New Forest businesses wanted for Local Information Points

If you love talking about the New Forest and own a shop, post office or business in Ashurst or Milford on Sea, the New Forest National Park Authority would like to hear from you.

The Authority is looking to recruit two Local Information Points in these areas. They provide visitors and residents with easy access to information about the National Park and are stocked with maps, leaflets and publications about what to see and where to go.

Business owners who are successful in hosting a Local Information Point will receive training, support and an annual contribution of £300 from the Authority, as well as being advertised in a range of publications and websites as an information point. Being an information point also increases your businesses footfall.

Jane Dalton from Bestsellers Bookshop in Brockenhurst, a Local Information Point since 2008, said: “Visitors enjoy having a focal point at the start of their visit. We enjoy welcoming both visitors and locals and our knowledge of the Forest has increased tenfold since becoming a Local Information Point.”

Email Natalie Fisher at or phone 01590 646681 to find out more.

Locals and tourists alike love the New Forest and it is a case of ‘use it or lose it’ at this time of year. There was an influx last weekend, when more than 4,500 people came to this year’s bustling Christmas Fair, packed with over 80 stands selling local festive produce, gifts and crafts. The National Park Rangers were also dressed up as elves making wooden reindeer and even Santa popped by to say ‘Merry Christmas’. We hear he is on his way to Boscombe next…



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