New Milton Town Council


There will be no access to the tennis courts on the Recreation Ground on Thursday 20 April 2017.

The contractors will be undertaking routine maintenance works and unfortunately there will be no access to the tennis courts that day.


We are sorry for any inconvenience and hope that you will come back to enjoy the tennis courts on another day.


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

Citizen of the Year 2017

 Press Release 12 April 2017


The New Milton Citizen of the Year Award was presented to Geoffrey Harris at the Annual Towns Meeting held at New Milton Town Hall on Tuesday 11 April 2017.  The Town Mayor, Cllr David Hawkins was delighted to present the award to Geoffrey, who was nominated by his appreciative neighbours living at Waverley House, New Milton.


Geoffrey Harris is very well thought of by his neighbours, being a wonderful neighbour and friend, assisting wherever he can, doing shopping, gardening and providing reassurance and emotional support.   One of the residents at Waverley House has even written a lovely little poem about his endeavours to help – which unfortunately led to a broken arm for Geoff!


The New Milton Citizen of the Year is an annual award presented to deserving residents who have shown service to the community, have shown courage in overcoming / coping with disability and service to the community, or demonstrated an act of bravery, or shown a helping / caring attitude to someone disadvantaged.  Geoff Harris completely fulfilled this criteria and the Mayor was very impressed with Geoff being selfless and obliging to all those in need.


Well done Geoff!


Person of the year 2

Summer of Tennis April 13, 2017

summer of tennis poster 2017

Cango New Forest April 12, 2017


Cango is a public bus service which offers transport in a unique and friendly way for everyone from Monday to Saturday.  It does not operate on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Cango is for everyone, young, old, students, workers, and wheelchairs, rolators, pushchairs, shopping trolleys and certain types of electric buggies are catered for.

This flexible service is funded by Hampshire County Council Hampshire County Council and the booking service is funded and run by a partnership between New Milton Town Council, Sway Parish Council and Hordle Parish Council.

The C32 Service operates Monday, Wednesday and Friday and the C33 Service on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, both routes serving Lymington, Sway and New Milton.

Register for free by phoning 01983 716 956, between 7-9 am Monday to Friday only.  You can book your travel at the same time as you register.

Further information from C32 C33 Cango New Forest

Grounds Maintenance Operative April 4, 2017

New Milton Town Council has the following vacancy

for the right person to join our team of enthusiastic ground staff


Grounds Maintenance Operative– Salary £17,419 (Scale point 16)

We have a vacancy for someone with grounds maintenance experience to join our small team of ground staff in looking after and maintaining the town’s sports fields, football / rugby pitches, cricket squares and bowling greens together with 50 sites of public open space including woodland and common land. The job involves hedge/grass cutting, maintenance of flowerbeds/shrubberies, play areas / safety surfaces minor repairs to buildings / equipment and operating associated vehicles / machinery. We are looking for someone self-motivated with enthusiasm to join our team, preferably with experience in maintaining sports pitches.

37 hours per week with the requirement to work one weekend per month.


A clean full driving licence is essential.


If you are interested, you can download an application form and job description here Job Description – Grounds Maintenance Operative and Application form or telephone 01425 619120.


Closing date: 18 April 2017

With interviews taking place at the end of April.


New Forest District Council have made changes to the network of recycling banks in the New Forest in March, including New Milton.

This is the text from their website –

There are currently around 100 sites across the New Forest where residents can recycle paper, cardboard, glass bottles and jars. Many of the sites also have privately-run textile banks or book banks.

What changes are going to happen?

The number of recycling banks will be reduced to a network of 20 sites in the most frequently-used locations. The work to remove the banks from other locations should be completed by the end of March 2017.

We are making these changes because more can be recycled at home following the introduction of household glass collections.

The 20 remaining sites will have banks for glass bottles and jars and banks for paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, tins, cans and aerosols; the same as the clear sack.

Which sites will stay open?

Twenty of the sites will stay open to use for extra recycling. These remaining sites will have banks for glass bottles and jars and banks for paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, tins, cans and aerosols; the same as the clear sack.

These are the sites open in New Milton

New Milton Elm Avenue car park, New Miltonand

Tesco superstore, Caird Avenue


If you need further advice please contact

New Forest District Council on 02380 285000.

Annual Towns Meeting March 30, 2017

  Annual Towns Meeting

Tuesday 11 April 2017


Commencing at 6.30 pm

The Town Hall, 2 Ashley Road, New Milton, BH25 6AS


  • Opening remarks by the Mayor


  • Citizen of the Year Award 2017


  • Presentation of Cheques to Grant Aid Recipients & Pilgrim Bandits, the Mayor’s chosen charity of the year


  • To approve the minutes of the Annual Towns Meeting held on 11 April 2016


  • To receive Annual Reports from the Chairmen of Standing Committees of the Council


  • To receive the Annual Accounts of the War Memorial Recreation Ground


  • To receive the reports from the Town Council’s delegate to the Hampshire Association of Local Councils (HALC) and the New Forest Association of Local Councils (NFALC)


  • Questions – An opportunity for members of the audience to raise any questions


All Residents Welcome to Attend


 A free weekend festival –

showing you what you can get up to in New Milton!



Be Involved – both an invitation and the name of a festival weekend on 16/17 September packed with information, performances and displays to promote the wide array of community activities available to people of all ages and abilities in the New Milton area. The festival, being held at the Memorial Centre and Recreation Ground, will follow a week of taster events and demos in venues around New Milton.

This will be an easy way to find out more about classes, activities and groups in the town – to see which activities to be involved with – to meet class teachers and other members – to find out which activities are right for you.

Whatever your interest or goal, there will be something for everyone. Everyone is invited to Be Involved in an event that challenges you to try something new, learn a new skill, get creative, be more active, get fitter, make new friends. Or just have fun watching the displays and performances along with the community of New Milton.

Backed by Big Lottery funding, the event is being organised by a number of community groups including the Forest Arts Centre, Community Centre, New Milton Residents’ Association and New Milton Town Partnership.

The website is launched at Be Involved and will be updated as the programme develops and exhibitors confirmed.

All organisers, teachers and leaders in New Milton are invited to register their interest at Be Involved.


The New Milton Advertiser is Official Media Partner for the event.


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28 March 2017

Car Boot Sales March 17, 2017

Our Amenities Committee have reviewed the booking process for car boots at Fawcetts Field and amended the conditions of use effective 1 April 2017.

Car boot organisers must write to the town council during the first week of April with their preferred dates for the following year and then the town council will allocate dates evenly among organisers.   Bookings are subject to a maximum of 5 car boot sales per group.

Download conditions of use Car Boot Sales – Conditions of Use 1 April 2017

Download booking request form Car boot booking request form

Youth Coordinator March 10, 2017

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Silma Ramsaywack to the post of Youth Coordinator and warmly welcome her to New Milton Town Council.

Silma spent over 20 years working with young people in various capacities. Most recently she has been working with Young Carers, identifying suitable activities for young carers in the New Forest. She makes contact visit or works with individuals and groups to develop activities that would be suitable for the various ages of young carers – also taking into consideration the very particular needs of the young people.

Silma is also currently making contact with youth clubs in other areas of the Forest in order to work with them to include some young carers in the area. As they work within an equal opportunities framework, it’s important to ensure the activities are inclusive. As there are limited funds, she has to ensure that the cost of these activities is affordable to the organisation.

Regarding her new appointment with New Milton Town Council, Silma says:

“I am really looking forward to starting my new role as Youth Coordinator in New Milton from 1 March 2017.

Over the years in my different roles with young people, I have developed productive working relationships with a variety of agencies. In my current role, I have to work well with the host landlords who also provide a lot of voluntary support to the young people. This is time well spent, particularly when it leads to a positive move on and outcome for the young person and a sense of satisfaction for the host landlord.

I have encouraged young people who have benefited from Supported Lodgings, to be mentors to other young people thinking of coming in to the service. I’ve also encouraged them to take part in the Client Involvement Committees, who have a say in the development of the services. Services work better if the young people feel they are being heard, and their concerns taken seriously.

As I have lived in New Milton for over 30 years, I have good working relationships with statutory and voluntary agencies in the area. My children and grandchildren have attended schools and clubs in the area, as well as the special needs services. In the past, I have been a governor of a local school and served on PTAs.

I have taken an active role in community activities. Within a year of moving to New Milton, I started the Ashley Community Playgroup, the first of its kind in the area, which involved a committee of parents and community members, running a non-profit making charity group. I’m pleased to say it’s still going strong.”

Silma is contactable on 01425 619120 or by email Silma Ramsaywack.

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