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...

Mother Nature puts stop to weekend opening of new wild play park

MOTHER Nature has put a stop to the opening of a new wild play park in Sway tomorrow (Saturday). A balancing snake, giant wooden tunnel and mini-beast hotel are some of the new activities that...
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...

Sway villagers furious as First World War armistice memorials decapitated

VANDALS tore off the heads of Royal British Legion silhouettes of a soldier and nurse at Sway in an act that has outraged villagers. The figures, installed at Jubilee Field to mark the centenary of...

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...
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...
Hatch Motors site

Developer hits back at Sway objectors to Hatch Motors plans

A DEVELOPER hoping to build a mini supermarket and eight homes at a garage site in Sway has hit back at claims the scheme does not fit in with national and local policies. Landmark Estates...

National dance success in Blackpool for talented New Forest pair

TWO pupils from the Everton-based Charisma Dance Academy are thrilled to have been crowned the UK’s rock and roll champions at a national contest in Blackpool. Amelie Shane (9), from Sway, and Sophia Edwards (5),...

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...
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,...
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