Community Groups - Town Groups


Community First New Forest Volunteer Centre

Volunteering information drop ins; for all things 'volunteering' across the New Forest. Helping bring together local people who want to volunteer and local organisations who need volunteers.

   Meetings at New Milton Library, Gore Road,  New Milton.  BH25 6RW

   2nd Tuesday of each month - 10:00 a.m. until 12.00 Noon

   01425 482773

   Lorraine Lambert


New Milton & District Twinning Association

The objectives of our Association are to promote and develop friendships and special relationships between the people of New Milton and those of Canteleu in Normandy, France (and Buchholz in Germany in the future) by encouraging exchange visits from individuals, families, schools and organisations on a reciprocal basis.

   Meetings at The Rydal Arms.  Station Road.  New Milton.

   1st Wednesday of every month - 10:30 a.m.until 11:30 am

   01425 638763 - Secretary

   Family Membership - £15.00 :  Single Membership - £10.00


NewBiz - The New Milton Business Group

The New Milton Business Group was established late in 2011 and is now under the guidance of Chairman - Dr Mike Horswell of The Arnewood Academy.  The group has grown rapidly and now has in excess of 60 regular attendees at their monthly meetings.

For sometime now there has not been an independent Business Group within New Milton which can be used as a sounding board to help new and established businesses who trade within the area. The aim of the Group is to provide a platform for discussion and debate about the problems (and successes) faced by businesses and to also provide a Networking Forum for businesses to introduce business to one another.

Unlike other Networking Groups, membership will not be restricted to one business of a particular type, so it really will be a representative Group of all Businesses.  This is your chance to have your say!

Join now and start enjoying all of the benefits of full Membership.

   Meetings will be held at various Members locations within New Milton.  

   Meetings are held on the Third Tuesday of each month from 5:30 p.m. until approx 7:00 p.m.

    £50.00 per annum per Business. 

   Visit NewBiz - The New Milton Business Group - Web Site - For more detailed Info and Membership Forms.


NMRA : The New Milton Residents' Association

   Meetings at The Community Association.  Osborne Road.  New Milton

   Meetings at Barton on Sea Methodist Church Hall.  Cliffe Road.  Barton on Sea

   2:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. alternately

   £3.00 per annum which includes 12 Issues of the Association Newsletter "Focus"

   Chairman - Alan Watson

   07771 754025

   E-Mail the Association

Community in Action - a group within NMRA to develop the social aspects of the association. The objective is to bring New Milton residents of all ages together,  to enjoy themselves,  with an aim of raising funds to support those who are less fortunate than ourselves.


New Milton Town Partnership

   Meetings held at The New Milton Memorial Centre.  Whitefield Rd. New Milton. BH25 6DE

   2nd Wednesday for Executive Committee. Otherwise AGM in May and other event.

   John Evans - Chairman

   07962 071743 - Ros Bowles

The New Milton Town Partnership is a registered charity which has been in existence since 2004. It was formed as a result of the Town Plan to work on thirty community projects which had been identified to improve the future economy and vibrancy of the town.

The initial programme of activities has been successfully completed and new opportunities for the community are constantly being identified and developed. Where appropriate we work in partnership with other local organisations to manage and deliver new ventures and proposals. We welcome suggestions, new ideas and members to the Partnership. 

The Executive Committee is made up of volunteers who bring a wide range of skills, expertise and local knowledge to the Partnership, by working together to improve people's lives, help develop our young people, tackle issues of deprivation, and promote and enhance New Milton through its environment and heritage in order to ensure a strong and successful future for the town.