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Public Consultations

New Milton Town Council  


We invite our residents and families to participate in a survey about our proposed play park development at Doe Copse Way.

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Thank you for your interest.  This Consultation is now closed


New Forest District Council

None known at this time.


Hampshire County Council - Relevant to New Milton

Hampshire County Council is asking for residents’ and stakeholders’ views in an eight-week consultation on options for applying budget reductions to subsidies for public transport and street lighting.

This consultation opens on midday on Monday 11 June 2018 and will close at midnight on Sunday 5 August 2018.

The County Council is seeking to make savings through changes to financial support for public transport services. Feedback from passengers will be carefully looked at, alongside data on passenger journeys and the cost of providing individual journeys or services.

The core funding for the operation of community transport schemes, such as Dial-a-Ride, Call and Go, Taxishares and Minibus Group Hire Schemes, are not included in these proposals. This consultation does include questions on proposals to change the discretionary discount for holders of older persons’ bus passes on some community transport services.

The County Council is also asking for views on proposals to switch off some street lights for two or more hours during the night.This would mean that some areas of the county would have no street lighting for a period of the night time.

We will publish the results of this consultation on this website. The findings from the consultation will be presented to the Executive Member for Environment and Transport, for consideration when making decisions, later in the year.

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Hampshire County Council is opening a public consultation on proposed changes to the support provided for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness

Views are being sought on proposals for moving away from  providing support for those with less critical needs, and focusing support on the most vulnerable - which would include 24/7 supported accommodation to meet the needs of people who are sleeping rough, or at risk of sleeping rough.

The County Council’s Homelessness Support services currently comprise hostels and other supported accommodation, as well as community support services.  These services complement the support provided by district and borough councils who have a statutory duty to ‘prevent and relieve’ homelessness.

Councillor Liz Fairhurst, Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Health, said: “As a consequence of the ongoing and significant financial pressures within adult social care and the growing demand for services, we are having to consider carefully how we spend the limited funding available to us, to ensure it goes to where it is most needed.” 
"We recognise how vital the right support is for those who find themselves homeless, or at risk of being so, and we have spoken to a range of organisations, including district and borough councils, to help us to find solutions on how best to provide support going forward within a reduced budget."

The proposals set out options for potential savings of £1.8 million, and include a continued spend of £2.4 million on homelessness support to help those most in need. Those with less critical needs would be helped to access other sources of information, advice and assistance.
The public consultation will open on Friday, 15 June and close on Friday, 10 August 2018.

The consultation will be published here:

Final proposals relating to future arrangements for County Council funded homeless support will be presented to the Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Health for a decision in December. 


New Forest National Parks Authority

None known at this time.