Appeal for new recruits to strengthen village’s firefighting crew

AN appeal has been made for new recruits to bolster the crew at Hythe fire station. The request for more people to provide daytime cover as on-call firefighters was made by parish council chair Cllr...
Hythe Primary School

Primary school garden dedicated to memory of popular teacher

A SENSORY garden built by staff, parents and children in memory of a popular teacher has been officially opened at a Waterside school. The unused piece of land at Hythe Primary School has been transformed...
Hythe Neighbourhood Plan

Voters back hyper-local planning policies in village referendum

VOTERS have backed a set of hyper-local planning policies in Hythe and Dibden – although less than a fifth actually turned out to cast their ballots. It means the 77-page document will now be formally...

Jail for man who attacked partner and threatened to burn friend’s farm

A FISHERMAN who repeatedly attacked his partner and threatened to burn down a former friend's farm has been jailed for 21 months. Michael Stimson (36), of Ladycross Road, Hythe, targeted Shannon Simmonds multiple times in...
Vivid Homes

‘Flooding’ homes decision delayed as councillors demand answers

ANGRY councillors have demanded further investigations before they will give the green light for people to move into a development accused of flooding neighbouring properties. The 45 affordable homes in Fawley Road, Hythe, are mostly...
Vivid Homes

Developer’s drainage plan to stop flooding neighbours slated for approval

COUNCILLORS are being advised to approve changes to a drainage system at an affordable housing development which neighbours blame for flooding their properties. When New Forest District Council’s planning committee meets on Wednesday, members will...

Vicar’s heavenly showing on The Chase scoops £8,000 prize

A FORMER Dibden vicar gave a divine performance on ITV quiz show The Chase to take home £8,000 – and has spent a chunk of it on his cat. Mike Powis faced off alone against...

Lib Dems quiz Tories over spending of £1.9m from car park sale

RULING district councillors were challenged over where £1.9m made from selling a public car park in Hythe has been spent. Conservative-run New Forest District Council sold the St John’s Street facility to German discount retailer...

Up to 40 jobs set to go at luxury yacht builder Fairline

UP to 40 jobs at Hythe luxury yacht builder Fairline are facing the axe, it has been revealed. Staff were told the news on Monday and have already held meetings with bosses as part of...
The crown court in Southampton

Pensioner jailed for historic child sex abuse will ‘likely die in prison’

A PENSIONER who sexually abused two young girls is likely to die in jail after he was imprisoned for 18 years. There were gasps and tears from the packed public gallery inside Southampton Crown Court...
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