Ashley Heath

Police crackdown stops lorry drivers with ‘seriously’ unsafe loads

POLICE officers targeted commercial and heavy goods vehicles at Ashley Heath in a crackdown on those carrying excess weight. Nine vehicles were found to be overloaded, including a Ford Transit van with a load of...

Passer-by scared off sex attacker during assault on teenage girl

A TEENAGE girl suffered a sex assault in Ringwood before a member of the public intervened and scared off the attacker. The 17-year-old victim was walking along the footpath between Jubilee Close and Winston Way...
Boardwalk by the Millsream

‘Unsafe’ boardwalk shut at New Forest town’s beauty spot

A ROTTED boardwalk at a Ringwood beauty spot has been temporarily closed so it can be replaced. The timber structure beside the Millstream in Danny Cracknell Pocket Park has decayed because of the damp environment...

Drink and drug-driver sentenced for crash that put car on its roof

A RINGWOOD man who crashed a car he had taken while over the drink limit and with an excess of cannabis in his system was handed a suspended sentence. Thomas Manston (21), of Queensway,...
Road sign

More towns face new on-street parking charges, opponents warn

NEW MILTON, Barton and Ringwood could be next for on-street parking charges, warn businesses fighting controversial proposals for Lymington town centre. Traders have claimed Hampshire County Council plans to bring in more fees in communities...

Public meeting to kick off latest Men’s Shed project

THE Men’s Shed scheme, which aims to combat loneliness, is setting up shop in Ringwood. Having been encouraged to explore opportunities in the town by former mayor Tim Ward, the Men’s Shed Organisation will hold...
Sandy balls

£10m revamp launched at New Forest tourism’s ‘jewel in the crown’

PART of a £10m overhaul at one of the New Forest’s most popular tourist destinations was launched by its new owner with an ambition of challenging what holiday parks are all about. The opening of...

Town council names-promise unlocks permission for Ringwood war memorial revamp

REFURBISHING Ringwood’s war memorial has been given the go-ahead after promises by the town council not to change the presentation of the names. The scheme for the Grade II listed structure in Christchurch Road was...
Appletree Court

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...
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