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Posted on Apr 18, 2019 in News

Arts & Music Festival update

The team behind Milford’s annual music festival has announced this summer’s event will be more family-focused with a greater emphasis on promoting and supporting local and new musicians.

 Under changes due to be implemented this year, live music on the village green will conclude by 10pm each night, in a bid to be more considerate to neighbours.

 Milford Music Festival team said: “We wanted to look for a way to wind the festival down more gently in the evenings so there is less disturbance for local people living close to the village green.

“We have decided that we will stop the music at 10pm but the bar will stay open later for anyone who wishes to use it. We are hoping that this change will mean crowds disburse more gradually rather than leaving in large numbers.”

The festival will take place from 8th to 14th July, with this year’s theme inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Flower Power movement and the first moon landing.

Last year some festival committee members were left cleaning and tidying the village green until the early hours of the morning so this year and outside company has been brought in to operate the bar.

They said: “We really want to take the festival back to its roots of showcasing local music and being a family-friendly festival. There will be an intentional shift this year to make the festival safer, and better.”  However, the new arrangements means the festival team must raise money throughout the year in order to finance the week-long event.

Plans include holding a number of festival events throughout the year, ranging from movie nights and recitals to comedy and casino nights (next is on the 18th May, tickets on sale now at the MOSCC) . “We love arts and music and wanted to promote it year-round in this wonderful village,” said the team.

“We are asking anyone who loves the festival to come along and support our events, and also to consider becoming a “friend” of the festival which gives you discounted tickets to our events and a 10% discount at many local businesses, cafes and restaurants throughout the year.”  The new Friends of the Festival scheme allows supporters to pay an annual subscription of £30 or more in exchange for a discount card which can be used in shops and businesses around the village.

 They said: “We need your help to make this year’s festival even better by adding venues, and reducing our impact on the green by downsizing the stage and marquee.”

 There are plans to add a safe area for disabled users, fund disabled toilets and raise money for local conservation schemes.

Participating pubs and restaurants include The Wash House micro pub; The Beach House, Saltwater Cafe, Hurst on the Hill, Britannia Thai, Ray’s Italian Kitchen, Monsoori Heights and  Verveine Fish Restaurant.  Cardholders can also claim money off at Tu Sei Bella beauty salon, Timeless Fabrics, New Forest Paddle Sports Company, Moss on the Green and Hollands. The discount card runs until February 2020.

Nova added: “We really want to maintain the variety of the acts, and continue to present high quality music, comedy, talks and arts. Developing a core of committed friends will help us do this.”

Full details and payment options can be found at  Alternatively, email:

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Posted on Apr 9, 2019 in News

District Council elections – candidates list

There will be an election on 2nd May held to determine the councillors on the next District Council.  Details of the candidates can be found here.  Polling cards will be sent out by NFDC shortly.

Polling station will be All Saints Church Hall, Greenbanks Drive and the Village Hall, Park Road – more details here.

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Posted on Apr 8, 2019 in News

Beach Clean a resounding success

The first Plastic Free Milford-on-Sea beach clean proved to be a great success this Saturday, 6th April, with 45 people aged 6-76 turning up to help clean up the beach.

The group collected 3 large sacks of rubbish which were then kindly collected by the NFDC Streetscene team for recycling and disposal.  The strangest item found was a rusty saw, but the most common items were plastic food wrappers.  The Plastic Free Team would like to thank everyone which took part, as well as Milford-on-Sea Parish Council , NFDC and Plastic Free Lymington for their support and more beach cleans will be taking place later this year.

(Photo credit Mary Dyson)

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Posted on Apr 5, 2019 in News

Parish Council Elections – 2nd May

There will be an election on 2nd May held to determine the councillors on the next Parish Council.  Details of the candidates can be found here.  Polling cards will be sent out by NFDC shortly.

Polling station will be All Saints Church Hall, Greenbanks Drive and the Village Hall, Park Road.

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Posted on Mar 22, 2019 in News

Parish Council Elections – 2nd May 2019.

If you would like to be nominated to become a Parish Councillor for Milford-on-Sea at the local elections being held on 2nd May 2019, you have until 3rd April to do so.

Nomination papers are now available to download from:  .

You can also pick up a copy from the Parish Office.

Nomination papers must be delivered by hand to New Forest  District Council Offices at Appletree Court, Beaulieu Road, Lyndhurst – they will not be accepted if sent via the post, e-mail or fax, or any other medium.

They do not have to be delivered in person by the candidate or his/her agent, but they must be delivered by hand.   The closing time and date for the submission of nominations is 4.00 p.m. on Wednesday 3 April 2019.  Under no circumstances will nomination papers be accepted after then.

More information about the Parish Council and what is involved in becoming a councillor is available here

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