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...

‘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...

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...
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...

Owner sets red letter day for reopening of village post office

IT will be a red letter day for Sway post office when it reopens at a new location with longer hours. It will be located in the Central Convenience store on Station Road, and will...

Man in A337 car crash denies trying to murder woman

A SWAY man has pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder and dangerous driving following a crash in the New Forest. Peter Tillman (71) is accused of committing the offences on August 20th. As reported...

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...

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...

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...
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...
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