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New Forest

 Working Area (Grid Ref) Approx Completion Date Activity
Broadley (SU250990) Spring/summer 2017 Thinning work has halted, will recommence in Spring.  Timber dispatch ongoing.
 Rhinefield Sandy's and Vinney Ridge (SU267057) Spring 2017 Timber dispatch only
 Clumbers Inclosure (SU268034) Spring 2017 Timber dispatch only
 Foxhunting Inclosure (SU390048)  Spring 2017  Timber dispatch only
 Stubby Copse, Brockenhurst (SU325035)   Spring 2017  Timber dispatch only
 Kings Hat  Spring 2017  Timber dispatch only
 Dibden Inclosure  Spring 2017  Timber dispatch only
Parkhill, nr Lyndhurst  (SU320050)    Spring 2017 Timber dispatch only
Frame Heath Inclosure (SU346033)   Spring 2017 Timber dispatch only
 Stockley Inclosure (SU341021) Spring 2017 Timber dispatch only
     
 Kings Copse (SU426020) Spring 2017 Timber dispatch only
 Turfhill End December 2016 Timber extraction and dispatch.  Return to SSSI & heathland rake and burn restoration to occur Winter 2016/17.
 South and North Slufters End November 2016 Timber dispatch only
     

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Dorset Woodlands

 Working Area Approx Completion Date Activity
 Newton Heath & Rempstone  December 2016  Timber haulage
 Field Grove/Bonsley Wood  December 2016  Timber haulage
     
Wareham main block December 2016 Timber haulage
Puddletown December 2016 Timber haulage
     
     
Wardour May 2017  Site active again
     
     
     


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What do other visitors say?

Hurrah for the Agister. It is about time these dog owners showed some responsibility towards the animals, birds, flora and other users of the forest. It is not acceptable for these dog owners to use the forest as a dogs' public toilet, to let their dogs chase the deer and stampede the ponies and to disturb ground nesting birds. Nor is it acceptable to take run a business taking packs of dogs into the forest with no control.

John, 11/May/2016

are there any laws on walking dogs in the forest? I was rudely spoken to by an agister to stay on a path and keep dogs on a lead. I understand this is protected land but it still is public

Anonymous, 18/Apr/2016

Firstly I would like to apologise for someone being rude to you. However, we are within our rights to ask all members of public to keep dogs under close control within high conservation areas. We actively encourage all members of the public to enjoy the New Forest and walk their dogs in a responsible and positive manner. This may mean staying on main paths and avoiding open heathland during ground nesting bird season (March – August) The New Forest is home to some very special ground nesting birds such as the woodlark, nightjar and Dartford warbler: it is designated as a Special Protection Area in part because of the breeding populations of these three species. It also has many other special designations due to the rare flora and fauna that lives here. Please help us protect this special place for generations to enjoy. If you would like to discuss this matter further please contact us with your details

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