Village to have say on new community space left by 42-home development

A PUBLIC consultation will be launched in Milford in January to plan the development of a 2.2-hectare area of community space. The site on fields surrounding the village primary school on Lymington Road will be...

‘He would want people to carry on taking risks if that is what gives...

TRIBUTES have been paid to a popular “warm, welcoming and tirelessly optimistic” member of Lymington Triathlon Club who died following a cycling accident. Neil Carden (64), a father-of-two and an avid runner and cyclist, passed...

New dad jailed after throwing pint glass at barman, scarring his face

A NEW father who scarred a barman’s face by drunkenly hurling a pint glass at him from close range has been jailed for 12 months. Elliot Tibbit threw the glass at Gavin Hart, who was...

Village Co-op to close for five months in £1m revamp

THE Co-op in Bransgore is to undergo a £1m revamp from the beginning of next month, closing its doors until March 2021. Village customers will be served by a temporary walk-in shop while the work...

Funfair denied in town despite assurance on coronavirus measures

ASSURANCES of Covid-secure measures failed to dissuade New Milton councillors from refusing permission for Coles funfair to set up in the town. The attraction had wanted to use Fawcett’s Field from Monday 19th October to operate...

Village’s ‘ugly’ bike rack could be moved after complaints

AN “ugly” cycle rack in Brockenhurst could be moved to free up parking spaces after complaints from villagers. Parish councillors agreed the scheme to install the racks had been a success, but some received complaints...

Headteacher says murder trial policeman was ‘excellent ambassador’ for force in school visits

THE headteacher of Hordle Primary School called a policeman accused of murder an “excellent ambassador” for Dorset constabulary. Fiona Adams praised Hordle man Timothy Brehmer, who is on trial at Salisbury Crown Court, revealing he had...
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Two coronavirus cases confirmed at Ringwood School

RINGWOOD School has revealed two people within “the school community” have tested positive for Covid-19. In a statement released this morning, the school did not state if they were pupils or teachers, and revealed one...

Threat to shut town’s skate park at night if ‘Rule of Six’ flouting continues

POLICE have called for the closure of New Milton’s popular skate park at night amid reports a “minority” of youngsters have flouted Covid-19 restrictions by gathering in large numbers. Members of the town council’s amenities...

Judge to decide on neighbours’ noise row over village games area

A DISTRICT judge is set to decide a row about noise from youngsters using a Brockenhurst games area. The verdict due in December will settle a court hearing this month between Marie and Martin Sampson,...
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