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 Forest leisure centres

New Forest leisure centre staff facing redundancy threat

REDUNDANCIES are likely at the New Forest’s five council-run leisure centres after it emerged that a number of classes and exercise groups have been unable to restart in a Covid-safe way. The New Forest District...
Renaissance Retirement

Developer loses second attempt to build 44 retirement flats at Lymington gateway

A RETIREMENT developer has lost a second bid to build flats on one of the gateway roads into Lymington amid warnings the town could become a “retirement area for the south coast”. Pegasus Life had...

Shell reveals demolition plans for Pennington petrol station site

A BUSY petrol station on the edge of Lymington could be demolished and replaced with a modern facility under plans submitted to New Forest District Council. Shell has applied to transform its garage at Pennington...

More pop-up restaurants heading to the New Forest

POP-UP restaurants have shot onto the dining scene as a novel and safe way of enjoying a meal out during the pandemic. As reported in the A&T, in September a month-long series of different dining...

Families embrace first hugs for months at care homes thanks to sail-maker’s ‘cuddle curtains’

RESIDENTS at New Forest care homes have embraced loved ones for the first time in the pandemic thanks to Covid-safe “cuddle curtains” donated by a Lymington sailmaker. The fully reusable kits, which have been designed...

Lymington market trader honoured for half-century at stall

LYMINGTON market stalwart Steve Sanghera marked half a century of trading with a presentation from the town council. Steve, from Romsey, started working there when he was just 18 years old and marked his 50th...
Lymington knife arrest

Parking charges plan for Lymington High Street shelved

TRADERS and shoppers breathed a sigh of relief after it was announced plans for parking meters on Lymington High Street have been shelved. After taking back responsibility for traffic management from the district council earlier...
Milford sea wall

Sea wall repair costs escalate as storms cause another section to fail

THE £1.5m cost of emergency work to repair a section of failed sea wall at Milford has escalated by a further £325,000 as recent storms and erosion caused more damage. Emergency work to safeguard a...
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