COMMENTS ACCOMPANYING COMPLAINT SUPPORT

 

The ONE VOICE Formal Complaint has been supported by hundreds of New Forest Residents and visitors.  Those who logged their support also had the option to make further comments, and we list below a ‘snapshot of views’.

 

The complaint is still open if you wish to support it and add your comments, found here.

 

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Comments: The New Forest has been well cared for over hundreds of years without the advice of the new National Park Authority. Long may it do so and allow the local inhabitants who love and care for it to continue in the footsteps of thir forefathers.

 

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Comments: Bravo!  At what point will the NPA come out in public and hang their heads in shame as they apologise to us, THE RESIDENTS, of the Forest who have been traumatised by the worry of what will happen if their plans are allowed to proceed without drastic alteration?  This has been a fine example of demonstrating the wrong way to consult with people.  In industry heads would roll for such action - those responsible for this should be invited to resign forthwith.

 

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Comments: The NPA was way out of order.

 

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Comments: I fully support this complaint and I am very dismayed that a substantional amount of tax payers money has been spent by the NPA.

 

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Comments: I regularly visit the New Forest and fully support this complaint

 

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Comments: I entirely agree with the One Voice Formal Complaint.  I think the NFNPA have grossly misled the public on many occasions since it came into being and that One Voice's exposing of their malpractices is to be applauded.

 

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Comments: I am a regular visitor to the area.

 

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Comments: regular visitor

 

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Comments: not a local but we regualy come down to the new forest to exercise and race our sled dogs and to just spend time visiting friends and walking. if the park was to ban dogs we would not come down and hence local businesses would suffer the loss of our revenue! please do not ban dogs from the forest!!!!!

 

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Comments: I VISIT THE FOREST ABOUT SIX TIMES A YEAR,AND TO SEE IT CHANGE WILL BE A SORRY AFFAIR

 

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Comments: Not local but visit regularly.

 

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Comments: I totally support any move to defend the rights of people to freely use the New Forest as a resident of Hampshire and a user of the New Forest for over 45 years I oppose the restrictions about to be imposed!

 

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Comments: A budget of 3.7 million of "PUBLIC" money in grants & subsidies & the Authority now wishes to deny & limit access to the very taxpayers who pay for the management of the Forest by using a corrupt consultation process. Disgusting. Those in authority need to be reminded they are public servants ...Not lords of the manor or owners of the Forest!

 

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Comments: I am a regular visitor to the New Forest and completely support this complaint

 

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Comments: I believe this Formal Complaint is excellently put together and I fully endorse it.

 

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Comments: The document is just briliant.  Let us hope that it brings about a reform of the way the NFNP is managed.

 

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Comments: Comments about the lack of inclusion of the general public in the consultion process are certainly true.  It seems that the NFNPA finds the interests of local people to be irrelevant.

 

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Comments: We use the New Forest to exercise our 3 dogs every weekend and I horse ride there every month.  Dog walkers & Horse Riders respect the land like it is their own and it would be awful to be restricted to certain areas.

 

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Comments: Although not near the area, I am a regular user of the New Forest area. I agree with, and give my full support to the complaint.

 

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Comments: Although not near the area, I am a regular user of the New Forest area. I agree with, and give my full support to the complaint.

 

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Comments: I am a dog walker that has used this area of the forest, do not restrict access!!

 

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Comments: I know this forest well and have visited it for years. I am very dissapointed to hear the current proposals for limitiation of use.

 

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Comments: I walk my dogs hear regularly and think it will be a real shame to nature lovers if we can't

 

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Comments: Although I do not live close to the Forest my family and I are regular visitors with our dogs.

 

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Comments: Regular Forest visitor.

 

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Comments: regular visitor

 

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Comments: regular user and holidayer

 

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Comments: I very much regret that I now have little faith in the National Park Authority and therefore endorse this complaint.

 

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Comments: A very well researched and clearly stated document that proves what a sham the whole process has been.  I fully support the complaint and hope that it forces the Authority into a radical re-think.

 

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Comments: The best result would be for the NFNPA to disband.

 

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Comments: The plans on horse keeping and dog walking are stupid and must have been drafted by people who do not have a clue!

 

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Comments: J feel the new forest has been run very well for decades, but now this non elected quango has been thrust on us to form another jobs worth to try and reinvent the wheel

 

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Comments: I fully support ONE VOICE.

 

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Comments: This complaint deals thoroughly and expertly with many of the concerns I noted when I was attempting to prepare my own reponse to the consultation draft.

 

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Comments: I FULLY ENDORSE THE COMPLAINTS MADE BY ONE VOICE NFPA SHOULD TAKE HEED OF PUBLIC OPION.  WE LIVE HERE AND HOPEFULLY SO WILL OUR CHILDREN IN 100 YEARS WHO WILL BE THE LIFE BLOOD OF THE FOREST

 

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Comments: I think this a brilliant document and that you have put into words what we all fee.

 

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Comments: Lack of consultation.
Every person affected should have been notified indervidually.
Deliberate Misinformation which is still continuing, see PIE charts on latest publication.

 

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Comments: NFNPA - prove to me as a taxpayer value for money

 

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Comments: True democracy must be  seen, to be fully delivered.
Half-hearted or evasive consultation achieves little, but costs much in loss of reputation

 

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Comments: Although based in London I visit and walk in the New Forest on a regular basis. Although not a local I am still apalled atat the latest crazy ideas of restriction etc. Keep up the fight.

 

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Comments: I regularly walk in the New Forest at all times of the year.

 

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Comments: Regular visitor

 

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Comments: NF resident

 

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Comments: Resident

 

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Comments: I am a regular visitor to all areas of the New Forest and enjoy the freedom provides me and my friends to ride, park my car, walk, and observe the various facets and wildlife within its confines. I believe the NFNPA comprises neurotic members of disparate groups who are jealous of that freedom and have in particular a vendetta against dogs and their handlers. They lack a cohesive and focused policy other than to restrict access and make it a sterile environment for all other then themselves.

 

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Comments: New Forest resident for 13 years

 

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Comments: I am a regular visitor to the forest and fully support this complaint

 

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Comments: I have regularly used the New Forest for the past 20 years and have never known such contoversial ideas to be suggested by a governing authority.
For the love of my forest this official complaint by One Voice has my wholehearted support.

 

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Comments: As a long standing resident of the New Forest I fully support the complaints put forward by the "One Voice" Group.  The NPA should back down and LISTEN to the general publics views.

 

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Comments: The replies given by the NPA to the points raised by Onevoice appear brief, uninformative and hostile.  This is in contrast to televised interviews where their responses appear 'soft' and reassuring. Which is the real NPA?  I fear it is the former.

 

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Comments: I live in the forest I am a dog and horse owner and I resent the underhand way the NPA have tried to mislead the people of the New Forest.

 

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Comments: live and work in the New Forest

 

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Comments: Regular visitor to the Forest and therefore NOT aware of local parish meetings!