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Contract variation with Freedom Leisure

28 November 2023. We will discuss at our Cabinet meeting (6 December 2023) about supporting Freedom Leisure by contributing towards the additional cost of energy at the district's five leisure centres arising from unforeseen global influences over the last couple of years.

Update on plans to introduce improved recycling for the district

22 November 2023. We discussed an update to our plans for a new waste and recycling service at our Sustainability Overview and Scrutiny Panel meeting today (Wednesday 22 November).

Beach hut style toilets open at Barton on Sea

15 November 2023. We have opened our newly installed 'beach hut' public toilets at Barton on Sea.

Work has started on new affordable housing in Hythe

7 November 2023. We have furthered plans to build affording housing on the former Hythe Medical Centre site.

Energy efficiency checker for New Forest homes

24 October 2023. We are making it easier for residents to find out how to improve the energy efficiency of their homes with a new online tool.

New community forum held to tackle cost of living concerns

19 October 2023. We have started a community forum to deal with cost of living concerns across the district.

Forestry England news release: New powers help to encourage responsible visits to the New Forest

17 October 2023. Newly granted powers were used in the New Forest this summer to intervene in over 150 incidents involving petting and feeding New Forest ponies or donkeys and a ban on the use of BBQs and fires.

Information on Council decision: car parking charges

10 October 2023. From January 2024, we will increase car parking charges for the first time in a number of years.

Applications open for businesses to benefit from grants

6 October 2023. We have opened up a new grant for local businesses.

Community Infrastructure funding announced for local projects

4 October 2023. We are supporting local improvement projects with new guidance on how 'Community Infrastructure Levy' funds are spent in the district and opening up a funding round for bids.

Statement regarding services to town and parish councils — emptying of litter bins

21 September 2023. We provide some services to town and parish councils within the district. One of these services is the emptying of litter bins that are on town and parish council land.

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