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Reader's letter: Gender debate a waste of time

17 April 2021
Reader's letter: Gender debate a waste of time

Reader's letter: Gender debate a waste of time

17 April 2021

I have to admit that I had to read your article more than once before I could fully digest what was being debated at BCP Council about gender bias


Letter: Where’s the gratitude for New Forest's pop-up campsites?

11 April 2021
Letter: Where’s the gratitude for New Forest's pop-up campsites?

Letter: Where’s the gratitude for New Forest's pop-up campsites?

11 April 2021

SIR – I read with interest your article about the national park authority’s (NPA) plans to restrict pop-up campsites in the New Forest.


Letter: Outrageous hike in my policing tax

10 April 2021
Letter: Outrageous hike in my policing tax

Letter: Outrageous hike in my policing tax

10 April 2021

SIR – My 2021/22 council tax bill from New Forest District Council shows an increase of 4.7% over the bill for the previous year.


Letter: Hurst Castle collapse is all part of change

04 April 2021
Letter: Hurst Castle collapse is all part of change

Letter: Hurst Castle collapse is all part of change

04 April 2021

SIR – Although we all regret the collapse of a part of the castle, it is important to see this change as part of the natural evolution of the coastline and to recognise that although it would be possible, with large amounts of money, to “hold back nature”, in the end it is much better to work with rather than against nature...


Letters: Readers respond to Barry Rickman's resignation

03 April 2021
Letters: Readers respond to Barry Rickman's resignation

Letters: Readers respond to Barry Rickman's resignation

03 April 2021

SIR – Much as I empathise with the general point made by Caroline Harris (Letters, 26th March) that we all should be “kind in these unforeseen difficult times”, I would take issue that robust criticism of our political leadership by media and others should be muted...


Letter: There has never been a more urgent time for the preservation of New Forest

02 April 2021
Letter: There has never been a more urgent time for the preservation of New Forest

Letter: There has never been a more urgent time for the preservation of New Forest

02 April 2021

SIR – It was interesting to note that 21st March was the International Day of Forests , celebrating and raising awareness of all the wellbeing benefits of forests and trees around us...


Letter: What is the New Forest for?

28 March 2021
Letter: What is the New Forest for?

Letter: What is the New Forest for?

28 March 2021

SIR – Jon Bray ( Letters , 19th March), regarding visitor rights, raises the interesting philosophical question: what is the New Forest for?...


Letter: Give us one council tax for whole New Forest

27 March 2021
Letter: Give us one council tax for whole New Forest

Letter: Give us one council tax for whole New Forest

27 March 2021

SIR – This will most likely hit a nerve with most of us and it is about the council tax we pay...


Letter: Cost of asbestos disposal is encouraging flytipping

21 March 2021
Letter: Cost of asbestos disposal is encouraging flytipping

Letter: Cost of asbestos disposal is encouraging flytipping

21 March 2021

SIR – Today I had a timed slot at the Efford recycling (tip) centre. One of the items we were getting rid of was an old ironing board...


Letter: A growing hostile environment for visitors to the New Forest

20 March 2021
Letter: A growing hostile environment for visitors to the New Forest

Letter: A growing hostile environment for visitors to the New Forest

20 March 2021

SIR – Does anyone else get the impression that the administrators of the New Forest would be happiest if none of us ever went there again?...


Letter: What really led to the Hurst Castle wall collapse?

14 March 2021
Letter: What really led to the Hurst Castle wall collapse?

Letter: What really led to the Hurst Castle wall collapse?

14 March 2021

SIR – Am I alone in thinking that the collapse of part of the east wing of Hurst Castle was predictably inevitable?...


Letter: We must discuss Milford-Barton clifftop erosion

13 March 2021
Letter: We must discuss Milford-Barton clifftop erosion

Letter: We must discuss Milford-Barton clifftop erosion

13 March 2021

SIR – Anyone who has walked along the Milford to Barton clifftop over the last few years will certainly have noticed the alarming advance of the cliff erosion. I would guess that the pathway has been pushed back at least 50ft in some places over the last five years...


Letter: Is the New Forest turning into a toilet-free zone?

07 March 2021
Letter: Is the New Forest turning into a toilet-free zone?

Letter: Is the New Forest turning into a toilet-free zone?

07 March 2021

SIR – Is the New Forest District Council area to become a toilet-free zone?...


Letter: Frustrated by preventable Hurst Castle collapse

06 March 2021
Letter: Frustrated by preventable Hurst Castle collapse

Letter: Frustrated by preventable Hurst Castle collapse

06 March 2021

SIR – I would like to show my frustration and disappointment at the collapse of some of the wall of Hurst Castle...


Letter – Toilets revamp will eradicate the history of Lymington Town Quay

28 February 2021
Letter – Toilets revamp will eradicate the history of Lymington Town Quay

Letter – Toilets revamp will eradicate the history of Lymington Town Quay

28 February 2021

SIR – The article on new views of the Town Quay toilets revamp (A&T, 19th February) left me amazed how New Forest District Council can justify spending £1.2m on building new toilets and seven shower units for yacht owners...


Letter: Not flushed with closing Barton beach toilets

27 February 2021
Letter: Not flushed with closing Barton beach toilets

Letter: Not flushed with closing Barton beach toilets

27 February 2021

SIR – The proposal to shut down the public toilets in Barton “because the prefab block was only meant to be temporary and has reached the end of its lifespan” (A&T, 19th February) seems another typical council response to the alternative of scratching the noggin, putting in some work and finding a solution...


Letter – What is the value of Brockenhurst Tesco bike racks?

21 February 2021
Letter – What is the value of Brockenhurst Tesco bike racks?

Letter – What is the value of Brockenhurst Tesco bike racks?

21 February 2021

SIR – Regarding the cycle racks installed on the road in Brockenhurst, taking up three parking spaces; used in the summer maybe, but are there, empty, for the remaining 46 weeks...


Letter – Sympathy with DIY crossing at Mudeford Quay

20 February 2021
Letter – Sympathy with DIY crossing at Mudeford Quay

Letter – Sympathy with DIY crossing at Mudeford Quay

20 February 2021

SIR – I can sympathise with Mr Laurie Phillips (A&T, 12th February) about his DIY pedestrian crossing in Mudeford Quay ...


Letter: The problem with 'affordable' housing

14 February 2021
Letter: The problem with 'affordable' housing

Letter: The problem with 'affordable' housing

14 February 2021

SIR – Last week’s letters , “Housing not at all affordable” and “Stand up to the developers”, highlighted a critical social issue here in the Forest: can people who are born here afford to build a life here? The contributors seemed doubtful, and sadly I agree...


Letter: The pony-endangering culture of urban New Forest residents

13 February 2021
Letter: The pony-endangering culture of urban New Forest residents

Letter: The pony-endangering culture of urban New Forest residents

13 February 2021

SIR – I regularly see dead animals that have been killed in collisions with vehicles on the straight open road across Hilltop. The vegetation has been cut back providing good visibility and I am rarely overtaken by speeding drivers, so it is difficult to see how these collisions occur...


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