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Natural England – The England Coast Path February 3, 2016

Highcliffe to Calshot Stretch


Work to identify exactly where the Coast Path between Highcliffe and Calshot will be aligned is just beginning and it is hoped that our new local stretch will open in 2018.  This will provide part of a continuous coastal route allowing people to enjoy the diverse range of landscapes that Hampshire has to offer.

Natural England invites you to learn more about the project and share your views at these public drop-in sessions in the New Forest area.   We look forward to seeing you there.

 Drop-in sessions – arrive at any time between the stated times


Tuesday 8 March 2016 5-6:30pm Jubilee Hall, The Square, Fawley

Thursday 10 March 2016 5-6:30pm Beaulieu Village Hall, High Street

Tuesday 15 March 2016 5-6:30pm Milford on Sea Community Centre

Thursday 17 March 2016 5-6:30pm Lymington Community Centre


Find out more about the England Coast Path and progress in the rest of Hampshire at  

Or contact the Coastal Access Team



Christmas 2015 in New Milton February 1, 2016

We have prepared a review of the Christmas illuminations displayed in New Milton last month and you can read it here Christmas in New Milton.

Fund-raising for First Opportunities, Ashley


The Mayor of New Milton, Cllr David Hawkins, is hosting a Charity Ball in aid of First Opportunities, Ashley; supporting this local independent charity in providing therapeutic play and education for babies and young children with special needs.


Cllr Hawkins is calling on local people to support the ball which will be held at Shorefields Holiday Park on Saturday 27 February 2016.   The theme of the event is 1940’s and the celebrations marking the end of WWII, so it’s the perfect excuse to dress up, get on the dance floor to the Pete Weston Dance Band, and reminisce about the culinary adaptability of wartime Britain.  All this fun is offered to help with raising much needed funds for First Opportunities.


Further information is available from New Milton Town Council on 01425 619120.


Cllr Hawkins is pictured presenting a cheque of £175.00 to the First Opportunities Playgroup; received from donations given at New Milton’s Annual Christmas Carol Service in December.

IMG_0896 David Cheque First Opps rotated


Go Digital January 29, 2016

Free events aim to give basic digital skills to New Forest residents

New Forest District Council are running a series of free events in New Milton during the national ‘Be Online’ week 15 – 26 February for people who would like to get online.

Recently recruited volunteers known as the ‘Digital Champions’ will be available to chat and show local people the basics of technology, using email and the internet for example.

Participation in the events is free and strongly recommended for anyone wanting to get along with the digital age.

Please check the link for more information




Football Cancelled at Fawcetts Field

Unfortunately due to the ongoing weather issues affecting ground conditions at Fawcetts Field, the Town Council has made the decision to cancel all football played there this weekend.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Public give a thumbs up January 28, 2016

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Press Release 28.01.16

Restoring Grassland to Barton Common

Public give a thumbs-up


Around 55 people attended New Milton Town Council’s publicity day about Barton Common held at Long Meadow last Saturday 23 January and gave overwhelming support for the plans to restore grassland there.

They heard from Milton Heritage Society’s Nick Saunders about the role Barton Common has played in medieval Barton when it was cattle grazed and gorse was cut as part of the Manor of Barton. In 1911 local people won a High Court battle with private owner Alexander Paris to continue to use the tracks.

Feedback on the plans to restore grassland to 2/3 of the Common included the following comments ‘ very good work planned, will be much better, thanks’ and ‘we appreciate the opportunity to learn about your plans and fully support what you are doing’.


The presentation boards and information are available to view at New Milton Town Hall, please come along to learn some more about local history.

Clean for the Queen January 22, 2016


Clean for the Queen is a campaign to clear up Britain in time for Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th Birthday which will be officially celebrated in June 2016.    New Milton Town will be participating within our community during the Clean for the Queen weekend Friday 4 to 6 March 2016.

Please click link to New Milton Events for further information – Visit New Milton Events Website

Fawcetts Field Football Pitches

The Football Pitches at Fawcetts Field have just been inspected and the decision made to cancel football played there this weekend.  Sorry and let’s hope the weather and affected ground conditions improve soon.


Mayor’s Charity Ball January 7, 2016

The Mayor, Cllr David Hawkins, is hosting the Annual Charity Ball on Saturday 27 February 2016 at Shorefield Holiday Park, Milford on Sea.    This year’s ball promises to be a superb occasion with a 3 course meal, prize draw and dancing to the Pete Weston Dance Band.

All proceeds will go towards the Mayor’s nominated charity, First Opportunities Playgroup of Ashley.

Dress code is smart/casual or 1940’s fashion, giving you the perfect excuse to dress up and support First Opportunities at the same time.  First Opportunities are an independent charity providing therapeutic play and education for babies and young children with special needs.

Tickets for the event are reasonably priced at £25.00 each.   For further information please contact Joanna Hayward at New Milton Town Council on 01425 619120.

Mayors Ball – 2016 poster

Barton Common Grassland Restoration Plans January 6, 2016

Saturday 23 January 2016 at The Friendly Dog Club, Long Meadow, Becton Lane, Barton on Sea


Postcard of Barton Golf Course dated 1958.


Representatives from New Milton Town Council, The National Park Authority and the New Milton Heritage Society will be present on Saturday 23 January 2016 to give an update on the history and management of the Common.  Please join us to have a chat and ask any questions you may have.  For more information please contact New Milton Town Council on 01425 619120.

 NMTC Barton Common A4 poster for 23 Jan

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