This Group has been formed to work in close partnership with New Milton Town Council and the New Forest Land Advisory Council to develop an environmental management plan for the future of Long Meadow. The Group is seeking to involve the whole community, to ensure the Meadow remains as a natural open space which we can all enjoy and value.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Update on the Management of Barton Common

Barton Common is now part of New Milton Town Council's Higher Stewardship Scheme.  This means that over the coming years the Common will start to be managed better for wildlife through a cutting and grazing regime which will encourage a diverse number of species to thrive on the Common.

The new notice board on Barton Common, which has been funded by the Community Wildlife Plans Project at the New Forest Land Advice Service talks about the management regime which will be introduced over the coming months.

We anticipate that fencing will be erected during 2014 and grazing livestock present on the Common soon thereafter.

If you are interested in finding out more or would like to volunteer to be involved in some way in the wildlife conservation of the Common please contact:

Angela Peters of the New Forest Land Advice Service on 01590 646654.

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