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Row over council plans for £6m private IT network

Row over council plans for £6m private IT network

Row over council plans for £6m private IT network

22 October 2021

AROUND £6m is expected to be spent putting a private IT network in place for BCP Council.


Council 'out of control' on budget plan

Council 'out of control' on budget plan

Council 'out of control' on budget plan

19 October 2021

THE leader of BCP Council was accused by a Christchurch councillor of acting like “Billy Big Balls” over his administration’s approach to budgeting.


Hampshire residents face tax rise in county council plans to plug £80m hole

Hampshire residents face tax rise in county council plans to plug £80m hole

Hampshire residents face tax rise in county council plans to plug £80m hole

15 October 2021

RESIDENTS could be hit in the pocket in plans to plug an £80m black hole in Hampshire County Council’s budget


NFDC votes to make climate change emergency U-turn

NFDC votes to make climate change emergency U-turn

NFDC votes to make climate change emergency U-turn

14 October 2021

A U-TURN by New Forest District Council has seen members make a climate change emergency declaration – two years after they rejected the stance.


NFDC nears call for climate emergency with green light from cabinet

NFDC nears call for climate emergency with green light from cabinet

NFDC nears call for climate emergency with green light from cabinet

09 October 2021

TWO years after refusing to declare a climate emergency, NFDC is one step closer to catching up with its counterparts by proclaiming one of its own.


NFDC cabinet and chairman set for clash as climate emergency declaration urged

NFDC cabinet and chairman set for clash as climate emergency declaration urged

NFDC cabinet and chairman set for clash as climate emergency declaration urged

04 October 2021

THE ruling cabinet on New Forest District Council has been urged to make a climate emergency declaration at its meeting on Wednesday.

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'If all you want is praise, join a cult' – NFDC slammed over plan to 'count compliments'

'If all you want is praise, join a cult' – NFDC slammed over plan to 'count compliments'

'If all you want is praise, join a cult' – NFDC slammed over plan to 'count compliments'

01 October 2021

A SUGGESTION New Forest District Council lists the public compliments it receives has been savaged by the Liberal Democrat opposition.


Christchurch Independents fume over 'betrayal' as councillor switches to Tories on BCP Council

Christchurch Independents fume over 'betrayal' as councillor switches to Tories on BCP Council

Christchurch Independents fume over 'betrayal' as councillor switches to Tories on BCP Council

24 September 2021

CHRISTCHURCH Independent councillors have turned on a former colleague and accused him of “betrayal” after he defected to the Tories on BCP Council.

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Make the 'very rich' pay to use NHS – Christchurch MP Chope

Make the 'very rich' pay to use NHS – Christchurch MP Chope

Make the 'very rich' pay to use NHS – Christchurch MP Chope

22 September 2021

WHY not make the “very rich” pay to use the NHS, Christchurch MP Sir Christopher Chope mooted, in the wake of the health and social care tax hike.


Christchurch MP Chope joins rebels against £12bn care costs tax hike

Christchurch MP Chope joins rebels against £12bn care costs tax hike

Christchurch MP Chope joins rebels against £12bn care costs tax hike

09 September 2021

SIR Christopher Chope voted against the government's £12bn tax hike, but the band of rebels were defeated in the House of Commons.


New Forest MP slams troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

New Forest MP slams troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

New Forest MP slams troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

20 August 2021

NEW Forest East MP Julian Lewis slammed US President Joe Biden's justification for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in the House of Commons.


'A heart-wrenching kick in the teeth' – Lymington Afghanistan vet on Taliban takeover after troop withdrawal

'A heart-wrenching kick in the teeth' – Lymington Afghanistan vet on Taliban takeover after troop withdrawal

'A heart-wrenching kick in the teeth' – Lymington Afghanistan vet on Taliban takeover after troop withdrawal

19 August 2021

A VETERAN of the Afghanistan conflict from Lymington has described the US withdrawal from the country as a "kick in the teeth".


Council leader calls for more government funding

Council leader calls for more government funding

Council leader calls for more government funding

11 August 2021

LOCAL authorities could reach a financial tipping point without further government support, Hampshire County Council's leader has warned.


Could Christchurch become part of a BCP city?

Could Christchurch become part of a BCP city?

Could Christchurch become part of a BCP city?

22 July 2021

RESIDENTS in Christchurch could be asked if they would back a BCP Council bid for city status for the area to unlock millions of pounds of funding.


Totton venue praised for response to comedian's racist penalty shootout tweets

Totton venue praised for response to comedian's racist penalty shootout tweets

Totton venue praised for response to comedian's racist penalty shootout tweets

13 July 2021

HANGER Farm Arts Centre has been praised by local councillors for axing Andrew Lawrence.


Council takes a three-month break from full meetings

Council takes a three-month break from full meetings

Council takes a three-month break from full meetings

09 July 2021

COUNCILLORS from Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole will be taking a three-month break from full council meetings.


Ex-mayor hails promises over Christchurch developments after 'secret plan' row

Ex-mayor hails promises over Christchurch developments after 'secret plan' row

Ex-mayor hails promises over Christchurch developments after 'secret plan' row

08 July 2021

THE former mayor of Christchurch has welcomed promises, including that Saxon Square car park will not be demolished, amid a 'secret plan' row.


'Major' overgrazing problem in New Forest, claim Lords

'Major' overgrazing problem in New Forest, claim Lords

'Major' overgrazing problem in New Forest, claim Lords

02 July 2021

TWO members of the House of Lords have claimed overgrazing remains a "major" problem in the New Forest during a debate.

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Outrage over plans to spend £90,000 on new cars for mayors

Outrage over plans to spend £90,000 on new cars for mayors

Outrage over plans to spend £90,000 on new cars for mayors

18 June 2021

THE former leader of BCP Council has said she is “absolutely mortified” at cabinet plans to spend £90,000 on two new cars for its mayors.


Sir Desmond Swayne among Tory rebels against moves to cut foreign aid

Sir Desmond Swayne among Tory rebels against moves to cut foreign aid

Sir Desmond Swayne among Tory rebels against moves to cut foreign aid

04 June 2021

SIR Desmond Swayne is among 15 Conservative MPs rebelling against moves to cut foreign aid.


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