This Community Web Site is designed both for the residents of New Milton and for the thousands of visitors who come to New Milton, Barton on Sea and Ashley and Bashley - as well as the surrounding New Forest area. 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 some 20 miles to the east.  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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  • The New Milton Covid Support Group is officially supported by New Milton Town Council and the New Milton Residents' Association - 01425 542019 and email address - nmcommunitytogether@gmail.com and their Website, through which you can apply for help, or can enlist to be a volunteer to help others is www.newmiltoncovidsupport.co.uk 

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WEB SITE ANNOUNCEMENT :  Due to some minor technical reasons, and the difficulties of confirming current information, the launch of the new NMRA Integrated Web Site has been delayed until September.  We apologise for this delay - the wait will be worth it (we hope!) to enjoy a much improved, easier to navigate and more informative Website for New Milton.  Please note that some of the content on this site is out of date - pending the launch of the new site.

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CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19) - SATURDAY 15TH AUGUST   (Next Update will be on Monday 17th August) 

At 5:57 a.m. this morning Piper John Adams played New Milton's Special Tribute on VJ Day at The War Memorial - simultaneously with similar tributes across the United Kingdom.

"We Will Remember Them"

  • The Lions Club of New Milton and The New Milton Residents' Association who were to jointly host the 'VJ75 Party on the Clifftop' today, are sorry that due to the current circumstances they have been unable to stage the event.  However, we hope that you will all note the date in your Diaries for 'Victory Day 75 Party on the Clifftop' to be held on Saturday 5th June, 2021.  This will take place on the 75th Anniversary of the Victory Day Commemoration and Parade which was held by the UK Government in London on the 8th June 1946.

  • VJ75 - Mapping the War in the East. The National Museum of the Royal Navy, National Army Museum, Royal Air Force Museum and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission take you through a tour of the Campaign in the East. The fighting was so vast that British Commonwealth forces and their allies fought across thousands of miles. This short film will show you a brief summary of the battles fought in the Air, Sea and on land; and look at how we remember them in the geography of todays’ world.

  • VJ75 - Uncover the untold stories - 15th August 2020 is the 75th anniversary of VJ Day, marking both the surrender of Japan and the end of the Second World War. We remember and recognise all those who served and sacrificed in the Far East and ultimately brought an end to the Second World War.

  • VJ75 - A two minute silence will be held on Saturday 15 August at 11am (UK time), to remember and thank all those from the many nations who fought for the freedoms that we enjoy today.

  • VJ75 - The Royal Family will lead the tributes marking this very important date.

  • VJ75 - Sophie Raworth is joined by Fergal Keane and Dan Snow, with guests including veterans sharing their precious memories. HRH the Prince of Wales will lead the national two-minute silence at 11am. On BBC1 from 9:30 a.m.

  • VJ75 - In this final event to mark the 75th anniversary of VJ Day, Joanna Lumley is joined by a host of stars to celebrate and commemorate the conclusion of the Second World War. Hugh Bonneville, Sheridan Smith, Paterson Joseph, Sir Bryn Terfel, Sir Willard White and Nicola Roberts pay tribute to those who served in the campaigns in the Far East. Descendants and members of the military will give thanks to the veterans of the Second World War in a spectacular event on Horse Guards Parade, London.  On BBC1 from 8:30 p.m.

  • VJ75 - On the 15th August 2020, we commemorate 75 years since the Victory over Japan (VJ75) remembering the many thousands who lost their lives in World War Two across Asia. This includes our Gurkhas who bravely took up arms alongside other Allie countries to defeat the Japanese in this particular case in Burma - tribute by The Gurkhas Brigade Association.

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It is so important that we all seek to do our best to support our local businesses, to shop locally and to make less use of on-line shopping.  All of our local businesses have had a very tough time, have had to adapt to new  working  practices and may well have  been forced to lay people off to ensure their survival. So let’s all do our best to support the local economy, and support our local businesses.  It has never been more true to say - ‘Use them or Lose them’.

 New Milton's 'Shop Local - Support Your Community' Campaign

  • THIS IS 'SHOP LOCAL WEEK' : Eight reasons to Shop Local this week to help the high street bounce back. Government urges shoppers to visit their local high street and support businesses during Shop Local Week.   (Repeat)

  • HM GOVERNMENT : People arriving in England from France, the Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks and Caicos and Aruba from 4am Saturday 15 August will need to self-isolate for 2 weeks.

  • HM GOVERNMENT : Findings published by Imperial College London today suggest that 6% of the population in England, around 3.4 million people, have been infected with COVID-19.

  • HM GOVERNMENT : The Government has announced a series of tough new enforcement measures targeting the most serious breaches of social distancing restrictions.

  • Flying Start Hampshire is a new website designed to help young people, especially in year 11, plan and prepare for life, study, and work after school. It gives you the resources you need when considering your future, including a course at college or sixth form, apprenticeship or other school year transition. Alongside this it holds beneficial links to careers and employment.

  • New Forest District Council are taking Action Against Littering during the Summer months.

  • New Milton Cops - Update from PCSO Alan on Thursday 13th August.

  • Social Work in the South returns on the 23 September 2020 – a free recruitment and professional development event, hosted by Hampshire County Council, in partnership with Community Care.

  • New Milton Baptist Church - there will be a resumption of services on a trial basis from this Sunday.

  • Forest Arts - Artists Call Out from 1st to 10th September - we are offering local artists the use of our dance studio, theatre and workshop for FREE from 9am-4pm to develop their practice, rehearse or for local teachers to prepare before going back to a classroom. Find out more.

  • Ray Foster will be live in the Garden of The Cliff House on Sunday at 6:00 p.m (weather permitting)

  • The Beachcomber Cafe has a Charcoal Barbeque in the Garden from 12:00 Noon on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

  • On This Day in History.

  • My Smile for the Day!


  • Good Luck to all our Students getting their 'A' Level results today !!


  • New Milton Town Council - Following a meeting of the Full Town Council last evening, you can expect to see some further changes to the Traffic & Pedestrian Plan previously implemented to ensure adequate 'social distancing'. After the changes have been  made, the Eastbound lane of Old Milton Road will be opened to allow traffic to turn into Station Road and across to Ashley Road. The Westbound lane of Old Milton Road will however remain closed to allow 'social distancing' outside of Charles Nobel Jewellers.  (Repeat)

  • GOOD NEWS : No New Forest coronavirus deaths for third consecutive week – but council urges ‘now is not the time to relax’   (Courtesy of The New Milton A & T)

  • The heatwave warning has now been extended to Friday 14th August. If you are out and about in the sun today, remember to Beat the Heat Keep hydrated, slow down, get your sun cream on and try to stay out of the sun during the hottest part of the day.



  • THIS IS 'SHOP LOCAL WEEK' : Eight reasons to Shop Local this week to help the high street bounce back. Government urges shoppers to visit their local high street and support businesses during Shop Local Week.

  • Beat The Heat - a heatwave continues to be likely for today and tomorrow. The effects of heat can be harmful to our health, particularly for the young, elderly and those with long term health conditions. Look out for others, keep hydrated, and try to keep out of the sun from 11-3 p.m.  (Repeat)


  • LOCAL FOCUS :   Wheatsheaf Inn in Old Milton - part of the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme - £10 off per person on Monday to Wednesday - booking recommended.

  • LOCAL FOCUS :   New Milton Lighting Centre in Station Road - an Aladdin’s cave of lighting established in 1985 - stocking a large range of decorative light fittings and shades.


  • LOCAL FOCUS : Bijou Coffee House now also selling Purbeck Ice Creams - Marine Drive Barton on Sea.

  • LOCAL FOCUS : Ideal Produce New Milton - as well as being our new fruit & veg shop - now they are stocking Coffee - need a new brew to get you going? Interested in artisan coffees roasted locally? Introducing a Red Garage Coffee. Now in stock at our shop in New Milton and our online shop too.


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