New Milton Christmas Festival - Joanna Hayward November 28, 2016

New Milton Christmas Festival

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 - Joanna Hayward November 23, 2016

Annual Carol Service 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 - Joanna Hayward November 22, 2016

Festive Displays

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 - Joanna Hayward

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 and tree-management-schedule.

We will remember them - Joanna Hayward November 17, 2016

We will remember them

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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 - Joanna Hayward November 8, 2016