It’s time for a new approach to our railways

The Conservatives are failing rail passengers Since the Tories came to power rail fares have rocketed by 27% – that’s a rise three times faster than the growth in wages. Some season tickets are up by over 40%. Under-investment is leading to chaos and cost to commuters. We were told that higher fares would fund […]

New website

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We need new homes – but only with the right infrastructure

Homes needed with infrastructure There is a desperate need for new homes in the New Forest – the council waiting list is over 4,000 families, and these are only the most urgent cases, so the actual need is much more. And the private rented sector is not big enough either – Citizens Advice New Forest […]

Brexit is already costing jobs in our area

Brexit costs jobs Lush, the cosmetics retailer based in Poole, have decided to speed up their plans to move jobs to Germany after the Brexit vote. They have confirmed 18 staff have already relocated to Dusseldorf in Germany, and while they confirmed no jobs have been lost at this stage in Poole, they also said […]

Sure Start children’s centres closing

Experts agree that Sure Start centres, introduced by Tony Blair and the Labour government, have been keys to helping children and families. They have made huge differences to families who have faced problems, and their locations in the community have been vital. Sure Start centres have changed lives. Now despite opposition by community groups and […]

We support plans for a New Forest crematorium

We support the planning application for a crematorium for the new Forest, to be built at the end of Stem Lane in New Milton. When families lose a loved one, and are full of grief, they want funeral plans to be as easy as possible, and it is wrong that the New Forest has no […]

Recycling centres opening hours reduced

When Hampshire County Council announced they would probably close recycling sites across the county, we opposed the closures, because they would just lead to higher costs for doorstep collection and clearing up fly-tipping. The threats to permanently close sites have abated for the moment, but HCC have said that sites will now open at 11am […]