Spring into action to enjoy the New Forest

  This summer’s exceptional weather has already prompted thoughts of next year’s holidays in the English countryside – and the New Forest, currently in focus as the subject of a TV series, is looking forward to opening its arms to visitors. The Channel 4 Saturday evening TV series A Year in the New Forest is shining a spotlight on this … Read More

Ten things to do in the New Forest in Winter

Frosty leaves, crisp air, starry skies and hardy wild ponies in their shaggy winter coats – the New Forest is a magical place in winter. The cycle of life never stops in this historic landscape for the people and animals who make their living here, as is seen in the current episode of Channel 4’s popular series A Year in … Read More

Joining forces to keep Hampshire’s young people safe

Thirteen schools and colleges across the New Forest have joined forces to form a new alliance aimed at keeping their students safe from harm. The focus of the new partnership, called Hampshire Safe, is to educate and warn their students about the dangers of drugs. Member schools have developed a drug prevention and substance misuse strategy and will be introducing … Read More

Jolly hockey sticks

Primary school children from across the New Forest were given a ‘quick’ introduction to hockey. The Arnewood School in New Milton played host to a ‘quicksticks’ hockey tournament and welcomed 90 children to its multi-sport astro turf pitches. There were eight schools competing – Blackfield, Brockenhurst, Hordle, Marchwood, Milford-on-Sea, Our Lady St Joseph, St Luke’s and Western Downland. And in … Read More

Propelling primary children to big school

From launching water rockets to a virtual lesson in outer space, primary school children from across the New Forest were given a fun day’s introduction to the world of secondary education. The youngsters were attending the annual STEM Day (science, technology, engineering and maths) hosted by The Arnewood School in New Milton. More than 400 Year 5 students from Ashley … Read More

Signing surge for new offices scheme

A new development of timber-and-glass offices in south-west Hampshire is close to calling full house on sales and lettings even before construction ends. Commercial demand for phase three of the Glasshouse Studios, on the outskirts of Fordingbridge, has already seen 10 out of the 12 units pre-let or sold. Comprising two separate terraced buildings, with six self-contained offices in each, the … Read More