River photographs wanted

Appeal For River Photographs

This is a photograph I took this week of the silted river that runs under "Rum Bridge" ...
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Pod – Alien Craft At Eling

The latest edition to facilities for young people at the excellent "Garage" Youth club, Eling recreation ground ...
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Eling Recreation Ground Gate

Eling Recreation Ground Alert

I would appreciate the public's help in trying to prevent illegal entry of vehicles onto Eling recreation ground ...
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Community Shows Support

I am really grateful to the residents in Hounsdown who turned up at Hounsdown Hall this morning for a group photograph ...
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Marchwood Party in the Park 2017

Well Done Marchwood Parish Council

You do have to take your hat off to the members and staff at Marchwood Parish Council ...
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airport waits

Airport Waits

Does anybody else see a slight irony in The Daily Mail and The Express leading with screaming headlines about the inconvenience to travellers of stricter border controls? ...
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Liberal Democrat Priorities

I really enjoyed meeting with fellow Lib Dem members in the New Forest last night ...
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rent hike - Saturday Photo Op

Can You Spare 5 Minutes On Saturday Morning?

I am hoping that a few people will join me for a photo outside Hounsdown hall on Saturday morning at 10am! ...
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Babe Magnet - Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane

I am acutely aware that many of you will not have been born when this appeared in the Daily Echo ...
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Sandy Balls

Sandy Balls

I paid a visit to the famous Sandy Balls Holiday Centre today as a guest of the new owners ...
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Brexit - European Flag

Brexit : Why I Am Right, Even If I Am Wrong….

I had an exchange across the Council Chamber with the Deputy Leader of the Tory group. After I had shared my views on Brexit, he told me that he thought that the name "Democrats" should be removed from "Liberal Democrats" ...
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Poly tunnel A35

Giant Polytunnel For A35 Totton Bypass?

The front page of the The Times today suggests that we may see a rather extreme solution to the air quality problems on the A35 into Southampton ...
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District Has Nothing To Say To The County

Boy.... what can you say about Cabinet meetings of the New Forest District Council? ...
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Water Lane Road works

Water Lane Road Works

Might be a good idea to share this with anyone who regularly uses Water Lane ...
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housing discrimination


Most people think that younger adults are having a hard time when it comes to having their housing needs met ...
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Commercial Investments - Smoke & Mirrors?

Commercial Investments: A Good Idea ?

A lot of people will read reports of local authorities making profits on the commercial market, unsure what to make of it all ...
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Lyndhurst High Street

Bring On The Electric Car

The most significant news this week has to be the government announcement that the sale of petrol and diesel cars are going to be banned in favour of electric cars ...
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Emergence Of a New Community Hub

I was very pleased to be invited along to St.Winfrid's Church in Totton this week, to meet the team led by the very impressive Rev. Chris Steed ...
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Development - Fawley Power Station

Fawley Power Station Development

It seems it won't be long before the New Forest District Council and National Park Authority will be receiving a planning application ...
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Pedall In The New Forest

Please share and help spread the word about this fabulous opportunity for people who need a bit of help and support enjoy our National Park ...
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