Repair bills mount as BMX riders chop down trees for jumps

“WE need to take action.” This was the declaration by a leading New Milton councillor amid continued reports of BMX riders causing thousands of pounds of damage to woodland at Long Meadow in Barton...

Test work to slow erosion threatening clifftop homes

TESTS are under way to find a way of slowing the erosion of Barton cliffs, which is creeping towards scores of expensive seafront homes at a rate of one metre a year. A £200,000 Environment...

Senior Tory ditched ahead of New Forest local elections

TOP New Forest Tory Goff Beck has been dropped by the Conservatives from its list of candidates to fight the district council elections in May. The blunt-speaking former Marine, who has represented the Barton ward...

Walkers warned of dangers of eroding clifftop footpath

WORSENING erosion of a popular clifftop footpath has prompted fears for the safety of walkers. The stretch between Barton and Milford near Taddiford Gap has worn perilously close to the edge. It has already had...

The Cliff House in Barton hits new heights with stylish expansion

WHAT do you do when you have a business that is so successful you struggle to fit people in? Well, in the case of The Cliff House at Barton, you make it bigger and...

Jack the dog dies after being mauled in the street

A DOG-owning couple were left distraught after it was fatally mauled by a rescued lurcher in a horrific street attack. Wendy Cummings of Barton, who suffered bites to her hands and a suspected broken finger...

New Milton GP surgeries merger will bring more services, promise doctors

THE proposed merger of three local GP practices will lead to patients in New Milton and Barton being provided with more medical services not less, a packed general meeting of the local residents’ association...

Byron Road Christmas lights fund brings late festive cheer for charity

A NATIONALLY renowned Christmas lighting display in Barton helped raise more than £6,000 for a charity that supports people with blood cancer. Inspired by the story of former resident Ross Baker, neighbours from Byron Road...

Council closes two New Forest beaches amid coastal erosion danger

A SECTION of shingle at Hordle Cliff near Milford was closed after erosion under the beach huts put them in danger of toppling over. Signs were put up by New Forest District Council urging walkers...

Couple reopen Barton post office with longer hours and more services

A NEW post office has opened in Barton after the closure of the previous branch more than two years ago. Based in Barton News at Cliff Terrace in Marine Drive, it will trade seven days...
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