Southern Water’s controversial proposal for a desalination plant

Southern Water Desalination Plant Consultation Image

To provide sufficient water in its area Southern Water is proposing building a large-scale desalination plant with extensive supply and discharge pipes in a conservation area. What disruption will building it cause? Is the damage to the environment from its construction and subsequent operation justified? Are there better solutions? The availability of drinking water is … Read more

Nicola Jolly – Reflection from the Campaign

Nicola Jolly

Overall, the nationwide results can only be a disappointment to those of us who put the environment at the top of our priorities. Locally, however, we have run astonishingly successful campaigns, with 4.8% of votes in the East and 7.7% in the West, these are our best ever results and considerably higher than the national … Read more

Our best ever election result is even better than it looks

Local success for the New Forest Green’s I woke up this morning to bittersweet news in the General Election. The Conservatives may have regained a majority in Parliament, but the Green Party also achieved one of it’s best results, including here in the New Forest. Together with a groundswell of enthusiasm from local members and … Read more

An article from NEW STATESMAN

Isles of scilly scene of the sea and the coast

New Statesman 24-30 May 2019  Leader: The Green moment Once dismissed as the home of cranks and utopian idealists, the Green Party is having a renaissance. These are propitious times for the Green Party, which is much more than a pressure group. The Greens enjoyed the biggest proportional gains of any party in the local … Read more

WTF is that?!

oil rig off the coast of bournemouth

A film by a local resident After an oil rig appeared on the Hampshire/Dorset coastline in February 2019, disbelieving hobbyist filmmaker Adam Parker set out in search of answers. Our press release for this issue is here.

Oil Threat to New Forest Coastline!

Press Release – From  NEW FOREST GREEN PARTY Embargoed for 06.00 Wednesday 6th March 2019                     The New Forest coastline is under threat from oil drilling. Energy company Corallion are carrying out exploratory drilling just  3.7 miles off the coast. They have been granted permission to dump thousands of tons of drilling fluid into the sea … Read more

Sustainable Transport in the New Forest

The pressure on National Parks, particularly from the number of visitors, the volume of motor traffic and associated emissions, is well recognised. Ten years ago, National Parks England identified some steps necessary for the effective management of pressure from traffic. The New Forest National Park Authority (NFNPA) has set some targets for Sustainable Transport.  These … Read more

Thankyou from Henry

Henry Mellor New Forest Green Party

General Election 2017 – THANK YOU TEAM NFE! Dear members of the New Forest Green Party and everyone who made the choice to vote for the Green Party in New Forest East……my most sincere thanks to each and every one of you. My particular thanks to John Pemberton, coordinator of the New Forest Green Party, … Read more