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Letters: Verge cutting is destroying flower-rich habitats

Letters: Verge cutting is destroying flower-rich habitats

Letters: Verge cutting is destroying flower-rich habitats

27 June 2019

SIR - It was interesting to read last week of Mr Hounsome’s battle with Hampshire County Council regarding their mismanagement of flower-rich roadside…


Letters: Boris Johnson would be good company - but a bad prime minister

Letters: Boris Johnson would be good company - but a bad prime minister

Letters: Boris Johnson would be good company - but a bad prime minister

13 June 2019

Sir - I was interested to see that our two New Forest MPs are backing Boris Johnson for PM. Their assessments of him are quite glowing and I cannot understand…


Letters: Disbelief at council merger opponents' u-turn over new authority

Letters: Disbelief at council merger opponents' u-turn over new authority

Letters: Disbelief at council merger opponents' u-turn over new authority

13 June 2019

SIR - I read with disbelief the comments by Cllr Lesley Dedman in the local press recently. She campaigned vigorously against the BCP merger for some…


Letters: The police have lost their way on roads enforcement

Letters: The police have lost their way on roads enforcement

Letters: The police have lost their way on roads enforcement

31 May 2019

Sir - On Sunday 19th May I was driving from Lymington to Totton and, as usual, drove slowly within the speed limits. But when I arrived home I was approached…


Letters: Dog poo creates New Forest no-go areas for families

Letters: Dog poo creates New Forest no-go areas for families

Letters: Dog poo creates New Forest no-go areas for families

31 May 2019

SIR - I refer to the recent letter from Mark Harrison, a visitor to the New Forest . I very much agree with Mr Harrison that there is far too much dog…


Letters: Let the countryside be managed by country people

Letters: Let the countryside be managed by country people

Letters: Let the countryside be managed by country people

23 May 2019

SIR - I do not condone any of the threats to Chris Packham over his role in persuading Natural England to revoke the licences to allow the culling of…


Letters: Leave our lay-bys alone! They could save your life

Letters: Leave our lay-bys alone! They could save your life

Letters: Leave our lay-bys alone! They could save your life

23 May 2019

SIR - I was driving in Majorca in December 2017 and, just five minutes from where I had to get to, I fell asleep behind the wheel and wrote the car off. I…


Letters: As flood risk rises, should we still be building by the sea?

Letters: As flood risk rises, should we still be building by the sea?

Letters: As flood risk rises, should we still be building by the sea?

16 May 2019

SIR - The Environment Agency recently warned that over the next 30 years the flood risk to coastal towns is likely to be worse than previously thought…


Letters: We should work with shoreline erosion, not fight against it

Letters: We should work with shoreline erosion, not fight against it

Letters: We should work with shoreline erosion, not fight against it

16 May 2019

SIR - Mr Wolton’s letter in last week’s A&T sort of misses the point when he suggests work to restrict further erosion in order to “protect” beach…


Letters: Stop the rot and save our post offices from closure

Letters: Stop the rot and save our post offices from closure

Letters: Stop the rot and save our post offices from closure

09 May 2019

SIR - I have always imagined the Royal Mail and the Post Office were intrinsically linked. It appears that I am wrong. I was also under the impression…


Letters: Protect the New Forest from this invasion of dogs, cyclists and visitors

Letters: Protect the New Forest from this invasion of dogs, cyclists and visitors

Letters: Protect the New Forest from this invasion of dogs, cyclists and visitors

09 May 2019

SIR - I write as a private individual and not as a member of any organisation or group. I write as a resident of the New Forest and as one extremely concerned…


Letters: Carry on, Chris Packham - a supporter writes

Letters: Carry on, Chris Packham - a supporter writes

Letters: Carry on, Chris Packham - a supporter writes

09 May 2019

SIR - I am sad to see that people would like to see Chris Packham gagged. Because it is the hunting, shooting and fishing brigade that he has most upset,…


Letters: Better to educate dog owners than bring in more rules

Letters: Better to educate dog owners than bring in more rules

Letters: Better to educate dog owners than bring in more rules

03 May 2019

SIR - Walking groups of dogs is apparently threatening. Perhaps those saying groups are a threat could provide actual evidence of harm. Walking in the…


Letters: Fawley oil refinery expansion so short-sighted

Letters: Fawley oil refinery expansion so short-sighted

Letters: Fawley oil refinery expansion so short-sighted

02 May 2019

SIR - It was with dismay and disbelief that I read in the A&T last week of Exxon Mobil’s plans to expand diesel production by 45% at its Fawley plant. The…


Letters: Feeding, petting - is it time for a pony #MeToo movement?

Letters: Feeding, petting - is it time for a pony #MeToo movement?

Letters: Feeding, petting - is it time for a pony #MeToo movement?

02 May 2019

SIR - Recently, I heard a lady born and bred locally tell a child in her care: “No you can’t go and stroke the pony, just imagine how you would feel if…


Letters: Don't despair at losing fields - new homes can actually boost nature

Letters: Don't despair at losing fields - new homes can actually boost nature

Letters: Don't despair at losing fields - new homes can actually boost nature

26 April 2019

SIR – Last week you announced the decision of the planning inspector for the development of 42 dwellings at School Lane, Milford, to go ahead. Whilst…


Letters: I don't know your dog - so please keep it on a lead

Letters: I don't know your dog - so please keep it on a lead

Letters: I don't know your dog - so please keep it on a lead

25 April 2019

SIR – On my regular walks around the Milford-on-Sea area I have noticed that many dog owners are walking their dogs off the lead, even in the streets. Many…


Letters: 15-million New Forest visitors - but where do they all come from?

Letters: 15-million New Forest visitors - but where do they all come from?

Letters: 15-million New Forest visitors - but where do they all come from?

18 April 2019

SIR - I was concerned to learn from the BBC programme Countryfile on Sunday that Alison Barnes of the national park authority reported that 15 million…


Letters: It's time to honour our town's young achievers

Letters: It's time to honour our town's young achievers

Letters: It's time to honour our town's young achievers

12 April 2019

SIR - Every community has young people doing great things for others, so if you know of such a person or group that deserves recognition, the New Milton…


Letters: Parking story had me spitting razor blades of rage

Letters: Parking story had me spitting razor blades of rage

Letters: Parking story had me spitting razor blades of rage

11 April 2019

SIR - I have just returned from a short trip to Cornwall and picked up your paper on the way home. There are few instances where I can say I spit razor…


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