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New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock - Monday, May 23 2022
Supplied by the Clerk of the Verderers (All received 23rd May)

Week commencing Monday 21st March 2022
23/03/2022 Bay Filly - Injured Main Road East Boldre R Maton

Week commencing Monday 28th March 2022
30/03/2022 Pony - Nothing Found Vereley - C10 (W) P Rix

Week commencing Monday 4th April 2022
We are very pleased to report that there were no RTA’s involving Commoners stock for the above week.

Week commencing Monday 11th April 2022
We are very pleased to report that there were no RTA’s involving Commoners stock for the above week.

Week commencing Monday 18th April 2022
19/04/2022 Bay yearling Colt - Uninjured Burley Golf Course - C10 (W) P Rix

Week commencing Monday 25th April 2022
We are very pleased to report that there were no RTA’s involving Commoners stock for the above week.

Week commencing Monday 2nd May 2022
03/05/2022 Bay Mare - Injured - HIT & RUN Burley Rd, Brockenhurst near Ford Farm - C10 (E) R Maton

Week commencing Monday 9th May 2022
We are very pleased to report that there were no RTA’s involving Commoners stock for the above week.

Week commencing Monday 16th May 2022
We are very pleased to report that there were no RTA’s involving Commoners stock for the above week.

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New Forest Stallions Turned Out 9th May - Thursday, May 5 2022
Stallions 2022 – Advice for Forest users

The stallions will be turned out on Monday 9th May 2022 and they may remain on the Forest until Monday 11th July

Please try to avoid the stallions and unless it is completely unavoidable, please don’t ride or walk through the pony herds.

20 stallions are being turned out on the Forest this year for 8 to 9 weeks. They have a job to do and they are very important for the future of the New Forest Pony breed which is currently listed on the Rare Breed Survival Trust’s Watch List as a minority breed.

The stallion area list for 2022 can be found at https://www.nfed.co.uk/schedules/docs/stallion_areas_2022.pdf

Please bear in mind the stallions do not always remain in the area where they are first turned out!

New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock - Monday, March 21 2022
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Week commencing Monday 14th March 2022

16/03/2022 Donkey - Uninjured - HIT & RUN Brookley Road, Brockenhurst R Maton

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New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock - Monday, March 14 2022
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Week commencing Monday 7th March 2022

09/03/2022 3 Cows – All Injured Hatchet Lane, Beaulieu - B3054 R Maton
13/03/2022 Dark pony - Nothing Found Football Green, Minstead M Maton

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New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock - Tuesday, March 8 2022
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Week commencing Monday 28th February 2022

We are very pleased to report that there were no RTA’s involving Commoners stock for the above week.

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New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock - Monday, February 21 2022
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Week commencing Monday 7th February 2022

11/02/2022 Donkey - Nothing Found Brook - B3079 M Maton


Week commencing Monday 14th February 2022

15/02/2022 Chestnut Mare - Killed Setley Pond - C10 (E) R Maton

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New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock - Monday, February 7 2022
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Week commencing Monday 31st January 2022

31/01/2022 Bay yearling filly - Injured & Destroyed Forest Road, Holmsley J Gerrelli
01/02/2022 Bay yearling filly - Injured & Destroyed Hatchet Moor - B3054 R Maton

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Hampshire Farming Wellbeing Survey launched - Friday, February 4 2022
We wanted to reach out to you on behalf of a partnership consisting of The Farming Community Network (FCN) Charity, Hampshire County Council Trading Standards Service and Hampshire County Council Public Health.

They have today launched a county-wide farming survey to better understand the needs and concerns of our local farming community, to enable them to better steer and signpost support to where it is needed.
As such, they have asked whether we could share the survey request with our local rural communities / rural landowners and farmers in order to get their views. If you'd like to contribute to and complete the survey, please see a link below.

The survey will be available to complete online or by post until Friday 11th March 2022. All responses remain anonymous.

Please note that paper copies can be sent to farmers on request by emailing tsadvice@hants.gov.uk or by telephoning 01962 833620.

Thank you in advanced for your time and co-operation with this request.
Many thanks,
Hampshire Constabulary CountryWatch / Rural Policing Team

https://healthhampshirecc.researchfeedback.net/s.asp?k=163888969560

New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock - Monday, January 31 2022
Supplied by the Clerk of the Verderers

Week commencing Monday 24th January 2022

27/01/2022 Pony - Nothing Found Rhinefield Road Brockenhurst R Maton
28/01/2022 Dun/Spot mare - Killed Sway - B3055 (W) J Gerrelli

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New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock - Tuesday, January 25 2022
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Week commencing Monday 17th January 2022

17/01/2022 White Cow - Injured Vereley - C10 (W) P Rix

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New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock - Monday, January 17 2022
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Week commencing Monday 10th January 2022

13/01/2022 Bay Filly - Killed Blackgutter - B3078 M Maton
14/01/2022 Bay Filly - Injured - WEARING REFLECTIVE COLLAR Blackgutter - B3078 J Gerrelli

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New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock - Tuesday, January 11 2022
Supplied by the Clerk of the Verderers

Week commencing Monday 20th December 2021

We are very pleased to report that there were no RTA’s involving Commoners stock for the above week.


Week commencing Monday 27th December 2021

01/01/2022 Pony - Nothing Found Cadmans Pool/Stoney Cross R Maton


Week commencing Monday 3rd January 2022

03/01/2022 Black Filly - Killed Near Goatspen car park - C10 (W) J Gerrelli

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Plea to drivers to follow official diversions during Forest road closures - Wednesday, December 29 2021
From 4 January 2022 the A35 and A31 will have road closures and diversions in place. Forest organisations are asking drivers to follow the official detours and not deviate onto unfenced roads to get to their destination.

The deadliest months for New Forest livestock are in winter, with most accidents taking place between 5pm and 10pm on weekdays and involving commuters. If drivers divert from the official detours onto unfenced Forest roads, a spike in animal accident deaths may well result.

In 2019, 58 animals were killed and a further 32 were injured whereas in 2020, when traffic was reduced by Covid-19 restrictions, 50 animals were killed and a further 21 were injured.

Forest organisations are appealing to road users to expect the unexpected and remember that animals have right of way on unfenced New Forest roads.

The New Forest National Park Authority’s Executive Director, Steve Avery said: ‘If you do travel on the unfenced roads, please take extra care and always be prepared to stop for New Forest animals. Animals do not have any road sense so may step out in front of you even if you think they have seen you. Other road users might be unfamiliar with the roads so may well be nervous and travel slower, so please allow extra time for your journey. Please be patient and don’t overtake unless you can clearly see the road ahead and any animals which may be grazing on the verges.’

Driving to the road and weather conditions is just as important as keeping to the speed limit. When the roads are freezing, stopping distances will be increased and animals are drawn to the road to lick the salt. Low light in winter, dazzling oncoming headlights and bad weather can make visibility extremely poor and may impede your view of the road ahead.

How drivers can help:
• Follow the official diversions set by Hampshire Highways and not the satellite navigation
If you do have to use the unfenced roads please:
• Be ready to stop – animals can step out even when they’ve seen you approaching.
• Drive slowly, especially in the dark – there is a pool of darkness behind the headlights of approaching cars and an animal may be standing in it or crossing the road.
• Give animals grazing by the side of the road a wide berth – move over to the other side of the road and be prepared to STOP if there is on-coming traffic.
• Grazing animals on both sides of the road? Take extra care – they may cross to join their friends.
• One animal by the roadside means there are others close by – be aware.
• Bends and tops of hills need more care – animals may be standing in the road just out of sight.
• Reflective collars worn by some ponies may help you see them in the dark – but be aware that not all ponies have them.
• Deer can easily jump the fences alongside roads such as the A337, A31 and A35 – and when there is one deer more will usually follow.
• Be animal aware at all times.

The New Forest’s Animal Accident Reduction Group has asked for a range of further measures on the most dangerous routes and additional warning signs on key roads during these winter months when accidents peak. Hampshire Police are constantly carrying out speed checks either with radar guns or the Police camera van - part funded by the Verderers of the New Forest.

The Group is supported by the New Forest Commoners Defence Association, Forestry England, Verderers of the New Forest, New Forest National Park Authority, New Forest District Council, Hampshire County Council, Hampshire Constabulary, New Forest Trust, New Forest Association and British Deer Society and New Forest Roads Awareness.
Information on the road closures can be found on the links below:
https://nationalhighways.co.uk/our-work/south-east/a31-ringwood-road-widening/
https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/transportschemes/holmsley-rail-bridge-replacement

New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock - Monday, December 13 2021
Supplied by the Clerk of the Verderers

Week commencing Monday 6th December 2021

09/12/2021 Pony - Uninjured Pitmore Lane Sway M Lovell
10/12/2021 Bay Mare - Killed Deadman Hill - B3078 M Maton

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New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock - Monday, November 29 2021
Supplied by the Clerk of the Verderers

Week commencing Monday 22nd November 2021

22/11/2021 Brown Mare - Injured & Destroyed Roundhill - B3078 M Maton
25/11/2021 Grey Jenny Donkey - Injured & Destroyed Norleywood Crossroads - B3054 M Lovell
26/11/2021 Grey Jenny Donkey - Killed - HIT & RUN Hilltop - B3054 M Lovell
28/11/2021 Bay Pony - Nothing Found Hilltop to Ipers Bridge J Gerrelli
28/11/2021 Brown Pony - Nothing Found Telegraph to Fordingbridge - B3078 M Maton
28/11/2021 Brown Pony - Nothing Found Limewood Hotel Entrance - B3056 M Maton
28/11/2021 Bay Filly - Injured & Destroyed - WEARING REFLECTIVE COLLAR Burley Street nr Longmead Road - C10 (W) J Gerrelli

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New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock - Monday, November 22 2021
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Week commencing Monday 15th November 2021

16/11/2021 Brown Pony/Donkey - Nothing Found Bull Hill - B3054 R Maton
18/11/2021 Blue grey calf - Uninjured Godshill Cricket Pitch - B3078 J Gerrelli
18/11/2021 Donkey gelding - Injured & Destroyed Stoney Cross Road (C17) to A31 P Rix
19/11/2021 Black Mare - Injured & Destroyed Stoney Cross to Cadmans Pool M Maton
21/11/2021 Bay Mare & Chestnut Filly - Killed Stoney Cross Road (C17) to A31 M Lovell

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New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock - Monday, November 15 2021
Supplied by the Clerk of the Verderers

Week commencing Monday 1st November 2021

Tuesday 02/11/2021 6:50 pm Pony – Nothing Found Godshill Ridge - B3078 P Rix
Sunday 07/11/2021 6:05 am 2 Ponies – Nothing Found Latchmoor – B3055 (W) R Maton


Week commencing Monday 8th November 2021

10/11/2021 Brown Pony - Nothing Found Latchmoor - B3055 (W) R Maton
10/11/2021 Black Pony - Nothing Found Blackgutter - B3078 M Maton
12/11/2021 Brown Pony - Uninjured Bucklers Hard R Maton
12/11/2021 Pony - Nothing Found Marlpit Oak - B3055 (W) R Maton

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New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock - Tuesday, November 2 2021
Supplied by the Clerk of the Verderers

Week commencing Monday 25th October 2021

27/10/2021 Black Cow – Nothing Found Godshill Ridge - B3078 J Gerrelli
31/10/2021 Black Cow – Injured & Destroyed Stoney Cross to Milkham J Gerrelli

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Appointment of Agister - Wednesday, October 27 2021
The Verderers are delighted to announce the appointment of Michael Maton as an Agister following the resignation of Andrew Napthine after 29 years in the post.

Michael has been an active commoner for many years with extensive knowledge of the Forest and its livestock. He has been a regular helper on the drifts and at the Beaulieu Road Sales Yard. His previous work experience includes working for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust and as a thatcher.

Head Agister Jonathan Gerrelli said:
“We are very pleased that Michael has agreed to join the Agister team and look forward to working closely with him “


26 October 2021
https://www.verderers.org.uk/announcements/appointment-of-agister/

New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock - Monday, October 25 2021
Supplied by the Clerk of the Verderers

Week commencing Monday 18th October 2021

19/10/2021 Angus Heifer - Killed Roundhill to Brook - B3078 P Rix
20/10/2021 Dark Pony - Nothing Found Matley Wood - B3056 R Maton
21/10/2021 Black Cow - Nothing Found Brook - B3078 R Maton
22/10/2021 Pony - Nothing Found Brownhills Car Park B3058 J Gerrelli
23/10/2021 Donkey - Injured & Destroyed Roundhill to Brook - B3078 M Lovell

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