Fly-tip ‘blight’ takes three days and £4,000 to clear up

A MAJOR operation to clear a large fly-tip in Calshot, which included a haul of white goods, cost £4,000 in taxpayers’ money. The dump on land to the rear of Tristan Close has only recently...
Hills of Lymington

Developer loses fight to build store and takeaway on car showroom site

A DEVELOPMENT company has lost its battle to have a convenience store and takeaway built on the site of a car showroom in Pennington. Brightbeech Investments LLP’s bid to turn Hills of Lymington, at 44...
Police

Coronavirus: Police urge public to stay at home over Easter during lockdown

PEOPLE are being urged to resist the temptation to go out to enjoy the sunny weather during the Easter holidays as police continue to enforce the Covid-19 lockdown. Officers are patrolling open spaces, beaches and...

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...
NFDC local Plan

Parties kick off campaigns for New Forest and Christchurch local elections in May

POLITICIANS in the New Forest have kicked off their campaigns for the local elections on 2nd May. When voters go to the polls in just over a month they will choose who represents them on...
Lymington Harbour

Income at Lymington Harbour down by a third despite busy sailing season

DESPITE a busy season between lockdowns, Lymington Harbour Commissioners reported one of its key revenue streams was down by nearly a third this summer. The not-for-profit harbour authority, which operates berths and facilities at Town...
Hythe skate park

Fundraising campaign launched for new village skate park

A FUNDRAISING campaign has been launched to build a new skate park in Hythe after the previous facility fell into disrepair and was removed. Based next to the former police station in Jones Lane, it...
New Forest leisure centres

New Forest leisure centres set for £5 million annual loss

THE five health and leisure centres in the New Forest are set for a £5m income loss during 2020/21. Cabinet member for leisure, Cllr Mark Steele, revealed the figures after he was challenged by the...

One seriously hurt in six-vehicle crash on M27

A MAN had to be cut free from a van following a six-vehicle collision which caused major congestion on the M27 at Cadnam yesterday afternoon. The incident, took place on the westbound carriageway between junctions...

Campaigners celebrate as Hythe ferry company agrees to hand over historic pier

CAMPAIGNERS for the future of Hythe ferry have been celebrating after the operator agreed to hand them ownership of the 138-year-old pier. The agreement between Blue Funnel and the Hythe Pier Heritage Association was marked...
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