Sandbag Provision Regarding Flooding – policy change

Message from NFDC

There is shortly to be a change in District Council policy regarding the issue of sandbags as explained below. 

For several years the District Council has provided sandbags for collection from various locations and during some events have delivered sandbags to properties. However, as the property owner is probably aware, it is the responsibility of property owners to take all necessary steps to protect their own property against flooding and the Council does not have a duty to provide sandbags for this purpose. Continue Reading

New Forest Bat Project

The project has received funding from the Sustainable Development Fund and is focused 11-09-2013 17-12-53on 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.

 

Recycling Bottles – from NFDC

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.