Pancake Day

PICTURES: Villagers run through wind and rain for Pancake Day

THE rain and wind failed to dampen spirits at the traditional Pancake Day races held at Beaulieu and Brockenhurst. Local children battled it out in 15 races held in Beaulieu High Street, while teams from...

Road chiefs reject calls to improve ambulance crash junction

CALLS for improvements to be made to a Brockenhurst junction where an ambulance ploughed into a shop have been parked. Hampshire County Council highways chief Cllr Rob Humby confirmed no action will be taken over...

Letters: Our village pulled together to defeat the floods

SIR - The flooding at Brockenhurst on Sunday was the worst it has been for many years. But at 5pm when it seemed at its peak there was very little water under those two notorious...
Brockenhurst station

Weekend bus replacements for emergency work on derailment damage

BUS replacement services will link Winchester to Brockenhurst station on Saturday as emergency works close sections of the railway line this weekend. Passengers are advised to check before they travel as engineers continue to repair...

Brockenhurst heroes hailed at first village trust awards

THERE were cheers and tears at a ceremony celebrating those who have gone above and beyond in Brockenhurst – as well as a surprise accolade. The village’s first ever Citizen of the Year awards, organised...

Councillors’ stamp of approval to push to re-open post box

THE stamp of approval was given by Brockenhurst parish councillors to lobbying the Royal Mail and an MP to reinstate the village’s sole central post box. There was outrage in early December when it emerged...
Brockenhurst Primary School

Letters: Without action, there will be more school crossing accidents

SIR - I read your headline story regarding the five-year-old child unfortunately in collision with a car outside Brockenhurst Primary School with sadness. As a driver who uses this route daily, I would like to...

Anger after vehicle rips up swathe of New Forest grazing land

“IT’S just wanton damage.” This was the angry reaction after a vehicle was driven over a large area of grazing at Longslade Bottom in the New Forest. The damage to the Site of Special Scientific Interest...

Village charity in court amid row over ‘noisy’ play area

THE noise row over youngsters playing at a Brockenhurst games area has landed the charity that runs it in court. Representatives from the Brockenhurst Village Trust (BVT) appeared before Southampton magistrates as Marie and Martin...

‘Saviour’ sought by primary school to man dangerous crossing

BROCKENHURST Primary School has made a last-ditch plea for a crossing patrol “saviour” in the week a pupil was rushed to hospital after a collision with a car. Headteacher John Littlewood and governor Bronya Szatkowska...
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