Girls aged 15 arrested after police attacked and passer-by spat at

TWO teenage girls were arrested after police officers were attacked and a member of the public was spat at during a disturbance in the centre of Brockenhurst. The incident took place between 6pm and 7pm...

Henry brews up first batch of new Smokin’ pale ale

VISITORS to the Balmer Lawn Hotel in Brockenhurst have been raising a glass to a rejuvenated brand of New Forest beer created in its microbrewery. Henry Wilson, son of hotel owners Chris and Alison, is...

Row over village buildings approved for demolition after tech issues bar objectors from video...

FORMAL complaints have been lodged against the national park after technical issues stopped objectors speaking out against a controversial plan. Problems surfaced with video conferencing when NPA planning members debated a proposal to demolish a...

Street changes to allow social distancing was ‘not effective’ admits council transport boss

SOME social distancing highway changes such as those scrapped in New Milton and Brockenhurst high streets have “not proved effective”, the deputy leader of Hampshire County Council has admitted. Cllr Rob Humber was commenting after...

Bridge jumpers risk ‘terrible’ consequences, councillor warns

DAREDEVILS jumping off Brockenhurst Bridge into the river at Balmer Lawn need to be stopped before “something terrible” happens, a senior councillor has warned. The easing of the lockdown has caused large numbers of people...

Village scraps one-way safety system after two weeks

A CONTROVERSIAL scheme making the main route through Brockenhurst one-way has been dropped after two weeks following criticism from traders and councillors. Brookley Road had been blocked off at the Watersplash to stop cars entering...
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‘Iconic’ hotel allowed major expansion to safeguard its future

ONE of the New Forest’s landmark hotels has won permission for a major new expansion after its owners warned refusal would put its future in doubt. The Balmer Lawn Hotel in Brockenhurst was been given...
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Bridge-avoiding lorry reverses into muddy trouble

A TRUCKER who reversed cross-country to avoid a low bridge at Brockenhurst required police help to get free when his articulated lorry got stuck in the mud. The driver was said to have approached the...

Plans to bulldoze derelict village shops for holiday lets and cafe are approved

A DERELICT row of shops – known as the Squirrels – in Brockenhurst is set to be demolished, with a new café and four holiday lets to be built in its place. Members of the...

Brockenhurst high street set for new one-way system

THE main route through the centre of Brockenhurst is to be made one-way from tomorrow (Tuesday) to help shoppers social distance, it has emerged. The restriction will apply on the western end of Brookley Road...
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