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High Hedges High Price

I occasionally have residents contacting me in dispute with a neighbour about a very high hedge or tree ...
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Private Parking “Fines”

An article that I wrote a very long time ago, encouraging people to do a bit of research before paying what they thought was a parking fine, seems to have been very popular. Most weeks, I have somebody contact me, asking for advice on whether they should pay, or ignore the letters. I don't give legal advice. There have been a few twists and turns on the legal situation in recent years. The best advice I still point to is on this website : http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/re…/private-parking-tickets ...
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MP and Houses of Parliaments

The Landowner, The Local MP and The Money

It's a very sensitive time for the press as MP's are currently considering the balance between how much freedom and regulation is needed ...
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Adult fitness equipment in Marchwood

Fitness equipment for adults

Fitness equipment for adults Something that's now available in Marchwood, but not anywhere in Totton, outdoor fitness training equipment for adults. It will be interesting to see if this is used very much. I did spot a family using it over the weekend. Pretty impressive when the weather is cold! Who thinks something like this in Totton would be a good idea? ...
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Harvey's store

Totton Store to open in March

It's great to report a bit of good news ...
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Tree Removal along Eling Lane

Tree Removal along Eling Lane

I understand that work has commenced along Eling lane, removing shrubs and trees adjacent to the fence line at Eling wharf ...
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Local Crime: The Facts

It can be very hard for residents to get any real sense of perspective on how much crime is happening locally ...
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Aggressive lorry driving

Aggressive lorry driving

I had a call from a Marchwood based driving instructor today ...
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Community Seating in the grounds of St John's Church Marchwood

Community Seating in Marchwood

I must say, I rather like this arrangement of seating. It's been installed on behalf of Marchwood Parish Council in the park just behind St. John's Church ...
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Happy Days Nursery

Encouraging update from Happy Days Nursery

A very encouraging update from Totton College, regards the future of Happy Days Nursery: ...
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Houses of Parliament with London showing in the background

Mayism (or May Not ism)

I see that our Prime Minister, Theresa May, has decided to set out her vision for Britain in a speech heavily trailed in the press today ...
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Vandal breaking into a car window - illustration purposes only

Lock your cars folks

There have been a number of thefts from cars in Rushington and Ashurst Bridge recently, including aSat Nav system stolen from an unlocked car in Frampton Way last night ...
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Lloyds Bank Totton

Lloyds Bank Totton

Sometimes you have to be ahead of the game and deal with a threat before it is too late ...
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Tories are undermining confidence in the planning process

I am seriously worried by the fact that a local Conservative MP, Royston Smith (Southampton Itchen), has deemed it proper to accept regular payments from Barker Mill Estates, for "consultancy services" ...
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Image from David's computer showing an Alpaca picture that was published on the Echo Website

Graphic Alpaca Picture

The Daily Echo must have long and hard think before publishing a photograph of an alpaca that has been savaged by a dog ...
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Telephonist

Think of the staff

I had just pulled up into the car park at Appletree Court, Lyndhurst today, ready for another meeting of the Cabinet at New Forest District Council ...
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David's wildlife photography - Blue Tit

Camera shy

I resisted it for a very long time, but have just taken up a hobby, photography ...
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Monopoly board showing a JCB

New Year – New Battle

I have a new job on my hands this week ...
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Bluebell in a wood

Planning and undue influence

I have always been very aware that decisions made by planning committees can often be perceived as unfair, or even favouring big businesses ...
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Feeding a pony

Illegally feeding of New Forest Ponies

There are a number of hazards associated with the practice of people illegally feeding ponies in the New Forest ...
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