New Milton Town Council

Honorary Freeman of New Milton – Alan William Rice TD May 1, 2014

Earlier this week at the the meeting held on the 29thApril 2014 it was announced that long-standing Councillor, Alan Rice has been bestowed the style rank & title of:

Honorary Freeman of New Milton

Alan has been involved in local government for around 50 years, a remarkable achievement. He has been a member of Hampshire County Council, New Forest District Council, and for a shorter period of just 19 years a member of New Milton Town Council. During this service Alan has been Chairman of HCC, Chairman of NFDC, and Chairman of NMTC. He now holds the informal but venerable position of “Father of the House” at HCC because of his long service.

New Forest District Council recently celebrated a significant birthday – forty years since its formation on 1 April 1974. Alan is NFDC’s longest serving member, having been first elected to New Forest Rural District Council in May 1973, shortly before it became New Forest District Council on 1 April 1974. He has served uninterrupted ever since, and is currently the member for Bashley District ward.

Town Mayor, Cllr Neil Tungate said:

“I am honoured and delighted to consider Alan a friend, and I hold him jointly responsible with one or two others for encouraging my own service with NMTC. This evening’s proceedings are therefore very meaningful to me on a personal level.”


Whereas it has appeared to the Town Council of New Milton in the County of Hampshire that Alan William Rice TD of Whitefield Road, New Milton, who is a member of the said Town Council and also a member of both New Forest District Council and Hampshire County Council for many years and in that term of service to local government representing New Milton has rendered distinguished and eminent service to the people of the town now therefore in recognition of that valuable and unselfish service it is unanimously agreed and resolved that the Town Council of New Milton does hereby confer upon the said Alan William Rice TD the rights privileges and advantages attaching to the style rank & title of Honorary Freeman of New Milton.


Annual Meeting 2014 April 30, 2014

The Annual Meeting of the Council will be held next Tuesday 6th May at the Town Hall, New Milton. The public and the press are most welcome to attend the meeting and participate in the public forum. For more details please download the agenda below.

Annual Reports – 2013 / 2014 April 19, 2014

The 2013/2014 Annual Reports are now available to download online following the Annual Towns Meeting that took place April 7th. There are annual reports for each of the council committees plus reports from the council Chairman and the trustees report for the War Memorial Recreation Ground.

Annual Towns Meeting 2014 April 3, 2014

The Annual Towns’ Meeting will be taking place on Monday 7th April from 7.30pm at the Town Hall. This annual towns’ meeting sees Town Mayor, Cllr Neil Tungate present the annual report for the Town Council, and presentation of donations to local charities. The Chairmen of the respective Amenities, Finance and Planning committees will also present their reports. There will also be a guest speaker, Mr M Horswell of Arnewood School who will speak about the proposed Eaglewood free school.

In addition as is customary for the Annual Towns Meeting the Town Mayor will present the Citizen of the Year Award 2014. The annual Citizen of the Year award aims to recognise outstanding contributions to the community. In 2013 the award was presented to Christine Carian.

For more information download you can download the full agenda.

Notice of casual vacancy – Milton Ward March 6, 2014

Notice is hereby given that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Milton Ward of New Milton Town Council.

If you are interested in becoming a co-opted Councillor for the central Milton Ward, please contact the Town Clerk on 01425 619120 for further details or contact us via our online form.

Register with Switch Hampshire to see if you can get a better deal on your energy bills January 18, 2014

Meeting dates for 2014/15 are now available December 29, 2013

Meeting dates for the 2014/2015 council year are now available on-line via the meeting dates link.

New Milton Town Council wishes residents a Happy New Year!

Nominations wanted for New Forest Sport Awards 2014 December 22, 2013

Local people are being urged to show their support for sporting excellence in the New Forest. The New Forest Sports Awards 2014 is open for nominations until Monday 6 January 2014.

The annual awards are organised by the New Forest Sport and Physical Activity Alliance (SPAA), and aims to reward and recognise commitment, performance and excellence across all sports. The wide range of categories ensures that as well as elite performers, recognition is given to teams, clubs, coaches, officials and volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes.

In addition, the Outstanding Personal Achievement Award recognises inspirational endeavour on the part of a participant, coach or volunteer who has overcome adversity to make an outstanding individual achievement in their chosen sport.

Councillor Di Brooks, New Forest District Council’s portfolio holder for health and leisure, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for people to show their support for sporting excellence in the New Forest. We have many talented sportspeople in the district who deserve to be recognised, and I would urge people to put forward their nominations.”

The categories include:

  • Club of the Year
  • Coach of the Year
  • Junior & Senior Sportsman & Sportswoman of the Year
  • Junior & Senior Disability Sportsperson of the Year
  • Master Sportsperson of the Year
  • Outstanding Personal Achievement of the Year
  • Junior & Senior Team of the Year
  • Junior & Senior Volunteer of the Year
  • Official of the Year
  • Service to Sport

Nomination forms for the New Forest Sports Awards can be downloaded from the council’s website by searching ‘New Forest Sports Awards’ or by calling 023 8028 5000.

Winners will be put forward to the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sports Awards 2014, which takes place in April.

Photos from the Christmas Festival 2013 December 8, 2013

Cllr Paul Woods has taken some photos of the recent New Milton Christmas Festival. We hope you enjoyed the festivities!

View the photo gallery

Carol Service 2013 December 6, 2013

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