Seven play areas across Lymington and Pennington reopen today

SEVEN play areas in Lymington and Pennington are open to the public from today (Wednesday) along with £27,000 of new equipment at Woodside park. As lockdown continues to ease, a wooden feature for toddlers and...

School taking positive steps despite ‘requires improvement’ Ofsted rating

A SCHOOL rated as ‘requires improvement’ for the second time in a row has nevertheless made “real” steps forward, according to Ofsted inspectors. Pennington Church of England Junior School in Priestlands Road teaches 167 pupils...

Vandals spray walls and windows of closed leisure centre

“THESE vandals need to be caught” – that was the message from a Pennington resident after walls and windows at the local leisure centre were daubed with graffiti twice in the past week. Staff from...
Hills of Lymington

Appeal over refusal of plans for village car showroom

A CHALLENGE has been launched against New Forest District Council’s refusal to allow a convenience store and takeaway to be built on the site of a car showroom in Pennington. Brightbeech Investments wants to turn...

Woman’s plans for home slammed – but approved – by councillors

A PENNINGTON woman was accused of “driving a horse and cart” through planning rules by councillors who grudgingly allowed her to keep changes made to her home without permission. Heidi Ashworth was criticised over plans...

Infant school closed for coronavirus told to reopen after two days

PENNINGTON Infant School is to reopen tomorrow (Wednesday) after it was judged safe to do so. As the A&T revealed, the school had to close just a week after partially reopening when a pupil tested...

School closes for two weeks after pupil confirmed with coronavirus

PENNINGTON Infant School has shut its doors after a pupil became ill with Covid-19 less than a week since partially reopening. A message shared by the neighbouring junior school’s Facebook page told parents the child...
Oakhaven Hospice

Hospice forced to close temporarily after 12 staff test positive for coronavirus

OAKHAVEN Hospice has been forced to close to new admissions following an outbreak of Covid-19 in which 12 staff members tested positive for the virus. After several clinical and support workers showed symptoms of the...

New Forest Tesco Express raids – man due in court

A MAN is due to appear in court charged with conspiracy to commit burglary in connection with five raids on Tesco Express stores including two New Forest branches. Cash boxes were stolen in each of...
Protest

Campaigners fight on despite rejection in battle to stop 100 homes being built at...

A CAMPAIGN group has vowed to fight on despite New Forest District Council rejecting its bid to stop 100 homes being built on land in Pennington. Bruce Tindall, chairman of the Pennington and Lymington Lanes...
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