Pennington vandalism

Residents plan vigilante squads in response to vandals’ return

RESIDENTS on a Pennington housing estate say they will form vigilante squads to combat vandals who have smashed up vehicles there for the second time in just over a month. At least four vehicles were...
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...

Police make appeal for CCTV footage after teenage boy attacked

CCTV and dashcam footage is being sought as police investigate an assault which left a teenager with facial injuries. The victim, a 16-year-old boy, was attacked in the area of The Square in Pennington sometime...

Paedophile caught with hundreds of sex abuse images spared jail

THE boss of a New Milton entertainment equipment hire business who was caught with hundreds of child sex abuse images has been spared jail. Police raided the Pennington home of Joe Hale in February 2017,...
Barn fire

Burning barn investigated by police as possible arson attack

AN arson probe has been launched into a blaze which caused thousands of pounds of damage to a New Forest barn from which a battery was stolen. Firefighters responded as flames engulfed approximately 100 hay...

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...
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...
Pennington bus

CCTV image in hunt for man who ‘groped’ girl (12) on bus

POLICE have released this CCTV image of a man they want to trace seven months after a 12-year-old girl was inappropriately touched on a bus travelling from Pennington. The victim had been sitting on the...
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