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Letters: I don't know your dog - so please keep it on a lead

25 April 2019
Letters: I don't know your dog - so please keep it on a lead

Letters: I don't know your dog - so please keep it on a lead

25 April 2019

SIR – On my regular walks around the Milford-on-Sea area I have noticed that many dog owners are walking their dogs off the lead, even in the streets. Many…


Letters: 15-million New Forest visitors - but where do they all come from?

18 April 2019
Letters: 15-million New Forest visitors - but where do they all come from?

Letters: 15-million New Forest visitors - but where do they all come from?

18 April 2019

SIR - I was concerned to learn from the BBC programme Countryfile on Sunday that Alison Barnes of the national park authority reported that 15 million…


Letters: It's time to honour our town's young achievers

12 April 2019
Letters: It's time to honour our town's young achievers

Letters: It's time to honour our town's young achievers

12 April 2019

SIR - Every community has young people doing great things for others, so if you know of such a person or group that deserves recognition, the New Milton…


Letters: Parking story had me spitting razor blades of rage

11 April 2019
Letters: Parking story had me spitting razor blades of rage

Letters: Parking story had me spitting razor blades of rage

11 April 2019

SIR - I have just returned from a short trip to Cornwall and picked up your paper on the way home. There are few instances where I can say I spit razor…


Letters: I love my country but I do despair at its lack of direction

04 April 2019
Letters: I love my country but I do despair at its lack of direction

Letters: I love my country but I do despair at its lack of direction

04 April 2019

SIR – Some years ago I read a description of a Second World War Allied multi-engined aircraft, given by many of those who flew it, to wit “10,000 rivets…


Letters: An American view on 'hideous' New Forest road markings

30 March 2019
Letters: An American view on 'hideous' New Forest road markings

Letters: An American view on 'hideous' New Forest road markings

30 March 2019

SIR – I recently had a visit from an American friend who had served in the US Air force in UK some years ago. As I drove him around in the New Forest…


Letters: No deal Brexit is still better than a bad deal

25 March 2019
Letters: No deal Brexit is still better than a bad deal

Letters: No deal Brexit is still better than a bad deal

25 March 2019

SIR – It is not difficult to understand why Brexit is deadlocked. In June 2016 the British people voted to leave the EU in the referendum primarily to…


Letters: It's the Brexit hardliners who are the saboteurs

22 March 2019
Letters: It's the Brexit hardliners who are the saboteurs

Letters: It's the Brexit hardliners who are the saboteurs

22 March 2019

SIR - In the referendum vote in June 2016 the voters were asked two questions, Leave or Remain. There was nothing there about the World Trade Organisation…


Letters: Van company responds to parking complaints

16 March 2019
Letters: Van company responds to parking complaints

Letters: Van company responds to parking complaints

16 March 2019

SIR – In response to a letter that appeared in last week’s paper regarding the parking of vehicles in Barton and surrounding areas, I would like to firstly…


Letters: We need even-handed balance between New Forest interests

09 March 2019
Letters: We need even-handed balance between New Forest interests

Letters: We need even-handed balance between New Forest interests

09 March 2019

SIR — I was concerned to learn from the A&T (25th January) that 15 million people a year visit the Forest. This is approximately 23% of our total…


Letters: Make roads safer by turning Forest verges into cycle paths

06 March 2019
Letters: Make roads safer by turning Forest verges into cycle paths

Letters: Make roads safer by turning Forest verges into cycle paths

06 March 2019

SIR – There have been numerous articles in the paper about the appalling number of road accidents in the Forest where animals have been hurt and often…


Letters: Seeing red over white vans blocking residents' roads

05 March 2019
Letters: Seeing red over white vans blocking residents' roads

Letters: Seeing red over white vans blocking residents' roads

05 March 2019

SIR – For at least the last two years, residents in Barton-on-Sea and New Milton have been blighted by numerous white vans and sometimes cars being parked…


Letters: Fawley homes look more like a London development

03 March 2019
Letters: Fawley homes look more like a London development

Letters: Fawley homes look more like a London development

03 March 2019

SIR – I write in reference to the article in last week’s edition concerning the development intended for the former Fawley power station. I was aghast…


Letters: Can you help New Milton Stroke Group?

26 February 2019
Letters: Can you help New Milton Stroke Group?

Letters: Can you help New Milton Stroke Group?

26 February 2019

SIR – Since the start of the new year, the New Milton Stroke Group has been unexpectedly hit with the loss of three voluntary helpers, which is throwing…


Letters: Cycling a bumpy road towards pothole justice

24 February 2019
Letters: Cycling a bumpy road towards pothole justice

Letters: Cycling a bumpy road towards pothole justice

24 February 2019

SIR – Whilst cycling along Cliff Road from Milford-on-Sea towards Barton last July, I encountered a pothole (well I thought it was a pothole) that caused…


Letters: In defence of Christchurch's 'well-respected' MP Sir Chris Chope

21 February 2019
Letters: In defence of Christchurch's 'well-respected' MP Sir Chris Chope

Letters: In defence of Christchurch's 'well-respected' MP Sir Chris Chope

21 February 2019

SIR – I find it quite distasteful that a bunch of soon-to-be redundant Christchurch councillors, who spend their collective time trying to install a million…


Letters: I would travel without train guard to keep service running

19 February 2019
Letters: I would travel without train guard to keep service running

Letters: I would travel without train guard to keep service running

19 February 2019

SIR – After two years of disruption I read that the RMT union is once more to ballot its members for industrial action over the question of guards on…


Letters: New Forest commoning is a round-the-clock commitment

15 February 2019
Letters: New Forest commoning is a round-the-clock commitment

Letters: New Forest commoning is a round-the-clock commitment

15 February 2019

SIR – Recent letters have revealed some misunderstanding of how the New Forest grazed landscape is managed, and how the commoning system upon which it…


Letters: Lymington's Sir Harry Burrard Neale is no hero to me

08 February 2019
Letters: Lymington's Sir Harry Burrard Neale is no hero to me

Letters: Lymington's Sir Harry Burrard Neale is no hero to me

08 February 2019

SIR – About one year ago the people of Lymington and Pennington were told by our town council that no public money would be spent on the refurbishment…


Letters: Disguise speed cameras as New Forest ponies to catch drivers

25 January 2019
Letters: Disguise speed cameras as New Forest ponies to catch drivers

Letters: Disguise speed cameras as New Forest ponies to catch drivers

25 January 2019

SIR – Being born and raised in the New Forest (Brockenhurst) some 70 years ago and never moving away from the area, it seems to me you are brought up…


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