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New Milton Raises £1k+ for Grenfell Tower Appeal

On Sunday 18th June - The New Milton Lions Club raised over £1000 which will be given to the Lions Club of Great Britain Grenfell Tower Appeal Fund. This sum was raised at their Centennial Car Boot Sale and via a Bucket Collection at The New Milton Great Get Together Community Picnic both held on the 18th June.

The local Kensington and Chelsea Lions Club were very quickly on the scene after the tragedy and in discussions with the local community, it will become clear what the real needs are that are not being met by other sources. 

The New Milton Lions Club are very grateful to all those who contributed to these Bucket Collections for the victims of this tragic event.

Local Clubs donate Shelter and Shed to New Milton Dementia Friendly Allotments

New Milton Lions have donated a Shelter to the New Milton Dementia Friendly Allotments which will be open from the end of June 2017.

        

The Rotary Club of New Milton also donated a Shed to this Project.

Teenage Street Trading

New Milton Town Council successfully launched their first Teenage Market on 31st May.   There were four stalls run by teenagers alongside the existing market stalls at the Weekly Wednesday Market. The idea is to encourage budding entrepreneurs and to help them gain skills and an understanding of the retail business industry.  There is no charge to the young people for the use of the stall.

They mostly make the  goods for their stalls.   Recently this consisted of cakes, knitted crafts, bath bombs and second hand items.   They researched prices and took time to display their stall attractively, to maximise potential sales, as well as engaging with their customers.

The Teenage Street Trading is affiliated to the national Teenage Market brand.   The market stalls available for teenagers will initially only be available during the school holidays. Young people are also encouraged to busk on these days, giving a festival ambience to the street market.

Anyone interested in having a stall or in busking, please contact the Youth Coordinator at New Milton Town Council on telephone 01425 619120 or email New Milton Town Council.

South East in Bloom

In the last couple of years, New Milton has excelled at producing some amazing floral displays around the town including the introduction of wildflower planting.  We’ve had many positive comments and letters of praise from our residents and visitors who really appreciate seeing the displays getting better and better year on year.

Taking these comments on board it was agreed that the Town Council should look at entering Britain In Bloom for 2017.  Peter Holman from South & South East In Bloom was invited to give a presentation at last January’s Amenities Committee meeting, which covered the core categories and assessment that would be required by entrants.  Having reviewed the requirements after Peter’s superb presentation it was agreed that New Milton would enter South & South East In Bloom in the Town Centre Category. 

The Floral displays form a large part of the marking but the judging also takes into account our community involvement such as working with the New Milton Dementia Group who are doing a fantastic job at the Becton Lane Allotments with their raised planters, The Long Meadow Community Group and their fabulous wild flower areas and New Milton Residents Association on various projects.   The judges will also look at the Town Councils involvement and sponsorship with businesses, and we are grateful to Bradbeers, Northfield Nurseries, New Milton Residents Association, Chewton Glen, UK Chiropractic and South West Trains for their ongoing commitment.

The general appearance of the town also forms part of the judging.

This year’s displays were actually formulated by our Estates Team as far back as last November with the type of planting, and colour scheme being discussed with the nursery. The design, planting and ongoing maintenance of the displays is carried out by the Estates Team who aim to keep the displays at their very best until at least the end of October.

The Judging takes place on Friday 30 June, with the results due in September/October.

 

Dementia Friendly - Community Allotments

Very Short Story Competion

Teenage Local Market

New Milton Town Council is pleased to announce the launch of the Teenage Street Trading taking place on Wednesday 31st May 2017 from 9 am – 3 pm.  On this day, there will be a number of stalls dedicated to teenage stall holders alongside the usual stall holders. The teenage street trading will initially only operate on Wednesday’s during the school holidays.

There is no charge to the young people. The idea is to encourage budding entrepreneurs and help them to gain skills and an understanding of the retail business industry.  We are affiliated to the Teenage Market brand as well as NABMA.

The launch of the Teenage Market falls within the Love Your Local Market fortnight.  Their theme this year centres around the next generation of traders and consumers.  The NABMA (National Association of British Market Authorities) who run Love Your Local Market, have put up a £500 prize for a Youth Video Competition.

Please contact Silma on 01425 619120 for further details or email info@newmiltontowncouncil.gov.uk

APPLICATION FORM FOR THE TEENAGE MARKET

Teenage Street Trading terms and conditions april 2017

New Milton Teenage Street Trading basic info

NM Teenage Street Trading 31 May 2017

Youth Market video competition

Tips for Your Market Stall

 

Barton on Sea Women's Institute

Due to the fact that New Milton Sands WI currently have over 100 members and have suspended new memberships until they have any vacancies I have taken up the somewhat crazy idea of forming a new WI. I have the full support of Hampshire Federation of Women's Institutes and a working party of 12 ladies.

It will currently be called Barton on Sea WI, but this may change.

Due to the fact that we have had so much initial interest and a potential committee we will have a formation meeting of the new WI on Wed 12th July 2017 at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start, at New Milton Football club, Fawcetts Field. Please bring you cheque books to pay subscription of £19.50 for the remainder of the year to secure your place.

Check out our Facebook page (Barton on Sea WI) and there is an 'event" set up on there where you can indicate your attendance:- 
https://www.facebook.com/Barton-On-Sea-WI-673488909505478/

or you can e-mail us at bartononseawi@gmail.com

 

Citizen of the Year Award 2017

The New Milton Citizen of the Year Award was presented to Geoffrey Harris at the Annual Towns Meeting held at New Milton Town Hall on Tuesday 11 April 2017.  The Town Mayor, Cllr David Hawkins was delighted to present the award to Geoffrey, who was nominated by his appreciative neighbours at Waverley House, New Milton. 

Geoffrey Harris is very well thought of by his neighbours, being a wonderful neighbour and friend, assisting wherever he can, doing shopping, gardening and providing reassurance and emotional support.   One of the residents at Waverley House has even written a lovely little poem about his endeavours to help - which unfortunately led to a broken arm for Geoff! 

The New Milton Citizen of the Year is an annual award presented to deserving residents who have shown service to the community, have shown courage in overcoming / coping with disability and service to the community, or demonstrated an act of bravery, or shown a helping / caring attitude to someone disadvantaged.  Geoff Harris completely fulfilled this criteria and the Mayor was very impressed with Geoff being selfless and obliging to all those in need. 

Well done Geoff!

 

The Annual Towns Meeting - 11th April 2017

At the Annual Towns Meeting held at the Town Hall on Tuesday 11th April, the Mayor and the Chairs of all of the Committees of New Milton Town Council presented their Annual Reports.

Read the Report given by The Mayor - Councillor David Hawkins.

Read the Report given by Councillor Steve Clarke - Chair of the Planning Committee.

Read the Report given by Councillor Alan O'Sullivan - Chair of Finance & General Purposes.

Read the Report given by Councillor Geoff Blunden - Chair of the Amenities Committee.

To read the above Reports a PDF Reader is required and this can be downloaded for free from the Adobe Web Site. It only takes a few seconds to download and install.

 

Big Moments - Cricket for Children

 

Be Involved

 

Dementia Action Group Appeal

Download a copy of this Form to complete

 

Summer of Tennis 2017

 

Table Top Sale for First Responders

Hundreds of people thronged to The New Milton Memorial Centre on Saturday 18th March and enjoyed what must have been the largest Indoor Table Top Sale ever held in New Milton with over 40 Stalls booked. The event was organised by The New Milton Residents' Association's Community in Action Team.

A superb £320 was raised as a result of the morning's activities - all in aid of The New Milton Community First Responders.  This Group of volunteers (now 7 in New Milton) are not funded by central government nor the NHS and they must raise funds for themselves to purchase their Life Saving Kits and Uniforms.  This will bring the total raised so far by the Table Top Sales to almost £600.  But it should be borne in mind that each Volunteer's Kit costs almost £1500.

This was the last of the Table Top Sales for Winter 2016/2017 but they will be back later in the year with the first being held on Saturday 11th November.