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Consultation meetings a success
A series of four consultation meetings organised by the New Forest National Park Authority have been a success with approximately 200 people attending to find out more about the national review of the governance arrangements of National Parks
The meetings were held at Brockenhurst, Lyndhurst, Landford and Hyde. At each meeting visitors were encouraged to pick up a copy of the Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) consultation document, listen to a formal presentation and speak to Authority members and staff.
Julian Johnson, Chairman of the New Forest National Park Authority, said: ‘I’m extremely pleased with the turn-out at these meetings. Despite the difficult weather conditions people were keen to come along and learn more.
‘This consultation affects everyone who lives in a National Park. We wanted to engage with as many people as possible who have an interest in the New Forest National Park to enable them to have their say.’
If you were unable to attend any of the meetings you can still have your say. Visit www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/
The Government will announce if any changes are to be made to National Park governance by the end of March 2011.
Tel: 01590 646650
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The New Forest National Park lies mainly in south-west Hampshire; it is famous for its stunning landscapes,wildlife,coastline & picturesque villages. It is the eighth national park in England and the first in the south-east to be created for nearly 50yrs.