Hills of Lymington

Shop scheme for village car showroom rejected by planners who brand it a ‘very...

AN APPLICATION to build a convenience store and takeaway on the site of a car showroom in Pennington has been turned down after being branded a “very poor design”. The proposal for Hills of Lymington,...

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...

Drinker died from horrific burns after fall trapped him against electric fire

AN alcoholic died from extensive burn injuries after falling out of a chair at his Pennington home and becoming “wedged” against a heater, an inquest heard. Peter Washbourn, a retired company director, was probably knocked...

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...

Oakhaven Hospice makes desperate bid for donations as shops close and fundraising events postponed

THE forced cancellation of fundraising events and closure of its charity shops amid the Covid-19 crisis has led Oakhaven Hospice Trust to make a desperate appeal for donations. The Pennington-based organisation, which provides specialist palliative...

By-election-winning Tory councillor sets sights on protecting character of Pennington

A FORMER military man has promised to turn his sights on protecting the character of Pennington after winning a pair of by-elections for the Conservatives. Retired army lieutenant-colonel Cllr Andrew Gossage saw off the other...
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,...
The Wheel Inn has been refurbished

Cheers to first year of The Wheel Inn community pub

RE-OPENED by the community a year ago this month, The Wheel Inn at Bowling Green Pennington has been completely refurbished, and is once again a thriving local pub, writes Chris Chester. As there is with...
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...
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...
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