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Adult Education

Adult Learning - New Milton

The Centre offers a good choice of qualification and leisure courses including art & craft, media & photography, IT, fitness & sport, and hospitality and languages. In addition there is an extensive range of complementary therapy & beauty courses run from a purpose built facility on site.

   Fusee House. Lymington Road. New Milton

   01425 612498

   Office Hours :  Mon - Thursday 9:00 to 7:45  and Friday until 4:00 pm

   Centre Web Site

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New Milton U3A

University of the Third Age (U3A) is a self-help organisation for people no longer in full time employment, aiming to provide self-help interest groups who can draw upon the experience and skills of others to provide educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment. You do not need any qualifications to host or join a U3A group, just enthusiasm to share. There are no exams to study for and no qualifications to be gained. New Milton branch of U3A was formed in 2010 since when membership has continued to grow and therefore new interest groups are being formed all the time.  Each month we have a speaker on a variety of interesting subjects after which members and visitors can enjoy socializing with their friends or meeting new people over light refreshments which are provided for a small charge. New members always welcome.

 

   New Milton Memorial Centre.  Whitefield Road.  New Milton.  BH25 6DE          

 

   General Meeting - Fourth Wednesday of the Month - 2:00 pm

 

   £20.00 per annum.  £2.00 - Non members Visit

 

   01425 610192 - Chairman - Rosemary Ager

   01425 279928 - Membership - Sylvia Walker

   01425 629483 - Secretary - Su Kensley

   Treasurer - Jo Bondin

 

   E-Mail Chairman

 

   Group Web Site

 

Varied Groups also now in place - see web site for more details. 

 

Amateur Radio - New Forest Amateur Radio Society

Amateur Radio and Electronics Club specialising in training for all three levels of UK Amateur Radio examinations

   Meeting at various locations in the New Forest Area  

   Various Times

   £10.00  ;  Visitors to meetings £2.00

   Richard Ferguson MORBF (Secretary)

   Contact by E-Mail

    Contact the Club 

Animal Rescue

The aim of NMHR is to give first aid and rehabilitate hedgehogs back into the wild.  Donations are welcome and we are a Non-Profit organisation.

   Philip Benstead   07512 202549

   Gill Bowers   07986 576990

   Chris Lock    01590 644865

 

Arts & Crafts

New Milton Art Group

If you enjoy painting at home, or you have not painted for years or have never painted, why not come along for a chat, meet new friends, share ideas, exchange tips and techniques, you will be made most welcome. 

   New Milton Community Association.  Osborne Road.  New Milton.  BH25 6EA

   Every Wednesday from 2:00 pm until 4:15 pm

   First Taster session is free.

   Tricia Fraser

   01425 622615

   www.newmiltoncommunity.org.uk/art.html

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Andycrafts Beading Group

   New Milton Community Association.  Osborne Road.  New Milton

   Weekly on Tuesday Mornings - 10:00 am until Noon

   £3.00 per week

   Andrea Waters

   01425 617575

   E-Mail

   www.newmiltoncommunity.org.uk/beading.html

   www.andycraft-beads.co.uk

An informal get together to do beading and jewellery making. Bring your own project or I can help you get started. Everything you need will be available for purchase, including Kits, beads and findings.

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Crafts at The Community Association

   Community Association.  Osborne Road.  New Milton.  BH25 6DE      MAP

   Meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month - 10:00 am until 12:00 Noon

   Members charged £1.00 per session as and when they attend

   Margaret Prior - 01425 621477 or Vera Day - 01425 273601

   E-Mail the Group

   Association Web Site

We are all ladies with diverse interests in crafting. Once a month we welcome a speaker or demonstrator who is usually craft related but not always. The alternate morning is our Workshop day when we all bring an item of craft on which we are working. This varies immensely, i.e. card making, beading, soft toy making, knitting, crochet, cross stitch etc.  

Many members make items all through the year which are then donated to the 'Shoe Box Appeal' for wherever they are needed in the world and these are gratefully received by the organisers. Blankets for Oakhaven Hospice are also made and donated and warm hats have been welcomed by the 'Seafarers Mission'.

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The Craft and Miniatures Group

 

   The Methodist Church Hall.  Cliffe Road.  Barton-on-Sea.  BH25 7PA

 

   1st Wednesday of each month from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm

 

Members of this small but enthusiastic group have made successful displays of their work at Church Christmas Fairs.

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The Ewe2Club

   Community Association in New Milton

       

  The third Thursday of the month - in New Milton - 1:30pm until 4:30pm

      

   ewe2club@yahoo.co.uk

 

   Club Web Site

 

We are a group who enjoy spinning and weaving, knitting and felting and so much more. Most of our crafts are fibre and yarn based but we cover a wide range of interests between us.

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The Old Sew & Sews

 

    Community Association.  Osborne Road.  New Milton.  BH25 6EA       

 

   Meets on second and fourth Thursday each month at 2:00 pm

 

   £1.50 per Meeting

   Mrs Irene Banks

   01425 620407

 

New Members and beginners will be most welcome.

 

Ballroom Dancing

Ballroom Dance Group - New Milton Community Association

   Community Association.  Osborne Road.  New Milton.  BH25 6DE     

   Mondays at 2:00 pm and Thursdays at 7:30 pm

   01425 610495 during opening hours

   Association Web Site

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Come Dancing Group - New Milton Community Association

   Community Association.  Osborne Road.  New Milton.  BH25 6DE     

   Every Tuesday at 7:30 pm until 10:00 pm

   £1.50 including Tea & Biscuits

   Janet Hatton - 01425 280889

   01425 610495 during opening hours

   www.newmiltoncommunity.org.uk/come-dancing.html

 

Board Games

Community Association Chess Club

   Community Association.  Osborne Road.  New Milton.  BH25 6EA         

 

  Every Thursday Afternoon at 2:00 pm

 

  Club Secretary - Ken Clarke

 

  www.newmiltoncommunity.org.uk/chess.html   

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The New Milton Chess Club

To promote chess in New Milton through membership of the Bournemouth and District Chess League and the English Chess Federation, catering for experienced players and beginners in a friendly atmosphere.

   New Milton Conservative Club.  24 Station Road.  New Milton.  BH25 6JX  

   Twice weekly - Tuesdays at 7:00 pm and Thursdays at 2:00 pm

   £28.00 Annual Membership

   Secretary - Mike Honey

   01425 626533

   j.beasant@virgin.net (Chairman) - mikehoney@waitrose.com

The Annual Membership Fee of £28.00 gives you full entitlement to all of the Conservative Club facilities as well as the Chess Club.

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Scrabble Group - New Milton Community Association

   Community Association.  Osborne Road.  New Milton.  BH25 6DE      MAP

   Every Monday at 1:30 pm

   75p per session

  Pat Akerman - 01425 613160  

   01425 610495 during opening hours

   www.newmiltoncommunity.org.uk/scrabble.html

 

Bridge - All Types

New Milton Community Association Bridge Clubs

   Community Association.  Osborne Road.  New Milton.  BH25 6DE      MAP

   Bridge Chicago - Mondays at 1:30 pm

   Bridge Cut In - Tuesdays and Fridays at 1:30 pm

   Bridge Partnership - Wednesdays at 1:30 pm

   Bridge Duplicate - Fridays at 6:30 pm

   Barbara Mathews - 01425 620854

   Reception :  01425 610495 during opening hours

   Association Web Site

 

Cake Making

New Forest Clandestine Cake Club

The objective of the Club is to make cakes set by a theme from the Organiser and to meet in secret locations to chat, and talk about the cakes.

   Meetings are held at various locations around the New Forest

   Bi-Monthly - Various dates

   Gill Hepburn - New Forest Clandestine Cake Club Organiser

   07947 080097

   E-Mail the Organiser

   Group Web Site

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Gluten Free New Forest Clandestine Cake Club

The objective of the Club is to make cakes set by a theme from the Organiser and to meet in secret locations to chat, and talk about the cakes. Visitors welcome and local venues visited

   Meetings are held at various locations around the New Forest

   Bi-Monthly - Wednesday or Thursday Evenings - 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm

   Gill Hepburn - Gluten Free New Forest Clandestine Cake Club Organiser

   07947 080097

   E-Mail the Organiser

   Group Web Site

 

Canasta

Canasta Club - New Milton Community Association

   Community Association.  Osborne Road.  New Milton.  BH25 6DE      MAP

   Every Thursday at 1:30 pm

   01425 610495 during opening hours

   Association Web Site

 

Chess Clubs

The New Milton Chess Club

To promote chess in New Milton through membership of the Bournemouth and District Chess League and the English Chess Federation, catering for experienced players and beginners in a friendly atmosphere.

   New Milton Conservative Club.  24 Station Road.  New Milton.  BH25 6JX  

   Twice weekly - Tuesdays at 7:00 pm and Thursdays at 2:00 pm

   £28.00 Annual Membership

   Secretary - Mike Honey

   01425 626533

   j.beasant@virgin.net (Chairman) - mikehoney@waitrose.com

The Annual Membership Fee of £28.00 gives you full entitlement to all of the Conservative Club facilities as well as the Chess Club.

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Community Association Chess Club

   Community Association.  Osborne Road.  New Milton.  BH25 6EA         

 

  Every Thursday Afternoon at 2:00 pm

 

  Club Secretary - Ken Clarke

 

  www.newmiltoncommunity.org.uk/chess.html   

 

Discussions Groups

Discussion Group - New Milton Community Association

   Community Association.  Osborne Road.  New Milton.  BH25 6DE      MAP

   Second Tuesday of every month at 2:00 pm

   £1.00 per Meeting

   Norman Fancett - Membership Secretary - 01425 621543

   01425 610495 during opening hours

   www.newmiltoncommunity.org.uk/discussion-group.html

 

Genealogy

Hampshire Genealogical Society - New Milton & Christchurch Branch

 

   St Mark's Church Hall.  Hinton Wood Avenue.  Highcliffe

 

  Meetings on the 2nd Friday of each month at 7:30 pm

 

  E-Mail the Group Organiser

 

  Hampshire Society Web Site

 

Horticulture & Gardening

The New Milton Horticultural Society

     Community Association.  Osborne Road.  New Milton.  BH25 6EA

 

   Meets every third Wednesday of the month @ 7:30 pm

 

   Annual Membership - £10.00

 

   Chairman - Valerie Sullivan

 

   Membership - John Porter - 01425 614978

 

   Secretary - Margaret Sheldrake - 01425 628675   dsheldrake@talktalk.net

 

  www.newmiltoncommunity.org.uk/horticultural.html

 

Are you interested in gardening - then come and join us.

 

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The New Milton &  Barton on Sea Flower Club

   Methodist Church Hall. Cliffe Road.  Barton on Sea.  BH25 7JH      MAP

   1st Tuesday of every month at 2:15 pm

   Annual Subscription - £15.000.  Meetings : Members - 50p  Visitors - £3.00

  01425 623263

 

Humanist & Healing

New Milton Humanist Group

   Meetings at The House Martin Pub.  Christchurch Road.  New Milton

   First Monday of the month from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm

   Annual Membership - £12.00

   Chair Person :  Liliane Apers - 01425 638296

   E-Mail the Group

   Group Web Site

Provide a Platform for Humanists to meet socially, discuss topical ethical issues and promote Humanism as a non-religious philosophy of life.

 

Knitting, Crochet & Lace

Knit & Crochet Group

To knit or crochet at any level of ability, mutual help or consult our knitting guru - Ros.

   St Mary Magdalene Church Hall.  Church Lane.  New Milton.  BH25 6QN   MAP

   Every Wednesday from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm   (Rear Meeting Room)

   £3.00 per session including Tea or Coffee and Biscuits

   Rose Jones

   E-Mail the Group

   01425 610792

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Barton Lace Group

To promote the art of lacemaking within the community

   Meets at New Milton Junior School.  Old Milton Rd.   New Milton   BH25 6DS

   Third Wednesday of the month, 7pm-9pm  (No Meeting in August)

   No membership Fees.  £3.00 per evening

   Jackie Barton - Chairman

   01425 620334 for more information

   E-Mail for more information

Languages

Spanish Circle

   Community Association.  Osborne Road.  New Milton.  BH25 6DE      MAP

   Meets every 2nd Tuesday of the Month (Except August)

   More Information to follow

   Janet Vigour

   01425 617386

   www.newmiltoncommunity.org.uk/spanish.html

 

Line & Square Dancing

Line Dancing Group - New Milton Community Association

   Community Association.  Osborne Road.  New Milton.  BH25 6DE      MAP

   Every Friday at 1:30 pm - Improvers and 2:30 pm for Advanced

   £2.50 per session

   Ann Jackson - 02380 282169

   01425 610495 during opening hours

   www.newmiltoncommunity.org.uk/line-dancing.html

Mahjong

Mah-Jong - New Milton Community Association

   Community Association.  Osborne Road.  New Milton.  BH25 6DE    

   Every Friday at 1:30 pm

   01425 610495 during opening hours

   Association Web Site

 

Model Cars, Trains & Planes

South Hants Model Car Club

   New Milton Memorial Centre.  Whitefield Road.  New Milton.  BH25 6DE   (Indoor Events)

   Rear of Danestream Farm Shop.  Sway Road.  Bashley   (Outdoor Events)

   Indoors - Every Wednesday @ 6:30 until 10:00 pm  (Doors open at 6:00 pm)

   Outdoors - Every Sunday from 9:00 am - Weather permitting

   See Web Site for details of Membership and Race Fees

   Make Contact with the Club

   Club Web Site

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South Coast Rails Group

   Meets at Unit 14.  Ferndene Farm. Bashley Cross Road.  Bashley

   Use of the Club is available 24 hours a day - 7 Days a week

   £52.00 per Quarter

   David Morgan - Membership Secretary and Treasurer

   01425 610145

   E-Mail David Morgan

   Club Web Site

We are a model railway club and we have a number of gauges in operation. Gauge 1, O Gauge and OO Gauge layouts and if anyone wishes to start an N Gauge layout, this could be possible.

 

Musical Groups & Choirs

Crescendi Choir

Crescendi is a local contemporary choir in the New Forest run by Jo Corbin, established in 2010.
We work towards putting on local concerts and performances to raise money for various charities.

We sing a variety of music from gospel to showsongs but Crescendi is a strictly non-classical zone! We place the emphasis very much on having fun whilst creating an amazing sound in the process.

   Meetings at St Andrews Church Rooms.  Tiptoe

   Weekly on Thursday at 7:30 pm

   Members - £30.00   Visitors - £3.00 weekly

   Jo Corbin

   01425 616855

   E-Mail the Choir

   Choir Web Site

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MUSK - Milton Ukelele Strummers Klub

MUSK " Milton Ukulele Strummers Klub" our adopted club name. The aim of the the club is to enjoy ourselves playing Ukuleles. We meet once a month at the Rydal Arms, Station Rd. New Milton. We set aside the 1st hour for beginners. Instruction is Free, as is the evening, but please buy a drink from the bar.

   Meetings at The Rydal.  Station Road.  New Milton

   7:00 pm - Beginners  :  8:00 pm - Strumming in Time

   Free - but please buy drinks at the Bar

   Pete

   01425 621831  /  07709281946

   E-Mail Pete

   MUSK Web Site

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New Forest Orchestra

We are an Amateur Orchestra who meet to practice and perform classical music. We aim for high standards under the baton of our promising conductor Lee Marchant : but that doesn't stop us having fun! We hold several concerts a year in various venues ion the New Forest area and  participate in local  Arts Festivals.  Notably we were the concluding act at the Milford on Sea Arts Festival in 2013 playing a selection of Ballet and Theatre Music followed by a selection of “Last Night of the Proms” repertoire and  accompanying the  Hallelujah Chorus, Jerusalem  and  “Land of Hope and Glory in Milford’s “Big Village Sing”.   

New Members are always warmly welcomed. There is no entrance Audition but players need to be of at least Grade 5 to be comfortable. We find that regular orchestral playing soon dispels rustiness so many players have enjoyed returning to their instruments after several (or in some cases , many) years gap.

   Meetings at All Saints Hordle Memorial Hall.  Hordle Lane.  Hordle.  SO41 0FB

   Wednesday Evenings - 7:30 pm until 9:30 pm (Weekly Rehearsals in Term time)

   Subscription by the Term (Approx. £4.00 per week).  50% for Students.

   Alan Ford - Chairman

   01590 681741

   Chairman's E-Mail

   Membership E-Mail

  Orchestra Web Site

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New Forest Community Choir

"Singing for pleasure" .  We are a friendly choir who welcomes new members.  No auditions, no need to read music, 4 part acapella harmony taught by ear.  We sing songs from around the world in a variety of styles and moods and perform occasional concerts for charity.

 

   St Peter's Church Hall.  Ashley Common Road.  New Milton.  BH25 5AJ

 

   Tuesday Evenings - 7:15 pm for 7:30 pm Start until 9:30 pm. Weekly during term time.

       Refreshments provided

 

   New Members always welcome.  First Taster Session Free

 

   Chris Kemp

 

   01425 273618

 

   chrisofroeshot@gmail.com

 

   Choir Web Site

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The Jubilee Singers - New Milton Community Association

   Rehearsals :  Community Association.  Osborne Road.  New Milton.  BH25 6DE      MAP

   Concerts held at various locations around the New Forest

   Patricia Judge

   01425 271428

   www.newmiltoncommunity.org.uk/jubilee-singers.html

 

Quilt Making

Rectory Quilters of New Milton

   Jill O'Sullivan

 

   01425 612038

 

   Make Contact with The Rectory Quilters

 

   Rectory Quilters Web Site

 

We are a Patchwork and Quilting Group dedicated to the enjoyment of meeting and sewing and all things patchwork and quilting. Part of The Quilters' Guild of The British Isles.

 

There is currently a waiting list for Membership, but please make contact with us if you are interested in becoming a Member.

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New Forest Quilters

   Hilary Murphy

 

   01202 421239

 

Recorded Music

The New Milton Recorded Music Society

   St Mary Magdalene Church Hall.  Church Lane.  New Milton

   7:30 pm on alternate Thursday Evenings

   New Members always welcome to come along and see if you would like to join us

   Brian Stevenson for more information

   01590 682730

   E-Mail the Group

If you enjoy Classical Music - then this might be the Group for you.

 

Scottish Country Dancing

New Milton Scottish Country Dancers

Enjoy Scottish dance and music, get fit and meet new friends as well as promoting Scottish dancing and music.

   Weekly Meetings at The Guide Hut,  Lake Grove Road.  New Milton.  BH25 5NX

   Weekly on Tuesday 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

   £1.50 for Visitors

   Ann Gorman for more information

   07769 331119

   E-Mail Ann Gorman

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New Forest Scottish Country Dancers

Weekly classes to keep fit, make friends and enjoy traditional Scottish Music and Dancing.  Regular social events are held in the surrounding area.  Display Team.  Callers for Weddings, Ceilidhs and other private functions.

 

   Weekly : Methodist Church Hall. Avenue Rd. Brockenhurst. SO42 7RT

 

   Wednesday Evenings : 7:45 pm until 10:00 pm

 

   £3.00 per class

 

 Chairman - Ted Widdows

   02380 812271

 

   E-Mail for Information

 

   Group Web Site

 

Sequence Dancing

Sequence Dance Group - New Milton Community Association

   Community Association.  Osborne Road.  New Milton.  BH25 6DE      MAP

   Every Wednesday and Saturday at 7:30 pm

   £2.50

   Reg on 01202 481104 or Heather on 01202 473845

   01425 610495 during opening hours

   www.newmiltoncommunity.org.uk/

 

Stamps & Postcards

New Forest Stamp and Postcard Club

   Meetings at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall.  Cowper Avenue.  New Milton

   7:00 pm for 7:30 pm every 2nd Wednesday of the Month

   £3.00 Annual Subscription.   £1.00 - Children

   To be confirmed

 

Walking & Rambling

The Forest Rambling Club - Affiliated to The Rambers Association

   The location of the Walks differs every week.

   Wednesday, Saturday and Sundays.  All start at 10:30 am

   New Members always welcome

   Christ Tait - Membership Secretary

   01202 423253

   Club Web Site for more information.  Members only have access to the Programme

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