New Milton Town Council
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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!
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 newforest.gov.uk 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.
Cllr Paul Woods has taken some photos of the recent New Milton Christmas Festival. We hope you enjoyed the festivities!
This winter New Forest District Council are offering free parking for Small Business Saturday on December 7th and also this coming Saturday 30th November there will be free afternoon car parking in New Milton to support the New Milton Christmas Festival.
Parking clocks are also available for purchase for the 2014 season. Parking clocks are available to purchase online at newforest.gov.uk/parkingclock. The price of parking clocks and meter charges will remain unchanged for the third year in a row.
This really exciting structure has just appeared on the Rec, and getting it here is an amazing achievement for New Milton Town Council and we are very proud of it. Without doubt, it will become a real talking point in the town, and the important thing is to celebrate the fact that the pavilion has arrived.
“Here it is – isn’t it amazing. Credit to all those who made it happen. The main launch event will be held at the start of the summer season in 2014…further details to follow”
– Cllr Neil Tungate
With thanks to Kate Maddison (Chrysalis Arts) and Michael Angus for their photos.
Credit also to the following involved with the construction:
- Pavilion Designer: Chrysalis Arts
- Pavilion Fabricator: Chris Brammall Ltd
- Landscape Design and Project Management: New Forest District Council
- Landscape Contractor: The Landscape Group
- Electrical Contractor: Faradays Electrical Ltd
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.