New retirement homes scheme unveiled for Lyndhurst

ANOTHER retirement home scheme in Lyndhurst has been drawn up to take the place of two houses near the top of the high street. Churchill Retirement Living has put in plans to bulldoze a pair...

Walter Purvis Smith: mapping pioneer who led Ordnance Survey

TRIBUTES have been paid to Walter Purvis Smith, a mapping pioneer who became the first non-military Ordnance Survey director general in its 200-year history, who is being remembered at a thanksgiving service. The service for...
Lyndhurst Parish Council's office in the High Street

Cost pressures threaten Lyndhurst Parish Council office

LYNDHURST Parish Council may be forced to close its office in the village due to running costs of around £10,000 per month. The facility has been located at 13 High Street for the past two...

New Forest volunteer fair draws in over 700 buzzing participants

A RECORD-BREAKING turnout was reported at this year’s New Forest National Park volunteer fair. More than 700 budding helpers attended the fair at Lyndhurst community centre which offered people the chance to browse hundreds of...

Third time lucky? Fresh plans being drawn up for Lyndhurst Park Hotel

NEW proposals for the derelict Lyndhurst Park Hotel could be unveiled by the summer, according to the developer. Pegasus Life is working on fresh designs for the landmark site after last month it suddenly dropped...

Make a New Year resolution with New Forest volunteer fair at Lyndhurst

PEOPLE who want to help out local groups and organisations in the new year can find out how to get involved at a showcase event. The national park authority organised volunteer fair, from 10.30am to...

National park authority seeks costs from developer as Lyndhurst housing plan dropped

THE developer whose bid to build 90 homes on the former Lyndhurst Park Hotel was thrown out by the national park authority has dropped its challenge without explanation. Pegasus Life has suddenly abandoned its appeal...

Airlift for marshal badly injured at 4×4 off-roading event near Lyndhurst

A MARSHAL at a 4x4 off-roading event was badly hurt after becoming trapped between two of the vehicles taking part. Firefighters, paramedics and police responded to the incident, which took place on the Muddy Bottom...

Car access to New Forest beauty spot restored after Forestry Commission backs down

ACCESS to a popular area in the New Forest is to be restored after the Forestry Commission bowed to pressure from campaigners. At the end of the summer a barrier was erected at the Denny...

Reflections: Mary Elizabeth Braddon – pioneering author who helped shape Lyndhurst

BY the latter years of the 19th century Bournemouth had become a town and resort of national repute. During the summer various hotels were involved in promoting charabanc excursions (horse-drawn in those times) to the...
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