Grade II* Listed Sway Tower

Sway Tower to go under the hammer for starting bids of £1.6m

ONE of the New Forest’s most eye-catching buildings boasting unrivalled views of the national park is set to be auctioned off for at least £1.6m. The 220ft Peterson’s Tower – known locally as Sway Tower...

‘Mini rave’ in the New Forest leaves a trail of trash

AN angry resident has described how he had to clear up debris left at a New Forest beauty spot after what he described as an “illegal mini rave” had been held there. The man from...

Sway junior councillors plea to Post Office to reinstate outlet

JUNIOR parish councillors in Sway have called on the Post Office to reinstate an outlet in the village after the existing branch closed. Sway Newsagents in Station Road was recently sold by Janet Kirk to...
Hatch Motors site

Developer wins battle for homes and shop at Hatch Motors

A GROUP of Sway residents erupted in fury after a controversial redevelopment of the Hatch Motors site was voted through – with one objector claiming there is the “potential for Armageddon” in the village. Members...

Mother Nature puts stop to weekend opening of new wild play park

MOTHER Nature has put a stop to the opening of a new wild play park in Sway tomorrow (Saturday). A balancing snake, giant wooden tunnel and mini-beast hotel are some of the new activities that...
Sway Newsagents and Post Office on Station Road

Sway post office is due to close after new owners purchase shop

SWAY post office is set to close its doors after the new owners have decided not to keep it running. The announcement about the future of the counter in Sway Newsagents on Station Road was...

Caring parents salute ‘kind and generous’ Kerrie (28)

THE devastated family of a Sway woman who has died aged 28 from a rare brain disease have paid tribute to their “very kind-hearted and generous girl”. Kerrie Bartlett, who was born to parents Suzanne...
Hatch Motors site

Developer hits back at Sway objectors to Hatch Motors plans

A DEVELOPER hoping to build a mini supermarket and eight homes at a garage site in Sway has hit back at claims the scheme does not fit in with national and local policies. Landmark Estates...

Dave Hurrell: ‘Mr Cricket’ of the New Forest who encouraged young players

A LEADING light of Sway Cricket Club who was a hugely popular figure on the local cricket scene has died at the age of 61. Tributes poured in to “true gentleman” Dave Hurrell, with officials...

Plan for new homes in Sway win green light from national park authority

CLAIMS that building three new homes in Sway would constitute over-development did not persuade planning authority members to throw them out. An application to demolish a building in Builders Yard, Station Road, which is used...
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