Pupils’ cards of hope for care homes under lockdown

GREETING cards handmade by youngsters from Milford Primary School will be sent to local care homes in a bid to spread happiness and dispel feelings of isolation. The cards were created by pupils at the...

Thirsty villagers help hospice in lockdown ale giveaway

GIVING away one of his ales to villagers in Milford and Sway helped a pub landlord raise £1,185 for Oakhaven Hospice. Brendan and Julie Treacey, who run the Hare & Hounds in Sway and The...

‘You’re putting lives at risk,’ police tell lockdown sunbathers

“YOU are putting people at risk.” That was the warning from police this lunchtime (Thursday) as members of the public flouted the lockdown by sitting out in the sunshine on the New Forest coast. Officers raised...

Milford man pleads guilty to rape at city shopping centre

A MAN from Milford has pleaded guilty to two charges of raping a woman. Krystian Kwarta (20), of Keyhaven Road, admitted he attacked the 21-year-old victim within the perimeter of Westquay shopping centre in Southampton...

MP to lobby environment chiefs for action on eroded cliff path

NEW FOREST MP Sir Desmond Swayne has promised to ask Natural England to urgently roll back fencing on the Barton-to-Milford coastal path so the popular route can be made accessible in time for the...
New Forest erosion

Campaigners’ clifftop vigil to highlight climate change erosion

THE dramatic impact of storm surges and heavy winter rain on the local environment has prompted green groups to hold a coastal vigil this weekend to raise awareness of climate change. The collapsing cliff at...
Milford homes

Village agrees £182,000 development deal for new play area

MILFORD parish councillors have agreed a £182,000 deal to take ownership of an area of land at a new development of homes that will feature allotments, play areas and public open space. The 2.2-hectare plot...

Homeowners facing bill to fix village’s storm-damaged sea wall

THE owners of beach huts and homes near collapsed sea defences at Milford may have to contribute to future upgrades costing millions after New Forest District Council denied liability. Chunks of the concrete sea wall...
The Marine Milford

Village’s landmark restaurant to shine again as the Lighthouse

A LANDMARK beach restaurant at Milford is set to reopen in April after being acquired by the same team which runs the Cliff House in Barton. Set to be renamed The Lighthouse, the former Marine...

Sea wall collapse sparks criticism of council’s coastal defence

A WAVE of criticism has been aimed at New Forest District Council’s coastal defence policies after a section of sea wall at Milford collapsed following cracks appearing during recent storms. This week council engineers were...
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