Hampshire County Council

Council leader pledges public meeting in parking charges row

A PUBLIC meeting has been promised by the leader of Hampshire County Council for Lymington residents to question highways chiefs on their plans to impose controversial parking charges on High Street. Cllr Keith Mans made...

Controversial parking firm bids to keep car recognition camera

AN APPLICATION has been submitted by Britannia Parking to keep vehicle recognition technology at a controversial car park in New Milton. Britannia Parking Ltd has submitted plans to New Forest District Council to retain a...
South Western Railway

Loss-making South Western Railway faces prospect of nationalisation

THE new boss of South Western Railway has been hit by an auditors’ warning over the future of the business as he arrived by making an apology to passengers for its poor service. Mark Hopwood's...

Weekend motorway closure pushed back in £19m bridge works

WORK on the M27, which will see the motorway closed to complete a £19m bridge replacement, have been pushed back to the end of the month. The scheme was set for this weekend but will...
Lymington parking

Hundreds sign petition against new on-street parking charges

HUNDREDS of people have signed a petition against on-street parking charges being brought in on Lymington High Street. The names have been gathered by town and district councillor Jack Davies who is among those opposing...
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More towns face new on-street parking charges, opponents warn

NEW MILTON, Barton and Ringwood could be next for on-street parking charges, warn businesses fighting controversial proposals for Lymington town centre. Traders have claimed Hampshire County Council plans to bring in more fees in communities...
Coppice Gate

Safety campaigners: ‘It’s a matter of time before someone is hurt’

RESIDENTS and councillors calling for action on a “dangerous” junction have warned it is only a matter of time before someone is hurt. People living at Coppice Gate, a retirement development in Beaulieu Road, Dibden...

New funding unlocks £8m main road upgrades eight years early

A MORE than £8m project to clear congestion from one of the most crowded roads in the New Forest has got the green light eight years earlier than planned. The busy A326, which connects the...

Petra wins parking victory after 14-month court battle

ANOTHER motorist has celebrated overturning a penalty charge imposed by Britannia Parking which enforces a controversial restriction at a shopping parade. Petra McGuire-Saunders, from Ashley, was penalised by the company for overstaying the 20-minute limit at...
Lymington knife arrest

Council leader wades into parking row to defend high street charges

THE leader of Hampshire County Council has intervened in the growing row over plans to bring in parking charges to Lymington High Street. Cllr Keith Mans defended the controversial scheme, due to be implemented in...
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