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New owners of the Old Mill in Barnes Lane – Simon and Amy Davies – are holding an open morning for local residents to come and see their plans for the site. It is a chance for the community to see the historic site and meet the Simon and Amy and their architects and look at their proposals.
The event is taking place on Saturday 17th March between 9am and 11am
For more information give them a call on 07877 037 077
New Forest District Council has agreed to lease land at the seafront to the Parish Council, thereby allowing plans for new play equipment to be installed. The new kit will be aimed at older children and will be adjacent to the existing toddler playpark near the Needles Eye Cafe. The equipment will be paid for through Developers’ Contributions at no additional cost to local taxpayers and which must be spent on enhancing open space facilities. It is hoped that the new facilities will be in place for the summer.
To view the plans click on the links below:
Would you like to help your community? Your Parish Needs You!
There is a casual vacancy for a Parish Councillor at Milford-on-Sea Parish Council. If you are on the electoral role at Milford-on-Sea, have been a resident for at least one year and would like to be considered for this role, please send to the Parish Office a brief résumé, and a covering letter.
For an informal chat about the role contact the Parish Office on:
Or email: email@example.com
Deadline for applications: noon on Monday 26th February 2018.
Interviews will be held: week commencing 5th March 2018.
If by 26th February 2018, 14 days after the date of this notice excluding Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays, a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer, New Forest District Council, Appletree Court, Beaulieu Road, Lyndhurst, SO43 7PA by TEN electors for the parish, an election will be held to fill the vacancy. If no request for an election is received, the vacancy will be filled by co-option. If an election is called, it will take place not later than 2nd May 2018.
Dated 6th February.
Saturday 3rd February 2018
from 11am to 4pm
at South Lawn Hotel, Lymington Road, Milford-on-Sea
to consider draft proposals to improve the hotel
The owners of the independent South Lawn Hotel at Milford-on-Sea are proposing to improve and remodel the existing hotel.
At the moment, they are looking at adding up to 20 much needed new guest bedrooms at roof level. The owners would like to rebuild the pavilion in the same position as before and add new guest and staff accommodation. They also need to re-organise and improve the car parking and want to provide better essential ancillary space, including for the groundsman and waste recycling.
Please do come to the Exhibition.
South Lawn Hotel is seeking your opinions before it considers whether to take this proposal forward by submitting a detailed planning application.
A new hearing clinic has been launched at Milford War Memorial Hospital, Sea Road. The clinic, operated by the NHS in conjunction with Scrivens Hearing Care, is held every other Tuesday from 10am to 4pm.
Dates scheduled so far are: 30th January, 13th & 27th February. Other dates will be announced in due course.
To book an appointment just pop in on the above Tuesdays.
Milford-on-Sea Parish Council is saddened to hear of the death of Councillor Sophie Beeton. Sophie had served on the Parish Council for many years and had contributed greatly with her enthusiasm, warmth and knowledge of the village and district she lived and worked in. Sophie was passionate about the environment and worked tirelessly to make the parish a better place for all its residents. Milford-on-Sea Parish Council is grateful for her years of loyal service to the community she loved and she will be greatly missed by many people on both a professional and personal level.
Following the success of the Christmas minibus service from Milford to Everton Post Office, a regular weekly service has been launched.
The free service is for residents of Milford, Everton and Keyhaven and runs twice every Tuesday morning from 9.30am between Milford and Everton. The pick up points vary by arrangement and although the service is free, small donations are welcome.
The service has been organised my Milford-on-Sea Charitable Trust with generous support from Hillyfield Rest Home.
Local voluntary groups and charities may also use the 8-seater bus by arrangement.
To “Ring for a Ride” or for more information contact Tony Harrison on 01590 64 54 04 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Milford-on-Sea Parish Council would like to thank all those who have taken part in the recent consultation survey about proposed new play facilities at the Seafront.
The survey, which closed on 8th December, received a total of 457 responses. 83% of respondents said they thought there was a need for additional play facilities in the parish and 77% said they thought the proposed larger play facilities should be located at the seafront adjacent to the current play area.
For the remaining 23% who thought the proposed new facilities should be located elsewhere, other locations cited as alternatives included:
MoS1 near the primary school (25 responses), Barnes Lane Recreation Ground (11 responses), Carrington Lane Recreation Ground (9 responses), the old Coach Park near the Marine café (5 responses), the old Putting Green (3 responses), “elsewhere” (but not specified – 21 responses), the Village Green (1 response), Keyhaven (1 response) and adjacent to the kiosk at the car park on Hordle Cliff (1 response).
With this overwhelming support for additional play facilities and for those facilities to be located at the sea front next to the Needles Eye Café, the Parish Council has again formally requested that the District Council lease the two areas of land to the Parish Council and the outcome is awaited.
A minibus service for local Milford residents to Everton Post Office and Garden Centre and back.
Every Wednesday morning from 29th November – 20th December
Leaves Milford from Danestream House (opposite Sea Road Car park) at: 9am, 10am and 11am. Other pick up points can be arranged.
Returns at 9.45am, 10.45am and 11.45am
Limited seating – booking advised
Contact Tony Harrison on 01590 64 54 04 or email: email@example.com
Organised by Milford-on-Sea Charitable trust (charity ref 1172750) with generous support from Hillyfield Rest Home.
The Parish Council has sought views in recent months on a modest proposal to extend the current Toddler Play Park adjacent to the Needles Eye Café to accommodate the needs of older children.
As a result, the Parish Council has removed from the earlier proposals a suggested skate park and zip wire and has reduced the height of the suggested climbing frame to 4 metres.
The key reasons the Parish Council favours providing additional as an extension to the toddler play park are that it would:
- Provide equipment for a wider range of children
- Be subject to informal oversight which is a feature emphasised by Play England
- Encourage older youngsters who currently use (and sometimes commandeer) the toddler provision to use the new facility instead
- Be adjacent to the café and public toilets
The Parish Council recognises that the siting of additional play facilities would for some be a sensitive issue and has, therefore, considered all other possible sites:
1. Barnes Lane Recreation Ground
2. Land Owned by PC at Swallow Drive
3. Various locations along the sea front – Stony Area Opposite the old coach park, the coach park itself, both areas either side of the café and the old putting green.
4. MoS1 School Lane
5. Studland Common, Studland Meadow, Baskets Field (Keyhaven), Sturt Pond
After this careful examination of each site, the Parish Council has come to the conclusion that:
- Sites at the edge of the village are too remote to be attractive to children or acceptable to parents
- Other sites such as the “Old Putting Green” and areas to the east of Hurst Road were ruled out for a variety of reasons identified in discussion with NFDC officers
- The sports field at Barnes Lane Recreation Ground is fully used and the Carrington Lane Play Park now accommodates a small football pitch and is too small to accommodate more play facilities.
The Parish Council would welcome your response to the following 4-question survey by 8th December:
Paper copies are also available in the Parish Office.
Click on the links below to see the revised plans: