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New Forest parties call for vote revamp in wake of Tories' domination of local elections

New Forest parties call for vote revamp in wake of Tories' domination of local elections

New Forest parties call for vote revamp in wake of Tories' domination of local elections

A CROSS-party campaign has been launched to overhaul the voting system for election candidates in New Forest.


Forest Lib Dems choose new leader after David Harrison steps down

Forest Lib Dems choose new leader after David Harrison steps down

Forest Lib Dems choose new leader after David Harrison steps down

The New Forest Liberal Democrat Group have chosen Cllr Malcolm Wade as their new leader.


BCP one of first councils to return to in-person meetings

BCP one of first councils to return to in-person meetings

BCP one of first councils to return to in-person meetings

BCP Council became one of the first local authorities in the country to return to in-person meetings.


Cat owners to face fines if they don't microchip pets under new law

Cat owners to face fines if they don't microchip pets under new law

Cat owners to face fines if they don't microchip pets under new law

CAT owners may be forced to microchip their pets or face a fine, under proposals set out by the government in the Queen's Speech.


Christchurch Independents win BCP Council byelection

Christchurch Independents win BCP Council byelection

Christchurch Independents win BCP Council byelection

THE Christchurch Independents have won the vacant BCP Council seat in the Commons ward.


Election result: Tories retain control of Hampshire County Council

Election result: Tories retain control of Hampshire County Council

Election result: Tories retain control of Hampshire County Council

THE Conservatives retained control of Hampshire County Council at the local elections.


Candidates for the Christchurch Commons ward by-election

Candidates for the Christchurch Commons ward by-election

Candidates for the Christchurch Commons ward by-election

MORE than a year after the death of Cllr Colin Bungey left a vacancy in the Commons ward, electors will be asked to vote in a replacement tomorrow.


Ousted NFDC leader Rickman booted from Tory group

Ousted NFDC leader Rickman booted from Tory group

Ousted NFDC leader Rickman booted from Tory group

FORMER NFDC leader, Cllr Barry Rickman, has been ejected from the ruling Tory group and is now sitting as an independent member.


Face-to-face council meetings to resume after legal challenge fails

Face-to-face council meetings to resume after legal challenge fails

Face-to-face council meetings to resume after legal challenge fails

COUNCILS will have to resume face-to-face meetings this month after a legal challenge aimed at extending pandemic rules failed.


Covid safety pledge for polling stations ahead of local elections

Covid safety pledge for polling stations ahead of local elections

Covid safety pledge for polling stations ahead of local elections

POLLING stations will be made safe from Covid-19, Hampshire County Council has pledged, ahead of next week's elections.


Greens refuse to put up candidate for Hampshire police and crime commissioner over £5,000 fee

Greens refuse to put up candidate for Hampshire police and crime commissioner over £5,000 fee

Greens refuse to put up candidate for Hampshire police and crime commissioner over £5,000 fee

A POLITICAL party in Hampshire has not put forward any candidates for the police and crime commissioner elections due to an “exorbitant” fee.


Warning after huge rise in food bank emergency parcels

Warning after huge rise in food bank emergency parcels

Warning after huge rise in food bank emergency parcels

THOUSANDS more emergency food parcels have been handed out to people in the New Forest over the past year, figures have revealed.


New Forest MP backs residents' fight against £600m desalination plant at Fawley

New Forest MP backs residents' fight against £600m desalination plant at Fawley

New Forest MP backs residents' fight against £600m desalination plant at Fawley

A New Forest MP has spoken out amid local concern over plans for a £600m desalination plant at Fawley.

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New NFDC chairman accused of being climate change denier

New NFDC chairman accused of being climate change denier

New NFDC chairman accused of being climate change denier

The new chairman of New Forest District Council has been accused of being a "self professed climate change denier" by opposition members.


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