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This Community Web Site is designed both for the residents of New Milton and for the thousands of visitors who come to New Milton, Barton on Sea and Ashley and Bashley - as well as the surrounding New Forest area. New Milton is a vibrant and lively town located between the rolling hills of The New Forest and the Sea, west of the Solent. Bournemouth is some 10 miles west of New Milton and Southampton some 20 miles to the east.  The area is popular with walkers, adjacent as it is, to the 145 square miles of The New Forest and with the Cliffs and Beachside walks at Barton on Sea.

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  • The New Milton Covid Support Group officially supported by New Milton Town Council and the New Milton Residents' Association has announced it's contact number - 01425 542019 and email address - nmcommunitytogether@gmail.com and now they have launched a Web Site, through which you can apply for help, or can enlist to be a volunteer to help others - www.newmiltoncovidsupport.co.uk 

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WEB SITE ANNOUNCEMENT :  Due to some minor technical reasons, and the difficulties of confirming current information, the launch of the new NMRA Integrated Web Site which was scheduled for July, has been delayed until September.  We apologise for this delay - the wait will be worth it (we hope!) to enjoy a much improved, easier to navigate and more informative Website for New Milton.  Please note that some of the content on this site is out of date - pending the launch of the new site.

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CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19) - WEDNESDAY 5TH AUGUST

          The 'Eat Out to Help Out' logo

It is so important that we all seek to do our best to support our local businesses, to shop locally and to make less use of on-line shopping.  All of our local businesses have had a very tough time, have had to adapt to new  working  practices and may well have  been forced to lay people off to ensure their survival. So let’s all do our best to support the local economy, and support our local businesses.  It has never been more true to say - ‘Use them or Lose them’.

 New Milton's 'Shop Local - Support Your Community' Campaign

  • LOCAL FOCUS : Bradbeers Sale is still on - plenty of bargains to be had in a safe environment.

  • LOCAL FOCUS : Milford Supplies have all you need for sprucing up your home and garden and for those one off repairs.

  • Many people are wearing masks like this and obviously not aware of why they shouldn't. It's recommended to keep it in a sealable sandwich bag or similar that's not been used for anything else and wash reusable masks at 60c.

  • Connect to Support Hampshire - manage your care and wellbeing, stay independent and connect to your community - find information and services.

  • New Forest District Council - At the cabinet meeting on Wednesday 5 August, 10am (Today), council members will be discussing the ways they are working to help the district recover from the impacts of Coronavirus. Watch the meeting on YouTube at https://youtu.be/lgS4MYh5ACo

  • HM Government - UK Government and Valneva confirm multi-million-pound up-front investment in Livingston manufacturing facility to bolster vaccine manufacturing capability.

  • Please spare 10 minutes of your time to complete a Survey being coordinated by The Neighbourhood Watch movement, who are inviting their members and member of the public not involved with Neighbourhood Watch to provide them with help to identify the concerns surrounding crime, fear of crime and the increase in neighbourliness and community spirit. They ask that you share the survey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NWimpact  with friends, neighbours, colleagues, to ensure that they get the widest response possible.

  • It’s more important than ever to be kind to family, friends &, neighbours as we continue to adapt to the changing situation. The good news is that helping others can boost your mental wellbeing. Kindness matters and can really make a difference - The Kindness Matters Guide.

  • The Henrys Acoustic Duo will be at The Beachcomber Cafe on Marine Drive Barton on Sea this Friday 7th August from 5pm!!!! Please be aware that all social distancing measures are in place and that they cannot allow dancing. They will be serving food and drinks alongside our bbq.

  • There will be a Launch Party at The Barn (under new management) in Gore Road on Friday 14th August at 4:00 p.m. - all are welcome.

  • For all photographers out there - try the Oakhaven 2021 Calendar competition - all in a good cause. See details in their poster notice

  • FOOD ALERT : Co-operative Food recalls Co-op Sliced Curly Kale because packs may contain thistle

  • On This Day in History.

  • My Smile for the Day!   

CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19) - TUESDAY 4TH AUGUST

  • LOCAL FOCUS : The Naked Pantry and New Forest Zero Waste Shop in Station Road - Friday 7th August is Chilli Lunch Day.

  • LOCAL FOCUS :  New Look - fashion for all at 89 Station Road.

  • New Forest District Council : Information about how services are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and what support they can offer - including an update on Face Coverings.

  • Hampshire County Council : Public Consultation - Hampshire residents are being asked their views on changes to opening times at their local libraries, following a recent decision on the future of the Library Service, which will see the staffed hours of 40 libraries reduced by an average of 20%.  You only have until the 14th August to make your views known.

  • HM Government : Exams and Assessment 2021 - Ofqual confirms changes to GCSEs, AS and A levels next year, following consultation; and publishes new proposals for adjustments to VTQs.

  • HM Government : Pharmaceutical and biotech organisation Wockhardt will carry out the crucial 'fill and finish' stage of the vaccine manufacturing process.

  • HM Government : Millions of new rapid coronavirus tests will be rolled out across NHS hospitals, care homes and labs from next week.

  • Good News : St Mary Magdalene Parish Church - The Parish Church will be open for a service of the Word on Sundays at 9.30 am. and St. Peter’s at 11 am. St. Mary Magdalene’s is open for private prayer on Wednesdays and Fridays between 10 and 12 noon and St. Peters on Wednesdays between 10 am and 11 am. Please note that face coverings in church are now manditory.

  • Paultons Park is the UK’s number 1 family theme park — located in Hampshire with over 70 exciting rides and attractions, set within 140 acres of beautiful parkland on the edge of the New Forest National Park. Paultons is also home of the UK's only Peppa Pig World with 9 fun Peppa-themed rides, great for an amazing day out with the kids. All tickets must be pre-booked.

  • Maybe close to home - but still an adventure - sleep under the stars, within our wonderful nature & wildlife and enjoy a camping or glamping break in the New Forest - there are lots of campsites open! But please note, wild camping and overnight parking is not permitted in the New Forest.

  • Staying safe at Exbury Gardens this summer, watch this short video to see some of the safety measures in action at Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway.  Tickets must be pre-booked.

  • The New Forest Show 2020 may well have been cancelled - but here are some highlights of the 2019 for you to enjoy.

  • New Milton's Ballard School has been shortlisted for the Co-educational School of the Year in the annual Independent Schools Awards, run by Independent School Parent magazine.  (Courtesy of The Daily Echo)

  • Film @ Forest Arts on the 18th August - 'Knives Out' (12A) - When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey dies just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc arrives at his estate to investigate. 

  • New Milton Town Ladies Football Club will be holding a joint car wash and cake sale this weekend. The club hope to raise funds to pay for a new kit and training wear for their Under 15s' team. The event will be held at Fawcetts Field in New Milton on Sunday (Aug 9) from 10am to 4pm.

  • On This Day in History.

  • My Smile for the Day!

CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19) - MONDAY 3RD AUGUST

  • LOCAL FOCUS :  The Motorists Centre in Old Milton Road for all your motoring, camping and caravanning needs.

  • LOCAL FOCUS :  New Forest Hire in Gore Road for those occasional requirements.

  • LOCAL FOCUS :  The Hourglass Micro-Pub in Station Road for that special take-out Keg Beer and Boxed Ciders.

  • 'Eat Out to Help Out' launches today (3rd) – with government paying half on restaurant bills - watch out for the signs which indicate a participating restaurant.

  • Play your part in fighting Coronavirus and as a Community lets all work together to avoid a local lockdown - Keep Hampshire Safe this Summer.

  • The Government Guidance Document on Staying alert and safe (social distancing) has been updated.

  • Supporting your Recovery after Covid-19 : As you find yourself recovering from COVID-19 you may still be coming to terms with the impact the virus has had on both your body and mind - an invaluable and comprehensive website for the patient, family, friends and carers.

  • How a child or young person reacts to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak may depend on their age, past experiences or understanding of what's happening. Some children and young people, including those with additional needs and disabilities, may find it difficult to deal with things.

  • Members of The New Milton Residents' Association will have either received the paper copy of their monthly magazine FOCUS or will have received the password to read it online.  If any non-members of NMRA would like to receive this 24 page full colour magazine it only costs £6.00 per annum which includes also free attendance at all General Meeting when they restart later this year. There is now a visitor charge for non-members of £3.00.  Why not Join up now and enjoy the other benefits a Residents' Association can provide.

  • VJ75 PARTY ON THE CLIFFTOP' on Saturday the 15th August has had to be cancelled due to the current Covid-19 restrictions and the difficulties involved in such a large event - but why not commemorate this major milestone in our history with 'Socially-Distanced Street Parties' with your neighbours, families and friends !  Get organised now - Click on the picture below for more information.   (Repeat)
  • The Calendar for Car Boot Sales at Fawcetts Field for 2021 is now published.

  • Shining a light on Lighthouse Restaurant revamp in Milford on Sea - now run by the owners of The Cliff House Hotel.  (Courtesy of The New Milton Advertiser & Times)

  • The Rev James Gilbert gives you a brief tour of The New Milton Baptist Church as it prepares to reopen for Worship.

  • On This Day in History.

  • My Smile for the Day!      

CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19) - SATURDAY 1ST AUGUST

CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19) - FRIDAY 31ST JULY

  • LOCAL FOCUS :   Danestream Farm Shop - Free Range Meat and Poultry ; Locally supplied quality Beef ; Hampshire & Dorset Lamb ; Hampshire free range Pork ; Creedy Carver Poultry and chutneys, preserves, local honey and more.

  • LOCAL FOCUS :   Ferndene Farm Shop - Meat, Cheese, Eggs, Ice Cream, Vegetables, Fruit, Pet Food, Plants, Compost & More.

  • LOCAL FOCUS : New Milton's own fresh fish shop in Old Milton - huge range and the best fresh lobster you can find.

  • Hampshire County Council : The start date for the HWRC Vehicle Registration Scheme is 1 August 2020. The online vehicle registration system remains open but residents are encouraged to register their vehicles for free now in order to guarantee continued free access to HWRCs from 1 August 2020.  Don't delay or you may be charged to visit.

  • New Forest District Council : Dispense with litter - and avoid that crabby feeling at the coast including a #crabby selfie competition.

  • HM GOVERNMENT :  The self-isolation period has been extended to 10 days for those in the community who have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or a positive test result - Statement from the UK Chief Medical Officers on extension of self-isolation period: 30 July 2020.

  • HM GOVERNMENT :  NHS Test and Trace will launch a new campaign alongside a new business plan to expand testing capacity and prepare the nation for winter.

Wembley Stadium seating with the text: Let's get back to the things we love. Let's get tested.

  • HM GOVERNMENT : The £50 Voucher Scheme - fully subscribed currently - further vouchers will be released when they are confident people will be able to get their bikes fixed at a wide range of retailers without significant waiting times.

  • HM GOVERNMENT : If you arrive in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland from Luxembourg on or after 31 July 2020 you will need to self-isolate.

  • Over 75's to be charged for a TV Licence from 1st August - but - the key message is that if you are aged 75 or over and covered by a free TV licence expiring on 31 July 2020, you do not have to do anything to stay properly licensed until the BBC writes to you -  they will be sending letters from August.

  • Stay Afloat : As temperatures rise, many will be heading to Hampshire’s coastline and rivers to cool off. HCC joined forces with the RNLI for this water safety film to get the message about cold water shock and rip tide dangers out to everyone, especially, young people.

  • KIDS ZONE : Family friendly things to do with the Kids.

  • KIDS ZONE : Welcome to Sparkton - a safe place to learn and play - interactive game for children.

  • Our Close Neighbours - The Lymington Sea Food Festival at the end of August - To comply with track and trace, along with managing capacity to ensure we’re all perfectly socially distanced the event will be strictly ADVANCE TICKETS ONL

  • The New Forest National Park Authority is inviting people to become New Forest Ambassadors to help support work protecting this internationally-important area.

  • SCAM ALERT : UK Finance unveils ten Covid-19 and lockdown scams to be aware of.

  • On This Day in History.

  • My Smile for the Day!    

CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19) - THURSDAY 30TH JULY

CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19) - WEDNESDAY 29TH JULY

  • LOCAL FOCUS :  Bradbeers Sale is still on - aren't we lucky to have a Department store in our High Street !

  • LOCAL FOCUS :  Gemworld Jewellers at 90 Station Road - handmade items of jewellery  made to your design, all made, and set by the owner on the premises.

  • With less than a week to go until a new system which automatically recognises number plates of registered vehicles for continued free access to Hampshire Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) goes live, Hampshire County Council is reminding residents who have not yet signed up to do so.

  • HM GOVERNMENT : £50 Vouchers from the Government to help you ge that old bike back on the road.

  • HM GOVERNMENT :  The Government proposes amending The Highway Code to introduce a hierarchy of road users, clarify pedestrian and cyclist priority, establish safer overtaking. There is a Public Consultation which ends on 27th October 2020 - your chance to have your say!

  • HM GOVERNMENT :  Eat Out to Help Out – look for the logo. Diners who eat-in will benefit from a 50% discount, up to a maximum of £10 per person, on food and non-alcoholic drinks, any Monday to Wednesday in August.

  • New Milton Cops - Tell us about a possible breach of coronavirus (Covid-19) measures online.

  • Being able to give your precise location in an emergency can save vital time and lives. Make sure you’re prepared by downloading the free what3words app on your IOS or Android phone - so you can help 999 know exactly where the emergency is.  This could save your life !

  • FRAUD ALERT : Action Fraud is warning the public about phishing emails, sent out by criminals, claiming to be from PayPal.

  • Top 10 Places for a Picnic in the New Forest - Picnics are one of the Great British traditions. And no wonder – not only are they the best way we know to eat food (no fuss and formality) they’re also an inexpensive, fun way to spend time outdoors together.

  • Film - Noble at Forest Arts - Christina Noble overcomes the harsh difficulties of her childhood in Ireland to discover her destiny on the streets of Saigon - please note that this is a special fundraising event to raise money for the Christina Noble Foundation 

  • KIDS ZONE : Kids Summer Dance Camp : Magic Potions- Join in the magic of dance with dance teacher Katie, followed by a film screening of Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion (U) at 1pm. A perfect boredom buster for the summer holidays! For ages 5-11.

  • KIDS ZONE : Kids Summer Dance Camp : Trolls Hair Up!  - Dance like no one is watching to your favourite songs from Trolls with dance teacher Katie, followed by a film screening of Trolls 2 (U) at 1pm. A perfect boredom buster for the summer holidays! For ages 5-11.

  • On This Day in History.

  • My Smile for the Day!      

CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19) - TUESDAY 28TH JULY

  • LOCAL FOCUS :  Kimbers Flooring Specialists in Station Road - their largest showroom - here they have big displays for Karndean, Amtico, Wood, Laminate, vinyl, carpets - they hold a selection of rugs in stock ready to take away.

  • LOCAL FOCUS :  Vitality Day Spa at 99 Station Road -  offer a calm and revitalising environment to relax and enjoy all your favourite Spa treatments

  • Statement by New Milton Town Council concerning the removal of some of the Traffic & Pedestrian Barriers in the Town Centre this weekend.   (Repeat)

  • GOOD NEWS : No coronavirus hospital patient deaths have been recorded by NHS England across any of Hampshire's hospitals since July 9, making it 18 days without a fatality and keeping the total for the county at 644. It is worth remembering that data released by NHS England only accounts for those deaths that have been in the care of the NHS, so does not factor in those that may have occurred in other settings such as care homes.

  • NEW MILTON COPS : Yesterday's report by our Local Police on their 'Stop Speeding' Campaign in New Milton.

  • New Forest District Council : We are pleased to say we are reopening our Health and Leisure centres in the first week of August. Details will be added on the website http://leisure.newforest.gov.uk in the coming days and we are writing to members. You are all invited to a Walkaround the New Milton Centre on Thursday 30th July between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 Noon.

  • Hampshire County Council : HCC's Children’s Services Department has been announced as a finalist in the 2020 Municipal Journal Achievement Awards, in the category of Workforce Transforma

  • HM GOVERNMENT : A new national campaign is under way to encourage millions of adults to kick start their health and reduce their risk of serious illness, including COVID-19.

  • FOOD ALERT : Mars Food UK recalls Uncle Ben’s Brown Basmati ready to heat rice pouches because packs may contain glass

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