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Thursday, 21 December 2017

Milford RNLI Launch Programme of Events

Anyone that is already a member of the Milford on Sea branch of the RNLI will know it is a very active and social group who raise funds for a worthy cause whilst having a good time.

Below is their list of events for 2018, and if you would like to join, membership is just £5 per household.

For more information please contact Membership Secretary; Daphne Jones on milfordrnli@aol.co.uk


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Milford Gardeners' Club Publishes 2018 Programme

Milford Gardeners' Club have published their Programme for 2018.

The club meets on Wednesday evenings at 7pm (unless otherwise stated) at All Saints Church Hall, Greenbanks Close, Milford on Sea, SO41 0SD. New members are always warmly welcomed.
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For more information, please contact club secretary for more details: 
Jean Robinson: 01425 612287 - robinsonjeanie@googlemail.com

Milford Bauble Competition Winners

Six budding artists from Milford on Sea Primary School can look forward to extra presents this Christmas after winning a competition to design a festive bauble for a local estate agents.

Collins & Butler set youngsters the challenge of creating a unique festive decoration to adorn their office Christmas tree for a chance to win a selection of toy vouchers.

Jason Withers, of Collins & Butler, said: “Altogether we had around 50 baubles created by the children and we were very impressed with the standard of entries. It was a very difficult job choosing the winning six designs.”

The competition was run in two sections for infant and junior-aged children, with three prizes of £50, £25 and £15 in each group. 

The winners were Martha Morley, India Vane, Jodie Back, Frances Waters, Gabriella Nicholson and Elsie Smith.

Saltwater Cafe Open Boxing Day

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Saltwater Cafe in Milford on Sea High Street will be open on Boxing Day from 9am to 1pm.

Why not pop in for a tasty breakfast, morning coffee with a treat, or a light lunch.

What can be better than a wander around the village after the Christmas festivities, the exercise will be just what is needed after Christmas Day!



Saltwater Cafe
106 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QE
01590 643518

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Verveine Cookbook Coming

It has long been an ambition of David Wykes, the exceptionally talent Chef/Patron at Verveine to write his very own cookbook

We have spotted on social media that David is now looking publish his first book with specialist book publisher RMC Media in mid-May 2018.

The exact concept is being kept secret for now, but rumour has it that this will be a real eye-catcher - and we have no doubt that demand will be high to discover just how he works his magic!

Verveine Restaurant
98 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QE
01590 642176

Carols on the Green is this Friday!

Carols on the Green is one of the village's very special evenings, and it is on this Friday!

To get yourself prepared below is the Carols on the Green Songsheet and the programme.

Have a great time! - click here to download songsheet

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Carols on the Green with Santa's Grotto

5.45pm Windmill band starts playing
6.15pm The choir starts singing
6.30pm Carol service starts
7.00pm Carols finish, Santa arrives
Santa's Grotto: Open 5.45pm to 7pm

Also, Late Night Shop Opening.

Everyone invited!


Milford Festival Seeks Volunteers

The organisers of the annual Milford Arts & Music Festival are once again planning this fabulous event for the village. Every year this event offers an opportunity for young and old to connect over their shared love of music and art.

The theme for 2018 is "The year of the poppy" in remembrance of the centenary of the first world war.

This year the festival plans to include poetry, talks, readings, music, comedy, and a new kids area, but to do this, the committee we will need all the help that it can get. 

They are also in need of some storage space for a few festival items, if you have a space or know of any, or would like to help out in the organisation in any way, please email, volunteers@milfordfestival.org.uk.


Urgently Needed

Volunteer co-ordinator, Programme designer, Graphic Designer, Social Media and Press writer, Acts Fluffier, Comedians, Bands, Writers, Poets. 

At Festival Time 

Volunteers, Bar Staff, Barriers, Programme Sales Stalls Manager, Kids Zone Acts and Stalls, Stalls help.

If you have any time to spare, and would like to help out this important village event, please get in touch with the organisers.


Milford Arts & Music Festival 

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Pop up Restaurant Evenings at Hurst on the Hill

I know, I know, we don't do advert or events on the news. But I'm a bloke and therefore inconsistent, as well as easily swayed when it comes to food!

More importantly, it is also hard to resist supporting such an entrepreneurial idea.

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Young and talented Head Chef at Hurst on the Hill, Jesse Wells will be demonstrating his passion for food by creating delicious dishes at his Hurst on the Hill Pop Up Restaurant Evenings below.

All evenings are BYO, so grab a bottle (or two!) and make sure you book early to secure your place.

Saturday 9th December from 7pm - Smokehouse Night

A three-course, good old American south Smokehouse Night. Lovingly slow-cooked meats infused with tone and flavour to give that distinctive smoky taste, plus amazing sides and dessert.
£25.00 per person - booking essential.

Wednesday 13th December 7pm - Take the stress out of Christmas Lunch Masterclass
A two-hour interactive, tasting lesson from Head Chef, Jesse. He’ll share his top tips on how to prep before Christmas Day Lunch, the perfect gravy and create some delicious alternatives to the traditional accompaniments.
£20.00 per person, limited availability – booking essential

Saturday 16th December from 7pm - Jesse’s Festive Selection
A three-course festive dinner featuring turkey - but with a twist on the traditional and much more.
£25.00 per person - booking essential

Friday 22nd December from 7pm – Cheese Tasting Evening
It’s all about cheese – informative, tasting evening trying the best of the best cheese and understanding its origin and how it’s made.
£25.00 per person, limited availability – booking essential

Friday 29th December from 7pm - Burger Night
Not a turkey in sight… but a three-course fusion of unique burgers, tasty sides and delicious dessert.
£25.00 per person - booking essential

4 Church Hill, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QH
01590 643837





A Concord Connection in Milford

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Village resident Sally Armstrong is appearing on Channel 5 in the second part of a two part series on Concorde next Monday at 9pm.

Sally worked on the aircraft for 7 years and have made several TV appearances mainly because of the book she has written called ‘Vintage Champagne on the Edge of Space’, which is about her life on that wonderful aircraft.

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To buy a copy of: Vintage Champagne on the Edge of Space: The Supersonic World of a Concorde Stewardess - please click here.

Signed copies are also available through Sally at streaky4@icloud.com - could be a nice Christmas present for Concorde lovers!

Gold and Diamond Hoop Earring Found

One of our readers have found a rather nice (and potentially valuable) gold and diamond hoop earring with a makers mark.in Milford on Sea.

The earring was found near the seafront. Yasmin knows exactly where, and will need to be told for the owner to identify ownership.

Please contact: Yasmin at:
yasminfrench@hotmail.co.uk

Monday, 4 December 2017

Plans for New Development in Village Centre

An application for development of land at Merlin, Lymington Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QR is currently underway. (Approximately located behind the Dental Practice.)

The proposed development would comprise of one terrace of 4 houses and 1 detached house after the demolition of the existing property
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You can review the plan and submit your thoughts by clicking here and entering the reference: 17/11537
A decision planned by the 18th January 2018.
  • Alternative Reference PP-06487636
  • Application Received Fri 03 Nov 2017
  • Application Validated Thu 23 Nov 2017