New Milton Town Council

The New Milton Neighbourhood Plan July 13, 2016

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PRESS RELEASE  11 JULY 2016

YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD – HELP SHAPE IT

Residents of the New Milton Neighbourhood Area are being asked to have their say on their future.

Following New Forest District Council’s release of the new housing requirements for the District, a local public engagement exercise is being launched in September to find out what local people want included in the New Milton Neighbourhood Plan.

Whilst certain levels of housing development are required to meet future need and must be delivered, the New Milton Neighbourhood Plan will give residents the chance to have their say on the type and style of the houses, local access and traffic issues together with necessary improvements to local roads, parking, schools, healthcare and the local environment – all of which will directly affect the local economy.

Cllr Steve Clarke said “The Neighbourhood Plan will be a community-led plan. In September there will be a series of public events together with posters, leaflets and social media encouraging people to have their say – there will be both concerns to resolve and opportunities to grasp.”

“It is important that we hear opinions from as many people as possible so that the Plan can reflect all the views in the area.”

“The final plan will be put forward for approval by public referendum, and if approved, it will become a statutory document that will be used to decide planning applications in this area.”

Dates and locations for the public engagement will be announced later. To register your interest and support for the Plan now visit –

www.newmiltonplan.org.uk

Further Information

  1. www.newmiltonplan.org.uk
  2. Project Officer claire.lambert@newmiltontowncouncil.gov.uk Telephone 01425 619120
  3. Cllr Steve Clarke steve.clarke@newmiltontc.org.uk                 Telephone 01425 629992
  4. The Neighbourhood Plan will apply to the Neighbourhood Area which is the parish of New Milton.

Summer of Tennis July 11, 2016

We would like to encourage more use of our tennis courts at Whitefield Road where there is an all-weather surface which has had great reviews.  We are offering a 28 day pass to access the tennis courts when you want to play – day-time, evenings and weekends.   £30 allows you to play as many times as you want during the 28 days.   This scheme is on trial for the summer period only.

Please contact New Milton Town Council on 01425 619120 if you are interested in purchasing a pass.

Summer of Tennis 2016 28 day pass

Photo of tennis court

Credit to Michael Angus for the photo of the tennis courts at Whitefield Road

Planning Committee 7 July 2016 June 23, 2016

Outline Planning Permission for single chapel crematorium; parking; landscaping (Outline application with details only of access) at land east of Stem Lane and north of Great Woar Copse – Application No 16/10780 refers.

Click link to go to New Forest District Council Planning Portal

Outline Planning Permission 16/10780

New Milton Town Council will review this at Planning Committee on Thursday 7 July, doors open at 6 pm and meeting starts at 6.30 pm.

Please note that the Town Council are a statutory consultee, therefore, make a recommendation.   New Forest District Council are the decision making body.

Armed Forces Day Saturday 25 June 2016 June 21, 2016

The Armed Forces flag will fly proudly at the War Memorial this weekend in tribute to our Armed Forces on Saturday 25 June 2016.  Armed Forces Day gives us the opportunity to acknowledge and appreciate the determination and sacrifices made by all our service personnel.

A short service of remembrance will be held on Saturday at 1100 hours at the War Memorial.

All are welcome to come along and show support for our Armed Forces.

lighted war memorial

Photo credit to Michael Angus.

Queens Birthday Card Competition June 15, 2016

We are really impressed with the volume and quality of entries sent in by New Milton school children to the Queens Birthday Card Competition.   Hundreds of masterpieces were creatively crafted and then our judges had the really difficult job of deciding the winners!

The judging panel agreed on the deserving winners who were announced at the New Milton Celebrates event where the cards were displayed at the time.    We’ve now got the cards displayed in the Town Hall for everyone to admire – they are amazing!   Please come and have a look.

 

Category years 1-2

Winner Alfie Johnson from Ashley Junior School

Alfie

Category years 3-5

Winner Julia Supraniska from New Milton Junior School

JULIA

Category years 6-9

Winner Daisy Kendall from Durlston Court School

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Overall Competition Winner

Darcy Becker from Durlston Court School

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Vandalism at Fawcetts Field June 9, 2016

Unfortunately we experienced a wave of vandalism at Fawcetts Field last weekend involving the theft of bedding plants from our depot as well as broken glass strewn across pitches.   This vandalism also affected Arnewood School and the Phoenix Centre.  The matter has been reported to the Police who are investigating but if you know anything that may help please let them know.

We have cleared the glass but please beware that some fragments may remain – let us know asap if you come across any glass or other damage.

Recruiting – Youth Co-ordinator June 8, 2016

YOUTH CO-ORDINATOR

 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, empathetic team member to deliver and support a Quality Youth Service in the New Milton area. We strive to equip young people with the skills, knowledge and experience to recognise and achieve their full potential.

Reporting to The Town Clerk, during the first twelve months you 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.

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.

Circa £15k pa – Average 22 hours per week by agreement (3-year contract)

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 you can download the job description and application form here.

Job Description – Youth Co-ordinator

Application Form

Closing date for applications is Thursday 30 June 2016 with interviews expected to take place during the early part of July.

New Milton Celebrates June 6, 2016

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A big community event created by a large number of community groups and individuals for all of New Milton to join in and have fun celebrating the 90th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen.

The celebrations start at 1pm and the entertainment will include a fun fair, international food hall, a Lancaster flypast, local bands and musicians, with the headline act “Forever Queen” – a Queen tribute band, and too many activities and surprises to mention!

Please come along and meet up with family, friends, family and colleagues on the Recreation Ground – you will have a fantastic day!

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME

Compere :   Jason Dean 

PERFORMANCE PAVILION

 

1:00 PM          Welcome to New Milton Celebrates

1:05 PM          We are Robots

2:35 PM          Birthday Greetings to our 90 Year Old V.I.Ps

2:40 PM          Presentation to New Milton’s Oldest Resident

2:45 PM          Flypast

2:50 PM          New Forest Dixieland Band

4:15 PM          Presentation to New Milton Community Responders

4:20 PM          Presentation to Winners of Birthday Card Competition

4:30 PM          The Boscombe Band of The Salvation Army

 “Last Night of the Proms”

6:30 PM          Cassie Lawrence and Friends – Barton Court Studios

8:00 PM          “Forever Queen”

New Milton – Dementia Friendly Community June 1, 2016

New Milton Dementia Action Group are continuing their programme of Dementia Friendly Information Sessions, announcing the following dates to take place at New Milton Town Hall.

 

Wednesday 15 June 11.30 am – 12.30 pm

Wednesday 17 August 4 – 5 pm

Wednesday 14 September 11.30 am – 12.30 pm

Wednesday 19 October 2016 4 – 5 pm

Wednesday 16 November 2016 4 – 5 pm

 

We want New Milton to be the most Dementia Friendly town in the area, and that will need your support.  If you run a business, you may want to consider participating in a Dementia Friendly Information Session – these sessions are free of charge.

Please contact 01425 619120 for further information.

 

You can download the introduction letter and booking form here:

 

Dementia Awareness booking form

 

dementia intro and invite letter

Vacancy – Estates & Facilities Operative May 26, 2016

ESTATES & FACILITIES MAINTENANCE OPERATIVE

We are seeking a highly customer-focussed individual to carry out an interesting and varied role within the council’s Estates and Facilities Department that will involve some weekend working and ‘out of hours’ attendance. The post-holder will be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the Town Councils buildings and street furniture including timber footbridges and for ensuring that the relevant sports grounds are opened on time and fit for use at the weekend and secured at the end of the day.

Working within the Estates team, the successful applicant’s main role will be to carry out maintenance and improvement of all the council’s facilities, including sports grounds and open spaces to the highest standard. Applicants will need to possess all round building maintenance skills and relevant qualification would be advantageous.

Previous experience of grounds maintenance works would also be an advantage but full training will be given to the right applicant. The ability to deal in a polite and clear manner with all facility users is essential. A full clean driving licence is also requirement of the role.

 

The starting salary for this post will be £17,547 pa and is based on a 37 hour week including one weekend per month.

For a full job description and further details please contact Mark Jeffries Estates & Facilities Manager on 01425 619120.

Closing date: 20th June 2016.

Download job description and application form here :

Job Description – Estates and Facilities Maintenance Operative rev 2 May 2016

Application Form

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