New Milton Town Council

Dedication Service 23 February 2017 February 22, 2017

New Milton War Memorial will host a dedication service to Lt Col George Campbell Wheeler VC and 2nd/9th Gurkha Rifles on Thursday 23 February starting at 11 am.   All are welcome to attend.

This service has been arranged by the New Milton Branch of the Royal British Legion to honour their bravery when on enemy lines in the face of very heavy fire on 23 February 1917 at Shumran on the River Tigris.

A memorial stone with the citation is now in place by the War Memorial.


Order of Service

Welcome Cllr David Hawkins, New Milton Town Mayor

Dedication Reverend Andrew Bailey

Exhortation Colonel (Retd) Ron Back

The Kohema Cllr Goff Beck

Reveille Sounded by LCpl Depesh Gurung 2RGR

Wreath Laying Gurkha Brigade Association,

9 Gurkha Rifles, Royal Gurkha Rifles

Blessing Reverend Andrew Bailey

Dorset’s Clinical Services Review February 20, 2017

Dorset’s consultation affects YOU!


As a resident of Hampshire, your hospital services at Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch hospitals and Poole hospital may be affected by Dorset’s Clinical Services Review.

Information session at New Milton Town Hall

on Thursday 23 February 2017

1pm – 5pm

Visit Dorset Vision for full details.


Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group working in partnership with West Hampshire Clinical Commission Group.

Neighbourhood Policing Team February 15, 2017





The New Milton Neighbourhood Police Team have published dates for this years community meetings to be held at the New Milton & District Community Association, Osborne Road, New Milton, BH25 6EA.


22 February    –   22 March   –   26 April   –   24 May   –   28 June  –   26 July   –  23 August    –   27 September   –   25 October   –   22 November   –  27 December

Times 10.30 – 11.30 am

If you have an issue or problem with anti-social behaviour, youth nuisance or any other matters, go along to speak to the local New Milton team or email at New Milton Neighbourhood Policing Team

Neighbourhood Policing meeting dates

CANCELLED – Official Play Park Opening Ceremony February 9, 2017

We are sorry but we have had to cancel the play park opening ceremony originally scheduled for Saturday 18 February 2017 on the Recreation Ground.


This is because the contractors are still working on minor remedial works, such as surfacing and drainage issues following recent inclement weather.


The play park is safe to use and we will shortly be announcing a revised date for the official opening, hopefully at the beginning of April.

Dementia Friendly Allotment February 8, 2017

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New Milton Town Council are proud to be working with the New Milton Dementia Action Group to enable a dementia friendly allotment for our community.   To make this happen we need some willing and able volunteers who are up for the challenge – to help set up the project initially, and/or volunteer at the allotment when it’s operational – hopefully in the spring.    This is an exciting and absolutely fantastic opportunity to assist our community.


New Milton Dementia Action Group want to involve the community and really need willing and able volunteers to achieve their goal this spring.

More importantly they want to know of anybody who would benefit from the allotment, enjoying the outdoor space, fresh air, and being in a social environment.

Please contact Sue Wiffen on tele. 07884 300641 email: or Joanna Hayward on tele. 01425 619120  email:

Register Interest in Dementia Friendly Allotment

Barton Common Grassland Restoration

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

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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:

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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.

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