Lyndhurst hit and run

Police appeal for help to find high street hit-and-run driver

A PEDESTRIAN was hurt in a collision with a vehicle that failed to stop in the centre of Lyndhurst. Paramedics and police responded to reports a man had been struck by what was described as...
Philip Fawkes and Cllr Alexis

Conservative election candidate stands down over Brexit delay

A CONSERVATIVE local election candidate has stood down saying he would feel compelled to resign and fight for Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party if the UK ends up holding a vote for the European Parliament. Former...
Minstead roadworks

Cattlegrid works to shut off village link to main road for a week

MINSTEAD roadworks are due to shut a route all week from 8pm tonight (Monday) while improvements are made to a cattle grid. Lyndhurst Road between the A31 and Seamans Corner will be closed off by...
Lyndhurst traffic

‘Near-miss’ accidents revealed in survey by village road safety campaigners

A SURVEY conducted by concerned Lyndhurst residents has highlighted worrying traffic issues including a string of near-misses in one part of the village. Rashmi Stacey teamed up with other locals to create the Campaign for...

New retirement homes scheme unveiled for Lyndhurst

ANOTHER retirement home scheme in Lyndhurst has been drawn up to take the place of two houses near the top of the high street. Churchill Retirement Living has put in plans to bulldoze a pair...

Retirement flats refused as objectors call for more affordable homes

PLANS have been refused for a three-storey block of 27 retirement flats near the top of Lyndhurst high street over fears its size would spoil the area’s character. The national park authority rejected Churchill Retirement...

Third time lucky? Fresh plans being drawn up for Lyndhurst Park Hotel

NEW proposals for the derelict Lyndhurst Park Hotel could be unveiled by the summer, according to the developer. Pegasus Life is working on fresh designs for the landmark site after last month it suddenly dropped...

Walter Purvis Smith: mapping pioneer who led Ordnance Survey

TRIBUTES have been paid to Walter Purvis Smith, a mapping pioneer who became the first non-military Ordnance Survey director general in its 200-year history, who is being remembered at a thanksgiving service. The service for...

The Oak Inn: cosy atmosphere, quality food and community spirit

TUCKED away in the tiny hamlet of Bank about a mile south-west of Lyndhurst, the picturesque Oak Inn has a reputation for first class food inspired by local produce. The pub, which is owned by...
Lyndhurst Parish Council's office in the High Street

Cost pressures threaten Lyndhurst Parish Council office

LYNDHURST Parish Council may be forced to close its office in the village due to running costs of around £10,000 per month. The facility has been located at 13 High Street for the past two...
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