OVER a recent weekend, there was a meet of a hunt, and Bisterne Close in Burley for some reason was used as a car park.

There were many cars, 4 x 4’s with trailers etc, all trying to navigate the narrow lane and worst of all, parking on the verges which were already water-logged. Now some of those verges are nothing more than pure mud.

Bisterne Close has been mentioned as being one of the most sought after addresses in the entire New Forest, only to be ruined. It also has two mobile phone masts in paddocks belonging to a hunts person.

I was born here and my family have been at the same address since the 1920’s. Why must people destroy everything? They cut down trees, remove hedgerows and used to chase and kill wildlife. If they don’t like it, why live in the countryside?