New Milton Town Council

Business visits in New Milton - By Valya Schooling July 3, 2015

On Thursday I had the privilege of visiting two fantastic world class businesses operating in our Town. One in Queensway the other in Milton Business Centre.

‘Space & Solutions Ltd’ in Queensway reported that they have just opened an office in London. Edward Fitzgerald, Production Manager, ‘Offshore Systems’ informed me that they operate throughout the world.

Although both of my visits were unannounced, I was received with the utmost courtesy, I wish both businesses all the very best for the future and a big thank you to them for choosing New Milton for their businesses to prosper in.

Cllr Mrs Valya Schooling
New Milton Town Council
Deputy Mayor/Chair
Chairman Town Economy Steering Group

New vacancy – Administrator July 2, 2015

New Milton Town Council has a vacancy for a full time member of staff:

Administrator – Salary within salary grade LC1 £16,215 – £21,734

We have a vacancy for someone outstanding to act as Administrator to the Town Council. This job requires exceptional organisational skills and the ability to deal with members of the public, both in person and over the telephone / internet. The tasks associated with this role are many and varied, ranging from allotment to website administration, arranging and attending civic functions such as the Mayor’s Ball, Annual Civic Service, Christmas Carol Service, Remembrance Sunday ceremonies and other events on the Recreation Ground, together with attendance and minute-taking of town council meetings in the evening. Knowledge of Facebook, Twitter and other social media would be an advantage.

If you are interested in the above post, please contact us for a Job Description and further details. The closing date will be 20 July 2015 with interviews taking place in the last week of July.

An afternoon of music with New Forest Brass June 17, 2015

New Milton Town Council


An afternoon of music with

New Forest Brass

Sunday 5 July, 2015 at 3pm

At the Performance Pavilion, Recreation Ground, New Milton

All welcome.  No charge for this event.

Refreshments available courtesy of the Womens’ Institute.

Skate Jam – Official skatepark opening jam May 30, 2015

Notice of Casual Vacancy – Becton Ward May 26, 2015

Notice is hereby given that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office
of Councillor for the Becton Ward of New Milton Town Council.
If you are interested in becoming a co-opted Councillor for your local
Town Council, please forward your CV to

2015 Election Results May 8, 2015

The results of the 2015 elections for New Forest District Council and New Milton Town Council are now available online.

Town Council

New Milton Town Council, Barton Ward (4 seats)

Name of Candidate

Description (if any)

Number of Votes*

BECK, Godfrey Charles Conservative Party Candidate 1948 ELECTED
BLUNDEN, Geoffrey Robert Conservative Party Candidate 1704 ELECTED
CRAZE, Keith Edward Conservative Party Candidate 1644 ELECTED
O`SULLIVAN, Alan Dennis Conservative Party Candidate 1829 ELECTED
TERRY, Peter Simon Labour Party 595
VASILESCO, Ann UK Independence Party (UKIP) 1029


New Milton Town Council, Bashley Ward (2 seats)

Name of Candidate

Description (if any)

Number of Votes*

CLARKE, Stephen John Conservative Party Candidate 1009 ELECTED
PHILLIPS, Martin Labour Party 295
TUNGATE, Donald Neil Conservative Party Candidate 1052 ELECTED


New Milton Town Council, Becton Ward (4 seats)

This ward was uncontested.

Name of Candidate Description (if any)
DAVIES Wyn Liberal Democrats
HAWKINS David Conservative Party Candidate
MURROW Bob Conservative Party Candidate

New Milton Town Council, Fernhill Ward (4 seats)

Name of Candidate

Description (if any)

Number of Votes*

DAGNALL, Roger Barrie Liberal Democrats 780 ELECTED
MERIFIELD, Thomas Hunter 527
RICE-MUNDY, David Alan Conservative Party Candidate 1610 ELECTED
SHORT, Stephen Paul Labour Party 678 ELECTED
WARD, John George The Conservative Party Candidate 1573 ELECTED


New Milton Town Council, Milton Ward (4 seats)

Name of Candidate

Description (if any)

Number of Votes*

BAKER, Judith Mary Liberal Democrats 863
DAVIES, Stephen Paul Conservative Party Candidate 1720 ELECTED
HEXTER, Caroline Ruth Labour Party 871
REID, Richard Alvin Conservative Party Candidate 1434 ELECTED
RICE, Alan William Conservative Party Candidate 1477 ELECTED
SCHOOLING, Valya Elizabeth Conservative Party Candidate 1327 ELECTED

District Council

Parliamentary New Forest East Constituency
adobe icon New Forest East Constituency – Declaration of Result of Poll [15kb]

Parliamentary New Forest West Constituency
adobe icon New Forest West Constituency – Declaration of Result of Poll [15kb]

Notice of Poll April 29, 2015

New Forest District Council have released the Notice of Poll document detailing the candidates standing in each New Milton ward and the location of the polling stations. Please ensure you read the document carefully for the location of your polling station.

The Notice of Poll document can be downloaded using the link below.

New skate park launches on the Rec April 9, 2015

Following an extensive project to offer brand new skate park facilities at the Rec, New Milton Town Council is pleased to announce the facilities are now open and ready for use. Designed by Maverick Industries, the replacement skate park formed one part of the Vision Plan for the Rec.

Local resident Michael Angus has taken some excellent photographs of the new skate park as can be seen below. There is also a YouTube video available.



Notice of Election – Parish, District and Member of Parliament March 26, 2015

The Notice of election for both Town and Parish Council’s and the New Forest District Council have now been issued and can be viewed using the links below.


Town Mayor and local MP open new industrial facility in New Milton

As reported in the Daily Echo.

Town Mayor, Cllr David Hawkins and local New Forest West MP, Desmond Swayne jointly opened a filtration company’s new base in New Milton after a multi-million pound investment which included taking on 30 extra staff.

Porvair Filtration Group opened its new £3.5 million site in New Milton which is part of its plan to consolidate its industrial process business across one site in a new 42,000 square foot building at Stem Lane Industrial Estate.

The majority of the investment was spent on purchasing and fitting out the building and turning it into a cutting edge facility with £300,000 in clean room technology. Porvair has its headquarters in Norfolk, manufactures in both the UK and USA and has an extensive network of offices and distributes throughout the world. The company previously employed nearly 50 staff across separate units in the town, with a larger base in Segensworth

For nearly 50 years, Porvair has provided services for the aerospace and defence, nuclear, energy, chemical and industrial process, water treatment and life sciences markets. As well as integrating Porvair’s industrial process operations, the new facility will provide further capacity at Head Office in Segensworth to support the company’s expansion plans in energy and aerospace.

General Manager, Mike Hughes said: “This represents a significant milestone for our business. It will increase overall capacity within the group, facilitate growth across the business and provide a platform for further expansion. It will strengthen our capability to meet the growing demands of our customers across a wide range of sectors, including pharmaceutical, chemical and industrial processing and food and beverage.”

Porvair Filtration Group Managing Director, Tom Liddell said: “This investment is a strategic step forward which will increase our capability to design and manufacture our products in line with customer expectations. I’m confident that both our staff and customers will see our investment as a commitment to technical excellence and customer service.” Chemical and industrial materials will be filtered at the new site for a range of industries.

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