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Message from myself There is no doubt that for many businesses in Lymington, it is essential for the UK to remain within the European Union. That is why I am sharing this letter from Dr Jeremy Bennett, local businessperson, arguing for the United Kingdom to remain. Thanks, Jack Davies, New Forest Lib Dems Chair A […]

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Orlando: Thoughts on a tragedy

by jackdavies on 13 June, 2016

The news that 50 people had been murdered in an Orlando gay bar filtered through slowly on Sunday morning. Another 53 are still in hospital receiving treatment. It may seem, at this moment in time, so right to attack the ideology of the individual who committed this crime, Omar Mateen, without showing an understanding that […]

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It has been quite a hectic week for me. On Monday, my mother was taken into Lymington Hospital’s Medical Assessment Unit. Thankfully, my mother already works at Lymington Hospital so it wasn’t far to go!   Whilst I was there over the next two days, I spoke to members of the Lymington Hospital “friends” about […]

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Pothole Patrol On Meadow Road: Pothole Fixed!

by jackdavies on 2 June, 2016

On May 21st, I reported the pothole on Meadow Road (just after the bend from Mead Road) and I am very happy to report it has now been fixed. I hope that the repair is long lasting, but it is too early to tell just yet. I also noticed the cracked road surface on the […]

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I’ve had a rather busy week reporting potholes and getting in touch with the council to get them fixed. How Hampshire County Council and ‘Amey’ define the word “fixed” does leave me with cause for concern. In my humble opinion, providing the pothole with a decorative lick of white paint and placing a cone atop it […]

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From the mouth of the Horse

by jackdavies on 23 April, 2016

It was enlightening to see Barack Obama, the US President, argue the case for Britain remaining a member of the European Union. Many in the Out camp were unsurprisingly hostile to the President’s intervention, with Messrs Johnson and Farage attacking the US President for being “part-Kenyan” (which he isn’t) and therefore holding some sort of […]

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More U turns than an indecisive driver

by jackdavies on 12 April, 2016

It’s been an eventful eleven months of Conservative government. It always is eventful with the Conservatives in power. I have been shocked by the sheer number of attempts by the Conservatives to break their manifesto. It’s almost like they’re trying so hard to commit electoral suicide but each time their populist survival instinct pulls them […]

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New Forest MPs should publish tax returns

by jackdavies on 11 April, 2016

Jack Davies has today called on New Forest West MP, Desmond Swayne, and New Forest East MP, Julian Lewis, to publish their tax returns in the light of the Panama papers scandal. Jack said: “The decision to publish tax returns is an individual one. I do not support forcing through legislation that makes it compulsory. […]

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A community campaign has launched today with the aim of ensuring more affordable homes are built for young people and first-time buyers in Lymington. The campaign launches as the Lymington Times reports that the site of the former bus station is to be developed into a set of luxury apartments for the retired. Campaigners have […]

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The EU Referendum

by jackdavies on 23 February, 2016

So here we are at last. On the 23rd of June, the people of the United Kingdom will be the given the option to vote for the UK to remain in the European Union or to leave the European Union. I, for one, sincerely hope that we continue to enjoy the benefits that being a […]

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