Villagers lose fight to save historic cottage from demolition

VILLAGERS have lost their fight against a decision to demolish a former blacksmith’s cottage in Sway. The national park authority said there was no need for a formal application for permission to knock down the...

PICTURE GALLERY: Crow feats – Sway’s scarecrow tributes to key workers

SCARECROWS are popping up in people’s gardens in Sway to pay tribute to NHS staff and key workers. Around 15 homes in the village have so far joined in, with organisers expecting more as the...

Care home sets up drive-through service for family visits

A NEW Forest care home found an innovative way for residents to see their loved ones in person safely for the first time since lockdown. Families who had not been able to visit for nearly...

Video: Heath fire destroys acre of land at Sway

FLAMES “30 to 40 feet high” tore through gorse near Sway and destroyed an acre of land yesterday (Thursday) afternoon. Fire crews from Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst and Burley rushed to Forestry England land opposite Pitmore Lane...

VIDEO: Tiptoe residents hit the street in musical tribute to key workers for Peter...

TIPTOE residents came out into the street yesterday afternoon to give a musical thanks to key workers on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic. In a video uploaded by Charly Copeman, a number of grateful...

Coronavirus: Tributes to sportswoman Diana Townsend (79)

TRIBUTES have been paid to Diana Townsend, a well-known champion of community causes and sportswoman, after she died having contracted coronavirus. Former teacher Diana (79), who lived in Sway, had been suffering from cancer and...

Thirsty villagers help hospice in lockdown ale giveaway

GIVING away one of his ales to villagers in Milford and Sway helped a pub landlord raise £1,185 for Oakhaven Hospice. Brendan and Julie Treacey, who run the Hare & Hounds in Sway and The...

Arts charity launches £100,000 appeal for Living Room dementia space

A SWAY-based arts and education charity has launched a £100,000 fundraising campaign to transform a disused water tower in the village into a creative space for people with dementia. Spud, which is based at the...

Silver Hind to shine again as new owners take on ailing pub

HAVING been saved from the bulldozers and given a fresh new look, Sway pub The Silver Hind is serving up food to diners for the first time in more than two years. The Station Road...

Name released of New Forest dad killed in city car crash

TRIBUTES have been paid to a devoted family man and popular company executive from Sway, named as the victim of a fatal traffic collision in the run-up to Christmas. Simon Poole (47), who lived in...
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