Hundred bikers roar into care home for Jean’s 100th birthday surprise

ONE hundred motorbikes roared into a Sway care home as part of a special surprise to mark the 100th birthday of resident Jean Broadley. The spectacle at Gracewell care home was organised by Jean’s son...
Silver Hind Sway

Village pub saved from demolition after housing plan thrown out again

A VILLAGE pub has been saved from demolition after a bid to replace it with two homes was blocked by a planning inspector. Nearly 70 people objected to the scheme for the Silver Hind in...
Late night verge trimming

Sleepless residents raging at council’s late-night verge trimming ‘Blitz’

RESIDENTS on rural lanes are furious after being woken at 1am by council verge trimmers. Len Thomas of Pauls Lane in Sway, who is a member of the parish council, was disturbed from his sleep...
Sway wild play park

Wild play park hopes to beat the weather with second try at official launch

FAMILIES are being invited to the opening of a wild play area in Sway this weekend where they will get to try out a balancing snake, a giant wooden tunnel and mini-beast hotel. The park...
The new location for Sway Post Office

Sway post office to reopen with an extra 57 hours of service time

Sway post office is set to reopen in a village shop with an extra 57 hours of service time a week. The old branch at Sway Newsagents in Station Road shut its doors in March,...
Annie Baughan

A337 crash victim named as retired GP Annie Baughan

THE woman who died in a crash on the A337 near Brockenhurst last week has been named as 61-year-old retired GP Annie Baughan. Annie, who lived in Sway, was known to her patients as Dr...
Grade II* Listed Sway Tower

Sway Tower to go under the hammer for starting bids of £1.6m

ONE of the New Forest’s most eye-catching buildings boasting unrivalled views of the national park is set to be auctioned off for at least £1.6m. The 220ft Peterson’s Tower – known locally as Sway Tower...

‘Mini rave’ in the New Forest leaves a trail of trash

AN angry resident has described how he had to clear up debris left at a New Forest beauty spot after what he described as an “illegal mini rave” had been held there. The man from...

Sway junior councillors plea to Post Office to reinstate outlet

JUNIOR parish councillors in Sway have called on the Post Office to reinstate an outlet in the village after the existing branch closed. Sway Newsagents in Station Road was recently sold by Janet Kirk to...
Hatch Motors site

Developer wins battle for homes and shop at Hatch Motors

A GROUP of Sway residents erupted in fury after a controversial redevelopment of the Hatch Motors site was voted through – with one objector claiming there is the “potential for Armageddon” in the village. Members...
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