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    Welcome to The New Milton Residents' Association (NMRA)

    The Association has designed this community website both for members of the Association and all who live in our town, as well as the thousands of visitors who come to New Milton, Barton on Sea, Ashley and Bashley - and the surrounding New Forest.  Why not think about joining us?

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    New Milton - Twixt the Forest and the Sea

    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 20 miles to the East.

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    Popular walking country

    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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FRIDAY 23RD APRIL  (Updated every weekday)

CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19) 

 

New Milton

 Prostate Cancer Screening Programme Community Garden Proposal

 

Neighbourhood Plan : Meeting Bookings

 

 

Repeated Important Items

Repeated for the benefit of those who do not visit us every day!!

  • New Milton Town Council On Friday 30th April, there will be the Annual Town's Meeting via Zoom, at which the Mayor will present the 'Citizen of the Year Award 2021', will give a review of “A Year in the Life of the Council” and there will be a Guest Speaker - Paul Brockman BEM  Tramp in the Woods to a BEM Award”.

  • The New Milton Neighbourhood Plan Referendum.  If you have applied for a Postal Vote, you may have already received your Voting Forms for the Hampshire County Council and Police and Crime Commissioner elections.  Postal Votes for the Neighbourhood Plan Referendum will be sent out shortly by New Forest District Council separately.

  •  The New Milton Neighbourhood Plan : There is a lot of comment on Social Media about the forthcoming Referendum and comments that people don't know what they are voting for, why it's important to them and there is considerable negative speculation and incorrect rumours on various issues. Why not take the opportunity to join the Residents' Association who are hosting an Open General Meeting via Zoom at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Thursday 29th April to help you re-acquaint yourselves with The New Milton Neighbourhood Plan, what it means for the future of our Town and why it should be supported by a resounding 'Yes' Vote at the Referendum on Thursday 6th May.  Residents are reminded that this is not a Town Council Plan, but is a Community led Plan which has evolved from many consultations and questionnaires over the last 4 years.  

  • New Milton Cops - Operation Sceptre :  On Saturday 1st May 2021 the Knife Amnesty Bin will be in Station Road, New Milton between 09:30-16:00 hours. The bin is aimed at those who carry knives to be able to hand them in safely without further action being taken, but equally any individual can use the Bin to safely dispose of any tool or weapon that they don't really need to keep and that could be dangerous in the wrong hands. An Officer was recently handed the machete pictured below whilst out on patrol. This particular individual used it once upon a time in the garden, and whilst this would have been absolutely fine to do so as there are no current laws to posses one under 50cm in length, it is illegal to sell, purchase and or import one over that length into the UK. Like this person ask yourself - do I really need this type of tool/weapon lying around? 

    

  •  New Milton Cops - Beat Surgery : Alongside the Operation Sceptre exercise above, there is an opportunity for all Residents to meet with our Safer Neighbourhood Officers on Saturday 1st May between 09:30 hrs and 16:00 hrs.  If you have any questions to ask the Police or any concerns that you have, please make a point of coming along to Station Road to see us.

  • Hampshire Police & Crime Commissioner Election : The Candidates standing for election on 6th May.   (Courtesy of the BBC)

 

General Interest

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THURSDAY 22ND APRIL  (Updated every weekday)            

 

CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19) 

 

New Milton

 Prostate Cancer Screening Programme Community Garden Proposal

 

Neighbourhood Plan : Meeting Bookings

 

  • Awareness Day :  Today is  Earth Day 2021 - an annual event on April 22nd to demonstrate support for environmental protection. 

  • New Forest Trust : Please donate today on Earth Day to help New Forest wildlife thrive. For one week only, all donations to the New Forest Trust will be match funded for twice the impact. Vital funds are needed to boost a successful New Forest volunteer scheme, allowing conservation efforts to continue and wildlife to benefit.

  • New Milton Town Council On Friday 30th April, there will be the Annual Town's Meeting via Zoom, at which the Mayor will present the 'Citizen of the Year Award 2021', will give a review of “A Year in the Life of the Council” and there will be a Guest Speaker - Paul Brockman BEM  Tramp in the Woods to a BEM Award”.

  • New Forest District Council If you have not done so already you can apply for the  Restart Grant.  This grant is to support businesses that offer in-person services, where the main service and activity takes place in a fixed rate-paying premises, in the non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym/sports sectors.

  • New Forest District Council : For certain types of businesses not eligible for the Business Rates based grants, the Additional Restrictions (Discretionary) Grant Issue 3 (ARG3) was launched on 31 March 2021. This is a one-off payment in respect of the National Restrictions from 16 February – 31 March 2021. ARG 3 will close to new applications at 12 pm on Friday 23 April 2021 .

  • Action Fraud : Action Fraud is warning savers to remain vigilant and protect their pensions, as figures from the national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime reveal £1.8 million has already been lost to pension fraud this year.

  • New Milton Cops :  Another warning about Catalytic Converter Thefts.

  • Hampshire Police & Crime Commissioner Election : The Candidates standing for election on 6th May.   (Courtesy of the BBC)

  • The Arnewood School :  To celebrate The Arnewood School's 50th Anniversary students submitted design ideas for a commemorative mosaic to adorn the newly refurbished Arts Hub.

  • New Life Church : Would you like to attend Church in person this Sunday (25th)?? Click here to book in. We have Ian Coffey coming to speak!

  • St Mary Magdalene Parish Church : There will be a Service of the Word on Sundays at St. Mary Magdalene’s at 9.30 am and at St. Peter’s at 11 am  – All are welcome. The Church is open for private prayer on Wednesday and Friday between 10 and 12 noon and St. Peters will be open for private prayer on Wednesday between 10 am and 11 am. 

  • Local Planning : Councillors oppose new home in garden of property in Mount Avenue, New Milton, over tree concerns - comment by a Councillor "If we let all these extra bits of garden be taken over by houses we will look like London, Birmingham or Liverpool."   (Courtesy of The New Milton Advertiser & Times)

  • Covid-19 : If you are clinically extremely vulnerable or were previously shielding, please take extra care when out & about - follow the guidance to keep yourself safe.

Repeated Important Items

  • The New Milton Neighbourhood Plan Referendum.  If you have applied for a Postal Vote, you may have already received your Voting Forms for the Hampshire County Council and Police and Crime Commissioner elections.  Postal Votes for the Neighbourhood Plan Referendum will be sent out shortly by New Forest District Council separately.

  •  The New Milton Neighbourhood Plan : There is a lot of comment on Social Media about the forthcoming Referendum and comments that people don't know what they are voting for, why it's important to them and there is considerable negative speculation and incorrect rumours on various issues. Why not take the opportunity to join the Residents' Association who are hosting an Open General Meeting via Zoom at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Thursday 29th April to help you re-acquaint yourselves with The New Milton Neighbourhood Plan, what it means for the future of our Town and why it should be supported by a resounding 'Yes' Vote at the Referendum on Thursday 6th May.  Residents are reminded that this is not a Town Council Plan, but is a Community led Plan which has evolved from many consultations and questionnaires over the last 4 years.  

  • New Milton Cops - Operation Sceptre :  On Saturday 1st May 2021 the Knife Amnesty Bin will be in Station Road, New Milton between 09:30-16:00 hours. The bin is aimed at those who carry knives to be able to hand them in safely without further action being taken, but equally any individual can use the Bin to safely dispose of any tool or weapon that they don't really need to keep and that could be dangerous in the wrong hands. An Officer was recently handed the machete pictured below whilst out on patrol. This particular individual used it once upon a time in the garden, and whilst this would have been absolutely fine to do so as there are no current laws to posses one under 50cm in length, it is illegal to sell, purchase and or import one over that length into the UK. Like this person ask yourself - do I really need this type of tool/weapon lying around? 

    

  •  New Milton Cops - Beat Surgery : Alongside the Operation Sceptre exercise above, there is an opportunity for all Residents to meet with our Safer Neighbourhood Officers on Saturday 1st May between 09:30 hrs and 16:00 hrs.  If you have any questions to ask the Police or any concerns that you have, please make a point of coming along to Station Road to see us.

  • Ashley Recreation Ground Planned Improvements : There will be a Zoom Meeting next Tuesday 27th April at 6:30 p.m., when the Town Council will present details of the planned improvements at the Ashley Recreation Ground and be available to answere any questions which residents might have about this project.  Please apply to attend the meeting and to receive the link to the Zoom Meeting by email or telephone (as the Town Council Offices are currently closed). Information about the Project can be obtained here, courtesy of The New Milton Advertiser & Times.

  • At a recent Zoom Meeting explaining the New Milton Neighbourhood Plan to retailers and other businesses in New Milton the following comments were made amongst others :-

    • A Sales Rep from the West Country had called on Hardy's Electrical and commented how vibrant and lively our town centre looked in comparison to many others he visited.

    • The Council complemented The Naked Pantry and Coffee New Forest on their outdoor seating and Kathy Sirl the owner, commented that she was encouraged by the support she had received from people visiting the town.

    • Flower Vogue also commented that a resident of Brockenhurst always like to visit New Milton because of its many independent retailers.

    • Stephans Shoes said he was pleased to hear that a central focus of The Neighbourhood Plan was an imaginative and aspirational plan that could only be good for the residents and visitors to our town.

    • It was noted that New Milton suffered from a plethora of rumours, the vast majority of which have little foundation and people should contact the Town Council, who are very approachable and can often respond to such rumours.   

  • SCAM ALERT : There is a current scam where criminals cold call people pretending to be from the Telephone Preference Service.  

 

General Interest

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WEDNESDAY 21ST APRIL  (Updated every weekday)  

Albeit at a very sad time, The New Milton Residents' Association wish Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II a Happy 95th Birthday today.

CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19) 

 

New Milton

 Prostate Cancer Screening Programme Community Garden Proposal

 

Neighbourhood Plan : Meeting Bookings

 

  • It's Street Market Day today : See Item on Neighbourhood Plan below and visit the Town Council Stall to learn about the Neighbourhood Plan.

  • The New Milton Neighbourhood Plan Referendum.  If you have applied for a Postal Vote, you may have already received your Voting Forms for the Hampshire County Council and Police and Crime Commissioner elections.  Postal Votes for the Neighbourhood Plan Referendum will be sent out shortly by New Forest District Council separately.

  •  The New Milton Neighbourhood Plan : There is a lot of comment on Social Media about the forthcoming Referendum and comments that people don't know what they are voting for, why it's important to them and there is considerable negative speculation and incorrect rumours on various issues. Why not take the opportunity to pay a visit to the Town Council Drop -In Stall at The Street Market today between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. - or the Residents' Association is hosting an Open General Meeting via Zoom at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Thursday 29th April to help you re-acquaint yourselves with The New Milton Neighbourhood Plan, what it means for the future of our Town and why it should be supported by a resounding 'Yes' Vote at the Referendum on Thursday 6th May.  Residents are reminded that this is not a Town Council Plan, but is a Community led Plan which has evolved from many consultations and questionnaires over the last 4 years.

  • New Milton Cops - Operation Sceptre :  On Saturday 1st May 2021 the Knife Amnesty Bin will be in Station Road, New Milton between 09:30-16:00 hours. The bin is aimed at those who carry knives to be able to hand them in safely without further action being taken, but equally any individual can use the Bin to safely dispose of any tool or weapon that they don't really need to keep and that could be dangerous in the wrong hands. An Officer was recently handed the machete pictured below whilst out on patrol. This particular individual used it once upon a time in the garden, and whilst this would have been absolutely fine to do so as there are no current laws to posses one under 50cm in length, it is illegal to sell, purchase and or import one over that length into the UK. Like this person ask yourself - do I really need this type of tool/weapon lying around?

    

  • New Milton Cops - Beat Surgery : Alongside the Operation Sceptre exercise above, there is an opportunity for all Residents to meet with our Safer Neighbourhood Officers on Saturday 1st May between 09:30 hrs and 16:00 hrs.  If you have any questions to ask the Police or any concerns that you have, please make a point of coming along to Station Road to see us.

  • Ashley Recreation Ground Planned Improvements : There will be a Zoom Meeting next Tuesday 27th April at 6:30 p.m., when the Town Council will present details of the planned improvements at the Ashley Recreation Ground and be available to answere any questions which residents might have about this project.  Please apply to attend the meeting and to receive the link to the Zoom Meeting by email or telephone (as the Town Council Offices are currently closed). Information about the Project can be obtained here, courtesy of The New Milton Advertiser & Times.

  • Stress Awareness Month : Anxiety - Lots of people experience worry and anxiety incuding young people and for some people it can impact on everyday life and get in the way of school/college, socialising and even home life.

  • Recycling : Do you have old batteries lying around? You can recycle them at your local household waste and recycling centre.  Please don't put batteries in your clear recycling sack, they can't be accepted and can cause fires at the recycling sorting facility. 

  • New Forest Trust : Please donate on Earth Day this Thursday to help New Forest wildlife thrive. For one week only, all donations to the New Forest Trust will be match funded for twice the impact. Vital funds are needed to boost a successful New Forest volunteer scheme, allowing conservation efforts to continue and wildlife to benefit.

  • NFDC Housing Repairs : Due to work on our systems tomorrow (21/4) please call us on 023 8028 5222 for emergency and urgent repairs.
    For non-urgent repairs, please report via our website https://newforest.gov.uk/maintenance  & we'll action these requests once the system is restored

  • Supporting our Community - The Lions Club of New Milton launches its '100 Club' - your chance to win ££££££s whilst supporting the many local community causes which the Club supports.  (Repeat)

  • Calling all Young Poets : The Hampshire Young Poets 2021 Competition is launched this week with three age categories from 4 - 16 years old - families are invited to encourage their children to submit a poem - a poem about their hopes and their dreams. They could be for your family, they could be for our planet, they could be for you. Tell us in a poem of no more than 14 lines what their hopes are for the future.   (Repeat)

  • Awareness Day :  This Thursday (22nd) is  Earth Day 2021 - an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection.  (Repeat)

  • Election Deadline Dates : For the Elections and Referendum on Thursday 6th May - At Polling Stations from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. (Please remember to wear face masks and you take your own pen/pencil)  (Repeat)

    • Postal Votes must arrive with New Forest District Council by 10:00 p.m. on Thursday 6th May. It is now too late to apply for a Postal Vote

    • For Proxy Vote - Register with New Forest District Council by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday 27th April.

    • If you find it difficult to sign your name consistently, for example if you have a disability, download the proxy and postal waiver special application form.

  • At a recent Zoom Meeting explaining the New Milton Neighbourhood Plan to retailers and other businesses in New Milton the following comments were made amongst others :-

    • A Sales Rep from the West Country had called on Hardy's Electrical and commented how vibrant and lively our town centre looked in comparison to many others he visited.

    • The Council complemented The Naked Pantry and Coffee New Forest on their outdoor seating and Kathy Sirl the owner, commented that she was encouraged by the support she had received from people visiting the town.

    • Flower Vogue also commented that a resident of Brockenhurst always like to visit New Milton because of its many independent retailers.

    • Stephans Shoes said he was pleased to hear that a central focus of The Neighbourhood Plan was an imaginative and aspirational plan that could only be good for the residents and visitors to our town.

    • It was noted that New Milton suffered from a plethora of rumours, the vast majority of which have little foundation and people should contact the Town Council, who are very approachable and can often respond to such rumours.     (Repeat)

 

General Interest

  • My Smile for the Day

  • Employment Opportunity : Join New Forest District Council as a Civic Buildings Assistant and a ‘hands on’ member of the team. You'll focus on site security, inspecting equipment and reporting defects and you'll receive employability training on the job. Apply before 30th April - Kickstart Placement.

  • Employment Opportunity : Fancy a new challenge or working in retail? Tesco are recruiting at New Milton for Personal shoppers and Delivery drivers for their ever expanding home shopping department. Must be over 18, and flexible in working extra hours if needed. If interested, please apply online at Tesco-careers.com

  • Prince Philip: Royal Family honours duke's 'humour and humanity' - a synopsis of the events of his Funeral, including at the end - The Patriarchs : An Elogy by the Poet Laureate.   (Courtesy of the BBC)      (Repeat)

  • On this Day in History.

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TUESDAY 20TH APRIL  (Updated every weekday)  

CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19) 

 

New Milton

 Prostate Cancer Screening Programme Community Garden Proposal

 

Neighbourhood Plan : Meeting Bookings

 

  • At a Zoom Meeting last night explaining the New Milton Neighbourhood Plan to retailers and other businesses in New Milton the following comments were made amongst others :-

    • A Sales Rep from the West Country had called on Hardy's Electrical and commented how vibrant and lively our town centre looked in comparison to many others he visited.

    • The Council complemented The Naked Pantry and Coffee New Forest on their outdoor seating and Kathy Sirl the owner, commented that she was encouraged by the support she had received from people visiting the town.

    • Flower Vogue also commented that a resident of Brockenhurst always like to visit New Milton because of its many independent retailers.

    • Stephans Shoes said he was pleased to hear that a central focus of The Neighbourhood Plan was an imaginative and aspirational plan that could only be good for the residents and visitors to our town.

    • It was noted that New Milton suffered from a plethora of rumours, the vast majority of which have little foundation and people should contact the Town Council, who are very approachable and can often respond to such rumours.

  • Supporting our Community - The Lions Club of New Milton launches its '100 Club' - your chance to win ££££££s whilst supporting the many local community causes which the Club supports.  (Repeat)

  • AWARENESS DAY :  This Thursday (22nd) is  Earth Day 2021 - an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

  • Stress Awareness Month: Five Ways to Wellbeing.- Stress Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992, to raise awareness about the causes and cures of the stress epidemic of modern life.

  • The Hampshire Young Poets 2021 Competition is launched this week with three age categories from 4 - 16 years old - families are invited to encourage their children to submit a poem - a poem about their hopes and their dreams. They could be for your family, they could be for our planet, they could be for you. Tell us in a poem of no more than 14 lines what their hopes are for the future.

  • Forest Arts Ltd - large number of online courses available whilst we are closed.

  • The Cliff House Hotel - Either book a table in our heated marquee online or pop down to the garden where our lawn tables cannot be booked and are first come first served. 

  • Bashley Manor Tearooms - Due to the lovely weather and the amount of support we have received since reopening we have decided to now open Thursdays. We will be open 6 days a week Saturday to Thursday 10am to 3pm.

  • Pizza & More at Barton - new Spring/Summer opening hours and new menu.

  • All Aspect Flooring is a family run business with over 57 years of combined experience. We operate from a large modern showroom based in New Milton at the southern end of Station Road.

  • ELECTION DEADLINE DATES : For the Elections and Referendum on Thursday 6th May - At Polling Stations from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. (Please remember to wear face masks and you take your own pen/pencil)  (Repeat)

    • For Postal Vote - Register with New Forest District Council by 5:00 p.m. TodayBallot papers will be sent out from Friday 16th April onwards.

    • Postal Votes must arrive with New Forest District Council by 10:00 p.m. on Thursday 6th May.

    • For Proxy Vote - Register with New Forest District Council by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday 27th April.

    • If you find it difficult to sign your name consistently, for example if you have a disability, download the proxy and postal waiver special application form.

  • NEW MILTON NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN : On Thursday 29th April, the Residents' Association is hosting an Open General Meeting via Zoom at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to help you re-acquaint yourselves with The New Milton Neighbourhood Plan, what it means for the future of our Town and why it should be supported by a resounding 'Yes' Vote at the Referendum on Thursday 6th May.  Book now to reserve your place as we expect a heavy demand from members and other residents!  To read the full version of the Neighbourhood Plan, click on the picture below.  Only a few places left at this important Presentation open to all New Milton and Barton Residents.

 

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MONDAY 19TH APRIL  (Updated every weekday)  

CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19) 

 

New Milton

 Prostate Cancer Screening Programme Community Garden Proposal

 

Neighbourhood Plan : Meeting Bookings

 

 

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