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May 8, 2015

The results of the 2015 elections for New Forest District Council and New Milton Town Council are now available online.

Town Council

New Milton Town Council, Barton Ward (4 seats)

Name of Candidate

Description (if any)

Number of Votes*

BECK, Godfrey Charles Conservative Party Candidate 1948 ELECTED
BLUNDEN, Geoffrey Robert Conservative Party Candidate 1704 ELECTED
CRAZE, Keith Edward Conservative Party Candidate 1644 ELECTED
O`SULLIVAN, Alan Dennis Conservative Party Candidate 1829 ELECTED
TERRY, Peter Simon Labour Party 595
VASILESCO, Ann UK Independence Party (UKIP) 1029


New Milton Town Council, Bashley Ward (2 seats)

Name of Candidate

Description (if any)

Number of Votes*

CLARKE, Stephen John Conservative Party Candidate 1009 ELECTED
PHILLIPS, Martin Labour Party 295
TUNGATE, Donald Neil Conservative Party Candidate 1052 ELECTED


New Milton Town Council, Becton Ward (4 seats)

This ward was uncontested.

Name of Candidate Description (if any)
DAVIES Wyn Liberal Democrats
HAWKINS David Conservative Party Candidate
MURROW Bob Conservative Party Candidate

New Milton Town Council, Fernhill Ward (4 seats)

Name of Candidate

Description (if any)

Number of Votes*

DAGNALL, Roger Barrie Liberal Democrats 780 ELECTED
MERIFIELD, Thomas Hunter 527
RICE-MUNDY, David Alan Conservative Party Candidate 1610 ELECTED
SHORT, Stephen Paul Labour Party 678 ELECTED
WARD, John George The Conservative Party Candidate 1573 ELECTED


New Milton Town Council, Milton Ward (4 seats)

Name of Candidate

Description (if any)

Number of Votes*

BAKER, Judith Mary Liberal Democrats 863
DAVIES, Stephen Paul Conservative Party Candidate 1720 ELECTED
HEXTER, Caroline Ruth Labour Party 871
REID, Richard Alvin Conservative Party Candidate 1434 ELECTED
RICE, Alan William Conservative Party Candidate 1477 ELECTED
SCHOOLING, Valya Elizabeth Conservative Party Candidate 1327 ELECTED

District Council

Parliamentary New Forest East Constituency
adobe icon New Forest East Constituency – Declaration of Result of Poll [15kb]

Parliamentary New Forest West Constituency
adobe icon New Forest West Constituency – Declaration of Result of Poll [15kb]

April 29, 2015

New Forest District Council have released the Notice of Poll document detailing the candidates standing in each New Milton ward and the location of the polling stations. Please ensure you read the document carefully for the location of your polling station.

The Notice of Poll document can be downloaded using the link below.

April 9, 2015

Following an extensive project to offer brand new skate park facilities at the Rec, New Milton Town Council is pleased to announce the facilities are now open and ready for use. Designed by Maverick Industries, the replacement skate park formed one part of the Vision Plan for the Rec.

Local resident Michael Angus has taken some excellent photographs of the new skate park as can be seen below. There is also a YouTube video available.



March 26, 2015

The Notice of election for both Town and Parish Council’s and the New Forest District Council have now been issued and can be viewed using the links below.


As reported in the Daily Echo.

Town Mayor, Cllr David Hawkins and local New Forest West MP, Desmond Swayne jointly opened a filtration company’s new base in New Milton after a multi-million pound investment which included taking on 30 extra staff.

Porvair Filtration Group opened its new £3.5 million site in New Milton which is part of its plan to consolidate its industrial process business across one site in a new 42,000 square foot building at Stem Lane Industrial Estate.

The majority of the investment was spent on purchasing and fitting out the building and turning it into a cutting edge facility with £300,000 in clean room technology. Porvair has its headquarters in Norfolk, manufactures in both the UK and USA and has an extensive network of offices and distributes throughout the world. The company previously employed nearly 50 staff across separate units in the town, with a larger base in Segensworth

For nearly 50 years, Porvair has provided services for the aerospace and defence, nuclear, energy, chemical and industrial process, water treatment and life sciences markets. As well as integrating Porvair’s industrial process operations, the new facility will provide further capacity at Head Office in Segensworth to support the company’s expansion plans in energy and aerospace.

General Manager, Mike Hughes said: “This represents a significant milestone for our business. It will increase overall capacity within the group, facilitate growth across the business and provide a platform for further expansion. It will strengthen our capability to meet the growing demands of our customers across a wide range of sectors, including pharmaceutical, chemical and industrial processing and food and beverage.”

Porvair Filtration Group Managing Director, Tom Liddell said: “This investment is a strategic step forward which will increase our capability to design and manufacture our products in line with customer expectations. I’m confident that both our staff and customers will see our investment as a commitment to technical excellence and customer service.” Chemical and industrial materials will be filtered at the new site for a range of industries.

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March 24, 2015

Councillor David Hawkins, Mayor of New Milton, held his Civic Charity Ball on Saturday, 21 March 2015.

With nearly 100 guests in attendance at Shorefield Holiday Park, some dressed in period clothing, this raised over £500 on the night to be shared between the Mayor’s chosen charities….

  • Help for Heroes
  • Royal British Legion

Local band “Swing Unlimited” were absolutely brilliant, and following the Mayor’s lead with his wife Trish, guests happily danced the night away to their fabulous 1940′s music and singing.

Cllr Hawkins said…

“I am so very grateful to all my sponsors below for their generous donations, and to the many local businesses, friends and councillors who attended the ball making the event so special.”



February 28, 2015

Now that the public consultation period has ended both New Forest District Council and the New Forest National Park Authority have confirmed the parish of New Milton as a ‘Neighbourhood Area’. This means that New Milton Town Council is now able to begin working towards a Neighbourhood Plan. A Neighbourhood Plan is a new type of plan introduced by the Localism Act (2011). It allows local communities to prepare their own plan with general planning policies for the development and use of land.

Once the elections are over, towards the middle of May, New Milton Town Council will begin talking to local people about how they can get involved in shaping future land use and development for the Town and wider parish.

For more information about Neighbourhood Planning follow the link below:


February 20, 2015

New Milton Town Council in partnership with New Forest District Council are pleased to unveil plans for improvement of the War Memorial at the Recreation Ground.

This design aims to mirror the shape and style of the War Memorial with simple paving details to provide an interesting and flexible memorial space that can be used all year round and reconnects the memorial to the Recreation Ground that bears its name and adds splashes of colour with formal annual beds, which mirror the knot pattern on the Memorial.

Below you can find the concept design. We are looking for residents feedback on the proposals and invite everyone to share their feedback using our online comments form. You can leave your comments by pressing the comments button below.

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February 10, 2015

January 15, 2015

Don’t leave it too late – make sure your valuables are security marked to deter burglars.

The Safer New Forest Partnership urges residents to protect items such as laptops, mobile phones, TVs and bikes, to make them less attractive to thieves in the event of a burglary.

Marking your property with your postcode and house number makes it difficult to sell on as it becomes “too hot to handle” by potential purchasers. It also greatly increases the chance of you getting it back as the police can return recovered marked items to the rightful owner.

There are many methods of security marking valuables to protect them against theft, including:

  • Ultra violet (UV) or invisible marking with pens which put an invisible mark on your property that can only be seen under UV light.
  • Engraving or etching using an electric engraving tool.
  • Forensic marking solutions, such as Smartwater and Selectadna, which contain a unique forensic code, making it easy to identify marked items.
  • Householders are also advised to take a note of any serial numbers on an item and photograph any items that are too small or difficult to mark – such as jewellery.

You can create a free and secure portfolio of all your personal property at www.immobilise.com Register your property details and this will enable the police to identify the owner of lost and stolen goods.

New Forest Police Chief Inspector Simon Tribe also advises protecting your home from burglars by carrying out a few simple measures:

  • Check windows and doors are locked and use window limiters if windows are to be left open at night.
  • Keep the hedges and fences low at the front of your property to allow passing traffic and pedestrians a view of any suspicious activity.
  • Fit motion sensor lights in suitable areas around the house and five-lever mortice locks on exterior doors.
  • Invest in a burglar alarm or home CCTV system.
  • Use automatic timers to switch on lights and radios inside your home if it is left empty in the evening or while you are on holiday.

Cllr Jill Cleary, New Forest District Council portfolio holder for housing and communities said: Home security devices are a great deterrent – when thieves see the extra security precautions, they may move on rather than risk breaking into your home.”

For information about the work of the Safer New Forest Partnership visit: www.safer.newforest.gov.uk

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