New Milton Town Council

Recent events in New Milton July 20, 2015

It has been a busy time in New Milton over the last few weeks with a number of events and activities taking place on the Rec and around the town. We have recently added an “Upcoming events” section to our website and along with community website it is easy to keep track of all the forthcoming events taking place throughout the town. If there is something you would like us to add, please let us know. Some recent events included:

Brass band play first of three concerts on the New Milton Performance Pavilion

New Forest Brass, led by Ian Luxford performed on the Performance Pavilion on the Rec and was the first of three such performances taking place absolutely free with the WI providing tea, coffee and cake. Speaking to the A&T, Town Mayor Cllr David Hawkins said:

“This was a concert the Council put on to try and advertise the fact that anyone can use the pavilion for free. ”

New Forest Brass Band with Cllr Hawkins

Photo taken by Cllr Neil Tungate

The next free performance will be Bournemouth Concert Brass on August 30th.

Skate Park opening

The new Skate Park on the recreation ground had its grand opening on June 27th with its opening ham which included famous skateboarder Benny Fairfax who grew up locally in the Town and was involved in bringing the original skate park to New Milton.The Town Council worked with Maverick Industries to build the new skate park which has been a great success.

On the day a number of skateboarders and BMX’ers wowed the crowd with amazing stunts.

Pedal Car Race

The New Milton Pedal Car Grand Prix took place Sunday 12th July and saw many pedal cars racing on the Station Road circuit. A video of the event can be found on the New Milton Grand Prix website with some photos have been below.

For more events taking place in New Milton, keep an eye on our events page or the local community website New Milton Events.

New Milton Town Show and Pedal Car Race July 8, 2015

The New Milton Jubilee Fund’s New Milton Town Show and Pedal Car Grand Prix is taking place this weekend, Saturday 11th July and Sunday 12th July between 10:00am and 5:00pm on Station Road. With the Grand Prix taking place on the Sunday.

There will be events and entertainment for everyone throughout the day with the grand prix during the afternoon. From early morning through to 5pm there will be activities on the recreation ground with entertainment for all and pedal cars on display in the ‘ parc ferme’.

For more information please visit the New Milton Grand Prix website:

Hampshire County Youth Chamber Orchestra - By Valya Schooling July 6, 2015

Last night Hampshire County Youth Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Carl Clausen and supported by HCC, came to New Milton at the invitation of Philip Daish-Handy, Artistic Director, Beaulieu Music. The Concert held in St. Mary Magdalene Church was outstanding. The orchestra performed works by Henry Purcell, Felix Medelssohn, a long forgotten Central European composer Jan Kititel Vaclav Kalivoda and Johannes Brahms. Oboe soloist Laura Ware-Heine’s career in music is assured having won a scholarship to study at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. How lucky Claude and I were representing the Mayor at such a top quality event right here in New Milton.

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.

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