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
“Update on dog fatalities in the Ogdens area of the New Forest, 25 March 2013
There have still been no new cases since 1st March. Six further possible cases occurring prior to 1st March have recently come to light, making a total of 12 possible cases to date.Continue Reading
There will be a guided walk ‘open day’ provided by the National Trust at Rockford Common on Saturday 20th April. We are able to offer three walks during the day, times being:
10:00am, 11:30am and 13:00pm, lasting 1hr approx. Maximum number of person’s for each walk 20. This is for a more manageable group and to limit impact. Booking is essential, please call the National Trust office at Burgate on 01425 650035.
In an eMail to the council The National Trust has said:
We have issued a 6 month licence to the Forest Fit Club in line with our consultation period which includes consent from N(atural) E(ngland). This will be the only licence for a fitness club issued on these commons. This shorter than usual period will allow us to measure and control the use of the commons by this particular group ready for review at the end of the term. Within the licence we have restricted the use to twice daily (rather than the current 3 times daily).
You can view the statement as a pdf file: Forest Fit Club on Rockford Common – statement 12 03 13
Here are the times when Forest Fit will be operating:
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
People living in the EHI area might like to be aware of these events:
Non Competitive Cycling Events 13th and 14th April.Continue Reading
The following notice has been received from the Hampshire Country Watch team on Thursday 7th March 2013.
It has been brought to our attention that up to nine dogs have died after being walked in the Ogdens area of the Forest in the last ten days. The cases are currently being investigated by the Forestry Commission with support from the Environment Agency and New Forest District Council. Natural England remains in close contact with partners and is available to support the enquiry if required.
If your dog becomes ill after walking on the Forest please seek veterinary attention immediately.
Country Watch Sergeant
Have you ever considered becoming more involved with your community? Or even wondered what is involved in becoming a Parish Councillor? Continue Reading
This year’s Annual Parish Meeting The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Tuesday 23 April at Ellingham Church Hall at 7.30pm. Pop the date in your diary and come along to hear the Chairman’s Annual Report, this year’s Guest Speaker Lee Hulin, an Outdoors Ranger for the National Trust, 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!