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County councillor’s ‘threat to democracy’ warning over proposed Barton parking charges

County councillor’s ‘threat to democracy’ warning over proposed Barton parking charges

County councillor’s ‘threat to democracy’ warning over proposed Barton parking charges

04 April 2024

A senior county councillor warned of a “threat to democracy” over proposed Barton clifftop parking restrictions and pothole repair prioritisation.


100th milestone for former school matron Pam

100th milestone for former school matron Pam

100th milestone for former school matron Pam

22 March 2024

A FORMER longstanding school matron and charity shop volunteer is celebrating her 100th birthday.


Letters: Parking charges not the best solution

Letters: Parking charges not the best solution

Letters: Parking charges not the best solution

17 March 2024

Letters: I fully sympathise with unease at the unsightly, widespread, long-term parking of motor homes along Barton and Keyhaven seafronts.

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Walker (78) rescued from mud on ‘treacherous’ stretch of beach

Walker (78) rescued from mud on ‘treacherous’ stretch of beach

Walker (78) rescued from mud on ‘treacherous’ stretch of beach

14 March 2024

A pensioner had to be rescued by coastguards and firefighters after becoming stuck in mud on a “treacherous” stretch of beach at Barton.


Letter: A solution to the parking problem

Letter: A solution to the parking problem

Letter: A solution to the parking problem

09 March 2024

It appears that everyone is overlooking an easy solution, and a serious potential income.

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WATCH: Film celebrates dog training club’s ‘pawsome’ anniversary

WATCH: Film celebrates dog training club’s ‘pawsome’ anniversary

WATCH: Film celebrates dog training club’s ‘pawsome’ anniversary

09 March 2024

A Barton dog training club has released a film to celebrate its three decades of community fun.


‘Who is set to benefit from this?’ Coastal businesses hit out at new parking plans

‘Who is set to benefit from this?’ Coastal businesses hit out at new parking plans

‘Who is set to benefit from this?’ Coastal businesses hit out at new parking plans

08 March 2024

Coastal businesses are pleading for a rethink on plans to introduce on-street parking charges amid fears they will drive away customers.


Celebrations for centenarian Emma

Celebrations for centenarian Emma

Celebrations for centenarian Emma

02 March 2024

A forest woman who remembers seeing London’s Crystal Palace burn down in 1936 has celebrated her 100th birthday.


Controversial coastal parking charges plan now out for public consultation

Controversial coastal parking charges plan now out for public consultation

Controversial coastal parking charges plan now out for public consultation

23 February 2024

Residents at two coastal spots where controversial parking charges are planned can from today have their say on the proposals.

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Capsized boat find sparks shoreline search near Barton

Capsized boat find sparks shoreline search near Barton

Capsized boat find sparks shoreline search near Barton

21 February 2024

Rescuers launched a shoreline search after a capsized boat was found on the beach near Barton.


Swimmer raises £1,500 for charity

Swimmer raises £1,500 for charity

Swimmer raises £1,500 for charity

11 February 2024

A ten-year-old Barton schoolgirl has raised £1,500 for charity by swimming more than 12 miles.


Coastal roads popular with long-stay motorhomes set for new parking restrictions

Coastal roads popular with long-stay motorhomes set for new parking restrictions

Coastal roads popular with long-stay motorhomes set for new parking restrictions

02 February 2024

New parking restrictions and charges are planned for two coastal spots where mobile home and campervan owners are claimed to spend weeks at a time.

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Council seeks views on beachfront facilities

Council seeks views on beachfront facilities

Council seeks views on beachfront facilities

01 February 2024

Residents can have their say on the accessibility and appearance of facilities at two New Forest beaches.


Former business director jailed for fraud

Former business director jailed for fraud

Former business director jailed for fraud

17 January 2024

Fraudulently borrowing a total of £275,000 resulted in a former business director from Barton being jailed for two-and-a-half years.


Woman seriously injured after pair fall from ‘unstable’ cliff

Woman seriously injured after pair fall from ‘unstable’ cliff

Woman seriously injured after pair fall from ‘unstable’ cliff

05 January 2024

Two women were rescued after falling from an “unstable” stretch of clifftop at Barton during a New Year’s Day walk.


The Chase’s Dark Destroyer stars in village pub quiz

The Chase’s Dark Destroyer stars in village pub quiz

The Chase’s Dark Destroyer stars in village pub quiz

08 December 2023

Trivia contest mastermind Shaun Wallace – The Chase’s Dark Destroyer – took to the mic to compere a fundraising pub quiz in the Forest.


Byron Road lights dazzle at switch-on

Byron Road lights dazzle at switch-on

Byron Road lights dazzle at switch-on

27 November 2023

Festive families joined the countdown to see a Barton home illuminated with tens of thousands of sparkling Christmas lights on Sunday.


Garage raiders steal mountain bikes and off-road motorcycle

Garage raiders steal mountain bikes and off-road motorcycle

Garage raiders steal mountain bikes and off-road motorcycle

24 November 2023

People are urged to look out for the sale of three mountain bikes and a motorcycle which were stolen in a raid on a Barton garage.


Byron Road – scaled-back display as lights dazzle for hospice

Byron Road – scaled-back display as lights dazzle for hospice

Byron Road – scaled-back display as lights dazzle for hospice

21 November 2023

It will be a scaled-back Christmas lights display this year for a Barton street made famous for its dazzling spectacle.

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Beach hut-style loos opened at seaside

Beach hut-style loos opened at seaside

Beach hut-style loos opened at seaside

16 November 2023

Public toilets designed to look like a beach hut have been opened at Barton on Sea.


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