Children asked to help design new wild play park in Ashurst

KIDS are being asked to help design a new wild play site in Ashurst which could feature dens, balancing logs and mini beast hotels. The national park authority and the local parish council are looking...

Bicycle hire and parking plan rejected for New Forest train station site

PLANS for a new cycle hire and car parking facility next to Ashurst New Forest train station have hit the buffers. The application was to create 41 extra paid-for spaces and a bicycle operation on...

Housing plan unveiled by NHS for Ashurst hospital site

VILLAGERS are being urged to have their say on proposals to redevelop part of the Ashurst Hospital site with about 30 new homes or care housing. The NHS says some of the land off the...

Chris Packham to step up eco campaigning after becoming CBE in New Year’s Honours

NEW FOREST naturalist and environmental campaigner Chris Packham has promised to step up his efforts after being made a CBE in the New Year’s Honours List. The former Really Wild Show presenter, who lives in...

Fly-tipper fined £400 for dumping rubbish at New Forest beauty spot

A FLYTIPPER has been fined £400 after he was caught dumping waste and household rubbish at a New Forest beauty spot. The offender was spotted by four witnesses tipping the waste, which included rubble, from...

Cycle hire and parking plans aim to solve ‘mayhem’ of commuters’ cars

AN overgrown former coal yard in Ashurst could be transformed into a cycle hire and car parking facility under plans submitted to the national park authority. If approved, the land by the village’s train station,...

Parents urged to back £60,000 new crossing for Foxhills schools blighted by traffic

PARENTS must get on board if a new £60,000 crossing point is to make pupils’ journeys to school safer, a head teacher has urged. After years of lobbying, changes have been made by Hampshire County...
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