Be Involved - Joanna Hayward August 25, 2016

Press Release – Youth Co-ordinator Appointed - Joanna Hayward August 24, 2016

Press Release – Youth Co-ordinator Appointed

We are pleased to announce that Tanya Bailey has recently been appointed to the new post of Youth Co-ordinator for New Milton.

The main focus of the Youth Co-ordinator role will be to establish relationships with young people, and the people and organisations who support them; something that Tanya is keen to embrace having completed her degree in Applied Social Science, Community Development and Youth Work at Goldsmiths College.

Promoting the needs of young people in the community and developing services and support for special needs groups is another area Tanya has experience in, being previously employed as a Family Support Worker at a Special Needs School in London.  She has a desire for our community to be inclusive and wants to contribute in creating opportunities to improve people’s lives.

Tanya’s enthusiasm, communication and liaison skills shone throughout her application and interview, being key attributes required for the job, as well as her non-judgemental approach.  Working with the many groups within our community will be an enjoyable challenge for Tanya who has already spent time shadowing the police and seeing the night-time economy in action.

Tanya said “Together we can enable every young person to reach their potential and it begins by believing in them and offering encouragement.  I am very fortunate to have this opportunity and I look forward to meeting you all”

In New Milton we are experiencing changes in youth services, facilities and provision and it is really important to maintain continuity and enhance our engagement with this generation of citizens, giving them confidence and opportunities for the future.   Another particular project will be to work directly with young people in the planning and delivery of a replacement youth provision building in New Milton.

Contact details for Tanya Bailey telephone 07392 090124 or email

24 August 2016

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New Milton Remembers - Joanna Hayward August 19, 2016

New Milton Remembers

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There will be a brief service of remembrance on Tuesday 23 August 2016 to honour the New Milton residents who died when enemy bombs fell on the town during WWII.


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We will assemble around the New Milton Memorial Clock on Station Road and all are welcome to join in to pay their respects, when we will observe a one minute silence at 11 am, present an acknowledgement, and Rev. David John will conduct a short prayer.

The Memorial Clock in Station Road

 dedicated to those named below who lost their lives

when enemy bombs fell on our town during World War II


23 August 1940

Irene Doris Avery (Age 31)

Joan Mabel Bourne (Age 20)

Archibald Ernest Bursey (Age 15)

Albert Ernest Claydon (Age 60)

Erna Dorothea Elizabeth Cooper (Age 24)

Maurice Carlyon Cooper (Age 30)

Evelyn Davies (Age 26)

Ivy Adina Eagle (Age 45)

Eliza Sophia Govier (Age 50)

Barbara Ena Green (Age 17)

Helena Hawkins (Age 42)

Mildred Strangways Irwin (Age 55)

Louis Frederic Stuart Matthews (Age 29)

Dorothy Gladys Pickering (Age 43)

William George Pitman (Age 50)

Alfred Aaron Charles Probert (Age 30)

Hilda Dorothy May Probert (Age 25)

Jeanette Margaret Probert (Age 4)

Samuel Tosdivine (Age 75)

Bertie Edwin Witt (Age 57)

8 August 1942

Gladys Mabel Richardson (Age 52)

22 January 1943

Brian Eric Holloway (Age 6)

Evelyn Edith Morin (Age 38)

Gabrielle Evelyn Morin (Age 11)

Norma Mary Morin (Age 9)

Pauline Edith Morin (Age 8)

We Will Remember Them

Exhibition – Housing Development in New... - Joanna Hayward August 18, 2016

Exhibition – Housing Development in New Milton

As some of you may be aware, New Forest District Council are currently consulting on a new Local Plan (Part One).   This allocates sites for additional housing in line with Government proposals, and discusses the potential use of Green Belt land for this purpose.  The Plan period is from 2016-2036.

The public consultation exercise ends at 4 pm on Friday 16 September 2016.

The accompanying plans will be displayed in


 Monday 22 to Friday 26 August 2016

Please visit to view the plans of suggested housing sites and other matters contained in the consultation.  Your comments are necessary to help shape the future of the town and are most valuable.

Please note :

  • The Town Hall is open from 9am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4.15pm
  • This is an exhibition ONLY, there will not be a staff member available to answer any queries
  • The exhibition will give full contact details of the relevant District Council department for any comments you may have
  • All plans due to be displayed are available online at                          New Forest District Council Local Plan Review 2016-2036

New accessible play area - Joanna Hayward August 15, 2016

New accessible play area

Press Release

The play area takes on a medieval theme to promote role playing – with equipment that allows children to use their energy to explore, climb, swing, jump, slide, bounce, rotate or zip on a variety of equipment – whether playing individually or in group play.

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

The provider’s plans, including an artist’s impression of the play area and gym equipment, are now being made available for public feedback before being finalised.

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.

The plans will be displayed, with feedback forms, in a large gazebo on the Recreation Ground on Saturday 3 September between 11 am and 4 pm; and in the Town Hall from 5-9 September. 

The deadline for all feedback is Friday 9 September.

Enquiries about the event can be sent to Suna King, Town Development Manager,


Friday 2 September – Stakeholders meeting

Saturday 3 September 11 am-4 pm: Open Day, Recreation Ground

Monday 19 September at 6.30 pm: Extraordinary Amenities Committee Meeting

5-9 September: Proludic Play Area plans displayed in Town Hall with feedback forms.

2-7 September: Plans displayed on website with online feedback

Friday 9 September 4.30 pm – deadline for feedback.

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11 August 2016

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Coastal Footpath Erosion - Joanna Hayward August 10, 2016

Coastal Footpath Erosion

The permissive footpath running between Barton on Sea and Milford on Sea has again had to be closed due to significant erosion of the cliffs.  In particular the area south of Taddiford Gap, moving west by upto 300 metres.   It has been sectioned off and notices placed urging the public to stay away.

Image taken from Google Maps

Image taken from Google Maps

Natural England ‘Coastal Access’ project are responsible for finding a long term solution.   They will be working with local land owners to negotiate an alternative route for the path, so there is no set timescale.   The projects main focus is providing access so they understand the frustrations caused by the closure, which was purely on public safety grounds.

The Town Council is not responsible for any of the land being considered as an alternative route to the closure site, and therefore we do not have control of this situation.

If you have any further queries, please call the projects Lead Officer John Truswell on 0208 026 7747.

Further information from Erosion Mapping and National Trail

Town Development Manager Appointed - Joanna Hayward August 9, 2016

Town Development Manager Appointed

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We are pleased to announce that Suna King has recently been appointed to the new post of Town Development Manager for New Milton.

Suna comes from an internationally-recognised textile company where she worked as Marketing Manager for 6 years, transforming what was a traditional brand into a world class, contemporary, design-led brand via creative marketing skills.  Prior to that, Suna acted as Marketing Manager for Business Link Skills South East for 4 years and, for several years, as a freelance marketer working on a number of projects including product development for Samsung and digital home research for the government.

Suna grew up in Bournemouth where she attended Bournemouth School for Girls attaining “A” Levels in Art and English Literature, followed by a CAM Diploma with Honours in Advertising & Marketing from Bournemouth University. Suna also holds Diplomas in Digital Marketing and Direct Marketing.

The main aim of the post is to raise the profile of the town and deliver a high quality environment meeting the needs of local businesses, residents and visitors alike.

 Town Mayor Cllr David Hawkins said: “With her proven marketing capabilities, Suna will act as a springboard leading the revitalisation of the Town Centre, invigorating the Street Market and working closely with businesses to enhance new employment opportunities throughout the Town.”

Establishing strong business relationships with all local and county organisations the intent is that the Town Development Manager will oversee Business Improvement District (BID) proposals to seek and obtain funding and support for initiatives and projects for the Town.

 Suna said: “My focus will be on delivering real benefits to residents and local businesses from re-generation projects and keeping them informed of development opportunities arising from the Neighbourhood Plan.”

For any enquiries, please contact Suna King on 01425 619120