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Letter: Majority of those queuing at tips are from the selfish me-too brigade

23 May 2020
Letter: Majority of those queuing at tips are from the selfish me-too brigade

Letter: Majority of those queuing at tips are from the selfish me-too brigade

23 May 2020

SIR – Ever get that feeling of deja vu? You know the sort of thing, history repeating itself. Did anyone seriously think that the plea to people to only…


Letter: VE Day celebrations still burn brightly in the memory

14 May 2020
Letter: VE Day celebrations still burn brightly in the memory

Letter: VE Day celebrations still burn brightly in the memory

14 May 2020

SIR – The war was over, so how did the young children of old Lymo town cope with the celebrations in the streets of the town? The air was filled with…


Letter: Unhappy with arrogant Forest walkers

14 May 2020
Letter: Unhappy with arrogant Forest walkers

Letter: Unhappy with arrogant Forest walkers

14 May 2020

SIR – I write in utter astonishment at the letter you published last week (Letters, 8th May). Apart from being a gross generalisation of an extremely…


Letter: We need more than science

10 May 2020
Letter: We need more than science

Letter: We need more than science

10 May 2020

SIR – We are continually told that the government has “followed the science” in these “unprecedented times”. We pay government to lead, not follow. Science…


Letter: Thanks refuse collectors, but please don’t move the bags

09 May 2020
Letter: Thanks refuse collectors, but please don’t move the bags

Letter: Thanks refuse collectors, but please don’t move the bags

09 May 2020

SIR – On Thursday evening when I, like millions of others, make as much noise as possible in praise of our NHS and other essential workers, our wonderful…


Letter: Stamp out these arrogant Forest cyclists

08 May 2020
Letter: Stamp out these arrogant Forest cyclists

Letter: Stamp out these arrogant Forest cyclists

08 May 2020

SIR – There is nothing wrong with cycling as a sport, hobby or social family exercise. Unfortunately, there is a small minority who spoil it for the rest…


Letter: Heartened by others’ generosity during coronavirus

30 April 2020
Letter: Heartened by others’ generosity during coronavirus

Letter: Heartened by others’ generosity during coronavirus

30 April 2020

SIR – In the midst of the coronavirus problems, it is heartening to see how quickly people’s generosity has blossomed, with countless unsung heroes stepping…


Letter: Confused about lockdown rules

30 April 2020
Letter: Confused about lockdown rules

Letter: Confused about lockdown rules

30 April 2020

SIR – Matt Hancock the health secretary has said it, countless articles in the media have said it, but according to the Hampshire police force they’re…


Letter: Let's get to the root of road defects

23 April 2020
Letter: Let's get to the root of road defects

Letter: Let's get to the root of road defects

23 April 2020

SIR – Hampshire County Council contractors have marked defects on the road surface in Church Lane, Boldre, in preparation for top dressing. No attempt…


Letter: Thank you for all your support of Lymington hospital

23 April 2020
Letter: Thank you for all your support of Lymington hospital

Letter: Thank you for all your support of Lymington hospital

23 April 2020

SIR – My name is Emma Edwards and I work at Lymington hospital in the radiology department. I just wanted to say a massive thank you to all the support,…


Letter: Is it now time to leash dogs in public?

16 April 2020
Letter: Is it now time to leash dogs in public?

Letter: Is it now time to leash dogs in public?

16 April 2020

SIR – I note the two instances of attacks by unleashed dogs (A&T, 10th April) – one on the 70-year-old elderly runner , and the second on the horse…


Letter: Lest we forget our NHS heroes

16 April 2020
Letter: Lest we forget our NHS heroes

Letter: Lest we forget our NHS heroes

16 April 2020

SIR – It was a good year, the year that Norma Helen Sinclair was born. Her friends (of which there were many) always called her by her abbreviated name,…


Letter: Not the time to be building HS2

13 April 2020
Letter: Not the time to be building HS2

Letter: Not the time to be building HS2

13 April 2020

SIR – It is atrocious in this contemporary era of environmental consciousness that this potential project HS2 is being built at the cost of pristine ancient…


Letter: Disappointed in plans for Holbury Club

08 April 2020
Letter: Disappointed in plans for Holbury Club

Letter: Disappointed in plans for Holbury Club

08 April 2020

SIR – I feel very sad that the proposal put forward for this site [the Holbury Club] does not include some kind of building for community use. There are…


Letter: Carers are owed a great debt

08 April 2020
Letter: Carers are owed a great debt

Letter: Carers are owed a great debt

08 April 2020

SIR – I wrote this article a few years ago, but it has much greater relevance for today and the very stressful time we are experiencing. I asked then:…


Letters: New Forest small businesses falling through the cracks

02 April 2020
Letters: New Forest small businesses falling through the cracks

Letters: New Forest small businesses falling through the cracks

02 April 2020

SIR – Many of the New Forest ’s smallest businesses are unsupported by the current measures as they fall between the cracks leaving them particularly…


Letters: A smile to a stranger goes a long way in these times

02 April 2020
Letters: A smile to a stranger goes a long way in these times

Letters: A smile to a stranger goes a long way in these times

02 April 2020

SIR – First of all a huge ‘thank you’ to all the staff at the Advertiser and Times for continuing to keep us informed and entertained during these difficult…


Letters: Talk is cheap when dogs keep killing the deer

27 March 2020
Letters: Talk is cheap when dogs keep killing the deer

Letters: Talk is cheap when dogs keep killing the deer

27 March 2020

SIR — Having lived and worked in the New Forest for a long time, I have witnessed many deer being maimed and killed by dogs – all kinds of breeds from…


Letters: Won't closing the car parks concentrate the crowds?

27 March 2020
Letters: Won't closing the car parks concentrate the crowds?

Letters: Won't closing the car parks concentrate the crowds?

27 March 2020

SIR — I am disappointed to read of the closing of the bigger car parks in the New Forest . Yes, I understand closing the campsites and pleasure parks…


Letters: Our just-in-time businesses are not ready for crisis

19 March 2020
Letters: Our just-in-time businesses are not ready for crisis

Letters: Our just-in-time businesses are not ready for crisis

19 March 2020

SIR - Over 20 years ago I was flattered to be asked by the then Department for Trade & Industry (DTI) to write a guide, to be issued by them to all…


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