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The Milford Minibus is becoming a reality and it is hoped it will be up and running very soon.
A place is needed to park the minbus to ensure that it is safe. In addition, volunteers are needed to help manage the bus, tutor the drivers and to take bookings.
If you have a spare garage or a barn that could be used, or if you have some free time to spare, please do get in touch.
The aim is to help people in our local community access events, services and organisations and get them home safely afterwards.
If you have a secure parking area or can volunteer some time to help with this wonderful community asset, please email Lisa at: email@example.com
Hampshire County Council is consulting on proposals to withdraw all funding from Milford-on-Sea’s library. Although the library is run and managed by volunteers, the County Council provides the books and the IT systems to link the library into the county network.
In order to achieve budgetary savings, the County Council is proposing to withdraw all its funding support. Please take part in the consultation process and let the County council know your views.
Click here for more details.
To build on last year’s Christmas decorations, we would like to find out what you thought of the new decorations and what we can do differently this year.
Please take a minute of your time to answer the quick 3 question survey – just click on this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ZR99WGK
The next Beat Surgery is on 22nd January at 11am in the café at the Community Centre, Sea Road.
Come and meet your local PCSO policing team and raise any queries and concerns with them.
The Parish Office will be open as follows over the festive period:
Monday 23rd December – 10am – 12 noon
Tuesday 31st December – 10am – 12 noon
Thursday 2nd January – 10am – 12 noon
Friday 3rd January – 10am – 12 noon
Open as usual from Monday 6th January.
The Parish Council would like to wish everyone in the parish a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
For information of refuse and recycle collections over the festive period, click here: http://newforest.gov.uk/christmasrefuse
Tracy Haupt and Diana Brushwood would like to thank everybody who enabled their vision to come to fruition. After months of planning and fundraising, they have not only decorated the village green, but also the centre of the village itself.
A special mention must go to The South Lawn Hotel, who sponsored all the children’s trees on the green. These are all root ball trees and will be planted in the hotel’s grounds in January. Also to The Milford Floral Art Club who sourced a number of old bicycle wheels and then turned then into the most beautiful Christmas wreaths for both sides of the bridge. The W.I and U3A Craft Groups helped enormously with huge quantities of cones, Vera Burch made all the laminated signs for the trees and The Guides dismantled pallets to create wooden Christmas trees. Milford Pre-School made the hessian bunting, IWYK provided a P.A system and of course recognition has to go to ATECH Electrical who provided all the cabling and installation.
There are too many residents to individually name, who stepped forward to help Tracy and Di with an array of tasks, but a mention must go to Sue Crabb; Chairman of Milford Gardening Club who designed the decorations for the bollards alongside the green, a number of W.I ladies who produced Christmas wreaths for the lampposts and Tracy’s husband; Colin, who created all garlands for the canopy poles and benches. Also Cllr Donald Darbishire and his team for erecting the traders’ trees. Finally, thanks to Simeon and his team from Keyhaven Farm, who erected the main Christmas tree.
And finally a huge thank you to all the businesses, Parish Council and community who gave so generously to the JustGiving Fundraising page and other collection points. The project could never have been delivered, without their support.
As the nights are drawing in, the festive season approaching and garden tidy-ups are gathering apace, you may want to check out the rules and regulations regarding bonfires and fireworks.
Click here for information on having a bonfire: http://newforest.gov.uk/bonfires
Click here for information on fireworks: http://newforest.gov.uk/article/3765/Fireworks
Download your copy of the fully revised 2019/20 village directory, which details clubs, societies, helping organisations and charities in the parish.
Click here to download your copy
21st September – 10.30am – 12 noon.
Plastic Free Milford-on-Sea and Milford-on-Sea Parish Council have organised another Beach Clean on Saturday 21st September at 10.30am – 12 noon – meet outside the Needles Eye Café at Hurst Road. Everyone is welcome and all kit will be provided but bring your own protective gloves if you prefer and wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear.
The Clean follows a very successful event in April which launched the initiative. Over 45 people turned up and collected lots of rubbish from beach, including food wrapper, plastic bottles and even an old rusty saw.
The campaign has been organised by the Parish Council along with the Milford Visitor and Business Group and local businesses such as New Forest Paddlesport Company. New Forest District Council is providing the beach cleaning equipment. Together we’re tackling avoidable, throwaway plastic, from our beach, rivers and green spaces.
It’s not about removing all plastic from our lives. It’s about stopping using single-use plastic and changing the system that produces it. Being a Plastic Free Community does not mean there is no plastic. Being a Plastic Free Community means we are starting work to turn the tide on plastic pollution. It means we are pulling together different aspects of our community; collaborating and including everyone to bring about the culture change we need to see. We are also part of a national network of communities all doing the same, backed up by the national campaigns and actions of Surfers Against Sewage.
For more details contact Sarah Pitt at the Parish Council – firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com. 01425 621 871
District Councillor Christine Hopkins: firstname.lastname@example.org. 01590 643 702
County Councillor Fran Carpenter: email@example.com. 01425 614 665