New Milton Town Council

New Milton Christmas Festival November 28, 2016

The New Milton Annual Christmas Festival is taking place this Saturday 3 December 2016 and we are all looking forward to another special event.  New Milton Town Mayor, Cllr David Hawkins, wants you to enjoy the wonderful community spirit this event brings to the town and have a good time enjoying it with your family and friends.

 

The programme looks like this –

12 pm         ‘Crazy M’ Family Entertainer

12.40 pm    The ‘Rock Choir’ – over 100 voices from local Rock Choirs

1.30 pm       ‘Forever Queen’

2.10 pm       Milton Academy of Dance

2.30 pm       ‘Forever Queen’

3 pm            Pilgrim Bandits Santa Fun Run

3.05 pm       Ringwood Pipe Band

3.35 pm       New Forest Players

4 pm            Cassie Lawrence and Friends

4.15 pm       The Lion Club Lantern Parade

5 pm            Christmas Lights switch-on

 

Further details from

http://www.newmilton.net/events/xmasfestival.html

Annual Carol Service 2016 November 23, 2016

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The Town Mayor of New Milton, Cllr David Hawkins

and fellow Councillors,

invite you to attend a Carol Service

Saturday 3 December 2016 at 6:30 pm

Featuring performances from La Nova Singers, Rosie Gill

and Barton Court Studios

 at

St Mary Magdalene’s Church, New Milton

 

All are welcome to join us

 

At the end of the service there will be a collection

in aid of Pilgrim Bandits

Festive Displays November 22, 2016

The Town Council would like to thank the following sponsors for helping us achieve the additions made in the past few years.   We wish you all a very peaceful festive season and a healthy, happy new year.

 

A – Tech (UK) Ltd

A Tech

Drew Construction Group

 

Heppenstalls Solicitors

Heppenstalls

 

New Milton & District Community Association

New Milton Residents Association

New Milton Sand and Ballast

New Milton Sand And Ballast

Prince Publications

Princecroft Willis

Princecroft Willis

Pennyfarthing Homes

Pennyfarthing

 

 

Tree Work Policy – A Guide for Residents

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The Town Council is a major landowner in the town, incorporating approximately 20,000 trees, and we have a duty of care to take reasonable steps to prevent foreseeable harm to people or property.

To fulfil this, Town Council trees are proactively assessed on a cyclical basis, through a Tree Management Contract with New Forest District Council.  We have prioritised categories of sites and their Arboriculturist inspects the sites and advises us of the work necessary.

We have a Tree Work Policy – A Guide for Residents which you may view here tree-work-policy-a-residents-guide.

We will remember them November 17, 2016

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Ninety-eight years ago, at the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month in 1918, the First World War ended.

In New Milton, we remember the 223 local servicemen and women who lost their lives – 83 from WW1 and 140 from WW11 – whose names appear on the New Milton Memorial, together with 26 local residents who died in the bombings of New Milton during World War II.

In total, 249 local people lost their lives in these two wars.

On Remembrance Sunday nine crosses were planted in commemoration of local servicemen killed 100 years ago at the Battle of Jutland, and the Battle of the Somme.

The Battle of the Somme continued until 18 November 1916, with the final New Milton casualty killed on 13 November 1916.

We remember those New Miltonians who gave their lives in  ultimate sacrifice.

 

Battle of Jutland                   

Able Seaman Albert Skinner 

 Petty Officer William James Flay

 

Battle of the Somme            

Private David Kitcher

Private Albert Sque

Captain Jack Oliver Cooper

Private Wilfred Ivor Forward

Private Bertie French

Captain Aubron Thomas Herbert

Private Herbert John Scott

 

Thank you to Michael Angus for providing the photo of our War Memorial.

New Milton Paralympian Celebration November 8, 2016

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PUBLIC TOILETS October 20, 2016

As you may have noticed the public toilets on the Recreation Ground are now out of action as New Forest District Council’s contractors prepare them for demolition during week commencing 24/10/2016.

The new toilet block will then be constructed during the coming months and expected opening April 2017. Interestingly, the new facilities will offer 11 cubicles, disabled access and changing facilities, as well as solar powered lighting.

Alternative public toilets are located by Spencer Road Car Park, which can be accessed via Station Road.

If you have any queries regarding this development please refer to NFDC on 02380 285000 or email customer.services@nfdc.gov.uk

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Remembrance Sunday Parade & Service October 13, 2016

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ANNUAL REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE

will take place on

Sunday 13 November 2016

At the Memorial Centre, Whitefield Road, New Milton at 11.30 am

With two minutes silence at 11 am at the War Memorial

on the Recreation Ground

We will remember them

All welcome

NEW MILTON NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN October 3, 2016

Your neighbourhood.  Your say.

Now you can have your say.

 

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Be Involved September 2, 2016

 

NEW FACILITIES FOR RECREATION GROUND

FEEDBACK FORM

You can return your completed Feedback Form via any of the methods below – to arrive no later than 4.30pm Friday 9 September.

  • At the consultation open day event on Saturday 3 September at the Recreation Ground from 11 am – 4 pm.
  • The play area plans will be on display in the Town Hall 5-9 September and feedback forms will be available.
  • By post to New Milton Town Council, New Milton Town Hall, 2 Ashley Road, New Milton, BH25 6AS
  • Hand it into Reception at New Milton Town Hall
  • Complete a form online at the council’s website:

New plans for public consultation with aim of work commencing October 2016

New play area

A secure play area, with a medieval theme to promote role playing, with equipment that allows children to explore, climb, swing, jump, slide, bounce, rotate or zip – whether playing individually or in group play.

Designed for accessibility and to suit children of all abilities, up to 12 years.

Outdoor adult exercise equipment

Suited to adults of all ages and varying abilities.

Provider: Proludic

A number of companies provided proposals and quotations with Proludic scoring highest in a number of areas including play value.

Feedback is invited from any interested parties – including parents, grandparents, carers – anyone who might want to bring children along to the play area – as well as those who would like the opportunity to use the adult exercise apparatus, including carers and older adults.

Plans, including an artist’s impression, are available for public feedback at the Public Consultation event on 3 September and in the Town Hall from 5-9 September.

New Milton Recreation Ground overview

New Milton Rec plan

New Milton Muga

New Milton Play area

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