Villagers slam plans to turn former youth club into electric car charging points

PLANS to demolish a former youth club building in Lyndhurst and replace it with electric car charging points have been criticised by villagers. New Forest District Council installed the pre-fabricated building in the car park...
Southern Water

Conservation concern as wastewater overflows into Forest stream

A CONSERVATION group has raised concerns after waste water overflowed from a Southern Water facility into a stream near Lyndhurst. Effluent was seen by Russell Wynn, one of the founders of Wild New Forest, near...

Village’s traditional Christmas light strings set for chop after failing safety checks

ORGANISERS have promised a Christmas lights display in Lyndhurst to “lift all our spirits” after confirming that the traditional strings of illuminations over the high street are unlikely to return after failing safety checks. The...
Hampshire County Council budget

‘A great loss’ – village libraries confirmed to close

THE closure of Lyndhurst and Blackfield libraries has been confirmed by Hampshire County Council as part of a £1.76m cost-cutting programme. The community library at Milford will also lose its support, Cllr Sean Woodward, the...
Hampshire County Council budget

Closure of New Forest libraries a ‘devastating blow’

THE proposed closure of Hampshire libraries, including branches at Lyndhurst and Blackfield, has been described as “a devastating blow for communities”. The county council has announced its intention to close eight of its 48 libraries and reduce the...

Blackfield and Lyndhurst libraries on the brink of closure

TWO New Forest libraries are among a number across Hampshire which have moved a step closer to shutting, putting up to 50 jobs at risk. Eight of the 48 council-run libraries across the county are...

75-year-old who died in A337 head-on crash named as Robert Griffith-Jones

THE victim of a fatal head-on crash between two vehicles on the A337 near Lyndhurst has been named as Robert Griffith-Jones. An inquest into the death of the 75-year-old opened at Winchester Coroner’s Court this...

New Forest villages unite in fight against disposable barbecues

THREE villages and 18 stores are disposable barbecue free, two weeks after the national park authority called for an outright ban. All shops in Ashurst, Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst answered the NPA’s call to stop offering...

Police plea after driver dies in head-on crash

  A MAN in his 70s died in a head-on crash between two vehicles, which resulted in a stretch of the A337 near Lyndhurst being closed in both directions for several hours. The incident involving a...

Teen drug dealer led police on chase up to 110mph

A TEENAGE drug dealer drove at speeds of over 100mph to flee police during an early morning pursuit. Kyle McGhee (19) sped away from a marked car out of Totton via the bypass and onto...
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