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Roadside orchids mowed down for third time by council 'vandalism'

Roadside orchids mowed down for third time by council 'vandalism'

Roadside orchids mowed down for third time by council 'vandalism'

20 June 2019

Doug Hounsome by the A35 in 2016 after the orchids were mown down for the second time A RETIRED landscape gardener is furious after finding that Hampshire…


Town's library starts a new chapter with £87,000 relaunch

Town's library starts a new chapter with £87,000 relaunch

Town's library starts a new chapter with £87,000 relaunch

10 June 2019

New Milton library in Gore Road THE new-look New Milton library will reopen to the public today (Monday) after an £87,000 refurbishment by Hampshire County…


Libraries and social services under threat in new £80m spending cuts drive

Libraries and social services under threat in new £80m spending cuts drive

Libraries and social services under threat in new £80m spending cuts drive

07 June 2019

Hampshire County Council's HQ in Winchester LIBRARY closures, reduced winter gritting and increased service charges are being considered by Hampshire…


Tory council leader joins cross-party call for more government funding

Tory council leader joins cross-party call for more government funding

Tory council leader joins cross-party call for more government funding

28 May 2019

Brockenhurst Cllr Keith Mans spoke out along with Labour Cllr Chris Hammond THE new leader of Hampshire County Council has joined a cross-party call to…


Loss of town's youth centre blamed for crime rise and drugs risk

Loss of town's youth centre blamed for crime rise and drugs risk

Loss of town's youth centre blamed for crime rise and drugs risk

24 May 2019

The Phoenix Centre in New Milton was sold off by Hampshire County Council in 2017 THE lack of a permanent New Milton youth centre is leaving local youngsters…


New Forest councillor takes charge at Hampshire County Council

New Forest councillor takes charge at Hampshire County Council

New Forest councillor takes charge at Hampshire County Council

23 May 2019

Brockenhurst Cllr Keith Mans is the new Conservative leader of Hampshire County Council HAMPSHIRE County Council has a new leader at the helm – Brockenhurst…


Weather, Brexit and staff costs blamed for Hampshire school dinners price rise

Weather, Brexit and staff costs blamed for Hampshire school dinners price rise

Weather, Brexit and staff costs blamed for Hampshire school dinners price rise

14 May 2019

School dinners in Hampshire will go up by 10p in September (Photo: stock image) THE cost of a school meal in Hampshire will go up at the beginning of…


New Forest councillor on course to become Hampshire leader

New Forest councillor on course to become Hampshire leader

New Forest councillor on course to become Hampshire leader

09 May 2019

Brockenhurst Cllr Keith Mans THE new leader of Hampshire County Council has been announced - and he is a New Forest councillor, writes Maria Zaccaro of…


Quarry plans loom near major new housing development

Quarry plans loom near major new housing development

Quarry plans loom near major new housing development

18 April 2019

A decision on the quarry application is expected in June (Photo: stock image) PLANS for a huge new gravel quarry close to where 875 homes are set to be…


Objectors lose bid to stop quarry activity expanding

Objectors lose bid to stop quarry activity expanding

Objectors lose bid to stop quarry activity expanding

26 March 2019

EXPANDING operations at a sand and gravel quarry has been given the go-ahead despite warnings from residents and councillors that it would have an “intolerable” impact on their lives...


Victim of faulty cattlegrid crash being 'ignored' by council

Victim of faulty cattlegrid crash being 'ignored' by council

Victim of faulty cattlegrid crash being 'ignored' by council

22 March 2019

The faulty cattlegrid near the Rising Sun at Bashley A BURLEY woman who crashed her car due a faulty cattlegrid has accused Hampshire County Council of…


Cash-strapped councils sell off land and property worth £66m

Cash-strapped councils sell off land and property worth £66m

Cash-strapped councils sell off land and property worth £66m

18 March 2019

Hampshire County Council made 100 disposals of land, buildings and homes worth a combined £44.6m PUBLIC property worth more than £66m has been sold off…


Councils team up to find replacement for axed Saturday bus service

Councils team up to find replacement for axed Saturday bus service

Councils team up to find replacement for axed Saturday bus service

10 March 2019

The 112 Saturday service that goes through East Boldre on its way between Hythe and Lymington will end in April COUNCILLORS are teaming up to try to find…


Hythe ferry 'will not survive' without extra funding, warns owner

Hythe ferry 'will not survive' without extra funding, warns owner

Hythe ferry 'will not survive' without extra funding, warns owner

28 February 2019

HYTHE ferry will not survive without the support of public funding, its owner has warned, as he pleaded with Southampton City Council to replace nearly £155,000 cut by the county...


Fire-breathing Dragon Patcher has potholes licked, says county council

Fire-breathing Dragon Patcher has potholes licked, says county council

Fire-breathing Dragon Patcher has potholes licked, says county council

26 February 2019

A 'dragon patcher' shows its pothole-fixing flame THE first of two new fire-breathing "dragon patcher" road repair machines has arrived for speedy mending…


The new Lookout cafe in Lepe eyes national design award

The new Lookout cafe in Lepe eyes national design award

The new Lookout cafe in Lepe eyes national design award

25 February 2019

The cafe is part of the new Lepe visitor centre (Photo: Jim Stephenson) THE new Lookout cafe at Lepe Country Park, which was part of a recent £2.9m refurbishment,…


MP wades into row with government over Redbridge causeway repair funds

MP wades into row with government over Redbridge causeway repair funds

MP wades into row with government over Redbridge causeway repair funds

24 February 2019

Hampshire County Council leader Cllr Roy Perry has urged the government to provide funding for the Redbridge causeway A NEW FOREST MP has waded into the…


New Forest council tax payers facing £70 hike in Band D bills

New Forest council tax payers facing £70 hike in Band D bills

New Forest council tax payers facing £70 hike in Band D bills

24 February 2019

New Forest District Council's Appletree Court HQ in Lyndhurst NEW FOREST residents are facing an increase of more than £70 in their council tax bill from…


Council apologises to royals for wrongly announcing Prince Philip's death

Council apologises to royals for wrongly announcing Prince Philip's death

Council apologises to royals for wrongly announcing Prince Philip's death

22 February 2019

The Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip and the Queen AN apology was issued to the royal family by Hampshire County Council after it mistakenly announced…


Two-month closure of New Milton library delayed as £80,000 revamp pushed back

Two-month closure of New Milton library delayed as £80,000 revamp pushed back

Two-month closure of New Milton library delayed as £80,000 revamp pushed back

21 February 2019

New Milton library in Gore Road PLANS for an £80,000 revamp of New Milton Library due to start next week have been delayed. Town bookworms had been advised…


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