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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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TUESDAY 22ND JUNE   (Updated every weekday)  

 

Coronavirus (Covid-19) 

 

New Milton

 

  • Mobile Phone Test : Some mobile phone networks in the UK are testing emergency alerts between 1pm and 2pm. If you have an Android device, there’s a small chance you may get a test alert. Your device may make a loud siren-like sound. According to the government, the message will say – This is a mobile network operator test of the Emergency Alerts service. You do not need to take any action.  (Added 10:40 hrs)

  • New Milton Cops : Please note that there will be a Beat Surgery tomorrow (23rd) in the Car Park at Nisa Ashley from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.  You will be able to raise any issues of concern to you or if you have any questions that you would like to ask of our New Milton Neighbourhood Policing Team. This Surgery is for all residents of the surrounding parishes, New Milton, Barton on Sea, Hordle, Everton, Bashley and Downton.

  • New Milton Neighbourhood Plan : At a Meeting of New Forest District Council Last Evening it was recommended and passed that the New Milton Neighbourhood Plan be made (adopted) as part of the Overall Development Plan for the New Forest District (Outside of the National Park).

  • NHS Data Sharing : The 'Choose if Data From Your Health Records is shared for research and planning' service allows you to choose whether or not your confidential patient information can be used for research and planning purposes. This prevents your confidential patient information from being used for purposes beyond your individual care and treatment.

  • Coastal Medical Partnership : It is reported that after sunstantial phone problems yesterday, the Service was Back to Normal yesterday evening.

  • New Milton Dementia Friendly Garden :  Hopefully if the weather is OK, the Dementia Friendly Garden will reopen today at 10:00 a.m. (22nd)

  • Hampshire Police & Crime Commissioner : New Cyber Safety Programme to help secondary pupils follow the right digital path

  • Hampshire County Council :

    • Hampshire County Council has raised the Armed Forces Flag yesterday (21st), to celebrate Hampshire’s Armed Forces Community and mark the start of Armed Forces Week.

    • Hampshire County Council has approved a New Grant Scheme to encourage organisations and businesses across the county to promote cycling as an alternative and environmentally friendly way to get to work.

  • Virtual Volunteering Fair : Residents will find this Fair via Zoom is a great opportunity to learn first-hand about the varied and exciting volunteering roles available in Hampshire. There is something for everyone!  Many opportunities are flexible and can fit around work and life commitments.

  • The New Milton Big Litter Pick :  Please note that as we are able to adhere to the Covid-19 restrictions regarding meetings outside and social distancing - The New Milton Big Litter Pick is going ahead on Saturday and Sunday 10th & 11th July and we encourage you all to volunteer a couple hours of your time to help smarten up our Town in time for Summer. This event is being sponsored by The Co-Op who will soon open a Convenience Store in Barton on Sea, probably in August 2021.   (Repeat)

  • Residents who Shop at Aldi : Whilst we await the building of New Milton's Aldi Foodstore - residents who shop at the Christchurch Aldi should note that the store is Closed for Refreshing and will reopen on Thursday 24th June at 8:00 a.m.   (Repeat)

  • Thank You Day : We all have someone to say thank you to this year. Let’s get together and make Sunday 4th July the UK’s biggest ever thank you party!

  • Local Focus : A Kids Play Cafe is expected to open in late September in Old Milton Road.

 

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MONDAY 21ST JUNE   (Updated every weekday)  

Coronavirus (Covid-19) 

 

New Milton

 

  • Residents who Shop at Aldi : Whilst we await the building of New Milton's Aldi Foodstore - residents who shop at the Christchurch Aldi should note that the store is Closed for Refreshing and will reopen on Thursday 24th June at 8:00 a.m.   (Repeat)

  • The New Milton Big Litter Pick :  Please note that as we are able to adhere to the Covid-19 restrictions regarding meetings outside and social distancing - The New Milton Big Litter Pick is going ahead on Saturday and Sunday 10th & 11th July and we encourage you all to volunteer a couple hours of your time to help smarten up our Town in time for Summer. This event is being sponsored by The Co-Op who will soon open a Convenience Store in Barton on Sea, probably in August 2021.   (Repeat)

  • New Milton Cops : A weekend Message from PCSO Alan.

  • New Milton Dementia Friendly Garden :  Hopefully if the weather is OK, the Dementia Friendly Garden will reopen tomorrow (22nd)

  • New Milton Community Association :  Please note that the AGM Provisionally Planned for the 30th June has now been postponed until a date in September to be advised.

  • Chewton Glen Hotel :

    • The Perfect Curry - An Evening Course - Nothing beats a homemade curry, especially when somebody else has done the shopping for you and does the washing up! Learn to make you very own naan breads and a Goan chicken curry from scratch.

    • The Perfect Paella - An Evening Course - Short grain or long grain rice? Cook in the oven or on the hob? Picking your way through paella purist's instructions can be tricky.

    • The Perfect Pad Thai - An Evening Course - Join us for an entertaining evening around our chef's table in the Cookery School with a combination of hands-on cookery and demonstrations.

    • The Perfect Burger - An Evening Course - Enjoy a relaxed evening and celebrate National Burger Day as you get creative making own burgers and creating exciting accompaniments - from chipotle mayo to salsa, slaws and more.

  • Tennis Holiday Camps : Summer Holiday Coaching, Games, Matchplay and Fun for children aged 6 - 15 years at Hale Gardens Tennis Club

  • Happy Hour : Amazing Savings on Drinks every day except Sundays at the New Milton Conservative Club.

  • Working From Home : New Flexi Season Tickets - It’s a flexible solution that’s perfect if you need to Travel to Work a Couple of Times a Week at peak time Monday to Friday. Commute your way.

  • National Picnic Week : What's your favourite picnic spot?   Wherever you Picnic, remember to take all your rubbish home with you and recycle what you can.

  • Thank You Day : We all have someone to say thank you to this year. Let’s get together and make Sunday 4th July the UK’s biggest ever thank you party!

 

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FRIDAY 18TH JUNE  (Updated every weekday)  

Coronavirus (Covid-19) 

 

New Milton

 

  • Residents who Shop at Aldi : Whilst we await the building of New Milton's Aldi Foodstore - residents who shop at the Christchurch Aldi should note that the store will be Closed for Refreshing from 6:00 p.m. on Friday 18th June and will reopen on Thursday 24th June at 8:00 a.m.   (Repeat)

  • The New Milton Big Litter Pick :  Please note that as we are able to adhere to the Covid-19 restrictions regarding meetings outside and social distancing - The New Milton Big Litter Pick is going ahead on Saturday and Sunday 10th & 11th July and we encourage you all to volunteer a couple hours of your time to help smarten up our Town in time for Summer. This event is being sponsored by The Co-Op who will soon open a Convenience Store in Barton on Sea, probably in August 2021.   (Repeat)

  • New Milton - Major Events : The Major Events listing has been updated.

  • New Milton Cops :

  • Bashley Village Hall :  Bashley Village Hall is looking for new committee members. The hall has regular sessions for slimming, tap and ballroom dancing, Zumba, camera club, and art class. The hall is hired for various functions such as wedding receptions, children parties and other social events. The committee also organises events such as quiz nights, bingo, race nights, coffee mornings and the annual village show. If you a have a few hours spare each month to the help with the smooth running of the hall please contact:Alan 01425 614996 : Bob 01425 291272.

  • Learning in Libraries Online :

    • Free - Ballet Fitness & Tone : Ballet Fitness is highly effective in sculpting, toning and lengthening and defining the muscles of the body. This Ballet inspired class will also help achieve grace, alignment and posture and a deep sense of well-being.

    • Free - Starting Secondary School : The course is for any parent, guardian or carer who has a child starting Year 7 in September 2021. It will help you acquire a range of information and skills to help prepare your child for attending a new school.

    • Free - Stretch & Tone : Do you want to sculpt and tone the upper body, lower body and core and improve flexibility? Then this course could be for you?

    • Senior Fitness with Rachel : Get moving from the comfort of your own home to improve physical health and well-being. This zoom session will be fun and informal to inspiring popular chart music throughout the decades.

  • New Milton Library :  Digital WorkSkills @ New Milton Library - This free course is for those receiving unemployment benefits and who are actively seeking employment.

  • Chewton Glen Hotel :

    • Vegetarian Heaven : There are still a few places left on this exciting course next week (23rd) - Vegetarian cuisine has evolved over the years from the simple stuffed pepper to dishes so delicious even the meat eaters of the this world are intrigued to try.

    • Thai Aromatics :  It’s the strong aromatic components of Thai cooking that makes it one of the most popular cuisines in the world. With the importance of balancing spice, salt, sweet and sour in every dish, this cookery class will introduce you to the hallmark flavours of this extraordinary country.

    • Totally Thai : Advance notice of a very popular course in December.

    • Let's Get Baking : Learn to bake like the professionals with our Let's Get Baking cookery class. During this half day experience you'll be taught how to make delicious sweet treats such as a zesty lemon cake, fruit buns and blueberry yoghurt and polenta cakes with a piquent orange syrup.

    • The Ultimate Burger : From the classic to the beetroot, the buttermilk chicken to the sweet potato and chickpea, the perfect burger is here! Get yourself burger'd out!

  • Deliveroo :  Deliveroo, the UK’s leading food delivery company, is on the look-out for Delivery Drivers and Riders in New Milton, where the service is due to launch later next month.   (Courtesy of The Daily Echo)

  • New Milton Cricket Club :

  • Bashley(Rydal) Cricket Club : The 4th & 5th XIs are Away to Lyndhurst and Bransgore respectively on Saturday (19th)

  • Christmas in New Milton : A Christmas Festival Fair been scheduled to be held at The Memorial Centre on Saturday 20th November - a week ahead of the main Festival Event on the 27th November.  The Lions Club of New Milton who are organising Christmas in New Milton will release Booking details of the Festival Fair on this site later this week.   (Repeat)

  • Father's Day  (20th) :

  • Live Music this Weekend :

  • Church Services in New Milton : See NewMilton.Net Calendar.

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THURSDAY 17TH JUNE  (Updated every weekday)  

 

Coronavirus (Covid-19) 

 

New Milton

 

  • Residents who Shop at Aldi : Whilst we await the building of New Milton's Aldi Foodstore - residents who shop at the Christchurch Aldi should note that the store will be Closed for Refreshing from 6:00 p.m. on Friday 18th June and will reopen on Thursday 24th June at 8:00 a.m.

  • The New Milton Big Litter Pick :  Please note that as we are able to adhere to the Covid-19 restrictions regarding meetings outside and social distancing - The New Milton Big Litter Pick is going ahead on Saturday and Sunday 10th & 11th July and we encourage you all to volunteer a couple hours of your time to help smarten up our Town in time for Summer. This event is being sponsored by The Co-Op who will soon open a Convenience Store in Barton on Sea, probably in August 2021.

  • Learning in Libraries Online :

    • Free - Introduction to the Ukulele. A fun, friendly and inclusive course where you learn the basics of ukulele playing to perform songs on the ukulele.

    • Free - Let's Get Ready for School. The course is for any parent, guardian or carer who has a child starting primary school in September; to help prepare you and your child for a successful start in Year R in September.

    • Finger Picking on the Ukulele. For those who have completed an improvers course or are at a similar stage in their learning. This workshop will teach you how to use fingerpicking to perform single notes and chords on the ukulele.

  •  Hampshire County Council :

  • Hampshire County Council Plans : Jobs will be at risk at Health Clinics Across the New Forest if Hampshire County Council goes ahead with plans to cut services.   (Courtesy of The New Milton Advertiser & Times)

  • New Forest Players : The New Members Evening originally scheduled for 24th June has had to be postponed.  It will be rescheduled when restrictions are eased.

  • New Forest Swiming Academy :  Wide range of Courses for all ages and all swimming abilities including beginners at The Ballard School.  Weekly on a Tuesday and a Thursday.

  • Sir Desmond Swayne MP : Latest Statement in Parliament by Our MP.  (The publication of this video link does not indicate the webmaster's support or otherwise of the views expressed, merely noted as he is our local MP)

  • Chewton Glen Hotel :

    • Chewton Glen Hotel appeared earlier this week on Channel 4 TV show on coping with coronavirus pandemic - watch on 4 On Demand.

    • Afternoon Tea Party : Course at The Kitchen @ Chewton Glen - This could be one of the most rewarding classes we have on offer, especially if you're the proud owner of a sweet tooth. Slave away in the kitchen baking some delicious treats and then settle down to eat them, accompanied by a glass of fizz. Welcome to our Afternoon Tea Party...

    • Greek Odyssey : Course at The Kitchen @ Chewton Glen - Steeped in history and lapped by the Mediterranean Sea, Greece is home to some of the finest ingredients in the world. Following the Greek way of using the freshest simple ingredients our chef tutor Steve will guide you through a selection of meze dishes that will take you back to the Greek sunshine of your last holiday.

  • Christmas in New Milton : A Christmas Festival Fair been scheduled to be held at The Memorial Centre on Saturday 20th November - a week ahead of the main Festival Event on the 27th November.  The Lions Club of New Milton who are organising Christmas in New Milton will release Booking details of the Festival Fair on this site later this week.   (Repeat)

 General Interest

  • My Smile for the Day 

  • Employment Opportunity : New Forest District Council - Enforcement Officer - looking for a flexible and self-motivated team player to join our Enforcement Officers on a permanent part-time basis. You'll undertake off-street parking regulations enforcement and deal with abandoned vehicles, enviro-crime and stray dogs so knowledge of dog handling and behaviour would be an advantage.

  • This Weekend  - The Hampshire Country and Food Festival 2021 is being held at the Netley Showground - Hampshire Country Fair returns in 2021 as a new safe event for the whole family to enjoy. A combination of some of the elements of a country show and all the ingredients of a food festival.  (Repeat)

  • On this Day in History.

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WEDNESDAY 16TH JUNE  (Updated every weekday)  

 

CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19) 

 

New Milton

 

  • It's Market Day in Station Road today.

  • New Milton Town Council :

  • Hampshire County Council :

  • New Milton Town Football Club : 

    • If you are over 16 and would like a New Challenge in Ladies Football or a strong development pathway to regional football.

    • The Club at Fawcetts Field - Cocktails on Tap - Being installed this week ready for the football on Friday! Everyone loves a cocktail and we will have quite a few to choose from. Make sure you are booked in Friday to be the first ones to get a taste of summer.

  • RNLI - New Milton & Barton on Sea Fundraising Branch : We are looking for new volunteers to join us on an ad hoc basis to help with our fundraising at car boot sales, market stalls, quiz nights and other events. If you are able to spare a couple of hours on an occasional basis throughout the year, please do get in touch by commenting on this post or by email to volunteers.nm.bos.rnli@gmail.com

  • The Barn : The Revolvers Live - the UK's premier 60's group. A tribute band with a difference...

  • New Milton Dementia Friendly Community Allotments : The Re-opening of the Allotments.  Please feel free to join us and on subsequent Tuesday through the Summer.

  • Friends of Ballard Water Meadow :  The Friends of Ballard Water Meadow are a hard-working and dedicated group of volunteers looking after Ballard Water Meadow and Woodland. Their Annual Report 2020/21 is available to view here.

  • For Families with Children 2 - 18 years :  Please join one of our Free Gaming4Good Webinars where you can hear from a panel of experts in family gaming, psychology, gaming risk and finance, about how to approach your child’s gaming to help them get the most out of it … and avoid the pitfalls.

  • Sir Desmond Swayne MP :  The latest Blog from Sir Desmond Swayne - 'Victory into Defeat' - Months ago, in this column I pointed out that the successful virus variants become more transmissible by being less virulent. (The publication of these comments does not indicate the webmaster's support or otherwise of the views expressed, merely noted as he is our local MP)

  • Christmas in New Milton : A Christmas Festival Fair been scheduled to be held at The Memorial Centre on Saturday 20th November - a week ahead of the main Festival Event on the 27th November.  The Lions Club of New Milton who are organising Christmas in New Milton will release Booking details of the Festival Fair on this site later this week.   (Repeat)

 

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Repeated Important Items

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

  • The Lions Club of New Milton Christmas Festival : We are now inviting Applications for Stalls at The New Milton Christmas Festival being held on Saturday 27th November 2021 between Noon and 5:00 p.m. Whether you are a Community Group, Charity or a Commercial organisation - get your application in as soon as possible as we anticipate a high demand after so long without any major events.

  • Product Recalls : Emanba - Electric Scooter ; Six-Lamp Chandelier ; Soft Glue Animal Building Blocks

  • Food News  :

  • Chewton Glen Hotel :

    • The Perfect Curry - An Evening Course - Nothing beats a homemade curry, especially when somebody else has done the shopping for you and does the washing up! Learn to make you very own naan breads and a Goan chicken curry from scratch.

    • The Perfect Paella - An Evening Course - Short grain or long grain rice? Cook in the oven or on the hob? Picking your way through paella purist's instructions can be tricky.

    • The Perfect Pad Thai - An Evening Course - Join us for an entertaining evening around our chef's table in the Cookery School with a combination of hands-on cookery and demonstrations.

    • The Perfect Burger - An Evening Course - Enjoy a relaxed evening and celebrate National Burger Day as you get creative making own burgers and creating exciting accompaniments - from chipotle mayo to salsa, slaws and more.

  • Tennis Holiday Camps : Summer Holiday Coaching, Games, Matchplay and Fun for children aged 6 - 15 years at Hale Gardens Tennis Club

  • Working From Home : New Flexi Season Tickets - It’s a flexible solution that’s perfect if you need to Travel to Work a Couple of Times a Week at peak time Monday to Friday. Commute your way.

  • New Milton Cops :

    • A Sad But Urgent Message from PCSO Alan Maccaffery.

    • Officers in the New Forest are Warning Local Residents to be vigilant after a number of thefts from motor vehicles across the district in recent weeks.

  • New Milton Library :  Digital WorkSkills @ New Milton Library - This free course is for those receiving unemployment benefits and who are actively seeking employment.

  • Deliveroo :  Deliveroo, the UK’s leading food delivery company, is on the look-out for Delivery Drivers and Riders in New Milton, where the service is due to launch later next month.   (Courtesy of The Daily Echo)

  • Christmas in New Milton : A Christmas Festival Fair been scheduled to be held at The Memorial Centre on Saturday 20th November - a week ahead of the main Festival Event on the 27th November.  The Lions Club of New Milton who are organising Christmas in New Milton will release Booking details of the Festival Fair on this site later this week.  

 

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