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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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MONDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER

 

Coronavirus (Covid-19) 

  • England - Restrictions Lifted - Everyone should be cautious whilst managing the risks as cases of COVID-19 remain high. Find out What Has Changed and What You Should Do to protect yourself and others.

 

New Milton and Surroundings

  • The New Milton Residents' Association :  Beyond the Pandemic' - There are only a very few socially distanced seats left at this NMRA Open General Meeting -  A Presentation and a Question and Answer Session with the Coastal Medical Partnership next Wednesday 22nd September.  Please register as soon as possible, Bound to be a contraversial meeting.

  • Coastal Medical Partnership : We understand that many of our patients have suggested that a queue system on our telephone lines would be helpful that gives an average waiting time and your position in the queue. Our current phone suppliers do not offer this as an option but we would like to let you know that we plan to change suppliers so we can implement this as soon as we can. Repeat Facebook entry.

  • Hampshire Police & Crime Commisssioner :

    • New multi-agency task group to Tackle and Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls launched.

    • Thank you for your engagement and to those of you who were able to take part in the focus group sessions last week regarding The Police and Crime Plan Consultation on the draft document. The consultation still remains open until October 14th and I would like to highlight to you all how to provide feedback should you wish to do so. There is a link to our Website Where the Draft Plan Can Be Viewed. This link also details how to email any feedback you wish to provide. The webpage below also contains a link to the survey regarding the plan.

  • New Milton Cops : Update from Sgt Kat after her Visit to Mayor's Reception.

  • New Forest District Council : October to December long stay Parking Clocks are Available to buy for £35 from our website

  • New Milton Firefighters : New Milton firefighter Paul Rimmer Steps Down after 'rewarding' 38-year career.   (Courtesy of The New Milton Advertiser & Times)

  • Local Focus: El Rico Coffee House - Happy hour on coffee between 12 and 3 is back! This offer runs from Monday to Friday 12 till 3 all coffee is £2

  • Sir Desmond Swayne MP :  The latest blog from his website - '£20 per Week'.  The publishing of this blog does not indicate any support or otherwise for his policies and thoughts - merely publishing it because he is our local MP.   

  • NHS Southern Health : This year's AMM will highlight how the Trust continues to respond to the Ongoing Challenges of COVID-19, as well as showcase some of the new ways it is supporting patients, carers and staff.

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) 

  • England - Restrictions Lifted - Everyone should be cautious whilst managing the risks as cases of COVID-19 remain high. Find out What Has Changed and What You Should Do to protect yourself and others.

 

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WEDNESDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER   (Updated Every Weekday) 

 

Coronavirus (Covid-19) 

  • England - Restrictions Lifted - Everyone should be cautious whilst managing the risks as cases of COVID-19 remain high. Find out What Has Changed and What You Should Do to protect yourself and others.

 

New Milton and Surroundings

  • It's Market Day in Station Road.

  • The New Milton Residents' Association : 

    • 'Beyond the Pandemic' - A presentation and Q & A Session by The Coastal Medical Partnership on Wednesday 22nd September.  There will be a Face-to-Face Presentation at the New Milton Memorial Centre, an opportunity to attend the Live Presentation via Zoom or to receive a copy of the Presentation. The Speakers will be Dr Will Howard and Matt Perkins.  Please register for this Presentaion whether you will attend in Person or via Zoom and if you have any questions you would like to submit, please use the Registration Form.   (Repeat)

    • Contributors to FOCUS Magazine - the 24 Page Full Colour Magazine of the Residents' Associaion or indeed any contributions are welcomed by the new Editor by the 15th September for inclusion in the October Issue.  Articles/Letters should sent to nmrafocus.editor@gmail.com

  • Brockhills Lane Housing Development :

    • The Planning Application on behalf of Pennyfarthing Hones for Land to the east of Brockhills Lane, New Milton (ss10). Phased residential development for 169 dwellings; new vehicular access onto Brockhills Lane. You can view the details of the Application on the New Forest District Council Planning Portal and View/Comment on Application Number 21/11179.  Details of the dates of the hearings at New Milton Town Council and subsequently New Forest District Council will be published when they have been confirmed.  (Repeat)

    • Initial Local Press Report on contraversial housing scheme at Brockhills Lane.   (Courtesy of The New Milton Advertiser & Times)

  • New Milton Town Council : Currently we are experiencing some problems for The Fish in Ballard Lake and we are trying to remedy these.

  • Hampshire Police & Crime Commissioner :

    • Residents are Invited to Tune in to Facebook Live tonight (8th) at 6pm for the Police and Crime Commissioner’s first public scrutiny session, ‘COPS’ (Commissioner’s oversight of policing services), with the Chief Constable. A recording may be available after the meeting and we will publish the location on this website.

    • The Commissionar has given her support to the recommendations set out by the national Pet Theft Taskforce to tackle the reported rise in pet theft, including the Introduction of Pet Abduction becoming a criminal offence.

    • The Youth Commission : The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Youth Commission is seeking new members aged 14 to 24 years. The Youth Commission acts as the Voice of Young People on the Crime and Policing Issues that matter to them most.

  • New Milton & Barton on Sea Flower Club New Milton & Barton on Sea Flower Club are delighted to report that we're "back in business" following the break we've all had. We have a new venue and meeting day !  We have a new venue and meeting date.

  • New Milton Community Centre : There are only a few tables left for the Table Top Sale his Saturday at the Centre.  Booking is essentail.

  • New Forest Players : The Players will present 'The Edge of Darkness' at the end of October - Tickets available now.

  • Older Drivers Forum : Lost your driving confidence, or concerned about an older driver in the family? Join one of the FREE virtual events from the Older Drivers Forum 13-17 Sept to help keep you on the road safely for longer. Places are limited, so please book now.

  • South West Water :  Nesting boxes to be installed near top of New Milton tower.   (Courtesy of The Daily Echo)

  • South Western Railway :  Train travellers urged to plan ahead as Network Rail closes New Forest and Christchurch line for five days for 'critical' maintenance.  (Courtesy of The New Milton Advertiser & Times).

  • Local Focus - Destination Stores : 'Raise the Roots" - your local greengrocer in Whitefield Road.  With schools returning and people venturing back into the work place we will now be opening until 7pm every Thursday. FREE Parking is available on Whitefield Road after 6pm.

 

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TUESDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER   (Updated Every Weekday) 

 

Coronavirus (Covid-19) 

  • England - Restrictions Lifted - Everyone should be cautious whilst managing the risks as cases of COVID-19 remain high. Find out What Has Changed and What You Should Do to protect yourself and others.

 

New Milton and Surroundings

  • The New Milton Residents' Association : 

    • 'Beyond the Pandemic' - A presentation and Q & A Session by The Coastal Medical Partnership on Wednesday 22nd September.  There will be a Face-to-Face Presentation at the New Milton Memorial Centre, an opportunity to attend the Live Presentation via Zoom or to receive a copy of the Presentation. The Speakers will be Dr Will Howard and Matt Perkins.  Please register for this Presentaion whether you will attend in Person or via Zoom and if you have any questions you would like to submit, please use the Registration Form.   (Repeat)

    • Contributors to FOCUS Magazine - the 24 Page Full Colour Magazine of the Residents' Associaion or indeed any contributions are welcomed by the new Editor by the 15th September for inclusion in the October Issue.  Articles/Letters should sent to nmrafocus.editor@gmail.com

  • Brockhills Lane Housing Development : The Planning Application on behalf of Pennyfarthing Hones for Land to the east of Brockhills Lane, New Milton (ss10). Phased residential development for 169 dwellings; new vehicular access onto Brockhills Lane. You can view the details of the Application on the New Forest District Council Planning Portal and View/Comment on Application Number 21/11179.  Details of the dates of the hearings at New Milton Town Council and subsequently New Forest District Council will be published when they have been confirmed.  (Repeat)

  • The Woodland Festval :  We've joined forces with New Forest Marque, so you'll get a true taste of life in the New Forest at the Woodland Festval on the 25th September - with all of the produce on offer having been grown, reared, brewed, produced or processed in the New Forest. This includes meat, eggs, bread, fresh fruit and veg, gin and cider.      As well as food and drink stalls, there will be live music throughout the day and a series of guest speakers from the New Forest.

  • Hampshire Police & Crime Commissioner : Residents are Invited to Tune in to Facebook Live on Wednesday 8 September at 6pm for the Police and Crime Commissioner’s first public scrutiny session, ‘COPS’ (Commissioner’s oversight of policing services), with the Chief Constable. A recording may be available after the meeting and we will publish the location on this website.

  • Neighbourhood Watch :  Read the September Issue of 'Our News' - the monthly newsletter of Neighbouhood Watch - who encourage us to share with our Community.

  • New MIlton's Dementia Friendly Garden : is Open From 10:00 a.m. Until 1:00 p.m. Today - come along and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.

  • Chewton Glen Hotel :

    • Essential Italy Cookery Course : oin us for a special cookery class where we celebrate essential Italy; refining technique, exploring new flavours, creating exquisite dishes you know and love from scratch.  In September and in October.

    • Pasta Pronto Cookery Course : A class designed for those with a love of Italian food, join us as we go back to basics… In September, and October and November.

    • The Plant Kitchen - Cookery Course : With more of us opting for a sustainable, vegetable based diet this class will show you how to create delicious plant-based dishes packed with nutrition and full of flavour. in October and November.

  • Local Focus - Destination Stores A lot of rubbish is written about ‘destination stores’ but Specialist Stores Like This One really do bring people to New Milton.

 

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Repeated Important Items

Items you may have missed in the last few days or older.

  • Brockhills Lane Housing Development:

    • The Planning Application on behalf of Pennyfarthing Hones for Land to the east of Brockhills Lane, New Milton (ss10). Phased residential development for 169 dwellings; new vehicular access onto Brockhills Lane. You can view the details of the Application on the New Forest District Council Planning Portal View/Comment on Application Number 21/11179.

    • New Milton Town Council have until the 8th October to make a recommendation to the District Council - Therefore a Public Meeting is Being Held at the Memorial Centre, Whitefield Road on Wednesday 6 October starting at 6.45 pm.

  • New Milton Town Council :

  • Hampshire Couny Council :

    • Hampshire County Council’s Economy, Transport and Environment Department has set out its Recommendations for Making Savings of over £10 million, by April 2023, that will contribute to meeting the Authority’s overall two-year funding shortfall of at least £80 million

  • South Western Railway :  Train travellers urged to plan ahead as Network Rail Closes New Forest and Christchurch Line for Five Days for 'critical' maintenance. 

  • Sir Desmond Swayne MP :  The latest blog from his website - 'Saving Your Home'.  The publishing of this blog does not indicate any support or otherwise for his policies and thoughts - merely publishing it because he is our local MP.  

  • SCAM ALERT : University students taking part-time jobs are at Increased Risk of Falling Victim to Scams, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is warning.

  • FOOD RECALLS : Edwards of Conwy recalls 6 Traditional Pork Sausages ; SFC Wholesale recalls The Original SFC Bargain Box ; Tesco recalls Jack’s 50% Reduced Fat Salad Cream and Tesco 50% Less Fat Salad Cream.

  • New Forest Players : The Players will present 'The Edge of Darkness' at the end of October - Tickets available now.

  • South West Water :  Nesting Boxes to be Installed near top of New Milton tower.   (Courtesy of The Daily Echo)

  • The Woodland Festval :  We've joined forces with New Forest Marque, so you'll get a true taste of life in the New Forest at the Woodland Festval on the 25th September - with all of the produce on offer having been grown, reared, brewed, produced or processed in the New Forest. This includes meat, eggs, bread, fresh fruit and veg, gin and cider.      As well as food and drink stalls, there will be live music throughout the day and a series of guest speakers from the New Forest.

  • Coastal Medical Partnership : COVID Boosters and Flu Vaccines!  It’s coming up to that time of year again when all those over 50 years, and those under 50 who are classed as ‘at-risk’, can receive their free NHS flu vaccine.

 

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