Parents’ marathon effort to help school fill nearly £80,000 shortfall

A HEADTEACHER whose budget has been cut by nearly £80,000 has praised “truly amazing” parents for coming to the aid of pupils by fundraising and volunteering. Rachel Goplen, who leads Sway Primary School, hailed their...
Naked Jam

Naked Jam dressed to impress with top award for no-butter curd

A SWAY jam maker has won a top award for a new product that she decided to make after meeting a little girl who was allergic to butter. Jennifer Williams, of Naked Jam, was demonstrating...

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...
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