Milford’s two District Councillors and its County Councillor are holding joint monthly surgeries for local residents to meet them and discuss any issues they may have.
All sessions are 10am – 12pm on the following dates:
Wed 28th August – Village Hall, Park Road
Thursday 19th September – Village Hall, Park Road
Wednesday 16th October – Community Centre, Sea Road
Thursday 28th November – Village Hall, Park Road
Thursday 16th January – Community Centre, Sea Road
Wed 19th February – Village Hall, Park Road
wed 18th March – Community Centre, Sea Road
Thursday 16th April – Village Hall, Park Road
Monday 18th May – Village Hall, Park Road
District Councillor David Hawkins: firstname.lastname@example.org. 01425 621 871
District Councillor Christine Hopkins: email@example.com. 01590 643 702
County Councillor Fran Carpenter: firstname.lastname@example.org. 01425 614 665
Please note, the location of the Parish Council meeting this evening (19th August) has been moved to the Community Centre, Sea Road, at 6.30pm. this is due to the presence of NHS managers to discuss the future of the War Memorial Hospital.
NFDC Coast Protection Group will shortly commence urgent repair works to a timber groyne and adjacent timber steps located approximately 200m west of the Whitehouse and opposite the houses in Shingle Bank Drive, Milford-on-Sea. Beach levels dropped significantly along the NFDC frontage during the spring period this year and repair work is urgently required in order to reinforce a groyne in order to hold the beach, which in turn offers protection to the wall. The groyne is adjacent to a set of timber access steps, which are currently closed, but also scheduled for repairs at the same time.
In order to undertake the work, the contractor will access the site from opposite De La Warr Road, tracking a machine across the road onto the grass and across the top of the cliff and bringing in materials by lorry to be unloaded on the cliff-top, adjacent to the works site. At this point, the contractor will erect a small compound on the cliff-top which will house a welfare unit etc.
As the work is urgent in nature, it is scheduled to be undertaken from Monday8th July) with the work lasting approximately 1 week (subject to suitable tides and weather).
The cliff top is adjacent to a SSSI and provides a habitat for important wildlife, particularly the Adder which is protected by Law. The contractor (Earlcoate Ltd) has been informed of this and fully acknowledges the need to be respectful to the flora and flora of the area that whilst carrying out the works.
Subject to necessary funds, work to the remaining groynes along this section of coastline are then scheduled for repairs later in the summer (late August, early Sept 2019). This work will be larger in terms of scale and duration. More details be available on this nearer the time.
Download a plan here: Works Information_Urgent repairs Groyne 25 and adjacent steps
Message from Hampshire County Council Highways:
As part of Operation Resilience, Hampshire County Council’s programme to make Hampshire’s roads more resilient to the effects of extreme weather and heavy traffic, this is to advise of upcoming carriageway resurfacing works on Manor Road from Lymington Road to Knowland Drive.
The works are programmed to start 2nd July 2019 and are expected to last for 2 days. During which time the road will be closed to vehicular traffic between the hours of 09:30-16:00hrs. The road will be open during evenings.
The above timescales are weather dependent, any significant changes to the scheduled dates will be made clear on the yellow sign boards located at the works limits.
In order to help us to complete the work as quickly as possible, please ensure that no vehicles are parked on the road or in the laybys on the days of the resurfacing.
Please be aware any vehicles left parked on the road that prevent the works taking place, face the risk of being removed.
For your safety and that of our workforce, we are unable to guarantee vehicular access to and from your property during working hours. Pedestrian access will always be available.
The surfacing operation uses a separate bitumen layer in addition to the new asphalt carriageway surface. In order to avoid potential injury or damage, please do not walk across the carriageway during the works unless directed by a member of the workforce.
Thank you for your co-operation and, if you need more information regarding these works, please call our contact centre on 0300 555 1388.
Everyone is invited to the new Community Meadow on Saturday 22nd June, 12 noon – 2pm.
Bring along a picnic and a rug or seat and discover this new community space.
Entrance to the meadow is through All Saints Churchyard – just follow the signs on the day.
It may be May but it is never too early to think about Christmas!
A lot of positive comments were received about last year’s village green Christmas tree, however, for this year we would like to not only improve on this but also extend decorations around the centre of the village.
To do this we need your suggestions and feedback, so please click on the link below and complete the super-quick 4 question survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NL87BQS