New Forest District Council - Electoral Boundary Review 2020

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking for your views on our electoral review of New Forest District Council. The review will agree new council ward boundaries across the council. The consultation runs from 17 December 2019 – 2 March 2020.

  • Do you have suggestions about where your ward boundaries should be?
  • Where do people in your area go to access local facilities, such as shops and
    leisure activities?
  • Which areas do you identify as your local community?

Your Opinion Matters

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Write to: Review Officer (New Forest), LGBCE, 1st Floor,Windsor House, 50 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0TL

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Public Consultation - New Forest National Park draft Revised Habitat Mitigation Scheme Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

Dear Consultee,

Consultation on the New Forest National Park draft Revised Habitat Mitigation Scheme Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

Since 2012 the National Park Authority has sought contributions from new development to ensure potential recreational impacts on the protected habitats of the New Forest are adequately mitigated. With the adoption of the New Forest National Park Local Plan in August 2019 our Mitigation Scheme is now being updated.
The draft Revised Habitat Mitigation Scheme SPD has been prepared in accordance with the conclusions of the Habitats Regulations Assessment of our recently adopted Local Plan and with the input of our Habitat Mitigation Steering Group.

This draft Revised Habitat Mitigation Scheme SPD is subject to a six-week public consultation from Wednesday 8 January to midday on Wednesday 19 February 2020.

The proposals and consultation response form can be viewed and completed online or at the New Forest National Park Authority office at Lymington Town Hall, Avenue Road, Lymington SO41 9ZG during office hours.

All of the representations made during the six-week consultation period will be considered and any amendments will be made before the revised SPD is considered at a full National Park Authority Meeting for formal adoption.

Yours faithfully,

National Park Authority policy team

Fly Tipping

Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste. It is a crime that damages the environment, risks public health and costs taxpayers to clean up.HCC Fly Tipping leaflet

Citizens Advice - Energy Bill Advice

Citizens Advice New Forest helps people to slash the cost of energy bills

Citizens Advice New Forest is helping take the sting out of people’s fuel bills this winter.

Citizens Advice New Forest is a local charity that provides free, confidential and impartial advice to help clients address the challenges they face and the options available. They are currently offering one-to-one advice appointments to help people get the best deal from their energy suppliers.

Struggling to pay your bills? An advice appointment can help you to understand what help you can get, including help checking your eligibility for Warm Home Discounts.

Get a better energy deal and save money. Book an appointment with Citizens Advice by ringing our New Forest Adviceline 0300 3309 009 or drop into one of their offices in the New Forest- Lymington, Fordingbridge, Hythe, New Milton, Ringwood, Totton (please see website for opening times).

Highways Log

In order to give greater visibility into the work that Boldre Parish Council does around Highways and Drainage, a regularly updated log has been published on this website here:

Due to the high number of highways issues and the limited resources available to both Boldre Parish Council and Hampshire Highways, the Council focuses its efforts on five top issues at any one time. These issues can be identified in the log by the priority column. The log is regularly updated with status of issues. When a priority one issue is resolved, it will be marked as closed, and the backlog of issues will be reviewed to identify the next item that will be classed as priority one.