‘Heartless’ vandals force open dozens of sheds at allotments

VANDALS who attacked dozens of allotments at Deneside Copse in Pennington have been described as “heartless” by the town’s mayor. The damage to a string of forced-open sheds at the site was reported by a...
St Mark's Pennington

Coronavirus: Vicar takes services online as worshippers stay away

ST MARK’S Church in Pennington is live streaming Sunday services to reach people during the coronavirus scare. The Rev. Rachel Noel said they had come up with the idea following the latest advice from the...

Pre-school forced to close for day after attempted break-in

WOULD-BE raiders forced Pennington Village Pre-School to remain closed last Friday after leaving piles of broken glass in their wake. A glass door was smashed, scattering shards both inside and outside, when the charity-run facility...

Community pub marks anniversary with appeal for new volunteers

A VILLAGE pub once threatened with closure is looking for volunteers to help run community events and activities. The Wheel Inn at Bowling Green, near Pennington, reopened two years ago under the management of a...

Runner Nicola’s fundraising feat at 50 for Oakhaven Hospice

FOR some, reaching 50 means taking things a little slower. Not so for Nicola Leydon Jones who decided to mark her milestone birthday by running 5k every day for 50 days – ending on her...
Hills of Lymington

New shops and takeaway opposed over competition fears

PLANS to replace a car showroom in Pennington with a new convenience store and takeaway are being opposed over fears they could drive out local shops. The proposal for Hills of Lymington, at 44 Milford...

Commercial development ‘in the pipeline’ for petrol station

A MAJOR commercial redevelopment is being drawn up for a petrol station at one of the gateways into Lymington. The plans are for the busy Shell garage at Pennington Cross, near the roundabout on the main...
Hills of Lymington

Plan for shop and takeaway at car showroom site

A CAR showroom in Pennington will be converted into a shop and takeaway, under proposals submitted to New Forest District Council. If approved, the scheme would turn the current building used by Hills of Lymington,...

Streetlights switched off to cut costs now back on to combat crime

STREETLIGHTS have been switched back on in vandal-hit areas of Lymington and Pennington less than a year since Hampshire County Council promised that turning them off to save money would have no effect on...

Police investigating spate of car break-ins arrest boy (14)

POLICE investigating a recent spate of break-ins to cars in Pennington have revealed that they have arrested a 14-year-old boy. A spokesperson for Hampshire police said: "Officers investigating a theft from a Vauxhall Corsa in...
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