Category Archives: New Forest

What does a registered manager at a children’s care home do?

        Great article from the Guardian, interviewing Zoey Lees, who is a registered manager at The Orchards, a children’s care home in Nottingham for five young people aged 11 to 18 who are on the autism spectrum: We are just like a family and my day starts about 8am when I transport some […]

Safeguarding update from Hampshire Constabulary

Please be aware of the attached further update from Hampshire Constabulary Dear Parents, You may be aware of an explicit video involving two children which has been shared far and wide on social media and has been in the news this week. Hampshire Constabulary has conducted a thorough investigation into these matters and a man has […]

Hampshire detectives charge man following investigation into online sexual offences

Hampshire Constabulary have released a statement about a local investigation into online sexual offences: Officers from the child abuse investigation team at Hampshire Constabulary have charged a man in connection with an investigation into online sexual offences. Daniel Norton, from Cheadle, in Stockport, has been charged with the following – Three counts of inciting a […]

Hampshire Constabulary Launches Firearms Surrender

The surrender is giving people the chance to hand in any firearms or ammunition which have come into their possession for whatever reason. The surrender runs from today (November 13) until Sunday, November 26 and is part of national initiative run by the National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS). It aims to reduce the number of illegally […]

Want to join the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Youth Commission?

The Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, is seeking volunteers aged between 14 and 25 years old to help give young people a voice on the crime and policing issues that matter to them most. The purpose of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Youth Commission is to make young people part of the […]

Award in Community Development

Are you involved in volunteer or paid community development work?  This is a chance to gain skills and share ideas and experiences with other people and earn a certificate. The course is suitable both for people who are volunteers or who are just starting out in a community development role, leading to a CPD certificate at […]

Halloween – No Trick or Treat

If you do not want to be disturbed by trick or treaters this Halloween, download and print out a copy of the “No Trick Or Treat” poster by Hampshire Constabulary to display by your front door. Every year Hampshire Constabulary’s force control room receives calls from people who have been frightened or disturbed by trick or treaters […]

Youth & Community Worker vacancies in the New Forest

The Handy (Hythe and Dibden Youth) Trust, who we partner closely with, have two vacancies to join their team, one for a role in Fawley, and one for a role in Marchwood: Job Vacancy – HANDY Trust: Youth and Community Worker – Fawley Salary Scale JNC Youth & Community Worker £17,041 pa pro rata Entry to […]

Animal accidents map shows worst New Forest roads

I love living in the New Forest, but one of the worst bits is every so often driving past the scene of an animal that has been hit as it wandered into the road – many of these are fatal accidents.  Recently New Forest organisations have published a new map to highlight the worst roads for animal […]

Slavery in the New Forest

I was shocked and saddened to read this headline: “Eight men rescued from suspected slavery Little Testwood Farm in Calmore“: POLICE have rescued eight men from a site in Totton following an investigation into potential slavery and servitude. Officers from Hampshire Constabulary, supported by the National Crime Agency, executed a warrant around 6am today at Little Testwood […]

Reindeer Get Reflecting Antlers

In Lapland, where reindeer herds are kept as livestock, yet graze freely most of the year, a new technique is being used to reduce the number of reindeer struck by cars at night. I cannot make the Finnish Sami language article translate into English, but according to redditor og_nichander, the antlers are sprayed with a reflective material that only shows […]