2017 AGM and Guest Speaker

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Thank you to all the members who came to the AGM.

We really hope you enjoyed Sally Fear’s fabulous photos, from her book “Crown Keepers of the New Forest”. We are very excited to have Ian Davis as the new chairman. Many will remember Ian as one of the founders of the NFEA in 1993, and it is great to have him actively involved again

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Bridges

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After more than a decade of complaints non-slip plates were added to the bridge in the summer of 2017, albeit more than a year after we thought that a solution had been agreed. We are very grateful to Hampshire County Council’s countryside service for leading efforts to obtain consent from Network Rail.

We are also grateful to the Forestry Commission for its efforts in 2016 to try to break the apparent deadlock between Network Rail and Hampshire County Council over the dangerously slippery railway bridges in the Beaulieu Road-Denny area. It is really ironic that whilst privately-owned Railtrack plc was always happy to help out on bridge surfaces in the Forest, Network Rail (which we all own) refused to continue to do so.  (Image: Lymington Times 23 Jan 2016)
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