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  • Natural opportunities for health

    November 2019

    By Jim Mitchell Interpretation and Outreach Manager, New Forest National Park Authority We are lucky to be blessed with lots of nature-rich and accessible greenspace in the Green Halo area, including the open space of the New Forest and an extensive network of footpaths, bridleways, country parks, urban parks, coastline…

  • Natural environment at centre of discussion about the south’s future

    September 2019

    Green Halo steering group members Alison Barnes and Simon Eden spoke about the need to put the environment at the heart of a combined identity for the Central South at a conference on Friday (20 September). Leading figures from Southampton, Portsmouth, the M3 corridor and the south east of Dorset…

  • Public concern for nature reaches all-time high

    September 2019

    Natural England press release: New national statistics show changes in how…

  • Landscapes review: call for evidence

    December 2018

    The Government has asked for an independent review of England’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). You can find more about the work of the review and its Terms of Reference. Already the review team, led by Julian Glover and a…

  • Green Halo Partnership: First Anniversary

    November 2018

    The Green Halo Partnership held a conference on 27 November to mark the first anniversary of our launch. Over 70 people got together at the Ordnance Survey’s Offices in Southampton to discuss what had been achieved and how the Partnership could make an impact in the coming year. This report…

  • Networking Event

    June 2018

    The Partnership hosted a networking event on World Environment Day (5 June), taking the opportunity to take a closer look at the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan, what it means for us and how the Green Halo Partnership can respond to some of the key challenges: Embedding an “environmental net…

  • Geovation Challenge

    February 2018

    Ordnance Survey is a supporter of projects which explore how ecosystem services help improve our economy, environment and wellbeing. Ordnance Survey’s Geovation Challenge is designed to encourage and support fresh thinking and solutions on using location-based data, technology and design thinking to tackle some of the key challenges facing…

  • 25 Year Environment Plan Launched

    January 2018

    A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment – Natural Capital and the Government’s Environment Plan. The Government published its long awaited Environment Plan on 11 January. The Prime Minister’s introduction states its aim: “Our natural environment is our most precious inheritance. The United Kingdom…

  • Green Halo Partnership Launch

    November 2017

    The Green Halo Partnership was launched on 22 November at Ordnance Survey’s offices in Southampton. Almost 100 people attended to discuss the opportunities the Partnership offers, representing over 50 different organisations from across the public and private sectors. Alison Barnes from the New Forest National Park outlined work done…

  • Green Halo Workshop

    June 2016

    A conference hosted by the New Forest National Park Authority and Business South at Ordnance Survey in July 2016 brought together businesses, NGOs and public sector organisations to develop the idea of a Green Halo, anchored in the National Park. A steering group was formed from across the sectors to…

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