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Letter: Mental health is the key to tackling drug use

01 January 2021
Letter: Mental health is the key to tackling drug use

Letter: Mental health is the key to tackling drug use

01 January 2021

SIR – Cllr Jack Davies suggests that Lymington town sets up drug rooms for addicts ( A&T , 18th December)...


Letter: Lockdown will live long in all our memories

28 December 2020
Letter: Lockdown will live long in all our memories

Letter: Lockdown will live long in all our memories

28 December 2020

SIR – Lockdown: a word which will stay in the memory for a long time after the coronavirus had faded into the background, even though, like the bubonic…


Letter: Keyhaven parking charges decision is barmy

27 December 2020
Letter: Keyhaven parking charges decision is barmy

Letter: Keyhaven parking charges decision is barmy

27 December 2020

SIR – The decision to impose parking charges at Keyhaven to deter campervans ( A&T , 11th December) is barmy, and a classic example of using a sledgehammer…


Letter: Only a small minority in favour of wheelie bins

26 December 2020
Letter: Only a small minority in favour of wheelie bins

Letter: Only a small minority in favour of wheelie bins

26 December 2020

SIR – Mr Trevor Milchard says he is delighted with the New Forest District Council’s plan to introduce wheelie bins (Letters, 4th December). But he is…


Letter: Bravo HCC for school funding demand from development

25 December 2020
Letter: Bravo HCC for school funding demand from development

Letter: Bravo HCC for school funding demand from development

25 December 2020

SIR – Hampshire County Council should be applauded for requesting that a developer planning to build 300 houses in Calmore provides £1.3m to expand local…


Letter: Poor highways plan for 165-home development

20 December 2020
Letter: Poor highways plan for 165-home development

Letter: Poor highways plan for 165-home development

20 December 2020

SIR – I joined the webinar on 10th December regarding the Brockhills Lane development (A&T, 4th December). It in no way provided the necessary public…


Letter: Heartwarming acts of generosity in these testing times

19 December 2020
Letter: Heartwarming acts of generosity in these testing times

Letter: Heartwarming acts of generosity in these testing times

19 December 2020

SIR – Recently there has been a lot of commentary in the national media with regards to businesses that have benefited as a consequence of the Covid-19…


Letter: Vaccination certification for the nation

13 December 2020
Letter: Vaccination certification for the nation

Letter: Vaccination certification for the nation

13 December 2020

SIR – If like me you have travelled in Africa or even the Caribbean, you will have been required to have a certified vaccination for either yellow fever…


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…


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