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Natures Stepping Stones - Volunteer Scrub Bashing Days

The Nature’s Stepping Stones Project is working with landowners to restore grassland, heathland and wetland on privately owned land. Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINCs) are often very small but are important fragments of habitat which help to enable our wildlife to thrive around the edges of the New Forest.

The Better Boundaries project involves working with landowners within the New Forest National Park in the western escarpment (Godshill to North Gorley and across to Linwood) to restore linear habitat features across the landscape, mainly hedgerows in order to increase habitat connectivity.

In this first winter of the projects Nature’s Stepping Stones are running four volunteer scrub bashing days as part of the Nature’s Stepping Stones project to help landowners clear scrub in order to restore lost grassland. 

Please find a flyer outlining the four tasks which are taking place this February with details of how to book onto them here

 

In this first winter of the projects we are running four volunteer scrub bashing days as part of the Nature’s Stepping Stones project to help landowners clear scrub in order to restore lost grassland.

Please find attached a flyer outlining the four tasks which are taking place this February with details of how to book onto them.

England Coast Path - Drop In Sessions

Work is well underway on the England Coast Path - a new National Trail around England’s entire coast. For the first time people will have the right of access to walk around and enjoy our open coast. This will also bring benefits to local communities and provide economic opportunities for businesses.

Highcliffe to Calshot Stretch

Work to identify exactly where the Coast Path between Highcliffe and Calshot will be aligned is just beginning and it is hoped that your new local stretch will open in 2018. This will provide part of a continuous coastal route allowing people to enjoy the diverse range of landscapes that Hampshire has to offer. Work on the stretch of coast between Lulworth Cove and Highcliffe in Dorset is also underway and work on the stretch between Calshot and Gosport is expected to start 2016-2017.

Local council officers are providing Natural England with expert advice and helping to make sure there is full consultation with local interests during the development of the route.

Please come and learn more about the project and share your views with us at these public drop-in sessions in your area. We look forward to seeing you there. A leaflet is available for download here.

 Drop-in sessions – arrive at any time between the stated times

Jubilee Hall, The Square, Fawley

Beaulieu Village Hall, High St.

Milford on Sea Village Community Centre, Sea Rd.

Lymington Community Centre, New St.

Tues 8th March

Thurs 10th March

Tue 15th March

Thurs 17th March

5pm – 6:30pm

5pm – 6:30pm

5pm – 6:30pm

5pm – 6:30pm

Find out more about the England Coast Path and progress in the rest of Hampshire at http://tinyurl.com/ECP-Home   

Or contact the Coastal Access Team This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pilley Players Present - Treasure Island

The Pilley Players production of Treasure Island will take place at Boldre Was Memorial Hall.

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Doors open at 19:00, with the show starting at 19:30. Tickets £7.00 (children £3.50) from Pilley Post Office Stores.

Triumph Car Club - New Forest Run 2016

On Sunday 17th April a local Triumph club will be using the hall and recreation ground as a half way stop on their annual New Forest run. There will be approximately 120 cars visiting in total and for those that saw them in 2011 it's a great site to see.

Triumph Club at Boldre Memorial Hall - 2011

Information on previous runs can be found here: http://www.triumphnewforestrun.co.uk/ 

Dealing with Deer

The following guidance has been issued to explain how to deal with incidents involving deer both on Crown and Local Authority land. A PDF copy is available here.

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