New Milton Town Council

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

Festive Displays November 22, 2016

The Town Council would like to thank the following sponsors for helping us achieve the additions made in the past few years.   We wish you all a very peaceful festive season and a healthy, happy new year.


A – Tech (UK) Ltd

A Tech

Drew Construction Group


Heppenstalls Solicitors



New Milton & District Community Association

New Milton Residents Association

New Milton Sand and Ballast

New Milton Sand And Ballast

Prince Publications

Princecroft Willis

Princecroft Willis

Pennyfarthing Homes




Tree Work Policy – A Guide for Residents


The Town Council is a major landowner in the town, incorporating approximately 20,000 trees, and we have a duty of care to take reasonable steps to prevent foreseeable harm to people or property.

To fulfil this, Town Council trees are proactively assessed on a cyclical basis, through a Tree Management Contract with New Forest District Council.  We have prioritised categories of sites and their Arboriculturist inspects the sites and advises us of the work necessary.

We have a Tree Work Policy – A Guide for Residents which you may view here tree-work-policy-a-residents-guide and tree-management-schedule.

We will remember them November 17, 2016


Ninety-eight 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 the 223 local servicemen and women who lost their lives – 83 from WW1 and 140 from WW11 – whose names appear on the New Milton Memorial, together with 26 local residents who died in the bombings of New Milton during World War II.

In total, 249 local people lost their lives in these two wars.

On Remembrance Sunday nine crosses were planted in commemoration of local servicemen killed 100 years ago at the Battle of Jutland, and the Battle of the Somme.

The Battle of the Somme continued until 18 November 1916, with the final New Milton casualty killed on 13 November 1916.

We remember those New Miltonians who gave their lives in  ultimate sacrifice.


Battle of Jutland                   

Able Seaman Albert Skinner 

 Petty Officer William James Flay


Battle of the Somme            

Private David Kitcher

Private Albert Sque

Captain Jack Oliver Cooper

Private Wilfred Ivor Forward

Private Bertie French

Captain Aubron Thomas Herbert

Private Herbert John Scott


Thank you to Michael Angus for providing the photo of our War Memorial.

New Milton Paralympian Celebration November 8, 2016


PUBLIC TOILETS October 20, 2016

As you may have noticed the public toilets on the Recreation Ground are now out of action as New Forest District Council’s contractors prepare them for demolition during week commencing 24/10/2016.

The new toilet block will then be constructed during the coming months and expected opening April 2017. Interestingly, the new facilities will offer 11 cubicles, disabled access and changing facilities, as well as solar powered lighting.

Alternative public toilets are located by Spencer Road Car Park, which can be accessed via Station Road.

If you have any queries regarding this development please refer to NFDC on 02380 285000 or email

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