesses who were not able to access other government funding, is open to applications from eligible businesses until 12 June.

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Garden Waste collections to restart in New Forest from 27 April

New Forest District Council’s garden waste collection service will be restarting from Monday 27 April 2020 for existing customers. The service had been suspended from 30 March due to staff self isolating, and a need to focus staff and efforts on maintaining essential collections of black and clear sacks. Improved staff levels, in part thanks to staff from other council services being trained to assist with collection of waste and recycling, mean that it is now feasible to operate the service once again. 

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Glass recycling text message reminders

Residents of the New Forest can now sign up to a new text messaging service being introduced by the district council which will send a reminder the evening before monthly glass recycling collections are due.

Nicola Plummer, who is coordinating the project at New Forest District Council, said: “The free Remind Me service is being introduced as we know that people want to recycle their glass, but life gets busy and a timely reminder the night before could make all the difference between remembering to put your glass bottles and jars out for collection and forgetting.”

As well as the text message prompt, Remind Me will reward residents for recycling their glass by entering them into a reward draw. 20 households will be randomly selected each month and, if they are recycling the right things, they can choose from a range of rewards, such as one month’s free membership at one of five New Forest Health and Leisure Centres, a family ticket to Beaulieu or a hamper full of local goodies from The New Forest Hamper Company.

The first 15,000 households to sign up will also receive a free Brand New Forest discount card, usually £5.

The new scheme is being funded by a grant from central government that aims to encourage recycling.

To register for the reminders, residents should text GLASS followed by first name, last name, first line of address and postcode to 81025 (e.g. GLASS Joan Smith 1 Long Lane SO12 A34)

Find out more about Remind Me at newforest.gov.uk/remindme

Temporary road closure – Ellingham Drove




NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that New Forest District Council, acting as agent to the traffic authority, Hampshire County Council, proposes to make an Order to allow bridge parapet repair works to be undertaken, as follows:-

ROAD TO BE CLOSED: That length of Ellingham Drove, Ellingham near Ringwood from its junction with C159 Gorley Road for a distance of 130m northwards.


From the northern point of closure eastwards via unnamed spur adjacent Moyles Court School to its junction with C159; south via C159 (via ford) and southwest to the southern point of closure and vice versa.

PERIOD OF CLOSURE: From 27th July 2015 for a period of six months or until completion of the works whichever is sooner. (Notwithstanding the above it is expected that the closure will be required for no longer than 4 weeks.)

Reasonable facilities will be provided to allow access to adjacent premises while the work is being carried out.

If you have any queries regarding the above please contact Hampshire County Council’s Structures Office, Tel: 0300 555 1388 roads@hants.gov.uk OR Transportation Section, New Forest District Council Tel: 02380 285260, traffic@nfdc.gov.uk

Chris Elliott Head of Planning and Transportation, Appletree Court Beaulieu Road Lyndhurst SO43 7PA

Statement of Persons Nominated Uncontested for our Parish Council

Please be advised following the close of nominations on Thursday 9 April, NFDC have issued the Statement of Persons Nominated for our 10 parish councillor vacancies on 7 May 2015.

As 10 nominations were received, all nominated persons have been elected unopposed.

The lists for all parishes within NFDC, elected uncontested and those parishes having an election, are accessible via NFDC’s webpage  as follows:


Parliamentary nominations are accessible here:- http://www.newforest.gov.uk/article/3758/UK-Parliamentary-Elections

District nominations are accessible here:-


Please get in touch with the clerk if you have any questions.