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2019 Programme

Pre-booking is required for all events as places are limited.
Joining details will be provided to all those who book places.
Events are for Friends of the New Forest members unless shown otherwise.
Members may bring one guest to the starred events *

Please bring your friends and family to all other events.

Thursday 21st February 7.30 pm

REWILDING THE NEW FOREST?

Linden Hall, Lyndhurst Community Centre

Sir Charles Burrell, Chair of Rewilding Britain, will present visions for rewilding our finest landscapes.

A lively discussion followed the keynote presentation by Sir Charles Burrell, Chairman of Rewilding Britain. If you were not able to be there click on the link below to find out more about the talk and discussion:
REWILDING PRESENTATION and DISCUSSION


Saturday 11th May 10.00 am

Friends of the New Forest AGM and MEMBERS DAY

Brockenhurst Village Hall, Highwood Road, SO42 7RY
ALL WELCOME

Programme (timings after 10.30 am are approximate)
10.00 am Coffee and tea available
10.30 am AGM
11.00 am Members’ Event:

Keith Howe – Friends of the New Forest Council member
One Health, One Forest – New Perspectives for Modern Times

‘One Health’ is a concept linking the health and well-being of people, animals and their environments. The New Forest’s characteristics make it a prime candidate for such an exercise in relation to the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan and the Glover Review of National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. As Keith Howe says, “Applying the ‘One Health’ concept to the New Forest brings areas of concern, which are sometimes very controversial, into sharp focus”.

Alison Barnes – Chief Executive New Forest National Park Authority
National Parks 70th Anniversary: Where next for the New Forest National Park?

c. 12 noon Panel Discussion
An opportunity for you to raise questions and issues for the Friends to address, with Bernie Austin, Clive Chatters, Gale Gould, Brian Tarnoff and John Ward.
Please notify us of your questions/issues in advance if possible to allow time for research where needed, or hand them in at the start of the meeting.

Download the AGM Agenda, trustees report and financial report from the links below:

AGM AGENDA and REPORTS
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTS


Saturday 13th July 10.00 am

Guided visit to FOXBURY National Trust site
(150 hectares of dry and wet heathland, ponds and woodland)

MEMBERS ONLY*
Our visit will include looking at open habitat, tree planting, ponds and education facilities
Approximately 3 hours, 4km walking
Maximum group size 20 – pre-booking esssential
Stout shoes
NO DOGS

Wednesday 2nd October 10.00 am

Guided visit to RSPB ‘FRANCHISES LODGE’ Nature Reserve

MEMBERS ONLY*
Our guided visit will include looking at the variety of habitats and challenges facing RSPB in managing this large area including work already begun on the restoration and re-use of buildings.
Approximately 3 hours, 4km walking
Maximum group size 25 – pre-booking esssential
Stout shoes
NO DOGS
ALL PLACES NOW BOOKED

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