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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...

£2m expansion plans setting sail for New Forest river marina

A MAJOR investment is being planned by the award-winning Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour that will extend the Beaulieu River marina. The £2m redevelopment plans will keep pace with modern demands for bigger berths and more...
Lymington auction house

Father and son save town’s auction house from fears of redevelopment

A FATHER and son have taken over a well-known Lymington auction house which many locals feared would be converted into luxury housing. The new owners are vintage toy specialist Nick Powner and his son James....

Christchurch construction firm REIDsteel celebrates centenary year

A CHRISTCHURCH-based steel construction firm celebrated its centenary year with a party for staff members, clients, suppliers and business associates. REIDsteel, founded by Col. John Reid in France in 1919, designs and builds structures throughout...

Instagram boss and rap star top off Tom’s pizza oven investment success

POSTING a crowd funding appeal to take his world class stone oven business to the next level, Tom Gozney set a 30-day limit to achieve £500,000. Just over an hour later, that target had...

Menswear manager Kevin moves to pastures new with gardening service

MENSWEAR shop manager Kevin Curry has moved on to pastures new to set up his own gardening business. Kevin ran Osbornes in Lymington High Street for 28 years, but last week he handed over the...

Yacht club’s revamped events facilities now available for hire

THE Royal Lymington Yacht Club has revamped its corporate events and dining facilities which are now available for hire to non-member local businesses and individuals. The premises in Bath Road now features a dedicated hospitality...

Baby swim school with roots in New Forest goes national

A BABY swim school that started in the New Forest has been relaunched as a national franchise after seven very successful years helping more than 5,000 youngsters gain water confidence. Laura Skilton, a mum herself,...
New Queen Inn

The New Queen Inn set to reign again after company takeover

THE new owner of a Forest pub close to the River Avon has an ambition to put the premises back on the map as the place to dine when it re-opens after a revamp. The...

Residents raise a glass to pub’s new pop-up post office

AN Ashurst pub is the new venue for a twice weekly pop-up post office launched following the closure of the village’s former branch in January. The outreach service, run by staff from Bartley Post Office...
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