New Milton Town Council

Teenage Street Trading June 23, 2017

New Milton Town Council successfully launched their first Teenage Market on 31st May.   There were four stalls run by teenagers alongside the existing market stalls at the Weekly Wednesday Market. The idea is to encourage budding entrepreneurs and to help them gain skills and an understanding of the retail business industry.  There is no charge to the young people for the use of the stall.

They mostly make the  goods for their stalls.   Recently this consisted of cakes, knitted crafts, bath bombs and second hand items.   They researched prices and took time to display their stall attractively, to maximise potential sales, as well as engaging with their customers.

The Teenage Street Trading is affiliated to the national Teenage Market brand.   The market stalls available for teenagers will initially only be available during the school holidays. Young people are also encouraged to busk on these days, giving a festival ambience to the street market.

Anyone interested in having a stall or in busking, please contact the Youth Coordinator at New Milton Town Council on telephone 01425 619120 or email  New Milton Town Council.

 

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New Milton in Bloom June 20, 2017

News Release 

New Milton’s Entry to South East in Bloom

In the last couple of years, New Milton has excelled at producing some amazing floral displays around the town including the introduction of wildflower planting.  We’ve had many positive comments and letters of praise from our residents and visitors who really appreciate seeing the displays getting better and better year on year.

Taking these comments on board it was agreed that the Town Council should look at entering Britain In Bloom for 2017.  Peter Holman from South & South East In Bloom was invited to give a presentation at last January’s Amenities Committee meeting, which covered the core categories and assessment that would be required by entrants.  Having reviewed the requirements after Peter’s superb presentation it was agreed that New Milton would enter South & South East In Bloom in the Town Centre Category.

The floral displays form a large part of the marking but the judging also takes into account our community involvement such as working with the New Milton Dementia Group who are doing a fantastic job at the Becton Lane Allotments with their raised planters, The Long Meadow Community Group and their fabulous wild flower areas and New Milton Residents Association on various projects.   The judges will also look at the Town Councils involvement and sponsorship with businesses, and we are grateful to Bradbeers, Northfield Nurseries, New Milton Residents Association, Chewton Glen, UK Chiropractic and South West Trains for their ongoing commitment.

The general appearance of the town also forms part of the judging.

This year’s displays were actually formulated by our Estates Team as far back as last November with the type of planting, and colour scheme being discussed with the nursery. The design, planting and ongoing maintenance of the displays is carried out by the Estates Team who aim to keep the displays at their very best until at least the end of October.

The Judging takes place on Friday 30 June, with the results due in September / October.

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South & South East in Bloom June 15, 2017

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Car Boot Sales 2017 June 12, 2017

We have updated the Car Boot Sales list for this year to include amendments, as follows –

25 June 2017 – hosted by New Milton Town Partnership

9 July 2017 – no car boot booked to take place

13 August 2017 – hosted by New Milton Friends Group

 

Download new list here Car boot sales dates 2017

 

New Milton Town Mayor June 7, 2017

Congratulations to Cllr David Rice-Mundy our recently appointed Town Mayor and Chairman of the council together with Cllr Keith Craze our Deputy Town Mayor and Vice Chairman.

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Teenage Street Trading May 22, 2017

 

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Play Park Opening Ceremony

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Grounds Maintenance Operative April 28, 2017

ESTATES & FACILITIES MAINTENANCE OPERATIVE

 

We are seeking a highly customer-focussed individual to carry out an interesting and varied role within the council’s Estates and Facilities Department that will also involve working one weekend per month.

 

The post-holder will be responsible for the up-keep and maintenance of the Town Councils buildings and street furniture including timber footbridges and for ensuring that the relevant sports grounds are opened on time and fit for use at the weekend and secured at the end of the day.

 

Working within the Estates team, the successful applicant’s main role will be to carry out maintenance and improvement of all the council’s facilities, including sports grounds and open spaces to the highest standard.  Previous experience of grounds maintenance works would also be an advantage but full training will be given to the right applicant.  The ability to deal in a polite and clear manner with all facility users is essential. A full clean driving licence is also requirement of the role.

 

The starting salary for this post will be £17,419 (scale point 16) per annum and is based on a 37 hour week including one weekend per month.

For further details please contact Mark Jeffries, Estates & Facilities Manager on 01425 619120.

Application form and job description available to download

Application form

Job-Description-Estates-and-Facilities-Maintenance-Operative-rev-2-May-2016

 

Closing date: 18 May 2017 

with interviews taking place at the end of May

 

Previous applicants need not apply

Teenage Market April 25, 2017

New Milton Town Council is pleased to announce the launch of the Teenage Street Trading taking place on Wednesday 31st May 2017 from 9 am – 3 pm.  On this day, there will be a number of stalls dedicated to teenage stall holders alongside the usual stall holders. The teenage street trading will initially only operate on Wednesday’s during the school holidays.

There is no charge to the young people. The idea is to encourage budding entrepreneurs and help them to gain skills and an understanding of the retail business industry.  We are affiliated to the Teenage Market brand as well as NABMA.

The launch of the Teenage Market falls within the Love Your Local Market fortnight.  Their theme this year centres around the next generation of traders and consumers.  The NABMA (National Association of British Market Authorities) who run Love Your Local Market, have put up a £500 prize for a Youth Video Competition.

Please contact Silma on 01425 619120 for further details or email info@newmiltontowncouncil.gov.uk

APPLICATION FORM FOR THE TEENAGE MARKET

Teenage Street Trading terms and conditions april 2017 revised

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Youth Market video competition

Tips for Your Market Stall

New Milton Play Park April 24, 2017

THE PLAY PARK IS CLOSED THIS WEEK

We have contractors working in the play park this week carrying out remedial works, and therefore the play park will be closed until the works are completed.

We are sorry for any inconvenience, normal play will be resumed as soon as possible.

If you have any queries please contact us on 01425 619120.

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