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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...


Letter: No excuse to kill New Forest animals just because you’re driving the speed limit

07 February 2021
Letter: No excuse to kill New Forest animals just because you’re driving the speed limit

Letter: No excuse to kill New Forest animals just because you’re driving the speed limit

07 February 2021

SIR – I'm very disappointed at the excuses Hampshire police give for the drivers of vehicles that kill our roaming animals...


Letter: Milford site for 100 new homes is a flood risk

06 February 2021
Letter: Milford site for 100 new homes is a flood risk

Letter: Milford site for 100 new homes is a flood risk

06 February 2021

SIR – Photos I took on Saturday 30th January after a night of heavy rain confirm my concerns over the New Forest District Local Plan Strategic Site 7 to build 100 houses in the fields north of Manor Road, Milford ...


Letter: Animal visibility in the New Forest must improve

31 January 2021
Letter: Animal visibility in the New Forest must improve

Letter: Animal visibility in the New Forest must improve

31 January 2021

SIR – I see a growing number of communications about the deaths of Forest animals appearing in your letters column...


Letter: There are no positives in approval of Aldi store for New Milton

30 January 2021
Letter: There are no positives in approval of Aldi store for New Milton

Letter: There are no positives in approval of Aldi store for New Milton

30 January 2021

SIR – We are in total agreement with Hilary Keene and R.H. Stones (Letters, 22nd January) concerning the planning approval for Aldi to build a store on Caird Avenue...


Letter – Lockdown a breeding ground for potential dictators

24 January 2021
Letter – Lockdown a breeding ground for potential dictators

Letter – Lockdown a breeding ground for potential dictators

24 January 2021

SIR – Whatever the pluses and minuses of lockdowns , it has certainly been good for breeding new potential dictators...


Letter – Displeased by developer's attempt to remove bridge from Lymington Shores

23 January 2021
Letter – Displeased by developer's attempt to remove bridge from Lymington Shores

Letter – Displeased by developer's attempt to remove bridge from Lymington Shores

23 January 2021

SIR – I write on behalf of the Bottom of Town Campaign, Lymington, to express our utmost displeasure at the attempt by the Redrow company to delete the amenity aspects of its development at Lymington Shores/Almansa Way by seeking to overturn the existing planning conditions (A&T, 15th January)...


Letter: This oldie should not be among the first vaccinated

17 January 2021
Letter: This oldie should not be among the first vaccinated

Letter: This oldie should not be among the first vaccinated

17 January 2021

SIR – I am one of the town’s “oldies”, so in line for early vaccination , although I’ve not heard a peep out of my surgery as yet...


Letter: Save the animals – don't salt the unfenced roads

16 January 2021
Letter: Save the animals – don't salt the unfenced roads

Letter: Save the animals – don't salt the unfenced roads

16 January 2021

SIR – I cannot understand why Hampshire County Council continue to put salt down on the open Forest roads. It’s not as though they do not know of the problems with the animals congregating on the roads, licking the salt...


Letter: Brexit deal will make UK poorer

10 January 2021
Letter: Brexit deal will make UK poorer

Letter: Brexit deal will make UK poorer

10 January 2021

SIR – I note in last week’s A&T that Forest MPs supported the government’s Brexit deal with the EU, because red tape and fish were a price worth paying...


Letter: The New Forest's waste sack problems are very real

09 January 2021
Letter: The New Forest's waste sack problems are very real

Letter: The New Forest's waste sack problems are very real

09 January 2021

SIR – Noel Baptiste (Letters, 25th December) mentions “the alleged problem of plastic sacks being torn open during the night by birds”. Let him visit a quiet road in Barton when black sacks are collected ...


Letter: New Forest must move to a 'zero waste' policy

03 January 2021
Letter: New Forest must move to a 'zero waste' policy

Letter: New Forest must move to a 'zero waste' policy

03 January 2021

SIR – New Forest District Council’s plans for improving the efficiency of our local domestic waste disposal are to be commended...


Letter: It's time to make New Forest livestock more visible

02 January 2021
Letter: It's time to make New Forest livestock more visible

Letter: It's time to make New Forest livestock more visible

02 January 2021

SIR – Once again we have front page news (A&T, 18th December) of the tragic deaths of our Forest animals – this time three donkeys all involved in the same incident...


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