Winter parking update November 27, 2013

Winter parking update

This winter New Forest District Council are offering free parking for Small Business Saturday on December 7th and also this coming Saturday 30th November there will be free afternoon car parking in New Milton to support the New Milton Christmas Festival.

Parking clocks are also available for purchase for the 2014 season. Parking clocks are available to purchase online at The price of parking clocks and meter charges will remain unchanged for the third year in a row.

Skate park designers wanted! November 24, 2013

New Milton Performance Pavilion takes shape November 17, 2013

New Milton Performance Pavilion takes shape

This really exciting structure has just appeared on the Rec, and getting it here is an amazing achievement for New Milton Town Council and we are very proud of it. Without doubt, it will become a real talking point in the town, and the important thing is to celebrate the fact that the pavilion has arrived.

“Here it is – isn’t it amazing. Credit to all those who made it happen. The main launch event will be held at the start of the summer season in 2014…further details to follow”

– Cllr Neil Tungate

Read our press release

With thanks to Kate Maddison (Chrysalis Arts) and Michael Angus for their photos.

Credit also to the following involved with the construction:

  • Pavilion Designer: Chrysalis Arts
  • Pavilion Fabricator: Chris Brammall Ltd
  • Landscape Design and Project Management: New Forest District Council
  • Landscape Contractor: The Landscape Group
  • Electrical Contractor: Faradays Electrical Ltd

Fire Service: Take care during industrial action November 12, 2013

Remembrance Sunday 2013 November 10, 2013

Remembrance Sunday 2013

Ninety-five 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 especially the 160 local servicemen who lost their lives in action, 65 from WW1 and 95 from WWII whose names appear on this Memorial, together with 26 local residents who died in the bombings of New Milton during World War II.

In addition, a further 63 local servicemen died in service, and these additional names (18 from WWI and 45 from WWII) will be formally recognized and recorded on the War Memorial as part of the 100th Anniversary of the start of WWI on 4 August 2014.

Altogether, 223 local servicemen lost their lives in the two world wars, 83 in WWI and 140 in WWII, together with 26 local residents previously mentioned. In total, 249 local people lost their lives.

On Sunday, November 10th many New Milton residents gathered at the War Memorial on the Recreation Ground to observe the 2 minute silence in respect of those who lost their lives. Below are some of the photos taken by Michael Angus of the gathering at the War Memorial.

Video footage of the Remembrance Parade

Remembrance Sunday – November 10th November 7, 2013

Remembrance Sunday – November 10th

This coming Sunday we remember the fallen as part of the The New Milton Annual Service of Remembrance. The Remembrance takes place on the recreation ground where residents of the Town come together along with many community organisations for the wreath laying ceremony and two-minute silence at the War Memorial on the Recreation Ground.

The Remembrance will be led by Parade Marshal – Councillor Goff Beck and takes place at 10.50am with the two minute silence at 11.00am. Afterwards further remembrance will be taking place at the New Milton Memorial Centre. Whitefield Road.