This web site was last updated on 17 May 2013
© 2010 New Forest Access For All
Welcome to our web site
New Forest Access For All (NFAFA – pronounced nafa) is a small local charity run by a lively, dedicated group of volunteers (well, we think so anyway!). It was set up in 1997 to highlight the many access problems faced by members of the community, especially people with disabilities and we became a registered charity in 2004. We are affiliated to the National Register of Access Consultants.
We hold regular meetings, open to non-members as well as members, with guest speakers, where people can gather information, exchange ideas and socialise
This year we held our first open air meeting at Blashford Lakes Wildlife Reserve.
We would like to thank the following organisations for their support
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation
We have surveyed and mapped many walks and trails in the New Forest which are suitable for people with mobility difficulties. See our easy-going walks page.
We offer information and advice about access problems to local businesses and service providers. We do access audits of buildings and public spaces.
We work with the New Forest District Council, Hampshire County Council, the Forestry Commission, and the National Park Authority to identify and find solutions to access problems.
We review all the planning applications for the local authorities and comment on many of them, to improve access in the New Forest area.
Our members sit on many local committees to raise the profile of access problems locally.
The New Forest Community Toilet Scheme (NFCTS)
The scheme, which NFAFA has been developing for over two years, is now available. To date, twenty local businesses and community facilities are allowing visitors to use their toilet facilities without the need to make a purchase. This will make it easier to visit and enjoy more areas in the New Forest. Visit the web page to see who is taking part in the scheme.