Barton Common – extending the grassland - Joanna Hayward January 12, 2017

Barton Common – extending the grassland

Press Release 11.01.17

Barton Common – extending the grassland restoration in 2017

New Milton Town Council is inviting the public along to the Friendly Dog Club on Long Meadow near Barton Common on Saturday 21 January 2017 to chat about plans for restoring more grassland on Barton Common in the next few weeks.

Last year up to one hectare of scrub was cleared and is recovering well with grasses and herbs coming in naturally- and a new footpath has become established across one new open area. People are encouraged to come along to chat about which areas to clear next.

There will also be an opportunity to talk about the grazing and cutting management. Last year the flowering plants responded fantastically to the grazing by New Forest ponies – walkers were treated to a fine display of Violets, Heath Bedstraw and Heath Milkwort in spring followed by up to 70 Heath Spotted Orchids in June. As autumn arrived the Common began to turn purple with the spread of heathers.

Local historian Nick Saunders will also be there to talk about the fascinating history of the area, and there will also be a chance to talk the Council about Long Meadow.

The Open day is from 10.00am to 3.00pm.

For further information contact

Graham Flexman, Town Clerk   01425 619120

Cllr Geoff Blunden    01425 626194

Project Officer Claire Lambert   01425 619120

Full press release Press Release (Barton Common) – 11.01.17

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The Post Office in Sea Road

Please see the following information received from The Post Office regarding the facility at Sea Road, Barton on Sea.

Important Information

 

Sea Road Post Office®, Westcliffe Buildings,

Sea Road, New Milton, BH25 7ND

 

It is with regret that this branch will not be re-opening as previously advised, after the extensive structural repairs and refurbishment have been completed.  Our Postmaster has now resigned, due to this resignation the premises will no longer be available for Post Office use and will therefore remain temporarily closed.

I would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused to you during this period of temporary closure.  We are looking to restore a Post Office® service in this area, as soon as possible.  In the meantime, we hope you will continue to conduct your business with us.  Details of alternative access to Post Office® services are provided below.

We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause meantime.

Alternative access to Post Office® services:

New Milton Post Office, 75-77 Station Road, New Milton, BH25 6JD

Opening Times
Mon 07:30 – 18:00
Tue 07:30 – 18:00
Wed 07:30 – 18:00
Thu 07:30 – 18:00
Fri 07:30 – 18:00
Sat 07:30 – 18:00
Sun 08:00 – 16:00

 Services

The same range of services will continue to be available, with the addition of Car tax, Passport Check and Send and a comprehensive range of travel money.  Customers can still collect benefits in cash using our everyday banking services or Post Office card account.    

Access and facilities

This service has level access with a wide door.  Internally, there is a hearing loop, a low-level writing desk and space for a wheelchair.

Transport/parking

Limited roadside parking outside the premises.  There is a regular bus service available between Sea Road Post Office and this Post Office service.  The nearest bus stop is approximately 150 metres away.    

Route

This Post Office service is located approximately 1.5 miles away from Sea Road Post Office, along varied terrain.

Beechwood Avenue Post Office, 16 Beechwood Avenue, New Milton, BH25 5NB

Opening Times
Mon 06:00 – 22:00
Tue 06:00 – 22:00
Wed 06:00 – 22:00
Thu 06:00 – 22:00
Fri 06:00 – 22:00
Sat 06:00 – 22:00
Sun 07:00 – 22:00

 Services

A range of key Post Office products and services will be available.  Customers can still collect benefits in cash using our everyday banking services or Post Office card account.    

Access and facilities

This service has a step at the entrance.  Internally, there is a hearing loop.    

Transport/parking

Forecourt parking for up to 3 vehicles directly outside premises.  There is no direct bus service available between Sea Road Post Office and this Post Office service.    

Route

This Post Office service is located approximately 2.5 miles away from Sea Road Post Office, along varied terrain.    

How to contact us:

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03457 223344

Textphone 03457 223355    

To get this information in larger print, braille or audio

please contact the Customer Helpline on 03457 22 33 44

or Textphone 03457 22 33 55.