New Milton Town Council

Barton Common Grassland Restoration February 8, 2017

Scrub Clearance

8-10 February and 13-17 February


Alaska Environmental Contracting will be on Barton Common with an excavator to clear scrub to restore grassland in accordance with the Management Plan.


As part of these plans, they will be burning the cleared scrub during this time.   We have informed the neighbours and the fire service of this activity.


For further information please contact 01425 619120.

Email Issues February 2, 2017

Please be aware that we’ve been having a few on-going problems with outgoing and receiving emails.

We had a very complicated email server set up which has now been simplified but, while this is settling down a number of our incoming and outgoing emails have not been arriving.   (Something to do with our new server needing to establish its credentials.)

We are sorry if you haven’t received a response from us on any emails – please would you kindly re-send.

You may want to check your spam/junk folders as well.

Apologies if this has caused any inconvenience.   We sincerely hope it will be resolved very soon!

If you have any questions please let us know on 01425 619120.

Barton Common – extending the grassland January 12, 2017

Press Release 11.01.17

Barton Common – extending the grassland restoration in 2017

New Milton Town Council is inviting the public along to the Friendly Dog Club on Long Meadow near Barton Common on Saturday 21 January 2017 to chat about plans for restoring more grassland on Barton Common in the next few weeks.

Last year up to one hectare of scrub was cleared and is recovering well with grasses and herbs coming in naturally- and a new footpath has become established across one new open area. People are encouraged to come along to chat about which areas to clear next.

There will also be an opportunity to talk about the grazing and cutting management. Last year the flowering plants responded fantastically to the grazing by New Forest ponies – walkers were treated to a fine display of Violets, Heath Bedstraw and Heath Milkwort in spring followed by up to 70 Heath Spotted Orchids in June. As autumn arrived the Common began to turn purple with the spread of heathers.

Local historian Nick Saunders will also be there to talk about the fascinating history of the area, and there will also be a chance to talk the Council about Long Meadow.

The Open day is from 10.00am to 3.00pm.

For further information contact

Graham Flexman, Town Clerk   01425 619120

Cllr Geoff Blunden    01425 626194

Project Officer Claire Lambert   01425 619120

Full press release Press Release (Barton Common) – 11.01.17

heath spotted orchid

Mayor’s Charity Ball – Saturday 4 March 2017 January 10, 2017


The Post Office in Sea Road January 4, 2017

Please see the following information received from The Post Office regarding the facility at Sea Road, Barton on Sea.

Important Information


Sea Road Post Office®, Westcliffe Buildings,

Sea Road, New Milton, BH25 7ND


It is with regret that this branch will not be re-opening as previously advised, after the extensive structural repairs and refurbishment have been completed.  Our Postmaster has now resigned, due to this resignation the premises will no longer be available for Post Office use and will therefore remain temporarily closed.

I would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused to you during this period of temporary closure.  We are looking to restore a Post Office® service in this area, as soon as possible.  In the meantime, we hope you will continue to conduct your business with us.  Details of alternative access to Post Office® services are provided below.

We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause meantime.

Alternative access to Post Office® services:

New Milton Post Office, 75-77 Station Road, New Milton, BH25 6JD

Opening Times
Mon 07:30 – 18:00
Tue 07:30 – 18:00
Wed 07:30 – 18:00
Thu 07:30 – 18:00
Fri 07:30 – 18:00
Sat 07:30 – 18:00
Sun 08:00 – 16:00


The same range of services will continue to be available, with the addition of Car tax, Passport Check and Send and a comprehensive range of travel money.  Customers can still collect benefits in cash using our everyday banking services or Post Office card account.    

Access and facilities

This service has level access with a wide door.  Internally, there is a hearing loop, a low-level writing desk and space for a wheelchair.


Limited roadside parking outside the premises.  There is a regular bus service available between Sea Road Post Office and this Post Office service.  The nearest bus stop is approximately 150 metres away.    


This Post Office service is located approximately 1.5 miles away from Sea Road Post Office, along varied terrain.

Beechwood Avenue Post Office, 16 Beechwood Avenue, New Milton, BH25 5NB

Opening Times
Mon 06:00 – 22:00
Tue 06:00 – 22:00
Wed 06:00 – 22:00
Thu 06:00 – 22:00
Fri 06:00 – 22:00
Sat 06:00 – 22:00
Sun 07:00 – 22:00


A range of key Post Office products and services will be available.  Customers can still collect benefits in cash using our everyday banking services or Post Office card account.    

Access and facilities

This service has a step at the entrance.  Internally, there is a hearing loop.    


Forecourt parking for up to 3 vehicles directly outside premises.  There is no direct bus service available between Sea Road Post Office and this Post Office service.    


This Post Office service is located approximately 2.5 miles away from Sea Road Post Office, along varied terrain.    

How to contact us:

FREEPOST Your Comments    

03457 223344

Textphone 03457 223355    

To get this information in larger print, braille or audio

please contact the Customer Helpline on 03457 22 33 44

or Textphone 03457 22 33 55.

Office Opening Hours December 15, 2016

New Forest District Council have published their Christmas and New Year 2016 office opening hours –

Monday 26 December closed

Tuesday 27 December closed

Wednesday 28 December closed

Thursday 29 December open 0900-1230 hours / 1330 -1615 hours

Friday 30 December open 0900-1230 hours / 1330-1615 hours

Monday 2 January 2016 closed

NFDC Opening hours


New Milton Town Council opening hours

Monday 26 December closed

Tuesday 27 December closed

Wednesday 28 December telephone between 0900-1300 hours

Thursday 29 December telephone between 0900-1300 hours

Friday 30 December telephone between 0900-1300 hours

Monday 2 January 2017 closed

Christmas Tree drop-off points

New Forest District Council are arranging to collect unwanted trees after Christmas at various points throughout the district.

There will be a Christmas tree drop off point at Crossmead Avenue Car Park from Monday 2nd to Monday 9th January 2017.

Collected trees will be chipped and used as mulch.  Please remove all decorations from the tree before taking it to the collection point.

Further information about Christmas refuse and glass collection dates here Recycling and refuse over Christmas and New Year

VACANCY – Youth Co-ordinator December 9, 2016


Circa £ 15k pa  –  Average 22 hours per week by agreement

(3-year contract)

We are looking for an enthusiastic, empathetic team member to deliver and support Youth Service provision in the New Milton area. We strive to equip young people with the skills, knowledge and experience to recognise and achieve their full potential whilst ensuring a suitable youth facility is available for young people within the town.

Reporting to the Town Clerk, during the first twelve months the successful applicant will work with young people in the 12-19 years age range in partnership with Youth Workers, Street Pastors and the Police. Thereafter, and if appropriate you will help devise the planning, delivery and evaluation of youth activities and services as well.

Key to success will be your abilities to establish and maintain relationships with young people and work closely with them, promoting their needs in the community whilst also developing services and support to special needs groups.

To achieve these objectives you will be able to identify opportunities through establishing and developing relationships with a range of relevant agencies within the town and ensuring youth work complies with an annual business plan led by the needs of the young people.

You will also be required to assist with the development of a youth council, in association with the Town Council, which will encourage partnership working with schools, sports clubs, youth groups / organisations and other statutory agencies which when agreed will be responsible for dispersing grants to young peoples’ organisations within the town. This youth council will also have a voice on issues which affect young people in the community.

If you are interested in the above post please contact us for a Job Description and further details by calling us on 01425-619120 or download from here

Job Description – Youth Co-ordinator


Person Specification – Youth Co-ordinator

Closing date for applications 10 January 2017

Interviews to be arranged for week commencing 23 January 2017

Previous applicants need not re-apply.

New Milton Christmas Festival November 28, 2016

The New Milton Annual Christmas Festival is taking place this Saturday 3 December 2016 and we are all looking forward to another special event.  New Milton Town Mayor, Cllr David Hawkins, wants you to enjoy the wonderful community spirit this event brings to the town and have a good time enjoying it with your family and friends.


The programme looks like this –

12 pm         ‘Crazy M’ Family Entertainer

12.40 pm    The ‘Rock Choir’ – over 100 voices from local Rock Choirs

1.30 pm       ‘Forever Queen’

2.10 pm       Milton Academy of Dance

2.30 pm       ‘Forever Queen’

3 pm            Pilgrim Bandits Santa Fun Run

3.05 pm       Ringwood Pipe Band

3.35 pm       New Forest Players

4 pm            Cassie Lawrence and Friends

4.15 pm       The Lion Club Lantern Parade

5 pm            Christmas Lights switch-on


Further details from

Annual Carol Service 2016 November 23, 2016


The Town Mayor of New Milton, Cllr David Hawkins

and fellow Councillors,

invite you to attend a Carol Service

Saturday 3 December 2016 at 6:30 pm

Featuring performances from La Nova Singers, Rosie Gill

and Barton Court Studios


St Mary Magdalene’s Church, New Milton


All are welcome to join us


At the end of the service there will be a collection

in aid of Pilgrim Bandits

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