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Letter: Fighting for cleaner rivers

12 December 2020
Letter: Fighting for cleaner rivers

Letter: Fighting for cleaner rivers

12 December 2020

SIR – Some weeks ago your newspaper highlighted the pollution of raw sewage in the Beaulieu River from the Lyndhurst sewage works after heavy rain ( A&T…


Letter: I'm wheelie looking forward to new bins

06 December 2020
Letter: I'm wheelie looking forward to new bins

Letter: I'm wheelie looking forward to new bins

06 December 2020

SIR – I am delighted with New Forest District Council’s proposal to introduce wheelie bins. We were first given wheelie bins over 30 years ago at a previous…


Letter: Claws out for the non-native cat

05 December 2020
Letter: Claws out for the non-native cat

Letter: Claws out for the non-native cat

05 December 2020

SIR – Reading Peter Whitfield’s letter about goshawks and other predators (Letters 27th November), the one thing that I noticed from his story is that…


Letter: We need full answers on NFDC waste plans

29 November 2020
Letter: We need full answers on NFDC waste plans

Letter: We need full answers on NFDC waste plans

29 November 2020

SIR – New Forest District Council have embarked on a Draft Waste Strategy which was endorsed by cabinet on 4th November 2020. Although classed as a draft,…


Letter: Many predators besides goshawks

28 November 2020
Letter: Many predators besides goshawks

Letter: Many predators besides goshawks

28 November 2020

SIR – I have been following with interest the weekly correspondence regarding the goshawks in the Forest. There are two parties: one for and one against. I…


Letter: Re-open all New Forest car parks

22 November 2020
Letter: Re-open all New Forest car parks

Letter: Re-open all New Forest car parks

22 November 2020

SIR – I am sure I will not be alone in wondering why Forestry England have decided to go ahead with the closure of many of the car parks within the New…


Letter: Planning is needed to stop the sad death of our high streets

21 November 2020
Letter: Planning is needed to stop the sad death of our high streets

Letter: Planning is needed to stop the sad death of our high streets

21 November 2020

SIR – Your unnamed correspondent is correct that our high streets were designed for shops (Letters, 13th November). However, that and the lack of proactive…


Letter: Taking no notice of New Forest signs

15 November 2020
Letter: Taking no notice of New Forest signs

Letter: Taking no notice of New Forest signs

15 November 2020

SIR – I wish to commend Anthony Pasmore for his article about the national park authority and Forestry England’s (FE) daft proposals for Hatchet Pond…


Letter: Mobility scooters a greater danger to life than Covid-19

14 November 2020
Letter: Mobility scooters a greater danger to life than Covid-19

Letter: Mobility scooters a greater danger to life than Covid-19

14 November 2020

SIR – In New Milton there is a greater danger to human life and possible injury than Covid-19 – this is a minority of mobility scooter users. Last Saturday…


Letter: Covid rules are simple enough for a five-year-old to understand, so what's the problem?

08 November 2020
Letter: Covid rules are simple enough for a five-year-old to understand, so what's the problem?

Letter: Covid rules are simple enough for a five-year-old to understand, so what's the problem?

08 November 2020

SIR – When I first went to primary school in the 1950s we were given some basic rules to follow. Some things stay with you forever and I well remember…


Letter – It's naive to suggest old Co-op site is suitable for an Aldi

07 November 2020
Letter – It's naive to suggest old Co-op site is suitable for an Aldi

Letter – It's naive to suggest old Co-op site is suitable for an Aldi

07 November 2020

SIR – Councillors and a party representing Bradbeers suggesting that the Station Road former Co-op store site is suitable for the proposed Aldi store…


Letter: Skatepark threat – don't blame the kids

01 November 2020
Letter: Skatepark threat – don't blame the kids

Letter: Skatepark threat – don't blame the kids

01 November 2020

SIR – I was disappointed to read in last week’s paper that the council have threatened to close New Milton skatepark at night because kids are hanging…


Letter: 4x4 drivers think they own the road

31 October 2020
Letter: 4x4 drivers think they own the road

Letter: 4x4 drivers think they own the road

31 October 2020

SIR – I am writing to you about some inconsiderate driving around the Lymington area by 4x4 drivers. Last weekend on Saturday afternoon I was driving…


Letter: Fight Covid with open windows

25 October 2020
Letter: Fight Covid with open windows

Letter: Fight Covid with open windows

25 October 2020

SIR – Once again we have a certain section of our society who are either just too stupid or just don’t care as to the damage they are doing not only to…


Letters: Readers react to New Forest wheelie bin plans

24 October 2020
Letters: Readers react to New Forest wheelie bin plans

Letters: Readers react to New Forest wheelie bin plans

24 October 2020

SIR – Some things happily never change with local matters: refuse collection is back on the front page. However, this year has radically changed the public’s…


Letter: TSB should keep Lymington branch open out of loyalty

18 October 2020
Letter: TSB should keep Lymington branch open out of loyalty

Letter: TSB should keep Lymington branch open out of loyalty

18 October 2020

SIR – With regard to the TSB closure , I emailed our MP, Sir Desmond Swayne, over the weekend and he came back to me by return – impressive. He was surprisingly…


Letter: How did the NPA agree to this unsympathetic development?

17 October 2020
Letter: How did the NPA agree to this unsympathetic development?

Letter: How did the NPA agree to this unsympathetic development?

17 October 2020

SIR – I am a long-term resident in the little New Forest village of Sway. Like many residents, we were pleased when the New Forest and Sway became part…


Letter: Can we have a Highcliffe plan for Lymington?

11 October 2020
Letter: Can we have a Highcliffe plan for Lymington?

Letter: Can we have a Highcliffe plan for Lymington?

11 October 2020

SIR – We note with interest and approval plans for the transformation of Highcliffe high street into a pedestrian-friendly environment with pavement cafes,…


Letter: Appalled by the loss of Lymington's TSB branch

10 October 2020
Letter: Appalled by the loss of Lymington's TSB branch

Letter: Appalled by the loss of Lymington's TSB branch

10 October 2020

SIR – I am appalled to see that our local branch of TSB in Lymington is closing ( A&T , 2nd October). For 60 years I banked with Lloyds Bank and then…


Letter: Pensioner's solution to deal with Covid – lock us all up

04 October 2020
Letter: Pensioner's solution to deal with Covid – lock us all up

Letter: Pensioner's solution to deal with Covid – lock us all up

04 October 2020

SIR – I am 70 years old and in receipt of a state pension and a small work pension. There are millions in the Covid vulnerable category who are in this…


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