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Posted on Jul 7, 2020 in News

Have your say on a new political map for New Forest District Council

New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in New Forest District Council.
The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the proposals. A 10 week consultation on the proposals will run until 7 September 2020.

The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing New Forest to make sure councillors will represent about the same number of electors, and that ward arrangements will help the council work effectively.
The Commission has published proposals for changes to New Forest. It is proposing that there should be 25 wards, divided into four three-councillor wards, 15 two-councillor wards and six single-councillor wards. All ward boundaries will change.
As part of the recommendations, the Commission has proposed that Boldre Parish remain entirely within Beaulieu, Boldre, East Boldre & Exbury & Lepe ward. The Commission received persuasive evidence arguing that splitting this parish would damage community ties in this area.
Launching the consultation Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:

“We want people in New Forest to help us. We have drawn up proposals for new wards in New Forest. We want to make sure these new electoral arrangements reflect communities. We also want them to be easy to understand and convenient for local people.  Residents and local organisations can help us do that. We would like them to let us know whether they agree with our proposals before we take final decisions.  It’s easy to get involved. Go to our website. Or you can e-mail or write to us.  Just tell us what you think and give us some details why you think that. It’s really simple, so do get involved”

The Commission has a dedicated section on its website where people can see the detail of the proposals and comment on the names of wards, their boundaries and the number of councillors per ward.  

A high resolution map is available at

People can also give their views by e-mail at, and by post:

Review Officer (New Forest)
LGBCE c/o Cleardata
Innovation House
Coniston Court
Riverside Business Park
NE24 4RP

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Posted on Jun 22, 2020 in News

Job vacancy: Grounds/ Maintenance Operative

Part Time 26 hours per week (over 4 days).

Salary £17.5k

 Milford-on-Sea Parish Council is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated person to join the team.

Reporting to the Parish Clerk and Council, responsibilities will include grounds maintenance on all Parish-owned and maintained land, maintaining to a high standard playing surfaces on football and cricket pitches, maintaining play equipment, a sports pavilion, benches, and machinery.

A full driving licence is required and holding a chainsaw licence would be desirable. However, training to obtain a chainsaw licence would be available.

This is a developing role, which at a future date could become a full-time position. The candidate will need to be flexible and adapt to changing circumstances. Also, there is a requirement to be physically fit as a degree of manual labour is required at times.

Benefits will include pension, 20 days holiday + bank holidays.


Download the Job description here

Download the Person Spec here


Send your CV together with a covering letter to:

or by post to: 22 High Street, Milford-on-Sea SO41 0QD


Closing date for applications is Friday 3rd July 2020


Interviews will take place shortly after this date.

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Posted on May 22, 2020 in News

Parish Council Chairs elected

The following councillors have been elected into the positions below within the Parish Council:


Chair of the Council: Cllr Bob Bishop

Vice Chair of the Council: Cllr Anne Cullen


Chair of Planning Committee: Cllr Sue Whitlock

No member has been elected Vice Chair of the Planning Committee

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Posted on Apr 17, 2020 in News

COVID 19 response – latest news from around the area

Hampshire Helpline

0333 370 4000  Available seven days a week, from 9am-5pm, for vulnerable people who do not have support from families, friends or their local community, and who need urgent assistance with practical issues.

Click here for latest updates from the District Council

Click here for the latest news in the village

Click here for details on some of the local shops and services still availbale in the area

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Posted on Mar 31, 2020 in News

Planning Committee – Coronavirus Covid-19 update

Due to Coronavirus Covid-19 restrictions, meetings have been cancelled and decisions will be made online and by telephone by members, the Planning Committee Chair and Planning Clerk, in accordance with guidance from the SLCC (Society of Local Council Clerks).


How to comment:

Representations should be made primarily to New Forest District Council Planning Department before noon on Friday 3rd April by post or online (


Provided NFDC can verify and put these comments online, Parish Councillors will be able to view these comments before 10am on Monday 6th April.


You can also email your comments direct to before noon on Friday 3rd April.


Click here for a list of Planning Applications for April:

Click here for the April agenda:

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Posted on Mar 23, 2020 in News

Update from Wisteria/ Milford Surgery 20-3-20

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We have planned to move to a total triage system, we will have this in place by Monday 23rd March.   This is to minimise face to face contact between patients and staff, limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus and keep as many of our practice team well.

Access to the surgery premises will only be if you have been asked to do so and there will be clear arrangements discussed with you as to how we can safely do this.

This means that all requests for appointments will be passed to a doctor for assessment. You may find that we deal with your condition by phone, by video link, or we may ask you to come to the surgery. We will not be offering anything other than the same day appointments due to the large volume of calls we are dealing with.

We may have already contacted you to collect paperwork and prescriptions and we aim to complete this by Friday 20th March.

How can you help us?

  • Please be a patient patient – our phone lines are very busy
  • Do you have a condition that you can self-treat?

If you do then please try to do this with advice from either your pharmacist or from NHS online

  • Do you simply need general advice?

If you do, can you call 111 for this?

  • If you feel you need to see a doctor then please call us and we will discuss your needs
  •  Please help the receptionist by giving them as much information as possible and answer any questions they may have. This will help us prioritise calls and have the right clinician call you back.
  • Do you have access to online services via our website to order to order your prescriptions?
  • If not then you can download the NHS App. You do not need to come to the surgery to register to use this.
  • Have you nominated a pharmacy for the transmission of electronic prescriptions? This will prevent the need for either you or pharmacy staff from coming to the surgery. The nomination of a pharmacy can be done via your online app or speaking to your pharmacist or GP surgery directly.
  • You can e mail the practice at
  • If you cannot order your repeat prescription any other way then you may deliver this through the outside surgery letter box – this can be done without accessing the reception
  • We will be updating our website,
  • Facebook and twitter regularly – please see our FAQs which may answer many of your questions.

We do anticipate staff shortages due to isolation and sickness and aim to continue to give you the best possible care at this difficult time and appreciate your continued support with this.

Jan Lamont

Practice Manager


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