Council launches action plan to bring life back to high street

AN AMBITIOUS plan to revitalise Highcliffe high street has been launched by the village’s parish council which hopes it will lead to new shops and businesses being attracted to the area. Among its aims is...

‘Battle is lost’ to save community’s last banking branch

CAMPAIGNERS battling to save Highcliffe’s last banking branch have admitted defeat. The Nationwide Building Society has confirmed it will be leaving the village at the end of the month despite a 300-name petition collected by...

Block of 23 flats planned for former Highcliffe care home site

A CARE home in Highcliffe which closed earlier this year after an investigation over the unexpected death of a resident could be knocked down. Burry and Knight wants permission to demolish Newtown House nursing home...
Steamer Point

Letters: Thank you, mystery jogger, for rescuing my dogs

SIR - A few days ago my two Labradors, Latte and Mocha, jumped off the clifftop between Steamer Point and the Castle. They landed halfway down the face. They couldn’t get back up the sheer...
Christchurch Christmas

Christmas to light up the weekend with community switch-ons

CHRISTMAS will officially arrive in Christchurch and Highcliffe when the two communities each gather to celebrate the switch-on of their festive illuminations with the help of Fred Dinenage, a snow machine and Santa Claus. Highcliffe TODAY...
Hoburne Holidays

John Burry: ‘Inspirational’ Hoburne Group chairman and Official Verderer

THE former chairman of the Hoburne holiday and development company, John Burry, has died after a long and inspirational life. He was born on 7th February 1931, the first child of Alec and Phyllis Burry,...
Vic House

Vic House: Village’s Father Christmas was one of its most colourful characters

HIGHCLIFFE has lost one of its best known and most colourful characters with death of Vic House. For many years he played the village’s Father Christmas and was also instrumental in setting up Highcliffe Charity...

Smash-and-grab raiders take £28k of medals, coins and jewellery

ANTIQUE coins, medals and jewellery valued at around £28,000 were stolen when thieves raided a pick-up truck on a driveway in Walkford, near Highcliffe. The Mitsubishi’s windows were smashed while it was parked outside a...

Christmas in Highcliffe: Festive spectacle of snow, Santa and song

Highcliffe at Christmas: CHRISTMAS in the village of Highcliffe will be a spectacle this year as Santa Claus arrives on a Yellow Buses vehicle on Friday 22nd November to celebrate the season. The event will be a...
Highcliffe Nationwide

Residents lament ‘backward step’ as last banking branch to pull out

HIGHCLIFFE is to lose its last banking branch after the Nationwide Building Society announced it is pulling out of the village. The office, in Lymington Road, is set to close in January, along with several...
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