THE WELCOME PACK


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THE WELCOME PACK

The New Forest National Park Authority has produced a ‘Welcome Home’ leaflet for new residents with 10 top tips to make you feel at home within the National Park.

Welcome home leaflet

PLANNING AND CONSERVATION

Any villagers wishing to carry out work at their properties (including trees, hedges & fencing) must check with the planning authorities and seek relative approvals. General advice on planning matters is always available from the Parish Council.

New Forest National Park Authority (NFNPA)

All enquiries: 01590 646600

www.newforestnpa.gov.uk

ANIMAL WELFARE

About 100 commoners’ ponies, cattle, donkeys, pigs and sheep are killed or injured on the Forest’s roads each year along with a similar number of deer. It is important that people report all animal accidents as soon as possible; some animals survive but have serious internal injuries. The National Park Authority produce a Hotline Card with the important emergency contact numbers.

If you are involved in a road traffic accident involving a pony, cow, donkey, pig, sheep, dog or deer, call the Police:

  • In an emergency, call 999 (24 hours)
  • In non-emergency cases, call 101

If you encounter a sick, injured or distressed pony, cow, donkey, pig or sheep (not deer), contact the Verderers’ Office:
023 8028 2052 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) (www.verderers.org.uk)

The Forestry Commission also operate a 24 hour helpline and can be contacted in the case of a sick, injured or distressed pony, cow, donkey, pig, sheep or deer:
0300 067 4600

Download an Animal Emergency Hotline Card

PUBLIC SAFETY

Police: General incidents: 101; Emergency: 999

Health: General 111, Emergency: 999

Crimestoppers: 0800 555 111

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Norman Henstridge 01725 510279/ Sharon Barnett 01725 513335

CHILDCARE AND EDUCATION

PRESCHOOLS

Forres Sandle Manor

Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 1NS.
Phone: 01425 653181
Website: www.fsmschool.com
Email: office@fsmschool.com

Stepping Stones Pre-School

Avonway Community Centre, Fordingbridge
Hampshire, SP6 1JF
Phone: 01425 653517
Website: www.steppingstonesfordingbridge.co.uk
Email: manager@steppingstonesfordingbridge.co.uk

Lover & Redlynch Preschool

School Road, Lover, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 2PW
Phone: 01725 510295
Website: www.loverandredlynchpreschool.co.uk
Email: lover.preschool@gmail.com

Hyde Preschool

Hyde Church Rooms, Hyde, Fordingbridge,
Hampshire, SP6 2QH
Phone: 01425 655714/07795570041
Website: hydepreschool.co.uk
Email: enquiries@hydepreschool.co.uk

PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Breamore Church of England Primary School

Marsh Lane, Breamore, Fordingbridge SP6 2EF
(01725) 512286
http://www.breamore.hants.sch.uk/

Hale Primary School

Hatchet Green, Hale, Hampshire SP6 2NE
(01725) 510436
https://hale.hants.sch.uk/

SECONDARY SCHOOLS

The Burgate School & Sixth Form Centre

Salisbury Road, Fordingbridge, Hants SP6 1EZ
(01425) 652039
http://www.burgate.hants.sch.uk/

The Trafalgar School, Downton

Breamore Road, Downton, Salisbury, SP5 3HN
(01725) 550300
http://www.trafalgarschool.com/

Souths Wilts Grammar School for Girls

Stratford Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 3JJ
(01722) 323326
http://www.swgs.wilts.sch.uk/

Bishop Wordsworth’s Grammar School (Boys)

Exeter Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2ED
(01722) 333851
http://www.bws-school.org.uk/

EVENTS AND CLUBS

Nextdoor

Join the online community “Nextdoor” via the website/app for the Woodgreen area to find out all the latest EVENTS, CLUBS, LOCAL AFFAIRS, LOST/FOUND etc concerning Woodgreen and surrounding villages.
https://nextdoor.co.uk/

Local Clubs

Selection of local clubs includes:

Annual Events

April: Annual H&WHS plant sale (Woodgreen VIllage Hall)
May: Model Railway and Steam Fair (Woodgreen Village Hall)
June: Woodgreen Cricket Club and Hyde Band: Picnic concert on the Common in June
July: Horticultural Show: Woodgreen Village Hall
August: BH Monday: Woodgreen Cricket Club: Annual Fete on Common
November: British Legion Social Evening

Throughout the year, the Shop, Woodgreen Village Hall & St. Boniface Church host charity coffee mornings. The Shop also holds regular tasting events in Woodgreen Village Hall.

Hale Market

Hale Food Market is held in Hale Village Hall on the third Saturday of every month, 9am to 12 noon.

LOCAL HALLS FOR USE OR HIRE

Woodgreen Village Hall: Hale Road, Woodgreen; contact number for booking:  01725 513828
(http://www.woodgreenvillagehall.org.uk)

NOTE: Preferential rates are given to Woodgreen villagers for the hire of Woodgreen village hall for private functions. Check online for possible availability but also check with booking clerk.

Breamore Hulse Hall: 01725 510093 (http://hulsehall.org.uk/ )

Hale Village Hall: 01725 510050 (http://www.halevillagehall.co.uk/ )

WOODGREEN VILLAGE TRUST

Woodgreen is very lucky to have the Woodgreen Village Trust available to finance projects for groups and people of Woodgreen.

Applications for grant money need to be made to the secretary for consideration at the next quarterly meeting. Secretary: Amanda Wilgoss: 01725 510979

CHURCHES

Full contact details of the Avon Valley Partnership church team are in the Parish magazine and also on the Partnership website: http://www.avp-benefice.org.uk/

  • St Boniface, Woodgreen
  • St Mary’s, Hale
  • St Mary’s, Breamore

COUNCILS

Woodgreen Parish Council

Meets the first Tuesday of the month in Woodgreen Village hall at 7.30pm.

Clerk, Vicky Eden: parish.clerk@woodgreen-pc.gov or 01425 655707 (during working hours) or website: www.woodgreen-pc.gov.uk

New Forest District Council (NFDC)

General contact number: 02380 285000 (http://www.newforest.gov.uk )

Waste collection:  · Weekly general collection – Friday AM

Garden Waste collection:  fortnightly (bags available from NFDC for an annual payment)

Glass collection:  monthly (black box available from NFDC)

Parking clocks, which allow for 3 hours parking in all NFDC car parks are available from Fordingbridge NFDC office. Tel no: 01425 654560.

Hampshire County Council

General Contact number: 0300 555 1375

Hampshire Highways: https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/roadmaintenance

LOCAL INFORMATION

Hale and Woodgreen Community and Parish magazine

Village news and information on local traders.
Delivered monthly. £5 annual subscription (Contact Bill Shepley 01725 511174)

Woodgreen Community Shop/Post Office

(Also serves as New Forest Local Information Point)
Hale Road, Woodgreen SP6 2AJ (Contact number: 01725 512467)

http://www.woodgreencommunityshop.org/
https://www.facebook.com/WoodgreenCommunityShop

Opening hours:

Shop Post Office
Monday-Friday 06.30 – 19.00 09.00 – 13.00; 14.00 – 17.30
Saturday 06.30 – 17.00 09.00 – 13.00
Sunday 06.30 – 11.00  – closed –

To help you find your way around the village, the shop sells a ‘Gazetter’ with a map and listing of all houses in Woodgreen (£2.00).

Cashpoints

Our post office offers cash withdrawal facilities during normal opening hours. At other times, the nearest cashpoints are:

  • Outside of the CO-OP in Downton (Postcode: SP5 3LY).
  • Nationwide Building Society, Fordingbridge (Postcode: SP61AX).

Local Pubs

Horse & Groom Inn, Woodgreen
Tel: (01725) 510739 (https://www.horseandgroom-woodgreen.com/)

Bat & Ball Inn, Breamore, Tel: (01725) 512252 (http://batandballinn.net/)

Cafés

The Borough Café, 70 The Borough, Downton, SP5 3LY, http://www.theboroughcafe.co.uk/

The Fig Tree, Roman Quay, Fordingbridge SP6 1RL (01425 655065)
Café 100, Round Hill, Fordingbridge SP6 1AQ (01425 839641) http://www.cafe-100.co.uk/
Bridges, 26 High St, Fordingbridge SP6 1AX (01425 654149)

Also Woodgreen Community Shop has tea and coffee-making facilities and inside and outside seating areas.

Doctors

Downton SP53JP (01725 510296) (http://www.mysurgerywebsite.co.uk/index.aspx?p=J83043 )

Fordingbridge SP61RS (01425 652941) (http://www.fordingbridgegps.co.uk/ )

Dentist

My Dentist, Highfield House, Bartons Road, Fordingbridge, SP6 1JD. Telephone: 01425 652331

The Borough Practice, Downton 01725 510303 (http://www.theboroughdentalpractice.co.uk/ )

Hospital/A&E

Salisbury District Hospital 01722 336262 (https://www.salisbury.nhs.uk )

Rubbish and Recycling

Rubbish and recycling is collected on Friday morning: Black binbags (general waste) & clear recycle bags (paper, cardboard, tins,cans & plastic bottles only).

Recycle Centre: Somerley Recycle Centre (BH24 3QE)

Vets

Pilgrims, Fordingbridge (SP6 2JH) 01425 657700 (https://pilgrimsvets.org.uk/)

Forest Veterinary Practice (SP6 1EQ) 01425 652221 (http://www.forestvets.co.uk/)

Garden Centres

Baskets & Blooms, Stuckton (SP6 2HG) 01425 655150 (http://basketsnblooms.co.uk/)

Scent Sational, Fordingbridge SP6 2HG  01425 650041 (http://www.scentsationalplants.co.uk/)

Wolvercroft, Alderholt SP6 3BE 01425 652437 (http://www.wolvercroft.co.uk/)

Hill Garth Nursery, Godshill, SP6 2LP 01425 657619
(March – October; Thurs & Sunday, 9.30-5pm)

Garages

Petrol

Longford Garage, Salisbury Rd, Downton, Salisbury SP5 3HZ (01725 510890) 24hrs; cashpoint; Spar
Fordingbridge Service Station, Southampton Rd, Fordingbridge SP6 1AP (01425 652259); Londis.

Tyres

Downton Tyre and Autocare Ltd, Downton Industrial Estate, SP5 3HU (01725 510334)

MOT & Servicing

Skinner & Osment, Unit 16, Downton Industrial Estate, SP5 3HU (01725 511543)