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Community Matters at New Forest Show

Community matters

We will be exhibiting at this year's New Forest and Hampshire County Show on 24, 25, and 26 July with displays and games to show visitors why 'Community Matters'.

Leader, Cllr Barry Rickman,  said, "As well as general information and displays about the council services we are so proud of, on each day we are majoring on a specific theme around the topics of 'people, place, and prosperity'.

"We know people at the Show are there to have a fun day out and be entertained and I hope that our stand will strike the right balance between being fun and on a more serious note, let our residents know more about their vital public services".

Tuesday's theme, 'people', will see Vice-Chairman Allan Glass and Portfolio Holder for Leisure Cllr James Binns hosting a launch event of the This Girl Can (a national Sport England project to engage women in sport) New Forest project. People from the local community including Poppy Cleall (Saracens and England RFC) will be there to champion the project.

Wednesday's theme is 'place' and sees Cllr Alison Hoare, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Regulatory Services and Cllr Keith Mans from Hampshire County Council launching our 'Six in the Sack' recycling campaign. The campaign aims to clearly signpost the six materials that residents in the New Forest can put in their clear recycling sacks. Young visitors can test their recycling skills with the Mini-MRF recycling activity.

On Thursday the stand will demonstrate how we supports local business.  Through the day there will be drop-in business advice clinics run by Enterprise First. NFDC's 2018-2023 Economic Development Strategy will be officially launched by Cllr Michael Harris, Portfolio Holder for Local Economic Development. And alongside this, visitors to the stand can watch the Film:New Forest promotional short 'through the wardrobe' in a mini-cinema with popcorn to find out how filming can benefit the New Forest.

Throughout the three days visitors can talk to staff and ask questions, take part in quizzes and games, play table tennis, take on the handwashing challenge, make use of picnic benches to watch the entertainment in the East Ring, have their say in the Clean Air Zone consultation, and refill water bottles free of charge at a 'Refill' station.  There is also the opportunity to sign up to enews, get a limited edition Health and Leisure voucher, learn about the community alarm service Appletree Careline, or collect a special Show badge, pencil, or wildflower seeds.

 You will find us at stand 225 on block 24, opposite the Rathbones East Ring for the three days of the Show.


Updated: 11 Jul 2018
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