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New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock - Tuesday, September 25 2018
Supplied by the Clerk of the Verderers

Week commencing Monday 17th September 2018

I am pleased to say that there were no accidents last week involving Forest stock.


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New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock - Tuesday, September 18 2018
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Week commencing Monday 10th September 2018

11/09/2018 Grey filly with collar - Injured & Destroyed - WEARING REFLECTIVE COLLAR Towards Setley - C10 (E) R Maton
12/09/2018 Small ginger cow - Nothing Found Vereley - C10 (W) P Rix
15/09/2018 Pig - Injured & Destroyed South Gorley A Napthine
15/09/2018 Pony - nothing found - Nothing Found Stoney Cross South A Napthine


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New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock - Monday, September 10 2018
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Week commencing Monday 3rd September 2018

03/09/2018 Black Angus Heifer - Injured Goatspen - C10 (W) P Rix
05/09/2018 Bay mare broken leg - Injured & Destroyed Brook - B3079 M Lovell
07/09/2018 Grey donkey foal - Uninjured Stockley - B3055 (E) R Maton
09/09/2018 Pig - Killed - HIT & RUN Wittensford - B3079 A Napthine
09/09/2018 Cow - Injured Brook - B3079 A Napthine


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New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock - Monday, September 3 2018
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Week commencing Monday 27th August 2018

27/08/2018 Pony - Nothing Found Sway Road Brockenhurst R Maton
29/08/2018 Blue roan cow injured - Injured Brownhills by Car Park B3058 J Gerrelli
31/08/2018 Black Angus cow in-calf - Injured & Destroyed - HIT & RUN Brook - B3078 J Gerrelli
31/08/2018 Pony - Uninjured Beaulieu - B3056 M Lovell
02/09/2018 Pig - Killed - HIT & RUN Kewlake Lane, Bramshaw A Napthine


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New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock - Monday, September 3 2018
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Week commencing Monday 20th August 2018

21/08/2018 Bay yearling filly - Injured & Destroyed Picket Post - C10 (W) P Rix
20/08/2018 Black pony - Injured Longrcoss - B3078 A Napthine
23/08/2018 Pony - Nothing Found Telegraph - B3078 A Napthine
24/08/2018 Roan colt foal - Killed - HIT & RUN North Lane, Beaulieu R Maton


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New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock - Tuesday, August 21 2018
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Week commencing Monday 13th August 2018

13/08/2018 Jenny Donkey injured Foal Killed Longcross - B3078 A Napthine
17/08/2018 Cow - Killed Telegraph - B3078 A Napthine
19/08/2018 Foal - Killed - HIT & RUN Roundhill - B3078 A Napthine
17/08/2018 Foal - Uninjured - HIT & RUN Hilltop - B3054 M Lovell
13/08/2018 Cow - Nothing Found Rhinefield Road Brockenhurst R Maton
18/08/2018 Pony - Nothing Found Main Road East Boldre R Maton
18/08/2018 Chestnut gelding - Injured - HIT & RUN Roundhill - B3078 R Maton


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New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock - Monday, August 6 2018
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Week commencing Monday 30th July 2018

05/08/2018 Chestnut Mare - Uninjured - HIT & RUN North Gorley A Napthine
01/08/2018 Foal - Uninjured B3055 Marlpit Oak - B3055 (W) M Lovell
03/08/2018 Foal - Uninjured B3054 Hilltop - B3054 M Lovell


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New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock - Wednesday, August 1 2018
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Week commencing Monday 23rd July 2018

Sunday 29/07/2018 Rust coloured Cow - Nothing Found B3078 Telegraph Hill CP A Napthine


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New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock - Friday, July 27 2018
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Week commencing Monday 16th July 2018

18/07/2018 Cow - Nothing Found Telegraph - B3078 A Napthine
19/07/2018 Chestnut Pony - Injured & Destroyed - HIT & RUN Lyndhurst Road, Burley Lodge P Rix


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THE FOREST AND THE DROUGHT – JULY 2018 - Thursday, July 26 2018
WATER

We understand that residents are becoming worried about a possible lack of water for the Forest animals in this unusually prolonged period without rain.

We would like to assure everyone that the animals DO know where to find water. It is actually rarely far away, even if some of the usual watering holes have dried up.

Putting out water in buckets and other receptacles for the animals is very counterproductive and dangerous and we ask Forest residents not to do it.

A story was related to our office last week which shows exactly why putting out water is not a good idea….

A commoner who has small herd of cows and some ponies told us that she found that because a neighbour is putting out a small container of water, some of her herd are going without. If her one or two lead animals don’t feel they need a drink, the herd does not go to the nearby Moyles Court Stream which is still flowing freely.

We have also found in previous years, that animals have either tipped buckets over or they have injured one another as they argue over access to them.

There are a number of large water troughs in the Forest, supplied by mains water as well as the streams and ponds which would require a drought lasting half the year before they dried out.

It is far better to allow the animals to find natural supplies of water.

FOOD

We are also receiving phone calls and emails from members of the public concerned that the Forest animals do not have enough to eat whilst the dry weather continues.

The Agisters monitor the condition of stock and in our July Verderers’ Court, our Head Agister reported the animals are looking very good.

Having said that, we have noticed that some mares with foals, or yearlings still demanding milk, are beginning to go back in condition. These animals are being watched carefully and any that do start to look too thin will be taken back to their owners’ holdings for supplementary feeding.

In any event, it is impractical to provide supplementary feed on the Forest. Huge numbers of animals would choose an easy meal rather than foraging naturally and the strongest would get the most. Also of course, there is the sheer logistics of trying to feed several thousand animals without creating additional problems.

There is still food in the valley bottoms, on the edges of the mires and along the banks of Forest streams. When left to their own devices, without human intervention, the animals will move to areas where they can find food and water.

We want people to be assured that we are keeping an eye on the stock and we will take action where it is needed in order to prevent unnecessary suffering.

FISH & WILDLIFE

The Verderers’ Office has received several calls about fish because the water level in some of the Forest ponds is dropping and people are understandably concerned.

However, fish do not come under the Verderers’ remit and we cannot help! Fish are the preserve of the Forestry Commission where they are in streams, rivers and ponds on the Crown Lands. Concerns and enquiries regarding fish should therefore be made with the Forestry Commission on 0300 067 4600. E Mail to: enquiries.southern@forestry.gsi.gov.uk.

We hope this is helpful but if anyone still feels they would like to talk to us, please ring the Clerk or her assistant on 023 8028 2052 or email enquiries@verderers.org.uk

Thank you

Sue Westwood
Clerk to the Verderers

26th July 2018

New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock - Tuesday, July 17 2018
Supplied by the Clerk of the Verderers

Week commencing Monday 9th July 2018

09/07/2018 Grey in foal Jenny Donkey - Injured & Destroyed Hatchet Lane, Beaulieu R Maton


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New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock - Monday, July 9 2018
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Week commencing Monday 2nd July 2018

08/07/2018 Foal - Nothing Found Sway - B3055 (W) A Napthine


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Police Volunteer Equine Riders Required. - Wednesday, July 4 2018
Hampshire Police are currently looking Equine Riders (including the New Forest), in this exciting voluntary role you will to engage with rural communities via targeted patrols and facilitate information sharing.

Key tasks will include:

Assist in providing a high visible mounted presence to provide reassurance to the rural residents, assist in identifying vulnerable locations in the rural neighbourhoods and feeding information back to the Neighbourhood Policing Teams, have regular contact with the NPT in area of patrol and attend yearly assessments for rider and horse to ensure H&S.

You must be a proficient horse rider and owner.

Please see role profile for more information. Click Here.

New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock - Tuesday, July 3 2018
Supplied by the Clerk of the Verderers

Week commencing Monday 25th June 2018

27/06/2018 Black Cow - Nothing Found Latchmoor, Brockenhurst - B3055 (W) R Maton
29/06/2018 Black Angus Steer - Injured & Destroyed - HIT & RUN Turf Hill B3080 J Gerrelli


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New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock - Monday, June 25 2018
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Week commencing Monday 18th June 2018

23/06/2018 Cow - Nothing Found Bramshaw Telegraph - B3078 A Napthine


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New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock - Monday, June 18 2018
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Week commencing Monday 11th June 2018

11/06/2018 Bay Roan Mare - Killed Denny Corner - B3056 M Lovell
13/06/2018 Angus Heifer - Injured & Destroyed Blackgutter - B3078 A Napthine
15/06/2018 Bay Filly Foal - Injured & Destroyed - HIT & RUN Marlpit Oak - B3055 (W) R Maton


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New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock - Monday, June 11 2018
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Week commencing Monday 4th June 2018

05/06/2018 Grey/Roan Cow - Nothing Found Crockford - B3054 R Maton
05/06/2018 Chestnut Colt Foal - Injured & Destroyed Hilltop - B3054 M Lovell
06/06/2018 Colt Foal - Injured & Destroyed Brockishill Road - Bartley A Napthine
10/06/2018 Cow - Nothing Found Blackgutter - B3078 A Napthine


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New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock - Monday, June 4 2018
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Week commencing Monday 28th May 2018

02/06/2018 Angus Heifer - Killed Blackgutter - B3078 A Napthine


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New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock - Wednesday, May 30 2018
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Week commencing Monday 21st May 2018

24/05/2018 Black Filly Foal - Injured & Destroyed - HIT & RUN Latchmoor, Brockenhurst - B3055 (W) J Gerrelli
25/05/2018 Grey Filly - Injured Ipers Bridge A Napthine
26/05/2018 Ewe - Injured & Destroyed - HIT & RUN Parsonage Farm, Bramshaw - B3079 A Napthine


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New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock - Tuesday, May 22 2018
Supplied by the Clerk of the Verderers

Week commencing Monday 14th May 2018

18/05/2018 Colt Foal - Killed - HIT & RUN Blackgutter - B3078 P Rix
19/05/2018 Charolais Steer - Injured Hilltop - B3054 R Maton
20/05/2018 Black Calf - Nothing Found - HIT & RUN Wootton Bridge J Gerrelli


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