Milford beach huts

Taxpayers face £13,000 bill to fix ‘flimsy’ doors on £2.3m beach huts

TAXPAYERS must cough up yet more money for beach huts in Milford that have now been found to have “unsuitable” doors just two years after being built. New Forest District Council faces a £13,000 bill...

MP wades in to village planning battle with call to cancel housing scheme

NEW FOREST MP Sir Desmond Swayne has called on ministers to cancel planning permission for a controversial housing development in Milford as opponents race to raise £30,000 for a High Court challenge. The request from...
Milford recreation ground

Residents’ patrols proposed to fight village recreation ground crime problem

NEIGHBOURS of a Milford recreation ground could be asked to undertake night time patrols in a bid to deter anti-social behaviour and vandalism. As previously reported in the A&T, intruders have broken in to the...
Milford music festival

Villagers have just three days to save popular summer music festival

ORGANISERS of the popular Milford Music and Arts Festival have warned the summer event will be called off unless £5,000 and new volunteers can be found by Friday. The busy event is scheduled to run...

Taxpayer left with £10,000 maintenance bill after council’s land ownership error

MILFORD Parish Council have been paying for 30 years to maintain a piece of land in the village they never owned. The council have spent “at least £10,000” on employing a gardener to cut grass,...

Campaigners seek legal challenge to stop village housing scheme

CAMPAIGNERS are racing to raise £30,000 to fund a legal challenge against a controversial greenfield development on the edge of Milford. Villagers have launched a fundraising website as they seek a judicial review of a...

Beach hut rescue plan blocked over ‘flood gates’ fear

A WOMAN has lost a bid to save her beach hut from coastal erosion over fears it would open the “flood gates” to others trying to rescue their seaside retreats from the elements. Katherine Rowland...
School Lane

Letters: Don’t despair at losing fields – new homes can actually boost nature

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 our sympathies lay with the people living closest to...
Youth coach Josh Mantock

Drugs parties ‘putting village football club’s future at risk’

A VILLAGE football club is in fear for its future after being repeatedly targeted by a gang of youths using the clubhouse and grounds to hold drug parties which have been posted social media. Bags...
School Lane

Housebuilder wins planning battle for village fields development

A CONTROVERSIAL development for fields on the edge of Milford which provoked more than 100 villagers to come out in protest has been given the go-ahead by a government inspector. Two years since unveiling its...
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