The primary contact is Sue Westwood, Clerk to the Verderers. The Assistant to the Clerk is Justine Bayley. For the Higher Level Stewardship Scheme and Verderers’ Grazing Scheme (VGS), contact Tina Woodley.

The email address for general contact (NOT EMERGENCIES) is

EMERGENCIES: Do not use email to contact the Verderers in an emergency (such as sick or injured animals or other problems which require urgent attention). Use the telephone numbers below.

Postal Address

Please send all correspondence to:

The Verderers of the New Forest,
The Queen’s House,
SO43 7NH.


Sue Westwood (All enquiries except VGS) – 023 8028 2052.

Tina Woodley (VGS only) – 023 8028 3134.

The staff on the Forestry England’s 24 hour/365 days number – 0300 067 4600 – have access to the Agisters’ roster and can contact the duty Agister. If you are involved in, or witness a road traffic accident in which a vehicle collides with a pony, cow, donkey, pig or sheep, you must telephone the Police on 999 or the Forestry Commission on 0300 067 4600 at the earliest opportunity.

Office Hours

The Office is open for visitors Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Closed for lunch 1:00 p.m to 2:00 p.m).

Please make a prior appointment for searches of the Atlas, and for brand applications.

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