New Milton Town Council

New Forest Brass Concert – August 30th – CANCELLED August 28, 2015

It is with regret that unfortunately we will be cancelling the New Forest Brass event that was scheduled to take place this Sunday (August 30th) on the Rec due to poor weather forecast for rain most of Sunday.

Please check back on our website or social media channels for future events on the Rec.

VJ Day – New Milton Remembers - By Goff Beck August 22, 2015

A bright sunny dawn on Saturday 15th August, 2015 ensured fine weather for those veterans,  Legionnaires, members of the general public and councillors who mustered at the New Milton War Memorial at 11.00am  to commemorate and remember those who gave their lives during the Japanese war in the Far East.

The Town Mayor welcomed all to the Service of Remembrance and Dedication which was conducted by the Rev David John, the minister of Ashley Baptist Church, whose address included words of Remembrance to those local people who were victims of the German bombing of New Milton on the 23 August, 1940.

Mr Rob Mangles sounded the Last Post and Reveille, the Exhortation and Kohema were recited by Col (retired) Ron Back, Chairman of the New Milton Branch of the Royal British Legion.


Recent events in New Milton July 20, 2015

It has been a busy time in New Milton over the last few weeks with a number of events and activities taking place on the Rec and around the town. We have recently added an “Upcoming events” section to our website and along with community website it is easy to keep track of all the forthcoming events taking place throughout the town. If there is something you would like us to add, please let us know. Some recent events included:

Brass band play first of three concerts on the New Milton Performance Pavilion

New Forest Brass, led by Ian Luxford performed on the Performance Pavilion on the Rec and was the first of three such performances taking place absolutely free with the WI providing tea, coffee and cake. Speaking to the A&T, Town Mayor Cllr David Hawkins said:

“This was a concert the Council put on to try and advertise the fact that anyone can use the pavilion for free. ”

New Forest Brass Band with Cllr Hawkins

Photo taken by Cllr Neil Tungate

The next free performance will be New Forest Brass on August 30th.

Skate Park opening

The new Skate Park on the recreation ground had its grand opening on June 27th with its opening ham which included famous skateboarder Benny Fairfax who grew up locally in the Town and was involved in bringing the original skate park to New Milton.The Town Council worked with Maverick Industries to build the new skate park which has been a great success.

On the day a number of skateboarders and BMX’ers wowed the crowd with amazing stunts.

Pedal Car Race

The New Milton Pedal Car Grand Prix took place Sunday 12th July and saw many pedal cars racing on the Station Road circuit. A video of the event can be found on the New Milton Grand Prix website with some photos have been below.

For more events taking place in New Milton, keep an eye on our events page or the local community website New Milton Events.

New Milton Town Show and Pedal Car Race July 8, 2015

The New Milton Jubilee Fund’s New Milton Town Show and Pedal Car Grand Prix is taking place this weekend, Saturday 11th July and Sunday 12th July between 10:00am and 5:00pm on Station Road. With the Grand Prix taking place on the Sunday.

There will be events and entertainment for everyone throughout the day with the grand prix during the afternoon. From early morning through to 5pm there will be activities on the recreation ground with entertainment for all and pedal cars on display in the ‘ parc ferme’.

For more information please visit the New Milton Grand Prix website:

Hampshire County Youth Chamber Orchestra - By Valya Schooling July 6, 2015

Last night Hampshire County Youth Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Carl Clausen and supported by HCC, came to New Milton at the invitation of Philip Daish-Handy, Artistic Director, Beaulieu Music. The Concert held in St. Mary Magdalene Church was outstanding. The orchestra performed works by Henry Purcell, Felix Medelssohn, a long forgotten Central European composer Jan Kititel Vaclav Kalivoda and Johannes Brahms. Oboe soloist Laura Ware-Heine’s career in music is assured having won a scholarship to study at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. How lucky Claude and I were representing the Mayor at such a top quality event right here in New Milton.

Business visits in New Milton - By Valya Schooling July 3, 2015

On Thursday I had the privilege of visiting two fantastic world class businesses operating in our Town. One in Queensway the other in Milton Business Centre.

‘Space & Solutions Ltd’ in Queensway reported that they have just opened an office in London. Edward Fitzgerald, Production Manager, ‘Offshore Systems’ informed me that they operate throughout the world.

Although both of my visits were unannounced, I was received with the utmost courtesy, I wish both businesses all the very best for the future and a big thank you to them for choosing New Milton for their businesses to prosper in.

Cllr Mrs Valya Schooling
New Milton Town Council
Deputy Mayor/Chair
Chairman Town Economy Steering Group

New vacancy – Administrator July 2, 2015

New Milton Town Council has a vacancy for a full time member of staff:

Administrator – Salary within salary grade LC1 £16,215 – £21,734

We have a vacancy for someone outstanding to act as Administrator to the Town Council. This job requires exceptional organisational skills and the ability to deal with members of the public, both in person and over the telephone / internet. The tasks associated with this role are many and varied, ranging from allotment to website administration, arranging and attending civic functions such as the Mayor’s Ball, Annual Civic Service, Christmas Carol Service, Remembrance Sunday ceremonies and other events on the Recreation Ground, together with attendance and minute-taking of town council meetings in the evening. Knowledge of Facebook, Twitter and other social media would be an advantage.

If you are interested in the above post, please contact us for a Job Description and further details. The closing date will be 20 July 2015 with interviews taking place in the last week of July.

An afternoon of music with New Forest Brass June 17, 2015

New Milton Town Council


An afternoon of music with

New Forest Brass

Sunday 5 July, 2015 at 3pm

At the Performance Pavilion, Recreation Ground, New Milton

All welcome.  No charge for this event.

Refreshments available courtesy of the Womens’ Institute.

Skate Jam – Official skatepark opening jam May 30, 2015

Notice of Casual Vacancy – Becton Ward May 26, 2015

Notice is hereby given that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office
of Councillor for the Becton Ward of New Milton Town Council.
If you are interested in becoming a co-opted Councillor for your local
Town Council, please forward your CV to

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