New Milton Town Council

New Milton’s Got Talent July 15, 2016


We are pleased to announce that New Milton Town Council in partnership with Barton Court Studios proudly present New Milton’s Got Talent to take place on Sunday 14 August 2016.

The show will start at 12 noon, showcasing some of our amazing local talent, who will perform from the Performance Pavilion to the New Milton audience and to our invited judging panel.  The winning act will have the opportunity to complete a recording and photo session at Barton Court Studios.

We are calling on all local talent, whatever age group, whatever genre, to register by 12 August 2016.    You can download the registration form and terms and conditions here –  NMGT Registration Form and T&C’s

If you have any questions please contact New Milton Town Council on 01425 619120.

New Milton's Got Talent

Pilgrim Bandits Charity July 13, 2016

Press release 13 July 2016

Mayor’s nominated charity – Pilgrim Bandits Charity

The Mayor of New Milton, Cllr David Hawkins, is pleased to announce that his nominated charity for this year is Pilgrim Bandits, a national charity established by a small group of Special Forces veterans in 2007 with the sole aim of using their unique training and experience to enable wounded soldiers to live life to the full.

Pilgrim Bandits is represented in New Milton by Mike Witt and Andre Edwards who recently met with Cllr David Hawkins to discuss forthcoming fundraising and events.   The Mayor wants to highlight the Pilgrim Bandit’s cause and raise much needed funds to provide skills, professional qualifications and expeditions which will assist injured Armed Forces and emergency services personnel.

New Milton Town Council are planning civic events such as the Remembrance Day Parade in November, the Annual Carol Service in December and the Mayor’s Charity Ball in March next year, giving the opportunity to acknowledge and give generously to this very worthwhile charity.

Pilgrim Bandits Charity recently organised an Escape and Evasion Charity Challenge taking place in the New Forest with participants having to outsmart a tracking team over a 24-hour period and to withstand the military interrogation team if they got caught!  The charity is also hoping to arrange a Santa Fun Run in New Milton which will definitely generate great interest around the town.  During September a group of injured servicemen will kayak in the frozen water off Greenland with the charity.

Pilgrim Bandits’ mantra Always a Little Further is core to the charity’s ‘no sympathy’ attitude that has enabled it to instil confidence in injured and veterans and inspire all those that come into contact with the work the charity does.


The New Milton Neighbourhood Plan

neighbourhood plan logo



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 –

Further Information

  2. Project Officer Telephone 01425 619120
  3. Cllr Steve Clarke                 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


Category years 3-5

Winner Julia Supraniska from New Milton Junior School


Category years 6-9

Winner Daisy Kendall from Durlston Court School


Overall Competition Winner

Darcy Becker from Durlston Court School


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



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


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!


Compere :   Jason Dean 



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”

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