Brockenhurst given a share of £3.3m for street revamp

THE centre of Brockenhurst could be in line for new street improvements after the village was awarded a share of a new funding pot worth £3.3m. Possible additions to the Brookley Road area were announced...

Parish to appeal Royal Mail’s U-turn on relocating village post box

A U-TURN on a promise to relocate a post box in central Brockenhurst is to be contested by the parish council. Councillors had been told by Royal Mail that the box in Brookley Road –...

Golfers make a very deer friend on course

AN UNUSUALLY sociable deer has been winning friends at Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club after approaching players and staff in recent weeks. The fawn, which has been photographed nuzzling visitors, was spotted by club member Jeni...

How you can take part in local Remembrance events

DETERMINED to mark this year’s Remembrance despite tough new Covid lockdown laws, the community of Pennington came together a few days early to lay wreaths at the village’s war memorial. Representatives from St Mark’s Church,...

Village’s ‘ugly’ bike rack could be moved after complaints

AN “ugly” cycle rack in Brockenhurst could be moved to free up parking spaces after complaints from villagers. Parish councillors agreed the scheme to install the racks had been a success, but some received complaints...

Judge to decide on neighbours’ noise row over village games area

A DISTRICT judge is set to decide a row about noise from youngsters using a Brockenhurst games area. The verdict due in December will settle a court hearing this month between Marie and Martin Sampson,...

More pop-up restaurants heading to the New Forest

POP-UP restaurants have shot onto the dining scene as a novel and safe way of enjoying a meal out during the pandemic. As reported in the A&T, in September a month-long series of different dining...

Families embrace first hugs for months at care homes thanks to sail-maker’s ‘cuddle curtains’

RESIDENTS at New Forest care homes have embraced loved ones for the first time in the pandemic thanks to Covid-safe “cuddle curtains” donated by a Lymington sailmaker. The fully reusable kits, which have been designed...

Ex-RAF air commodore swoops in as new Brockenhurst College principal

BROCKENHURST College is flying high with a former RAF air commodore taking command in the new year. Outgoing principal and chief executive Di Roberts, who is stepping down after 14 years in the post, is...

New Forest councillor’s Comic Relief efforts recognised with OBE honour

A BROCKENHURST councillor who was part of a team which helped to raise £1.7bn for Comic Relief has spoken of his pride at being rewarded by being made an OBE. Cllr Michael Harris, who was...
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