Letters: Verge cutting is destroying flower-rich habitats

SIR - It was interesting to read last week of Mr Hounsome’s battle with Hampshire County Council regarding their mismanagement of flower-rich roadside verges. Apparently on Hantsweb they make a point of working with Hampshire...
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Horrified bystanders intervene as dog fatally savages deer near clifftop

A DOG on a clifftop walk chased and fatally wounded a deer at Barton while the pet’s owners made no effort to stop the horrific attack. Members of the public rushed to help when they...
Barton cliffs erosion

Letters: We should work with shoreline erosion, not fight against it

SIR - Mr Wolton’s letter in last week’s A&T sort of misses the point when he suggests work to restrict further erosion in order to “protect” beach huts at Hordle cliff. He also suggests that...

New cafe owners have Bijou designs on good coffee

A NEW café owner has combined her passions for really good coffee and interior design to create the beautiful Bijou in Barton. Anyone entering the premises on Cliff Terrace, Marine Drive, will be struck by its...
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Owners of killed pet fight for law against dog-on-dog attacks

A BARTON couple whose dog was killed when it was savaged by a lurcher have backed a national campaign to make such attacks a criminal offence where there is neglect by the owner. Wendy and...

Repair bills mount as BMX riders chop down trees for jumps

“WE need to take action.” This was the declaration by a leading New Milton councillor amid continued reports of BMX riders causing thousands of pounds of damage to woodland at Long Meadow in Barton...

Test work to slow erosion threatening clifftop homes

TESTS are under way to find a way of slowing the erosion of Barton cliffs, which is creeping towards scores of expensive seafront homes at a rate of one metre a year. A £200,000 Environment...

Senior Tory ditched ahead of New Forest local elections

TOP New Forest Tory Goff Beck has been dropped by the Conservatives from its list of candidates to fight the district council elections in May. The blunt-speaking former Marine, who has represented the Barton ward...

Walkers warned of dangers of eroding clifftop footpath

WORSENING erosion of a popular clifftop footpath has prompted fears for the safety of walkers. The stretch between Barton and Milford near Taddiford Gap has worn perilously close to the edge. It has already had...

The Cliff House in Barton hits new heights with stylish expansion

WHAT do you do when you have a business that is so successful you struggle to fit people in? Well, in the case of The Cliff House at Barton, you make it bigger and...
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