New Milton Town Council

Citizen of the Year 2016/2017 February 27, 2017

If you know someone who has made a difference to your life, or has helped with charitable work to improve the lives of others in the Community, why not write to Cllr David Hawkins, Town Mayor, New Milton Town Council, and nominate them for a

Citizen of the Year Award

We all know of kind-hearted people, those who go the extra mile to help in times of need or crisis.  There are those who drive the elderly, do odd jobs or shopping, or the person who does an incredible amount of work for charity.  Of course, we must not forget those who dedicate their spare time to helping young people.  We all know someone with a heart of gold, so why not nominate him or her now?

Simply request an application form and return it to:


Cllr David Hawkins, Town Mayor, New Milton Town Council, The Town Hall, 2 Ashley Road, New Milton,  BH25 6BZ


Entries must be in by Friday 17 March 2017


The winner will receive their award at the 2017 Annual Towns Meeting

to be held at the Town Hall in New Milton on Tuesday 11 April 2017

COTY Poster 2017

COTY 2017 nomination form

Dedication Service 23 February 2017 February 22, 2017

New Milton War Memorial will host a dedication service to Lt Col George Campbell Wheeler VC and 2nd/9th Gurkha Rifles on Thursday 23 February starting at 11 am.   All are welcome to attend.

This service has been arranged by the New Milton Branch of the Royal British Legion to honour their bravery when on enemy lines in the face of very heavy fire on 23 February 1917 at Shumran on the River Tigris.

A memorial stone with the citation is now in place by the War Memorial.


Order of Service

Welcome Cllr David Hawkins, New Milton Town Mayor

Dedication Reverend Andrew Bailey

Exhortation Colonel (Retd) Ron Back

The Kohema Cllr Goff Beck

Reveille Sounded by LCpl Depesh Gurung 2RGR

Wreath Laying Gurkha Brigade Association,

9 Gurkha Rifles, Royal Gurkha Rifles

Blessing Reverend Andrew Bailey

Dorset’s Clinical Services Review February 20, 2017

Dorset’s consultation affects YOU!


As a resident of Hampshire, your hospital services at Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch hospitals and Poole hospital may be affected by Dorset’s Clinical Services Review.

Information session at New Milton Town Hall

on Thursday 23 February 2017

1pm – 5pm

Visit Dorset Vision for full details.


Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group working in partnership with West Hampshire Clinical Commission Group.

Neighbourhood Policing Team February 15, 2017





The New Milton Neighbourhood Police Team have published dates for this years community meetings to be held at the New Milton & District Community Association, Osborne Road, New Milton, BH25 6EA.


22 February    –   22 March   –   26 April   –   24 May   –   28 June  –   26 July   –  23 August    –   27 September   –   25 October   –   22 November   –  27 December

Times 10.30 – 11.30 am

If you have an issue or problem with anti-social behaviour, youth nuisance or any other matters, go along to speak to the local New Milton team or email at New Milton Neighbourhood Policing Team

Neighbourhood Policing meeting dates

CANCELLED – Official Play Park Opening Ceremony February 9, 2017

We are sorry but we have had to cancel the play park opening ceremony originally scheduled for Saturday 18 February 2017 on the Recreation Ground.


This is because the contractors are still working on minor remedial works, such as surfacing and drainage issues following recent inclement weather.


The play park is safe to use and we will shortly be announcing a revised date for the official opening, hopefully at the beginning of April.

Dementia Friendly Allotment February 8, 2017

nm dag logo

New Milton Town Council are proud to be working with the New Milton Dementia Action Group to enable a dementia friendly allotment for our community.   To make this happen we need some willing and able volunteers who are up for the challenge – to help set up the project initially, and/or volunteer at the allotment when it’s operational – hopefully in the spring.    This is an exciting and absolutely fantastic opportunity to assist our community.


New Milton Dementia Action Group want to involve the community and really need willing and able volunteers to achieve their goal this spring.

More importantly they want to know of anybody who would benefit from the allotment, enjoying the outdoor space, fresh air, and being in a social environment.

Please contact Sue Wiffen on tele. 07884 300641 email: or Joanna Hayward on tele. 01425 619120  email:

Register Interest in Dementia Friendly Allotment

Barton Common Grassland Restoration

Scrub Clearance

8-10 February and 13-17 February


Alaska Environmental Contracting will be on Barton Common with an excavator to clear scrub to restore grassland in accordance with the Management Plan.


As part of these plans, they will be burning the cleared scrub during this time.   We have informed the neighbours and the fire service of this activity.


For further information please contact 01425 619120.

Email Issues February 2, 2017

Please be aware that we’ve been having a few on-going problems with outgoing and receiving emails.

We had a very complicated email server set up which has now been simplified but, while this is settling down a number of our incoming and outgoing emails have not been arriving.   (Something to do with our new server needing to establish its credentials.)

We are sorry if you haven’t received a response from us on any emails – please would you kindly re-send.

You may want to check your spam/junk folders as well.

Apologies if this has caused any inconvenience.   We sincerely hope it will be resolved very soon!

If you have any questions please let us know on 01425 619120.

Barton Common – extending the grassland January 12, 2017

Press Release 11.01.17

Barton Common – extending the grassland restoration in 2017

New Milton Town Council is inviting the public along to the Friendly Dog Club on Long Meadow near Barton Common on Saturday 21 January 2017 to chat about plans for restoring more grassland on Barton Common in the next few weeks.

Last year up to one hectare of scrub was cleared and is recovering well with grasses and herbs coming in naturally- and a new footpath has become established across one new open area. People are encouraged to come along to chat about which areas to clear next.

There will also be an opportunity to talk about the grazing and cutting management. Last year the flowering plants responded fantastically to the grazing by New Forest ponies – walkers were treated to a fine display of Violets, Heath Bedstraw and Heath Milkwort in spring followed by up to 70 Heath Spotted Orchids in June. As autumn arrived the Common began to turn purple with the spread of heathers.

Local historian Nick Saunders will also be there to talk about the fascinating history of the area, and there will also be a chance to talk the Council about Long Meadow.

The Open day is from 10.00am to 3.00pm.

For further information contact

Graham Flexman, Town Clerk   01425 619120

Cllr Geoff Blunden    01425 626194

Project Officer Claire Lambert   01425 619120

Full press release Press Release (Barton Common) – 11.01.17

heath spotted orchid

Mayor’s Charity Ball – Saturday 4 March 2017 January 10, 2017


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