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20 July 2021 We are withdrawing our current planning application for the refurbishment of Lymington Quay public toilets and showers following comments received during public consultation, and the anticipated significant rise in construction costs.
15 July 2021 We are suspending the garden waste collection service from next week (Monday 19 July) for a minimum of 4 weeks amid severe staff shortages.
7 July 2021 We're working with BCP Council to ask local people to get involved in the development of a new strategy. The strategy will guide how the risk of flooding and erosion along the frontage of Christchurch Bay, from Hengistbury Head Long Groyne to Hurst Spit, encompassing Christchurch Harbour, will be sustainably managed for the next 100 years.
4 July 2021 National Thank You Day is on Sunday 4 July. Letter of thanks to residents from our Chairman
1 July 2021 We have issued an emergency closure notice to The Chicken and Kebab House in Queen Street, Lymington, following the business' failure to make urgent improvements to its food hygiene standards.
28 June 2021 We have awarded £6,800 grant funding to the Wheels to Work (W2W) moped loan scheme run by Community First, and have six council 'Kickstart' job vacancies for young people now open for applications.
21 June 2021 We're working in partnership with local councils and the Environment Centre (tEC) to support residents in avoiding air pollution from household burning and improving air quality for their health, their community and the environment.
17 June 2021 We are responding to the Government's national DEFRA consultations on new policies and initiatives relating to waste and recycling, that are a major factor in shaping our new waste and recycling service the New Forest district.
14 June 2021 A persistent fly-tipper in the New Forest District area has received a sentence of 8 months' imprisonment, primarily due to evidence obtained by our Enforcement Team.
14 June 2021 New Forest secondary school pupils took part in our mental health youth conference last week (10 June 2021) and are now sharing what they learnt.
11 June 2021 We have reviewed the past year in our2020/21 annual performance report. The past 12 months have been significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic but we have continued to deliver many of our services to a high standard.

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