Herald - Issue 458

Page 8 • The HERALD • 30th May 2024 v SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES v Services: Oak Framing, Summer Houses, Porches, Car Ports Call us today for a Free No Obligation Quote 023 8198 0182 Opening Hours Monday-Friday 9.30am to 4pm Hello@rustic-dreams.co.uk www.Rustic-Dreams.co.uk Decking, Pitched Roofs, Sleeper Walls, Garages, Fencing, Furniture, Gates, Mantels, Stables and more…… Wet clean or Dry clean • Carpets • Rugs • Upholstery • Cushions • Mattresses • Caravans & Motor Homes Contact Chris for a free estimate and advice. We have full liability insurance 023 8104 0185 07770 792361 clean-u-up@hotmail.com We provide one of the best professional Carpet & Fabric cleaning Systems SUCCESSFUL NEW FOREST AWAKENING FESTIVAL Information about the climate and nature crises in the National Park reached an audience of one and a half million people thanks to the 2024 New Forest Awakening Festival. Led by the New Forest National Park Authority with a range of partners, it was the fourth annual Festival around climate and nature running throughout the whole of March. More than 3,000 people attended 90 events supported by 50 local organisations. The month-long timetable included walks, talks, theatre, arts and cra s, a local produce roadshow, growing advice, climatethemed events, litter picks, behind the scenes tours, and early green careers advice. e Festival is about increasing people’s understanding of the special qualities of the New Forest, the issues it faces and how we can all help respond to the nature and climate crises. roughout the 2024 New Forest Awakening Festival, information reached more than 1.5 million people through social and traditional media channels. David Bence, Chair of the New Forest National Park Authority, said: “It takes a Team New Forest to work together to help protect this vitally important area for wildlife. Organisations, volunteers, community groups and individuals are all taking action for nature, but there is more to be done. The New Forest Awakening Festival has gone from strength to strength, showing people just how special this area is, and how taking a few small steps can all add up to make a positive impact on our fragile New Forest environment.” Litter pick at Calshot British Red Cross Shop in North Baddesley e British Red Cross shop in North Baddesley has been serving the local community for 55 years. e second hand shop is located in the rear of North Baddesley Village Hall, SO52 9DT. e shop sells adult clothes, books, Bric-a-brac, toys, games, jigsaws, kitchen utensils and bedding. e British Red Cross shop is open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm, as well as the third Saturday of the month (except December) from 10am to 2pm. For more information about the shop please call: 023 8073 5089. Charity Summer Flower Demonstration Hythe and District Inner Wheel are organising a charity summer ower demonstration celebrating roses on Monday 3rd June, 2pm at Hythe & Dibden Parish Hall. A demonstration by Floral Designer, Denise Jones, plus a strawberry cream tea, tickets £16, email: secretary@ hytheinnerwheel.org.uk. In support of Elizabeth Foundation for Deaf Children and South Hampshire Deaf Society.