Vacancy – Estates & Facilities... - Joanna Hayward May 26, 2016

Vacancy – Estates & Facilities Operative


We are seeking a highly customer-focussed individual to carry out an interesting and varied role within the council’s Estates and Facilities Department that will involve some weekend working and ‘out of hours’ attendance. The post-holder will be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the Town Councils buildings and street furniture including timber footbridges and for ensuring that the relevant sports grounds are opened on time and fit for use at the weekend and secured at the end of the day.

Working within the Estates team, the successful applicant’s main role will be to carry out maintenance and improvement of all the council’s facilities, including sports grounds and open spaces to the highest standard. Applicants will need to possess all round building maintenance skills and relevant qualification would be advantageous.

Previous experience of grounds maintenance works would also be an advantage but full training will be given to the right applicant. The ability to deal in a polite and clear manner with all facility users is essential. A full clean driving licence is also requirement of the role.


The starting salary for this post will be £17,547 pa and is based on a 37 hour week including one weekend per month.

For a full job description and further details please contact Mark Jeffries Estates & Facilities Manager on 01425 619120.

Closing date: 20th June 2016.

Download job description and application form here :

Job Description – Estates and Facilities Maintenance Operative rev 2 May 2016

Application Form

Flooding Incidents - Joanna Hayward May 23, 2016

Flooding Incidents

In the wake of recent localised flooding, New Milton Town Council would like to remind local residents of the need to contact the Environment Agency in respect of local flooding issues. The Environment Agency recently attended and dealt with some local flooding issues following flash floods in and around the Becton Bunny area.

With all flood-related incidents, local residents are advised to contact the Environment Agency Incident Hotline 0800 807060.

Reference is also made to flooding on the New Forest District Council website, as follows:

Flooding is a natural occurrence and no drainage system or flood protection measure can give absolute protection against all flooding events. Flooding can occur anywhere because the drainage system, whether by open watercourse or pipes, can be overwhelmed by the volume of water it is expected to carry.   There is no statutory requirement for a local authority to prevent property from flooding.   The primary responsibility rests with the property owner.   The Council encourages homeowners, local communities and businesses to prepare their own flood action plans prior to flooding occurring.

The Council does not provide sandbags for general issue to householders or businesses.   It will maintain a limited stock of sandbags to meet its own needs in responding to a flood emergency and to help householders and businesses to respond to a one-off, unexpected and exceptional emergency situation.   In such an event sandbags will be deployed to protect (in order of priority) life, critical infrastructure and buildings. Sandbags will not be used to protect gardens, outbuildings or other non-residential structures.   The Council recognises that the impact of flooding on the community can be significant and works closely with the Lead Local Flood Authority, the Environment Agency and the emergency services to plan for and respond to emergency flooding events and to assist the community to recover from such events.

An Afternoon of Music - Joanna Hayward May 9, 2016

An Afternoon of Music

New Milton Town Council are hosting an afternoon of music with the Chicago Jazz Aces on Sunday 22 May 2016 to be held at the Performance Pavilion on the Recreation Ground, New Milton.

All are welcome to attend from 2 pm – no charge for this event!

Chicago Jazz Aces 22 May 2016