Herald - Issue 387

2nd April 2020 • The HERALD • Page 71 v AVAILABLE ON ALL DEVICES v • Latest 4-Wheel ComputerisedWheel Tracking • FREE Wheel Alignment Check with Service • FREE Local Collection & Delivery BOOK ONLINE H Clutches H Diagnostics H Air Conditioning H 4 Wheel Alignment H H Cambelts H Service to Manufacturers Specification H BADMINSTONS HYTHE PHONE: 023 8001 9090 • EMAIL: b.hythe@hotmail.com Web: badminstonsgroup.co.uk/hythe • F badminstonsofhythe 50 SHORE ROAD, HYTHE SO45 6GJ MOT & SERVICE CENTRE for Cars, Vans and Motorhomes SOUTHAMPTON 023 8069 5311 Fax: 023 8069 5963 • www.towbarservices.com Pavilion Close, Botley Road, Fair Oak, Eastleigh SO50 7PS TOWBAR SERVICES EC/94/20 Type Approved Towbars TRADE ENQUIRIES WELCOME Full Workshop Facilities & Extensive Accessory Shop We Provide a Professional Service by Trained Fitters at Very Competitive Prices TOWBAR SERVICES LTD u Witter Main Agent Hampshire’s No.1 Mobile Towbar Fitting Service Extensive Range of Quality Towbars Light Boards • Stabilisers • Hitchlocks • Number Plates • Electrics • Trailer Sales/Hire • Nudge Bars for Private & Commercial Vehicles • DIY Towbar Kits • Cycle Carriers Each year the Verderers and the New Forest National Park Authority urge motorists to drive even more carefully to avoid becoming involved in an accident with one of the Forest’s animals. Despite a long- running campaign to reduce animal accidents, there is still an unacceptably high number every year. At this time of year, young skittish foals are about, as well as calves and young donkeys which are lovely to see, but drivers should take caution as these young creatures can suddenly take fright and may move towards your moving vehicle. Drivers are also reminded of the importance of reporting any road tra c accident involving a pony, cow, donkey, pig, sheep, dog or deer, by calling 999 in an emergency or 101 in a non-emergency. To report sick, injured or distressed commoning animals in the New Forest, call the Verderers’ O ce on 023 8028 2052 (Monday to Friday 9am–5pm) or the Forestry Commission on 023 8028 3141 (24 hours). To help drivers be prepared for the unexpected, New Forest Animal Accident Cards are available, giving the numbers to ring if you are involved in, or witness, an accident involving an animal. ese free cards, which t easily into a wallet or purse, are widely available from various outlets, including The Herald office in Hythe High Street, where you can also pick up a free car window sticker with the message ‘I Go Slow for Ponies’. Send your local news to The Editor, The Herald, 2 High Street, Hythe SO45 6AH or email editor@herald-publishing.co.uk AUSTIN A30/A35 OWNERS CLUB March Club Night was well attended despite the current health scare problems, the policy of the club will be continuing as normal but to carefully observe hygiene requirements. Michael gave a presentation on the 2019 Peking to Paris Endurance Rally, travelling nearly the equivalent of half way around the world in a 1965 Mercedes Fintail car, some say “the greatest drive on Earth”. e journey was successfully completed by Father and Son team Michael and Marcus Eatough. A competitive drive never to be forgotten. In light of the well-publicised circumstances, the Committee has decided to postpone all forthcoming meetings and events until Thursday 9th Jul y, unless Government advise on Covid-19 changes in the meantime and declare the emergency over. e decision has been taken with regard to the health and wellbeing of members, guest, families and wider public. e next meeting is therefore scheduled for Thursday 9th July ; please mark your diaries accordingly. It will be guest car night where members, guest, friends and families may bring any classic car or motorcycle of their choice. Last year a similar event was very successful, it will be held in the car park at the Empress of Blandings, near Cadnam. Everyone is welcome and the start time is 7.30pm. In the meantime the parts company Austin Motors Spares Service is open for business as usual. ey hold the world’s largest collection of Austin A30 and A35 parts. Parts are sold new, used and reconditioned. Robert and Rick Prinn are acknowledged experts and are able to o er comprehensive advice and help if required. Non Austin parts also available for some British cars, contact: a30a35spares@gmail.com Go along and join the group on Thursday 9th July for Guest Car Night, something to look forward to. Forest Animal Accident Card