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Minibus service from Milford to Everton Post Office launched

Posted by on Nov 23, 2017 in News | 0 comments

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: milfordonseava@ageconcernhampshire.org.uk

Organised by Milford-on-Sea Charitable trust (charity ref 1172750) with generous support from Hillyfield Rest Home.

 

Final Survey on Children’s Play Facilities at the Seafront launched

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Final Survey on Children’s Play Facilities at the Seafront launched

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.

The Parish Council has arranged a day-long public presentation of the proposal, conducted a survey of opinion and fully discussed the proposals with residents and NFDC.

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:

Click here to take the survey

Paper copies are also available in the Parish Office.

Click on the links below to see the revised plans:

Milford on Sea Parish Council – Seafront Play Area – 3D visual

Milford on Sea Parish Council – Seafront Play Area – 3D visual v2

Milford on Sea Parish Council – Seafront Play Area – 2D plan

 

“Information Gathering” events on the future of Milford’s hospital

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 in News | Comments Off on “Information Gathering” events on the future of Milford’s hospital

Two drop-in information gathering events are being held in Milford, to help you have your say on the future of Milford-on-Sea’s War Memorial Hospital.  The events are:

  • Tuesday 31st October – 1pm-6pm at The Community Centre, Sea Road.
  • Wednesday 8th November – 6pm – 8pm at All Saints Church Hall, Greenbanks Drive.

NHS West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group would like to hear the views of local people on the future use of Milford-on-Sea’s War Memorial Hospital for health and wellbeing services.  The Group say the hospital is “an old building and clinical rooms and facilities do not meet modern standards for healthcare”.

The Group is “reviewing what is currently provided at the hospital and would like to know what services you use at Milford-on-Sea War Memorial Hospital.  Keeping in mind that Lymington New Forest Hospital is only 5 miles away, we would also like to know what health and wellbeing services are important to you in the future which could be provided locally to meet the needs of the local community.”

The closing date for the online survey is 31st October and can be completed by clicking here. Also for more information from the NHS’ website.

Clifftop path closed until 15th November

Posted by on Sep 25, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Hampshire County Council have closed the clifftop footpath from Milford-on-Sea to Barton-on-Sea until 15th November.  This is due to unstable cliffs.  The paths from Taddiford Gap car park and Barton Gold Club which lead to the clifftop have also been closed.  The Parish Council have been working with the County Council, Natural England and the landowners to try and get the path re-opened as soon as it is safe to do so.

For more information click here

We will keep you informed of progress.

Local Plan Update

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in News | 0 comments

New Forest District Council has announced important changes to the content of the draft revised Local Plan, which impact upon our village.  Following greater analysis, the land to the west of Barnes Lane identified as “Site F” has been removed from the plan.  The timetable for reporting and consultation has also changed.  This is due to ongoing work to assess flood risks and air quality impacts on protected habitats.  The new proposals go to the District Council’s Cabinet in December, with the final round of consultation on the revised plans presented in January 2018.  However, this still may change and we will update you of any revisions.

 

Have your say on the future of Milford’s Hospital

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017 in News | 0 comments

NHS West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group would like to hear the views of local people on the future use of Milford-on-Sea’s War Memorial Hospital for health and wellbeing services.  The Group say the hospital is “an old building and clinical rooms and facilities do not meet modern standards for healthcare”.

The Group is “reviewing what is currently provided at the hospital and would like to know what services you use at Milford-on-Sea War Memorial Hospital.  Keeping in mind that Lymington New Forest Hospital is only 5 miles away, we would also like to know what health and wellbeing services are important to you in the future which could be provided locally to meet the needs of the local community.”

Click here for more information from the NHS’ website and complete the survey online. 

 Click here to download the survey to print at home – return it to the Parish Office at 22 High Street and we will send off all replies on 23rd October to meet the NHS’ deadline or you can send it back directly to NHS West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group at 112 Southampton Rd, Eastleigh SO50 5PB by 31st October.

Plans for 170 new homes on land north of Manor Road

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Plans for 170 new homes to be built on land north of Manor Road (Site F in the Local Plan Review) in Milford-on-Sea can be found below.  They are a work in progress by the developer Pennyfarthing Homes and no formal planning application has been received.  When an application is received, it will be discussed at a Parish Council Planning Committee and the public will have the opportunity to comment directly to the District Council.

Manor Road 1

Manor Road 2

Manor Road 3

New Forest District Council’s Local Plan Review is due for the next round of public consultation this autumn.  For more details click on the link:

http://www.newforest.gov.uk/localplan2016

 

 

Seafront Enhancements survey – thank you for your views

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Seafront Enhancements survey – thank you for your views

The Seafront Play Facilities Survey has now closed.  We received nearly 300 responses and the Parish Office are busy analysing them.  We will bring you results shortly with details on the next stage of the process.

Although you can no longer comment, you can still view the plans here:

Proposed Sea Front Enhancement Areas a4

Milford on Sea Parish Council – Seafront Play Area – REV A – 2D plan

Milford on Sea Parish Council – Seafront Play Area – REV A – 3D visual – junior

Milford on Sea Parish Council – Seafront Play Area – REV A – 3D visual – toddler

Milford on Sea Parish Council – Seafront Play Area – REV A – Image Sheet

 

 

Seafront Enhancement Consultation Event 6th April 2-7pm

Posted by on Mar 10, 2017 in News | 0 comments

A consultation event regarding enhanced play facilities at the seafront will be held on Thursday 6th April between 2pm and 7pm at the Community Centre, Sea Road.

The Parish Council has been looking at a range of options to provide more interesting play facilities for children of all ages at the Seafront.  The equipment will be paid for by Developers’ Contributions received by the Parish Council and which must be spent on enhancing open space facilities.

The areas concerned are firstly an area for young families to the east of the Needles Eye Café and the car park and secondly to the west of the Needles Eye Café of sufficient land to provide a worthwhile play area for slightly older children.  This is in addition to the existing toddler play area.  The Parish Council has decided not to include a skate/ scooter park or a zip wire.

Proposals setting out options for various types of equipment commonly used and valued in neighbouring towns and villages will be on display and the Parish Council invites the whole community to come along and give their views.

46 New Homes Consultation Event – 9th Feb

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 in News | 1 comment

Pennyfarthing Homes have announced a new date for their consultation event for 46 new homes on the MOS1 site near the Primary school:

3pm – 7pm

Thursday 9 February 2017

Milford on Sea Baptist Church Hall, The Manse, Wayside Close, Milford on Sea SO41 0RN

Download the plans for more details: MOS 1 Milford on Sea invitation flyer