Fawley power station

£8m roadworks to improve A326 to start this week

MAJOR £8m roadworks to improve a main route along the Waterside will start this week. Seven junctions on the A326 will be upgraded, along with one on the B3053 Fawley bypass, to boost capacity for...

Villagers slam plans to turn former youth club into electric car charging points

PLANS to demolish a former youth club building in Lyndhurst and replace it with electric car charging points have been criticised by villagers. New Forest District Council installed the pre-fabricated building in the car park...
Waterside train line

Reopening Waterside railway line backed by New Forest District Council

THE return of passengers to the Waterside railway line remains on track after New Forest District Council gave its blessing to the scheme. Councillors at a recent meeting voted unanimously in principle to support moves...

Hythe Ferry awarded £45,000 to keep it afloat after pandemic downturn

HYTHE Ferry will be given £45,000 to help ensure the service stays afloat this winter after it was badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Lee Rayment, managing director of operator Blue Funnell Ferries, said confirmation...

Christchurch councillors vow to fight travel schemes which restrict town roads

THE Christchurch Independents say they will oppose any active travel scheme which would worsen traffic issues in the town, despite being part of BCP Council’s ruling coalition. In a letter to the A&T from members...
Cafe Velo

Riders fight development threat to award-winning cycling cafe

DOZENS of residents have pleaded with a developer to put the brakes on a bid to turn an award-winning cycling cafe into a flat. Landlord Peter Hayward, of Surereed Ltd, wants Peter Moore – the...

Village scraps one-way safety system after two weeks

A CONTROVERSIAL scheme making the main route through Brockenhurst one-way has been dropped after two weeks following criticism from traders and councillors. Brookley Road had been blocked off at the Watersplash to stop cars entering...
A31 traffic

Councils join forces in bid to transform transport across south-east

COUNCILS across the south-east have joined forces in a bid to transform transport across the region. Sixteen local authorities – including Hampshire County Council and Southampton, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight – are set...
Stuck lorry

Bridge-avoiding lorry reverses into muddy trouble

A TRUCKER who reversed cross-country to avoid a low bridge at Brockenhurst required police help to get free when his articulated lorry got stuck in the mud. The driver was said to have approached the...

Councillors vote to remove last of town’s Covid road closures

FEARS of a serious collision and congestion concerns prompted a lifting of the last of the controversial road closures meant to aid social distancing in New Milton high street. A majority vote was taken to...
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