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New art installations for Mudeford and Burton

New art installations for Mudeford and Burton

New art installations for Mudeford and Burton

Two new community art installations are being proposed for Mudeford and Burton.


Council says ‘enough is enough’ over pothole-riddled roads

Council says ‘enough is enough’ over pothole-riddled roads

Council says ‘enough is enough’ over pothole-riddled roads

Lymington councillors of all stripes united to say “enough is enough” and call on the county council to fix the town’s pothole-riddled roads.


Thousands sign petition calling for halt to school spending cuts

Thousands sign petition calling for halt to school spending cuts

Thousands sign petition calling for halt to school spending cuts

A petition is calling on BCP Council to reject government calls to sign up to a scheme that would push more SEND children into mainstream schools.


What New Forest residents will pay as full council tax amounts revealed

What New Forest residents will pay as full council tax amounts revealed

What New Forest residents will pay as full council tax amounts revealed

Residents in the New Forest will see their council tax bills hiked by almost 5% from April.


Review of library services – but ‘no current plans to close’ facilities

Review of library services – but ‘no current plans to close’ facilities

Review of library services – but ‘no current plans to close’ facilities

Christchurch residents are being urged to join in a “long overdue” consultation on the future direction for BCP Council’s library service.


New Milton mayor’s impassioned call for 20mph limits on school roads

New Milton mayor’s impassioned call for 20mph limits on school roads

New Milton mayor’s impassioned call for 20mph limits on school roads

“Hampshire County Council need their arses kicked.” These were the words of New Milton’s mayor as he called for 20mph limits outside schools.

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Live Q&A session on ‘brutal’ council budget three days after expected approval

Live Q&A session on ‘brutal’ council budget three days after expected approval

Live Q&A session on ‘brutal’ council budget three days after expected approval

BCP Council will host a live question and answer session after a “brutal” budget with a 2.99% tax rise for Christchurch residents is set for approval.


‘Brutal but not as bad as we expected’ – BCP members approve 2024/25 budget and fiscal plan

‘Brutal but not as bad as we expected’ – BCP members approve 2024/25 budget and fiscal plan

‘Brutal but not as bad as we expected’ – BCP members approve 2024/25 budget and fiscal plan

BCP councillors have approved an annual budget they called both ‘brutal’ and ‘not as bad as we expected’.


New Milton’s hyper-local vision under review

New Milton’s hyper-local vision under review

New Milton’s hyper-local vision under review

Changes are set to be made to New Milton’s “community-led” hyper-local vision which includes creating a new youth centre and a community hub.


Long-serving and controversial former councillor set for Honorary Freeman title

Long-serving and controversial former councillor set for Honorary Freeman title

Long-serving and controversial former councillor set for Honorary Freeman title

A former long-serving and controversial New Milton councillor is set to become the town’s third honorary freeman for years of voluntary service.


School exclusion rates spike at double the national average

School exclusion rates spike at double the national average

School exclusion rates spike at double the national average

The number of secondary school pupils being permanently excluded across the Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole has hit double the national average.


Social media policy change after Ian Wright racism row

Social media policy change after Ian Wright racism row

Social media policy change after Ian Wright racism row

The racism row between a New Forest councillor and footballer Ian Wright has seen a change in policy approved at Hampshire County Council.


Council agrees licensing fees increase

Council agrees licensing fees increase

Council agrees licensing fees increase

Taxi licences in the New Forest are to be hiked for the first time in seven years.


Council set to hike tax charge as it plugs £132m blackhole

Council set to hike tax charge as it plugs £132m blackhole

Council set to hike tax charge as it plugs £132m blackhole

Hampshire County Council is preparing to hike its Council Tax charge as it attempts to plug a looming £132m blackhole in its budget.


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