Milford library

Community library joins list of branches at risk of the axe

MILFORD library is on the list of at-risk branches after Hampshire County Council unveiled closure proposals to help save £1.76m. Lyndhurst and Blackfield libraries were named last week among 10 venues most vulnerable to the...
Hampshire County Council budget

Lyndhurst and Blackfield libraries facing the axe to cut costs

LYNDHURST and Blackfield are among up to 10 Hampshire libraries facing the axe alongside dozens of jobs as county council bosses try to balance the books. The number of lending branches could drop from 48...
Hampshire County Council budget

Council to reveal proposed cuts to Hampshire library service

PLANS for the future of Hampshire libraries – which could include proposals for closures and reductions in opening hours – will be revealed this week. A 10-week public consultation over a county-wide restructure of the...
Priestlands School

School’s new study centre named in honour of former head

THE new school study centre at Lymington’s Priestlands School has been named in honour of former headteacher Chris Willsher. Town mayor Cllr Anne Corbridge and other councillors joined Chris for the opening ceremony of the...
Winter Reading Challenge

Libraries set junior bookworms a winter reading challenge

JUNIOR bookworms in Hampshire will be rewarded with certificates for meeting this year’s Winter Reading Challenge. The county council’s library service is encouraging young children to read four books and earn stickers to pick up...
Cameron’s Cottage

Derelict cottage to be education centre in memory of Cameron (16)

A DERELICT cottage in the heart of the New Forest has been given the green light to be transformed into a unique residential education centre for young people in a tribute to a teenage...
Wildground Junior School

Junior school keeps ‘good’ mark from Ofsted inspectors

Wildground Junior School has again been rated ‘good’ by Ofsted, highlighting its “happy and safe environment” and “strong curriculum”. The school has 210 pupils aged seven to 11 years old at its site in Armitage...
Arnewood School

School honours 40-year dedication of chair of governors

A RECENTLY refurbished block at New Milton’s Arnewood School has been named in honour of the chair of governors who has served it for more than four decades. Elizabeth Cook has been in her role...
Tops Day Nursery

Rat infestation forces closure of children’s nursery

A RAT infestation has forced the temporary closure of the Tops Day Nursery in Lymington as pest controllers were brought in. The children's nursery was set up three years ago within the former All Saints...
Olivia Inspires

Parents take Olivia Inspires to schools in memory of gifted daughter

THE parents of a gifted university student who was tragically killed last year are visiting secondary schools to promote the charity they have set up in her name. Called Olivia Inspires, it celebrates the memory...
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