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Legal delay amid fees hike at historic Forest toll bridge

Legal delay amid fees hike at historic Forest toll bridge

Legal delay amid fees hike at historic Forest toll bridge

15 April 2024

Plans to hike fees at a historic Forest toll bridge have been given the green light.


‘Do not close these sites’ – Forest council objects to tip axe plans

‘Do not close these sites’ – Forest council objects to tip axe plans

‘Do not close these sites’ – Forest council objects to tip axe plans

14 April 2024

A formal objection is to be made by the district council to plans by Hampshire County Council to axe two local household waste and recycling centres.

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Former long-serving and controversial New Milton councillor made honorary freeman

Former long-serving and controversial New Milton councillor made honorary freeman

Former long-serving and controversial New Milton councillor made honorary freeman

14 April 2024

Decades of community service saw a former long-serving and controversial New Milton councillor and mayor become its third honorary freeman.


£750k solar overhaul for leisure centre

£750k solar overhaul for leisure centre

£750k solar overhaul for leisure centre

13 April 2024

A Christchurch leisure centre is spending more than three quarters of a million pounds in a bid to cut its energy bills.


How NFDC is marking its half-century

How NFDC is marking its half-century

How NFDC is marking its half-century

13 April 2024

New Forest District Council is celebrating 50 years as an authority looking to the motto on its crest - ‘Old yet ever new’.


Rich list reveals New Forest, BCP and county council employees who earned more than £100,000

Rich list reveals New Forest, BCP and county council employees who earned more than £100,000

Rich list reveals New Forest, BCP and county council employees who earned more than £100,000

13 April 2024

THE latest Town Hall Rich List features one current executive on NFDC topping the £100,000 pay scale, 38 on HCC and 17 on BCP.

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CCTV visibility among obstacles for more New Milton town centre trees

CCTV visibility among obstacles for more New Milton town centre trees

CCTV visibility among obstacles for more New Milton town centre trees

02 April 2024

Concerns over obscuring CCTV views are among obstacles impeding additional trees in New Milton town centre.


Residents call for public participation review at New Milton Town Council

Residents call for public participation review at New Milton Town Council

Residents call for public participation review at New Milton Town Council

01 April 2024

Residents called for changes to how public participation is handled at New Milton council meetings.


Passport fees set to rise within weeks

Passport fees set to rise within weeks

Passport fees set to rise within weeks

22 March 2024

Holidaymakers without a passport have just weeks to submit their application for a lesser charge before an expected price hike in fees.


£439,000 released to finish revamp of Lymington community centre

£439,000 released to finish revamp of Lymington community centre

£439,000 released to finish revamp of Lymington community centre

04 March 2024

Lymington and Pennington Town Council will release £439,000 to the town’s community association so it can finish a major redevelopment scheme.


New art installations for Mudeford and Burton

New art installations for Mudeford and Burton

New art installations for Mudeford and Burton

03 March 2024

Two new community art installations are being proposed for Mudeford and Burton.


Council says ‘enough is enough’ over pothole-riddled roads

Council says ‘enough is enough’ over pothole-riddled roads

Council says ‘enough is enough’ over pothole-riddled roads

02 March 2024

Lymington councillors of all stripes united to say “enough is enough” and call on the county council to fix the town’s pothole-riddled roads.


Thousands sign petition calling for halt to school spending cuts

Thousands sign petition calling for halt to school spending cuts

Thousands sign petition calling for halt to school spending cuts

27 February 2024

A petition is calling on BCP Council to reject government calls to sign up to a scheme that would push more SEND children into mainstream schools.


What New Forest residents will pay as full council tax amounts revealed

What New Forest residents will pay as full council tax amounts revealed

What New Forest residents will pay as full council tax amounts revealed

27 February 2024

Residents in the New Forest will see their council tax bills hiked by almost 5% from April.


Review of library services – but ‘no current plans to close’ facilities

Review of library services – but ‘no current plans to close’ facilities

Review of library services – but ‘no current plans to close’ facilities

20 February 2024

Christchurch residents are being urged to join in a “long overdue” consultation on the future direction for BCP Council’s library service.


New Milton mayor’s impassioned call for 20mph limits on school roads

New Milton mayor’s impassioned call for 20mph limits on school roads

New Milton mayor’s impassioned call for 20mph limits on school roads

19 February 2024

“Hampshire County Council need their arses kicked.” These were the words of New Milton’s mayor as he called for 20mph limits outside schools.

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Live Q&A session on ‘brutal’ council budget three days after expected approval

Live Q&A session on ‘brutal’ council budget three days after expected approval

Live Q&A session on ‘brutal’ council budget three days after expected approval

16 February 2024

BCP Council will host a live question and answer session after a “brutal” budget with a 2.99% tax rise for Christchurch residents is set for approval.


‘Brutal but not as bad as we expected’ – BCP members approve 2024/25 budget and fiscal plan

‘Brutal but not as bad as we expected’ – BCP members approve 2024/25 budget and fiscal plan

‘Brutal but not as bad as we expected’ – BCP members approve 2024/25 budget and fiscal plan

14 February 2024

BCP councillors have approved an annual budget they called both ‘brutal’ and ‘not as bad as we expected’.


New Milton’s hyper-local vision under review

New Milton’s hyper-local vision under review

New Milton’s hyper-local vision under review

11 February 2024

Changes are set to be made to New Milton’s “community-led” hyper-local vision which includes creating a new youth centre and a community hub.


Long-serving and controversial former councillor set for Honorary Freeman title

Long-serving and controversial former councillor set for Honorary Freeman title

Long-serving and controversial former councillor set for Honorary Freeman title

06 February 2024

A former long-serving and controversial New Milton councillor is set to become the town’s third honorary freeman for years of voluntary service.


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