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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 www.newforestcab.org.uk 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: https://boldre.org.uk/parish-council/highways-drainage

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.

Livestock Worrying

Following recent discussions and coverage of a number of cattle related incidents on the New Forest, the New Forest Commoners Defence Association wishes to raise awareness of both the risk and the legal responsibilities of Forest users, and especially those with dogs. 

NFCDA

Lymington Citizens Advice New Forest has Moved

From 2nd October the Lymington Citizens Advice Lymington office will be closed to the public. It is moving to Lymington Town Hall and will be reopening the service at Lymington Town Hall on the 7th October.

CAB Move

Rural Services Network

RSN is the national champion for rural services, ensuring that people in rural areas have a strong voice. They are fighting for a fair deal for rural communities to maintain their social and economic viability for the benefit of the nation as a whole. You cna find more information on the Rural Services Network here: https://www.rsnonline.org.uk/

Throughout all of the RSN work, we campaign for our rural communities and services.  We believe that there are 8 key elements which make up a vibrant rural community. 

We also recognise that rural communities experience a number of rural inequalities which create Rural Vulnerability and this is a cross cutting issue across all of our priorities:

Click on each of the elements below to find out more about our priority areas and what we believe Government and other bodies can do to help!