Frustration as thousands in New Forest and Christchurch given Covid jabs while others wait

THOUSANDS of people have been vaccinated in the New Forest and Christchurch although there are growing concerns that progress has been patchy. While some people aged in their 80s and 90s continue to wait for...

First shared ownership homes reserved for New Forest locals on sale

THE first of New Forest District Council’s shared ownership homes have gone on sale reserved for locals to help them get on the property ladder. The two semi-detached, three-bedroom homes in Mulberry Close, Blackfield, each...

‘You’re not alone’ – mum pens book on 40 years of raising autistic son

A NEW Milton mother has penned a heartfelt account of the challenges of caring for her autistic son over more than 40 years. The book, entitled The Phantom Killer and Her Autistic Son, is by...
Hampshire County Council budget

Fresh hopes for reopening Lyndhurst library after £10,000 grant

HOPES have been raised that Lyndhurst library will be able to reopen as an independent, community-run facility after it secured a £10,000 grant from Hampshire County Council. The branch was among those shut by HCC...

‘Stay safe’ plea as man in his 20s and 101-year-old woman among latest New...

THE deaths of a young man and a 102-year-old woman with Covid-19 prompted a fresh appeal for residents of all ages to do all they can to fight the spread of the coronavirus. Former Priestlands...

A trip to the needles – couple get Covid jabs for 60th wedding anniversary

A BARTON couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary by having their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Ron and Ed Strudwick, of Boldre Close, are usually on holiday in Madeira for their anniversary on 14th...

Villagers want more as first stage of Milford sea wall is finished

WORRIED villagers have demanded to know when the rest of Milford’s sea defences will be repaired after the final rock was placed to finish the first stage of an emergency upgrade. Costing £1.8m, the project...

Men fined for breaking lockdown rules after travelling from Isle of Wight to the...

THREE men were fined for breaking lockdown rules after travelling to the New Forest from the Isle of Wight to buy a second-hand car. The trio were in a vehicle stopped by police just before...

Weekend snow warning for New Forest and Christchurch

THE New Forest and Christchurch could be in for some snow this weekend. The Met Office has issued yellow snow and ice warnings for both Saturday and Sunday, including Hampshire and Dorset, along with a...

Clean up Lymington’s ‘neglected’ quay, council urged

CALLS have been made to urgently improve the appearance of Lymington’s “neglected” Town Quay. The Lymington Society has written to New Forest District Council describing the popular site as the community’s “jewel in the crown”...
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