Brand New Forest villages of the year
Hythe and Dibden will officially be announced as the Brand New Forest Town/Village for 2017, at the Hythe Mistletoe Fayre on Saturday 26 November.
Now in its fourth year, the Brand New Forest award celebrates the winning area's support and commitment to the Brand New Forest campaign in 'Backing Local Business'.
Leader of the Council, Cllr Barry Rickman, said, "Supporting local businesses is one of the key priorities for the area. Hythe and Dibden recognise and embrace the value of Brand New Forest and have shown real support to the Brand New Forest campaign."
Matthew Lawson, Chairman of New Forest Business Partnership said "Hythe and Dibden have demonstrated what is possible and how much can be achieved when local businesses work together. As supporters of the Brand New Forest Campaign we congratulate them on their award"
The 2017 Brand New Forest card will be launched at the Hythe event (26/11) and then available throughout the district on Small Business Saturday the following weekend (3/12) with the special buy one get one free offer. The card supports local businesses by offering discounts and offers at over 300 local shops, pubs, restaurants and other service providers in the New Forest.