130-year-old buildings set for revamp in next stage of £220k Hythe Pier improvements

THE next stage in a £220,000 project to restore Hythe Pier will focus on its revamping buildings which date as far back as 1894. As reported in the A&T, the Hythe Pier Heritage Association (HPHA)...

Plans for four new homes in Dibden Purlieu rejected again

PLANS to build four new homes in Dibden Purlieu have been turned down at appeal by a planning inspector for the second time. Phil Selwood had applied to New Forest District Council to develop land...

Man arrested over string of burglaries across the New Forest

A MAN has been arrested in connection with a string of burglaries across the New Forest over a period of two months. Police investigation reports garages and vehicles had been raided, with hauls of power...

‘I am not a victim, I am a survivor’ – woman’s relief as her...

A BRAVE rape victim has revealed her pride at standing up in court to her now-70-year-old attacker who has been jailed for 21 years. Stephen Boyt, from Hythe, is likely to die in prison for...

Thieves target outbuildings in series of burglaries

POLICE have launched investigations into a string of burglaries in Dibden Purlieu and are warning residents to ensure theirs are secure. At least 10 of the structures were targeted between last Thursday and Monday, with...

Restoration of historic royal Hythe Pier carriage is on track

A TEAM of conservationists are making fast progress on renovating a historic train carriage which is part of a set that once carried royalty along Hythe pier. Hythe Pier Heritage Association (HPHA) recently set out...

Two more New Forest coronavirus vaccine centres named

TWO more locations have been named as coronavirus vaccination centres in the New Forest. Applemore leisure centre in Hythe, and AFC Totton in Salisbury Road, Totton, will both begin administering the jab over the next...

Man arrested after fifth Waterside hedge fire in a month

A MAN has been arrested following a fifth hedge fire in a month on the Waterside. Police confirmed the 26-year-old, of no fixed abode, was held on suspicion of arson and burglary with intent to...

‘Flawed and loaded’ – another parish council slams New Forest wheelie bins waste consultation

THE consultation on new waste plans for the New Forest, including introducing wheelie bins, is flawed and loaded, members of Hythe and Dibden Parish Council have claimed. As reported in the A&T, the district council...

Meet the safety officers set to patrol Hythe and Dibden streets

TWO new accredited community safety officers (ACSOs) will soon be out patrolling the streets of Hythe and Dibden after being appointed by the parish council. Michael Armstrong and Mike Cathcart will be familiarising themselves with...
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