Burley working men's club

Meeting to decide future of working men’s club as support fades

A MEETING to decide the future of Burley working men’s club is due at the end of May after several volunteers announced their plans to retire. The facility, known locally as the Wathen Bartlett, is...
Layby on A31

Closing main road laybys would be ‘disaster’ for Forest, claims senior councillor

GETTING rid of laybys on two New Forest main roads would be an “absolute disaster”, a district councillor has warned. The gravelled areas on the A35 at Markway Hill between Holmsley and Lyndhurst, and on...
Pylewell House

Reflections: Pylewell Park – uncovering the story of a local landmark

IT was during my explorations and researches into the notebooks of the Rev. Henry Comyn (1777-1851), compiled whilst he was curate of Boldre parish between 1811 and 1817, that I became aware of the...

Monica Langston: parish champion who ran village post office

PARISH champion Monica Langston, who ran Lyndhurst’s post office for many years, served as church warden and was a longstanding volunteer at the community centre, has died at the age of 87. Along with her...

Police suspect arson after fire rips through van dealership

ARSON has been blamed for a fire that ripped through a workshop at a used van dealership in Cadnam on Sunday afternoon. About 40 firefighters battled to contain the emergency in response to a call-out...
Lyndhurst cat rescue

Second rooftop rescue leaves Jaffa the cat with seven lives left

A CAT needed to be rescued by firefighters after becoming stranded on the roof of a Lyndhurst home for the second time in weeks. The alarm was raised around 12.45pm on Saturday, with reports ginger...

Retirement flats refused as objectors call for more affordable homes

PLANS have been refused for a three-storey block of 27 retirement flats near the top of Lyndhurst high street over fears its size would spoil the area’s character. The national park authority rejected Churchill Retirement...

Residents raise a glass to pub’s new pop-up post office

AN Ashurst pub is the new venue for a twice weekly pop-up post office launched following the closure of the village’s former branch in January. The outreach service, run by staff from Bartley Post Office...

Lights, camera, traction! Beaulieu hosts new ITV show The Car Years

THE National Motor Museum at Beaulieu is the host for new TV show The Car Years which started screening its first series this week. The museum – with its world-famous collection of more than 250...

Multi-million pound revamp for Brockenhurst hotel

A BROCKENHURST hotel that once hosted former US President Theodore Roosevelt has undergone a major multi-million-pound refurbishment. The Forest Park Country Hotel has been transformed into a destination country house with an eco-friendly ethos and...
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