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Micro business celebrated at Brilliance in Business Awards

4 December 2023. We recently sponsored the 'Best New Forest Micro Business' award at the New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards.

Christmas recycling and rubbish collections, and recycling advice

30 November 2023. There are some changes to household recycling and rubbish collections in the New Forest district over Christmas and New Year.

Cllr Jill Cleary sets goals after first year as Leader

30 November 2023. Cllr Jill Cleary has now been Leader for one year. With responsibility for the overall strategy of the council and the Cabinet, she has reflected on her first year and what the priority projects are for the New Forest.

New Forest District Council supports National Tree Week

29 November 2023. We are continuing our work to reduce carbon emissions and support nature recovery by storing and maintaining young trees at a new site in Lyndhurst.

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

Updated December 2023. An update to our plans for a new waste and recycling service has been discussed at our Sustainability Overview and Scrutiny Panel meeting (Wednesday 22 November), and our Cabinet meeting (Wednesday 6 December).

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.

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