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Carolyn Griffith

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Reporter Carolyn Griffith joined the A&T in 2007 after graduating from university with a degree in journalism. Her patch includes Totton, the Waterside and Lyndhurst. She regularly attends court hearings and inquests.

Villagers slam plans to turn former youth club into electric car charging points

PLANS to demolish a former youth club building in Lyndhurst and replace it with electric car charging points have been criticised by villagers. New Forest District Council installed the pre-fabricated building in the car park...

125-year-old New Forest band finally marches into permanent home

A BAND which has been performing in the New Forest for 125 years say they have secured their future after gaining planning permission for a permanent base near Ringwood. Hyde Band, which was founded in...

Work on new £10m Hythe hospital set to start

WORK to build a £10m state-of-the-art community hospital in Hythe is to begin this month, two years after planning permission was granted. As reported in the A&T, the go-ahead was granted by New Forest District...

Town’s free parking sites set to be scrapped, earning Forest council £80k per year

FREE parking in some of the car parks in Totton is set to be scrapped to net New Forest District Council around £80,000 per year, under new plans being drawn up. Currently the town council...

New homes planned on site of boarded-up pub

A PUB which closed three years ago could be knocked down and replaced with six new homes if planning permission is granted by New Forest District Council. Player's, in Water Lane, Totton, has been boarded...

Local pubs and junior school report coronavirus cases

TWO local pubs have carried out additional cleaning after the same customer tested positive for coronavirus, and Mudeford Junior School has also reported a case. The customer is believed to have visited the Falcon Inn...

Plea to monitor New Forest streams after sewage incidents

NATIONAL park authority officials have been urged to “keep an eye” on incidents of waste water overflowing into streams after effluent was spotted near Lyndhurst. NPA member Anne Sevier said the issue must be monitored...

Christchurch Christmas shows cancelled

PLANS to hold a series of free performances in Christchurch to countdown to Christmas and raise money for local charities has been cancelled due to the coronavirus. The Living Advent Calendar was the idea...

More than 1,000 jobs would be created in Marchwood port revamp, operator says

RESIDENTS can have a say on plans to intensify commercial activity at Marchwood military port which aim to create more than 1,000 jobs. As reported in the A&T, a pre-application document submitted to New Forest...

Travellers clean-up to cost thousands after asbestos and human waste left behind

CLEANING up after a series of unauthorised traveller encampments in Totton will cost thousands of pounds after asbestos and human waste were left at one site. A convoy of caravans moved on to the King...
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