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Funding available to improve the energy efficiency of New Forest homes

9 March 2024. New Forest residents can apply for funding to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.

Corporate Plan 2024 to 2028

9 April 2024. We have published a new corporate plan, outlining the vision, values, and priorities for the period 2024 to 2028.

Old yet ever new - New Forest District Council turns 50

8 April 2024. We are marking the milestone of reaching 50 years as a district authority.

Let It Bee: New Forest District Council plans to relax grass cutting in May

8 April 2024. We have announced plans to let the grass grow longer this spring.

Testing a new game approach to reduce litter in the district

5 March 2024. We are working to reduce litter in the district with a new 'game' approach on the A35.

Solent Freeport: securing decades of economic growth for the New Forest

3 April 2024. A report to our Cabinet (3 April 2024) has defined key areas of opportunity for the area from the Solent Freeport.

Forestry England media release: Visitors asked please look but don't touch New Forest ponies

26 March 2024. The public are being asked not to feed or touch the New Forest's free roaming ponies and donkeys when they visit the area.

New apprenticeship and skills hub launches in the New Forest

4 March 2024. Businesses in the New Forest are to benefit from a new free apprenticeships and skills training advice service.

Swift action taken following fly-tipping on Park Lane

1 March 2024. Following a large fly tip of mixed waste on Park Lane, Holbury, earlier this week we have issued Fixed Penalty Notices totalling £2,000.

Ringwood Neighbourhood Plan passes examination stage

29 February 2024. Ringwood is one step closer to the adoption of a Neighbourhood Plan which will enable the local community to have more influence on development in their area.

New Forest residents and businesses to benefit from improved digital planning services

27 February 2024. We have successfully bid to receive £100,000 in funding from the government to improve our digital planning processes.

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