Hampshire County Council

Threat of council retaliation over cross-border waste charges scheme

NEW FOREST people could be charged for using Dorset recycling centres in retaliation for Hampshire County Council deciding to make non-residents pay for using its waste facilities, a councillor has warned. New Milton residents, for...

Temporary angling ban imposed at Hatchet Pond to combat spread of fish disease

A DEADLY fish disease has struck in the New Forest forcing the closure of several angling hot spots. Orchard Lakes, near New Milton, was confirmed last Wednesday as suffering the Koi herpesvirus (KHV) disease which...

Cancer victims’ vehicles targeted by New Forest car park robbers

THREE women recovering from breast cancer were targeted by thieves who broke into their car and stole their handbags while they were going for a walk in the New Forest. One of the victims was...

Campers furious as holidays cancelled for Sandy Balls’ £10m luxury makeover

ABOUT 250 campers have had their holidays cancelled at one of the biggest tourist attractions in the New Forest as it prepares for a £10m makeover. Sandy Balls near Fordingbridge will start work next month...

Fresh plans for business units would ‘destroy’ river views, warn objectors

FRESH plans have been submitted to redevelop a prominent site on the east bank of the River Lymington with business units. The scheme for a block of 11 premises follows the refusal by New Forest...

Fordingbridge schools to unite under one head as parents ‘overwhelmingly’ in favour

TWO New Forest schools have agreed to unite under a single board of governors after saying parents were “overwhelmingly” in favour of the idea. Fordingbridge’s junior and infant schools are joining in a federation with...

Famous golf course and pub put up for sale by wealthy New Forest family

A NEW FOREST golf course said to be the oldest in Hampshire is up for sale for more than £4.5m. Bramshaw Golf Club has been put on the market jointly with the next door Bell...

By-election-winning Tory councillor sets sights on protecting character of Pennington

A FORMER military man has promised to turn his sights on protecting the character of Pennington after winning a pair of by-elections for the Conservatives. Retired army lieutenant-colonel Cllr Andrew Gossage saw off the other...

National park authority gives go-ahead for heritage centre and new homes in Burley

AMBITIOUS plans to develop a Burley heritage centre and two new affordable homes have been given the go ahead by the New Forest National Park Authority’s planning committee. The scheme, which was also submitted by...

Linda Hayes: well-known New Forest hotel proprietor who kept her piano skills sharp

SCORES of well-wishers attended the funeral of Linda Hayes, the former proprietor of Busketts Lawn Hotel in Woodlands for 38 years, who recently died at the age of 91. Linda and her beloved husband Con,...
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