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Planners throw out ‘overcrowded’ town centre homes proposal

NEW FOREST councillors refused a bid for eight homes in the centre of Fordingbridge amid criticism they were "crammed" in without enough parking. Sixteen members on New Forest District Council’s planning committee voted against Crownshade...

Councillors sink New Forest Water Park’s bid to expand clubhouse

A BID to extend the clubhouse at New Forest Water Park was sunk by the district council’s planning committee – with one member branding it “a joke”. Cllr Sue Bennison took aim at the proposal...
Cat killed Alderholt

Cat put down after injuries from air weapon shooting

A CAT had to be put down after it was shot with an air weapon. The attack is believed to have taken place in Oak Road, Alderholt, near Fordingbridge, between 11am and 11.20am last Thursday. It...

Developers unveil plans for nearly 100 homes on fields outside town

PLANS have been unveiled to create a neighbourhood of nearly 100 homes on the edge of Fordingbridge. The scheme would include a village hall and play area on what is currently grazing land at St...
Burgate School playing fields

School pressing ahead with bid to sell playing fields to developer

A SCHOOL is pressing ahead with plans to sell part of its playing fields to a developer to fund more all-weather sports facilities. Burgate School and Sixth Form in Fordingbridge will apply for permission from...
Day for Girls Fordingbridge

Charity invites volunteers to get crafty in aid of Uganda girls project

A WORKSHOP to create hygiene kits for girls in Uganda is being held on Saturday in Fordingbridge. The event is in aid of the Days for Girls project which aims to provide teenagers with washable...

Fun and games as Sandy Balls holiday park marks centenary milestone

ONE hundred years of smiles, laughter and fun were celebrated at the Sandy Balls holiday park in the New Forest when it marked its centenary milestone. The festival at Sandy Balls in Fordingbridge offered a...

Dog owner sorry for pets’ vicious attack on spaniel at Fordingbrdige

A DOG owner has apologised after her pets savaged a Cavalier King Charles spaniel and has agreed to muzzle one of them. As reported in the A&T last week, 10-year-old Flash was set upon by...

Former failing school celebrates turnaround in latest Ofsted inspection

A FORDINGBRIDGE school is celebrating after being rated ‘outstanding’ in three categories of an Ofsted inspection report just two years after being told it needed to get better. The Burgate School and Sixth Form was...
New Forest dog attack

Emergency surgery saves Flash after savaging by two dogs

A TEN-YEAR-OLD Cavalier King Charles spaniel had to undergo two bouts of major surgery after being viciously attacked by two dogs at a popular walking spot. The tiny 10-year-old called Flash was being put back...
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