Skate Park Public Design Consultation May 11, 2014

Skate Park Public Design Consultation

New Milton Town Council is pleased to invite all residents to the next phase of the public consultation on the skate park to be held in New Milton Memorial Centre on:

  • Saturday 21st June from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
  • and on Wednesday, 25th June from 3.00 p.m. until 8.00 p.m.

Everyone is invited to attend to see the latest designs and to give their feedback.

The plans will also be on display in the Town Hall from Monday 23rd June until Friday 27th June with comment and feedback forms available.  Stakeholder groups will be invited to a presentation evening in the Town Hall on Tuesday 24th June.

All details and plans will be available for viewing on the New Milton Town Council website.

Information may also be available on New Forest District Council, New Milton Town Partnership websites, NEMBRA, NewBiz.

We look forward to seeing you in the Memorial Centre.

New Milton Street Market – every Wednesday May 10, 2014

Honorary Freeman of New Milton – Alan... May 1, 2014

Honorary Freeman of New Milton – Alan William Rice TD

Earlier this week at the the meeting held on the 29thApril 2014 it was announced that long-standing Councillor, Alan Rice has been bestowed the style rank & title of:

Honorary Freeman of New Milton

Alan has been involved in local government for around 50 years, a remarkable achievement. He has been a member of Hampshire County Council, New Forest District Council, and for a shorter period of just 19 years a member of New Milton Town Council. During this service Alan has been Chairman of HCC, Chairman of NFDC, and Chairman of NMTC. He now holds the informal but venerable position of “Father of the House” at HCC because of his long service.

New Forest District Council recently celebrated a significant birthday – forty years since its formation on 1 April 1974. Alan is NFDC’s longest serving member, having been first elected to New Forest Rural District Council in May 1973, shortly before it became New Forest District Council on 1 April 1974. He has served uninterrupted ever since, and is currently the member for Bashley District ward.

Town Mayor, Cllr Neil Tungate said:

“I am honoured and delighted to consider Alan a friend, and I hold him jointly responsible with one or two others for encouraging my own service with NMTC. This evening’s proceedings are therefore very meaningful to me on a personal level.”


Whereas it has appeared to the Town Council of New Milton in the County of Hampshire that Alan William Rice TD of Whitefield Road, New Milton, who is a member of the said Town Council and also a member of both New Forest District Council and Hampshire County Council for many years and in that term of service to local government representing New Milton has rendered distinguished and eminent service to the people of the town now therefore in recognition of that valuable and unselfish service it is unanimously agreed and resolved that the Town Council of New Milton does hereby confer upon the said Alan William Rice TD the rights privileges and advantages attaching to the style rank & title of Honorary Freeman of New Milton.