New Milton Town Council

Fire Service: Take care during industrial action November 12, 2013

Additional Fire Service strike action has been announced for this Wednesday (10:00am-14:00pm). We urge residents to take extra care and only dial 999 in a genuine emergency.

Remembrance Sunday 2013 November 10, 2013

Ninety-five 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 especially the 160 local servicemen who lost their lives in action, 65 from WW1 and 95 from WWII whose names appear on this Memorial, together with 26 local residents who died in the bombings of New Milton during World War II.

In addition, a further 63 local servicemen died in service, and these additional names (18 from WWI and 45 from WWII) will be formally recognized and recorded on the War Memorial as part of the 100th Anniversary of the start of WWI on 4 August 2014.

Altogether, 223 local servicemen lost their lives in the two world wars, 83 in WWI and 140 in WWII, together with 26 local residents previously mentioned. In total, 249 local people lost their lives.

On Sunday, November 10th many New Milton residents gathered at the War Memorial on the Recreation Ground to observe the 2 minute silence in respect of those who lost their lives. Below are some of the photos taken by Michael Angus of the gathering at the War Memorial.

Video footage of the Remembrance Parade

Remembrance Sunday – November 10th November 7, 2013

This coming Sunday we remember the fallen as part of the The New Milton Annual Service of Remembrance. The Remembrance takes place on the recreation ground where residents of the Town come together along with many community organisations for the wreath laying ceremony and two-minute silence at the War Memorial on the Recreation Ground.

The Remembrance will be led by Parade Marshal – Councillor Goff Beck and takes place at 10.50am with the two minute silence at 11.00am. Afterwards further remembrance will be taking place at the New Milton Memorial Centre. Whitefield Road.

New Milton Christmas Festival 2013 October 14, 2013

Following on from last years excellent 2012 festival, New Milton Town Partnership and New Milton Town Council in conjunction with a number of local organisations are pleased to announce that the Christmas Festival weekend will be returning on 30th November and 1st December.

Once again there will be a vast number of stalls and street / stage entertainment including the The Live Finals of Forest Talent 2013 which showcases local talent from all ages.

To find out more about the festival you can visit the official New Milton Christmas Festival 2013 website.

2012 Christmas Festival

Have your say on the future of the Becton Bunny Stream August 9, 2013

The Environment Agency is seeking views from the local communities and partner organisations on a proposed project that will breathe new life into an environmentally damaged Hampshire stream.

Hampshire’s Becton Bunny stream runs for just over 2km from its source in New Milton through Barton on Sea before discharging to Christchurch Harbour. In the past, the stream was heavily modified with reinforced banks and an artificially straightened channel. As a result of these historical changes, there is an increased flood risk to the area and the waterway does not have wildlife living in and around it as it should have.

The proposed project, in partnership with New Forest National Park Authority and New Milton Town Council, will restore sections of the stream back to its natural course. This work will improve the stream for wildlife and the local community whilst reducing flood risk.  The first sections to be tackled will be Long Meadow, Mitchell Close and Willow Walk.

Members of the public and interested groups are invited to hear more about the proposed project at a public exhibition this month. The Environment Agency project team will be on hand at the event to share information and answer any questions on the plans.

The event will take place at the Scout Hut, Long Meadow, Barton on Sea on Saturday 24 August from 10am to 5pm.

Rebecca Long, Environment Agency Project Officer, said: “We are working with our partners to make a real difference to the Becton Bunny stream to achieve the best possible outcomes for the river, wildlife and the local community.

“That’s why we need input from local residents and interested groups to help us shape our proposals and we hope to receive as many comments as possible. We encourage people to come along to the sessions to talk with us about the proposals and share their views.”

The proposed improvements, subject to funding being secured for construction, will also help the stream to achieve its European water quality targets under the Water Framework Directive.

More information can be found on the Environment Agency website at:

http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/research/planning/149162.aspx

Skate Park consultation event – this Wednesday 31st July July 27, 2013

This coming Wednesday 31st July New Milton Town Partnership will be hosting an open consultation on the new skate park proposals. We invite members of the public to come along and see some of our proposals which we have been working on in partnership with New Milton Town Partnership and New Forest District Council.

Your feedback is very much welcome and we look forward to seeing you on the Wednesday 31st July 10-AM to 8-PM at the Memorial Hall.

Rogue Traders are currently cold calling in the Barton-on-Sea offering to clean driveways July 21, 2013

Trading Standards would advise consumers not to agree to work that is instigated as a result of a cold call or via a leaflet drop. Consumers should obtain at least 3 written quotes from reputable businesses or traders who are either members of the Hampshire County Council Trading Standards Buy With Confidence Scheme or a recognised trade association.

Members of the Buy With Confidence scheme are fully audited to ensure their trading practices are legal, honest and fair.  All members have been checked for trustworthiness and compliance with consumer protection laws. Details can be obtained by telephoning 01962 833620, emailing buy.with.confidence@hants.gov.uk or via the website www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk

Traders who agree work at the home of an individual or at a place other than their usual business premises are required by law to provide consumers with a Notice of Right to Cancel, which gives consumers a 7 day cooling off period.  Work should not commence until this period has ended, unless written agreement is obtained from that consumer beforehand.

If anyone has any information about traders who are cold calling or requires any advice on doorstep crime they can contact Hampshire County Council’s

Quick Response Team on 01962 833666

(Monday – Friday 0900hrs to 1700hrs)

If assistance is required outside of these hours please contact Hampshire Police on their non-urgent number 101 or dial 999 if you feel threatened or intimidated.

Hampshire County Council Trading Standards Service

Montgomery House  Monarch Way

Winchester  Hampshire  SO22 5PW

Tel: 01962 833620

Fax: 01962 833698

E-mail: doorstep.crime@hants.gov.uk

Bogus callers get devious in Barton-on-Sea June 6, 2013

There has been a recent incident where an elderly couple in Barton-on-Sea were targeted by a young male asking to look in their garden for his lost hamster. Whilst they were in the garden searching, his accomplice went into the house and stole cash. Residents are urged to be cautious with unexpected callers, and Hampshire Police have this web page on the subject.

http://www.hampshire.police.uk/internet/advice-and-information/crime-prevention/safer-home-distraction-burglary

Tree Work Policy – A Guide for Residents May 28, 2013

Our latest Tree Work Policy is now available to view online. The policy describes when and why Town Council tree works take place and circumstances where the Town Council will not prune or fell tree.

Guidance is also provided for things that residents can do with trees in their own boundary line depending on whether they are protected by a Tree Preservation Order or in a Conservation Area.

To read more about our policy please visit the Tree Work Policy page.

New Milton Town Guide 2013/14 May 21, 2013

The latest edition of the New Milton Town Guide is available for download using the link below. The Town guide is your essential official guide for New Milton and features numerous attractions, events, shops and local businesses. Aimed at residents and visitors alike the Town Guide is the most comprehensive guide for your shopping, dining & visiting needs.

Download the New Milton Town Guide 2013/14

Download the New Milton Town Guide 2013/14

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