Disability charity makes urgent funding plea to help stay open

A CHARITY has launched an urgent fundraising appeal so it can continue to support people with learning disabilities and autism during the coronavirus crisis. The Minstead Trust was set up in 1986 and currently helps...

Food bank and schools bag up lunches for needy pupils stuck at home

A NEW Forest charity is helping provide food for students entitled to free lunches at two New Milton schools during the closures. On Monday Lymington-based New Forest Basics Bank worked with volunteers to supply special...

Food bank appeals for supplies to feed disadvantaged pupils

AN APPEAL has been made by New Forest Basics Bank to make sure more than 170 disadvantaged youngsters on free school dinners at Arnewood School in New Milton get fed next week when classes...
Forest Park School

Headteacher blasts vandals after attack on special needs school

VANDALS who damaged playground equipment at a special needs school in Totton have been blasted by the headteacher. The incident at Forest Park School in Commercial Road took place between 9pm and 9pm on Saturday...

Coronavirus: Schools scramble to prepare for national shutdown

HEADTEACHERS have been racing to react to the government order for all schools to close at the end of lessons tomorrow (Friday) to try to slow the spread of coronavirus. Several schools in the New...
Blackfield library

Campaigners hand in 800-name petition to save library

A PETITION of over 800 names calling for Blackfield library to be saved from closure has been handed to Hampshire County Council. As reported in the A&T, the council is considering closing 10 libraries in...

Coronavirus: Arnewood School pupils stay home with ‘cold’ symptoms

NEW Milton school students suffering cold symptoms after returning from a skiing trip to Italy are staying at home as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus. The action taken by Arnewood students follows on...
Blackfield library

Campaigners gather petition to save Blackfield library from cuts

MORE than 260 people have signed a petition launched by campaigners hoping to save Blackfield library from closure. As previously reported, Hampshire County Council is considering axing 10 libraries in the county as it looks...

Hampshire parents fined £500,000 as unauthorised school absences rise

HAMPSHIRE parents have been fined more than £500,000 in a year for taking their children out of school, it has been revealed. New data has shown that the number of fines issued for unauthorised school...

‘Pupils at risk’ as council prepares to axe school crossing patrol

MARCHWOOD Junior School pupils will be put at risk when a crossing patrol officer retires after the county council confirmed it would not fund a replacement, parents fear. Youngsters heading to and from class will...
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