Community organisations

There are many great local community organisations in New Milton from those organising community events and car boot sales to those who help protect the environment by recycling and supplying household items or food. Below you can find some of these organisations and how to get in touch.

New Milton Town Partnership

The New Milton Town Partnership web site. The site aims to provide a community focus for New Milton, bringing together all types of useful information about our town, in addition to keeping you updated on what the Partnership is doing.

The Lions Club

The Lions Club of New Milton is a part of the Lions Clubs International organisation.There are nearly 1.4 million Lions members of more than 46,000 clubs  in 193 countries and geographic areas. Since 1917 Lions clubs have offered people the opportunity to give something back to their communities. From involving members in projects as local as cleaning up an area park or as far-reaching as bringing sight to the world’s blind, Lions clubs have always embraced those committed to building a brighter future for their community.

Rotary Club

Service above self if the moto of the Rotary Club International. New Milton Rotary Club, founded in 1939, follows Rotary’s original idea of friends meeting together weekly to exchange ideas, to find out about ‘the other person’s perspective’ and whilst doing so enjoy good company and friendship.It is the local branch of the world-wide Rotary International organisation. There are now over one and a quarter million men and women in 31,561 Clubs and 166 countries worldwide. All are pledged to serve their community locally, and help nationally and globally. They promote the highest ethical standards in all areas of working life whilst working for peace and goodwill everywhere.

Past Rotarians and Associates Club

Membership of our non-affiliated Club is made up of ladies and gentlemen who are both past Rotarians and non-past Rotarians (Associates).

We are a lively, rather noisy (!), group with 27 members plus a further 17 non members who join us regularly.

We meet twice a month. The first Tuesday of each month is a Coffee Morning at Camellia’s Restaurant, Everton Nurseries, SO41 0JZ. On the third Tuesday of each month we have a luncheon, with speaker, at  East Close Hotel, BH23 7EF again starting at 10:30.

New members, together with partners, are always welcome.

Whilst we are not a Rotary Club, we do enjoy meeting with the local Rotary Club from time to time, supporting some of their charitable and other events.

You are most welcome to join us at one of our coffee mornings by contacting our Secretary, Alan Clark on 01425 638938.


Round Table

The New Milton Round Table meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 7.30pm in the House Martin, New Milton. The Round Table raise money for local causes.

Basics Bank 

The New Forest Basics Bank covers a wide area supplying food, household and hygiene items to local people in need and in dire emergency situations. It is a completely non discriminatory, not for profit, managed by volunteers, local organisation and it relies totally on non perishable donations via a network of over 22 Churches, the public and other independent organisations.

Friends of New Milton Memorial Centre

This is a group formed to promote and raise funds for the Memorial Centre, a site of historical importance in the town, being a war memorial built by the British Legion. The Centre is open from 8.30am to 1.30pm every day, with openings at other times depending on the activities taking place. The Friends would be delighted to hear from anyone who wishes to help with fundraising and promotion.

Forest Bus

Forest Bus which was set up in 1993 is a charitable company offering support for Young People in the New Forest. The mobile Forest Bus travels between villages and towns in the New Forest visiting children at schools and community centres. In New Milton you can catch the Forest Bus at the Mencap Nedderman Centre between 3pm and 5.30pm each week on Tuesdays.

Friends of Avon Tyrrell Activity Centre 

UK Youth are a leading Youth Charity (Charity Number: 1110590) and the residential centre is in Bransgore, Avon Tyrrell Activity Centre