New Milton Town Council

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”

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


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

Flooding Incidents May 23, 2016

In the wake of recent localised flooding, New Milton Town Council would like to remind local residents of the need to contact the Environment Agency in respect of local flooding issues. The Environment Agency recently attended and dealt with some local flooding issues following flash floods in and around the Becton Bunny area.

With all flood-related incidents, local residents are advised to contact the Environment Agency Incident Hotline 0800 807060.

Reference is also made to flooding on the New Forest District Council website, as follows:

Flooding is a natural occurrence and no drainage system or flood protection measure can give absolute protection against all flooding events. Flooding can occur anywhere because the drainage system, whether by open watercourse or pipes, can be overwhelmed by the volume of water it is expected to carry.   There is no statutory requirement for a local authority to prevent property from flooding.   The primary responsibility rests with the property owner.   The Council encourages homeowners, local communities and businesses to prepare their own flood action plans prior to flooding occurring.

The Council does not provide sandbags for general issue to householders or businesses.   It will maintain a limited stock of sandbags to meet its own needs in responding to a flood emergency and to help householders and businesses to respond to a one-off, unexpected and exceptional emergency situation.   In such an event sandbags will be deployed to protect (in order of priority) life, critical infrastructure and buildings. Sandbags will not be used to protect gardens, outbuildings or other non-residential structures.   The Council recognises that the impact of flooding on the community can be significant and works closely with the Lead Local Flood Authority, the Environment Agency and the emergency services to plan for and respond to emergency flooding events and to assist the community to recover from such events.

An Afternoon of Music May 9, 2016

New Milton Town Council are hosting an afternoon of music with the Chicago Jazz Aces on Sunday 22 May 2016 to be held at the Performance Pavilion on the Recreation Ground, New Milton.

All are welcome to attend from 2 pm – no charge for this event!

Chicago Jazz Aces 22 May 2016


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