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News from New Forest District Council

Help for our residents – Support with the cost of living

Click on the following link to find out different ways of receiving support with the cost of living :-

Cost of living help and advice - New Forest District Council

Garden waste

You can now sign up for the 2022/23 fortnightly garden waste collection service subscription year.

For fortnightly collections starting any time from Monday 3 October, up to Friday 31 March, the following costs apply:

  • First garden waste sack, £25

  • Cost of extra garden waste sacks, £13.50 each

When you join the service, you will have fortnightly garden waste collections up to Friday 31 March 2023, and then have the option to subscribe for the next year.

Join the garden waste collection service:

Once you join the service, you can find your collection dates online at

Winter vaccines

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is urging everyone eligible for a free flu vaccine and a COVID-19 booster vaccine to take up the offer as soon as possible.

In addition to the predicted flu wave, the UKHSA has early indications that COVID-19 rates are beginning to rise ahead of winter.

For all those who are eligible, taking up both the COVID-19 booster vaccine and the flu jab is an essential form of protection against the most severe respiratory viruses in circulation this winter.

Read more:

Residents survey underway

From now until November, we are carrying out a telephone survey.

The survey is asking questions about the local area and a range of council services.

If you are called, it will be an 01663 number, from a company called DJS.

More information, and how to tell us your views if you do not get a phone call, is available at

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