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Thursday, 12 September 2019

Plastic Free Milford-on-Sea Beach Clean

Plastic Free Milford-on-Sea and Milford-on-Sea Parish Council have organised another Beach Clean on Saturday 21st September at 10.30am until 12 noon - meet outside the Needles Eye CafĂ© 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. 

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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

Opportunity to Learn Italian

Great opportunity to learn/improve your Italian in a relaxed, fun environment with a qualified, experienced language tutor.

Classes will be on Friday lunchtimes at Milford on Sea Community Centre. 

Prices will depend on the total number of attendees, but will range from approximately £6.50 to £10 per person weekly which also includes the room hire. 

For further information please contact: Sue Mitchell on

Group aiming to save The Boltons

A local community group has been formed to try to protect the open amenity space in The Boltons, Milford on Sea.

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This land is under threat from a company who purchased it for £1,000 from The Duchy of Lancaster.

To find out more, please click link below:

The Boltons Green Space Preservation Group

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Success for Milford Art Group

Barbara Jones, Chairman of Milford Art Group would like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to the people of Milford for their continued support for our annual exhibition. Thanks to you, and all our other visitors, we had an extremely successful event. 

We thought you might be interested to know the results of the votes held during the exhibition, which many of you participated in, and these were: 

The Colin Christmas Trophy, voted for at the Preview Evening was won by Sylvie Jennings with her painting ‘Otago Autumn’. 

Gillian Key
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The winner of Best in Show, chosen by local Artist Helen Talbot, was Gillian Key, with her painting ‘Life on the Green’. This painting was purchased by someone from the village who was moving away and said it would remind her of very happy days. Runners up were Jan Hawker, with her painting ‘Dark Mooring’ and Cathy Beggs with ‘Spotty Jug’ 

Everyone who attended the Exhibition was asked to vote for their favourite painting and the winner of this vote was local lady, Maryvonne Hallett, with ‘Rocky Shoreline’. 

We would again like to give everyone our sincere thanks and we look forward to seeing you again next year.

Thursday, 5 September 2019

More Lip Reading Courses in October

Beginners Courses for Lip Reading in Milford on Sea have been running on Friday mornings since Spring 2018 and have proved lively occasions with the motto. "No-one can fail a Lip Reading Course".

The next course begins on October 11th. (and before that a Taster session on Friday September 13th)

The Lip Reading Course is designed to help the 1 in 6 who suffer from hearing loss. Joining a class is a significant step towards enhancing life with hearing loss and is very entertaining.

With the guidance of a lively tutor whose motto is "No-one can fail a Lip Reading Course". People who attended last time were by the end more confident in asking people to speak more slowly or look at them and help them to hear in other ways (in this way reducing their sense of isolation). They also learned not to apologise for their hearing loss and most importantly, to develop skills in interpreting/understanding what people might be saying.

This course is highly recommended for those living with hearing loss, and it is also helpful for couples to learn together.

For more details contact Christine Luxon at 01590 719286

Monday, 2 September 2019

Readers Offer on New Tapas Menu at The Cave

Milford on Sea's popular wine bar has launched a new tasty Tapas Menu with a lot of delightful food to go with the well stocked bar.

As a special treat for you guys Jon has offered:

10% Discount on your total bill during the month of September if you mention ‘Mos News Bulletin’ when ordering your food. Minimum food order to qualify is £15.

New Tapas Menu
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The Cave
2 Church Hill, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QH
01590 642195

Rocketman Flies from Hurst Castle

BBC News have reported that a British inventor, Richard Browning has taken up the challenge to deliver a letter from Hurst Castle to the Isle of Wight crossing across open water wearing a jet engine-powered suit.

The journey was inspired 85 years after the idea of rocket post failed for German entrepreneur Gerhard Zucker,

The distance from Hurst Castle in Lymington to Fort Albert in Freshwater is 1.3 km, and is the furthest Richard has ever flown.

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Ellie Mans - South West U18 Girls Nett Champion

Ellie Mans (just 14) from Milford on Sea is the 2019 South West U18 Girls Nett Champion. She shot +1 (74) and +3 (76) at Filton Golf Club and was nett -6 for the tournament. 

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She won U18 Nett Salver for Best Nett & the Fraser Evans Bowl for Best Nett Overall. She also won the Best Team Scratch Trophy with Dorset pal Chloe Haesler & Harriet Taversham. 

The South West Championships attracts the top 60 Lady & Junior players from Cornwall, Somerset, Wiltshire, Devon, Gloucestershire & Dorset. The format is 36-hole strokeplay competition for the championship with the overall winner returning the lowest gross score over 36 holes. 

Ellie’s Handicap has been cut to 4 for the very first time. 

She has enjoyed a terrific 13th year on the golf course as she is the Dorset Girls Nett Champion, Girls Nett & Gross Champion at Ferndown and Brokenhurst Manor. The Champion of Champions at Sturminster Marshall & won the Autumn & Clive Cargill Trophy at Brokenhurst Manor GC. 

She came 2nd in her first England Golf U16 Open Amateur Strokeplay Championship stableford competition at Hawkstone Park GC in April & was the youngest member of the Winning Dorset Intercounty Championship Team 2019 & member of the U18 Dorset Girls 1st Team 

She is a member at Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club & Barton on Sea Golf Club, which is home to her coach is Pete Rodgers.