Apologies that the latest Hale Purlieu update from Sue Blanch, Project manager was missed off the latest newsletter.
Hale Purlieu update
You may have heard that National Grid’s proposals to remove the pylons from Hale Purlieu have been paused: http://newforest.nationalgrid.co.uk/news-events/new-forest-vip-project-update-march-2019/ We’re waiting to see how the future direction of the project unfolds.
We want to reassure you that we are continuing to look after this unique environment. We know it’s close to your hearts and we appreciate the hard work and dedication that you as a volunteer put in all year round. You are absolutely central to everything we do.
You might be interested to know that the land and habitat management activities that we undertake on Hale Purlieu are set out in the Higher Level Stewardship agreement that we have with Natural England. It also covers our other sites in the New Forest and we have been working to it since 2009. It sets out how best to look after the habitats through activities like controlled burning, removal of undesirable non-native trees and shrubs and protection of historic features. We really appreciate the help of our volunteers to enable all this to be achieved – thank you.