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Letters: Too few houses or too many people?

Letters: Too few houses or too many people?

Letters: Too few houses or too many people?

21 November 2019

SIR - Housing demand has sent house prices and rentals soaring and for many younger people are completely unaffordable. The response from politicians…


Letters: When will the council tackle this fly-tipping epidemic?

Letters: When will the council tackle this fly-tipping epidemic?

Letters: When will the council tackle this fly-tipping epidemic?

21 November 2019

SIR - Further to the fly-tipping epidemic in our area and my recent communications on this subject, I still have not had a reply from the county council…


Letters: Can't control your dog? Then keep it on the lead

Letters: Can't control your dog? Then keep it on the lead

Letters: Can't control your dog? Then keep it on the lead

14 November 2019

SIR - Last Thursday afternoon I was returning home and had the unpleasant experience of witnessing my cattle being attacked by an out of control dog. The…


Letters: Traders, we don't all use the worldwide web (whatever that is)

Letters: Traders, we don't all use the worldwide web (whatever that is)

Letters: Traders, we don't all use the worldwide web (whatever that is)

14 November 2019

SIR – Why do retailers and advertisers etc all insist on using only the WWW (worldwide web) – whatever that is – and not include a telephone number or…


Letters: Ignore the rumours, there will be Christmas lights in our village

Letters: Ignore the rumours, there will be Christmas lights in our village

Letters: Ignore the rumours, there will be Christmas lights in our village

07 November 2019

SIR - There is currently much speculation and misinformation regarding the Christmas illuminations in Lyndhurst . May I reassure your readers that there…


Letters: A winter plea to cyclists and pedestrians to be seen on the roads

Letters: A winter plea to cyclists and pedestrians to be seen on the roads

Letters: A winter plea to cyclists and pedestrians to be seen on the roads

07 November 2019

SIR - Now that the dark evenings are with us again, could I please make a plea for pedestrians - and cyclists - to ‘ be seen ’. I, for one, do not wish…


Letters: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex should stop whinging

Letters: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex should stop whinging

Letters: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex should stop whinging

31 October 2019

SIR – I find myself wishing that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would stop whinging about their problems and expect us to be sorry for them. We “ordinary…


Letters: He blocked the 'upskirting' law - why not the Brexit bill?

Letters: He blocked the 'upskirting' law - why not the Brexit bill?

Letters: He blocked the 'upskirting' law - why not the Brexit bill?

31 October 2019

SIR - Like many people, I followed the recent furore over the timetable of the government’s new Brexit bill closely. Having approved the bill at second…


Letters: It's time to ban pregnant cows from the Forest

Letters: It's time to ban pregnant cows from the Forest

Letters: It's time to ban pregnant cows from the Forest

24 October 2019

SIR — It would appear from your front page that the Commoners Defence Association (CDA) are “keen to do their bit” by dehorning cattle due to the spate…


Letters: Local recycling is just rubbish

Letters: Local recycling is just rubbish

Letters: Local recycling is just rubbish

24 October 2019

SIR — It had to kick off sooner or later down this neck of the woods on just how bad our local authorities are at recycling. I refer to your recent article…


Letters: Why I'll be wearing a white poppy this Remembrance Day

Letters: Why I'll be wearing a white poppy this Remembrance Day

Letters: Why I'll be wearing a white poppy this Remembrance Day

18 October 2019

SIR — For Remembrance Day this year, I will be wearing a white poppy alongside the red one. Why? Because if we do genuinely care about the service personnel…


Letters: Never forget nature’s beauty

Letters: Never forget nature’s beauty

Letters: Never forget nature’s beauty

17 October 2019

SIR — I was delighted to walk into St Thomas’s Church on Saturday. It was full of the most exquisite flower displays, as part of the Lymington Flower…


Letters: American, commercial and scary - we're getting Halloween all wrong

Letters: American, commercial and scary - we're getting Halloween all wrong

Letters: American, commercial and scary - we're getting Halloween all wrong

10 October 2019

SIR - Hallowe’en is nowadays observed, sadly, in American secular, even pagan fashion as ‘Trick or Treat’ where impious children, dressed in the most…


Letters: Was dog walker's roadside parking verging on the ridiculous?

Letters: Was dog walker's roadside parking verging on the ridiculous?

Letters: Was dog walker's roadside parking verging on the ridiculous?

10 October 2019

SIR - I had an interesting conversation with a fellow dog walker this week. He had parked his car right by a Forestry England sign requesting that people…


Letters: Where have the 'Do not feed the ponies' signs gone?

Letters: Where have the 'Do not feed the ponies' signs gone?

Letters: Where have the 'Do not feed the ponies' signs gone?

03 October 2019

SIR - I used to live in the New Forest and remember the signs ‘Do not feed the ponies. Penalty £25’. Recently, walking my dog at Moyles Court , I spoke…


Letters: Drivers should be ashamed of the 'Lymington kiss'

Letters: Drivers should be ashamed of the 'Lymington kiss'

Letters: Drivers should be ashamed of the 'Lymington kiss'

03 October 2019

SIR - My wife and I have owned a Honda since 2009. It was bought in immaculate condition having been owned by the son of the owner of a Honda garage. It…


Letters: Why are only cyclists blamed for damaging the Forest?

Letters: Why are only cyclists blamed for damaging the Forest?

Letters: Why are only cyclists blamed for damaging the Forest?

26 September 2019

SIR - After reading Lucie Rowe's letter in last week's edition reminding off-road cyclists that "the Forest is not an open cycle track", I found myself…


Letters: Why do we tolerate the dreadful traffic of Lyndhurst?

Letters: Why do we tolerate the dreadful traffic of Lyndhurst?

Letters: Why do we tolerate the dreadful traffic of Lyndhurst?

26 September 2019

SIR - Another summer has passed… and with it, the inevitable yet needless traffic congestion which continues to haunt the beautiful village of Lyndhurst. It…


Letters: No need for Lymington Quay ‘re-energising’

Letters: No need for Lymington Quay ‘re-energising’

Letters: No need for Lymington Quay ‘re-energising’

19 September 2019

SIR — I grew up in Lymington and am writing in response to the Lymington and Pennington Town Council’s advertisement in relation to the current Town Quay…


Letters: Off-road cycling is ruining the New Forest

Letters: Off-road cycling is ruining the New Forest

Letters: Off-road cycling is ruining the New Forest

19 September 2019

SIR — May I, through the medium of your letters page, remind your readers that off-road cycling in the New Forest is not permitted. As a commoner, pony…


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