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Thursday, 13 May 2021

Ever fancied sea water swimming?

If the idea of sea water swimming at Milford on sea appeals to you, the courses below have recently been launched. Here are some details from their website:  

Angus McChesney is an experienced local sea swimmer, qualified beach lifeguard and open water swim coach offering the people of Milford on Sea and surrounding areas the chance to learn more about swimming safely in the sea along our coast. 

Spring courses start this weekend from The Lighthouse Bar & Restaurant, Hurst Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0PY - For details please click here.

Angus courses aim to build your confidence as a sea swimmer. Learn how to understand the beach, tides, swell and weather whilst improving your sea swimming technique. Sessions are aimed at the transition from dipping to swimming; supervised by a qualified beach lifeguard.

A typical session takes one hour and comprises of  land based theory and warm up (approx. 30 min) and a swim and re-warm (approx. 30 min).

Suitable for: beginners. However, Angus recommends that participants first completes his Sea Bathing for Health course; a basic level of water confidence is required.

To find out more please contact Angus below:

Iconic Swims
07802 326537


We have also spotted some more swimming courses in Milford on Sea:

Sea Shannon are also offering sea (or pool) swimming lessons for adults and kids starting at £8 for group lessons. 

The lessons are run by Courtney Shannon with group and private sessions available. Her online posts say that all levels and ages are catered for, whether you are a proficient swimmer looking to take the next step, a complete beginner, or somewhere in between.

Courtney commented on Facebook; "I can teach you or your children to abandon your fears, learn to love the sea, read the waves, and enjoy the beautiful Milford coastline safely from the water.  I am scheduled to complete the STA Level 2 Award in Teaching Swimming by mid June, but have 5 years of swim teaching and lifeguarding experience with the American Red Cross. There is an active, friendly, and very welcoming swimming community here.  Come learn a few skills that will get you swimming confidently in the sea."

Sea Shannon Swimming

Ray's Italian prepares for life after Lockdown

An update from Ray's Italian Kitchen:

We’re excited to announce that from Tuesday 18th April we’ll be open outside and inside from 9am.

As many of you understand this last year has been hugely challenging for local businesses and here at Ray’s Italian Kitchen, we’ve had to constantly adapt in order to survive.

Our takeaway service has been a lifeline to the business over the last year and thank you to those who have supported us by using this. This will be our last weekend (14/15 May) of the online ordering system, but we will continue to offer the takeaway option on Friday and Saturday evenings, but it will be collection only and call direct to order.

One of our biggest changes recently has been our new deli counter that was installed after research showed that guests are after a lighter offering in the day. We’re now pleased to say this has been massively well received by the local community and visitors and expecting this to be popular in the upcoming summer months.

We’ll be open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 9am for coffee and cake, brunch at 10am and light lunch from 12pm to 3pm, with last orders at 4pm

The restaurant will only be open in the evenings on Fridays and Saturdays for the time being and bookings can be made in groups of 6 or two households inside. Bookings for outside evening seating will be taken on the day in line with the forecast.

Please call 01590 645300 or email to book.

Stacey and her team at Ray’s Italian Kitchen would like to say a big thank you for your support over the last year and are looking forward to safely welcoming you back into the restaurant.

Ray’s Italian Kitchen
11 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QF
01590 645300

Sunday, 9 May 2021

Acro Dance classes for children

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NJ Dance have opened two further Acro Dance classes for children in Milford on Sea.   

Acrobatic Arts (also known as Acro Dance) is a unique blend of dancing and gymnastics disciplines that is taking the world by storm. 

To see what Acro is all about, please click here.

The classes are run by Highly Qualified Teachers and Members of the RAD and ISTD as well as a Fully Accredited Teacher of Acrobatics Arts, First Aid Trained and Full DBS.

If your child would like to go along for a free trial please click here, or contact

The NJ Dance website explains that they offer Family Oriented, Fun, Professional and Affordable Classes in, Ballet, Modern, Tap, AcroDance and Musical Theatre.

To visit NJ Dance website please click here.

NJ Dance

La Perle Street Food on The Village Green

La Perle are now serving Street Food on The Village Green. 

The tables will be put out every day from Tuesday to Sunday, weather permitting. At the moment La Perle closes on a Monday but that might change as it gets towards summer.

What could be better than delicious food in the sun!

Current Specials Menu - Subject to change, check Facebook or website links below for latest menu.

Longhorn Beef Chilli with Steamed Rice, Sour Cream, Jalapeños & Coriander  £7.50

Grilled Luxury Pitta Bread  £1.95

French Fries  £2.50

'The Milford Mess Flurry' with New Forest Strawberries  £3.95

To see all La Perle menusPlease click here

La Perle
60 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QD
01590 643557

Hurst Spit to Lymington Project

The Environment Agency in partnership with New Forest District Council, Hampshire County Council and Natural England, with expert support from JBA Consulting, are exploring a sustainable future for the coastal frontage between Hurst Spit and Lymington in relation to flood and coastal erosion risk management. 

The Hurst Spit to Lymington project aims to investigate how to respond to the significant challenges facing this area of coastline now and in the future. The project will also look at how to fund any potential works that is proposed. 

This coastal frontage is located within the New Forest and extends from Milford-on-Sea in the west, encompasses Keyhaven and Pennington Marshes extending up the Lymington River to the east. 

To find out more please click here.

Restaurant and Housekeeping vacancies at South Lawn

South Lawn Hotel is recruiting enthusiastic, reliable and guest focused people to join our friendly team.

Food & Beverage and Housekeeping positions are available both full and part time. You must be able to work evenings, weekends, etc.

Live in positions for full time members of the team are available. We currently have 1 single en-suite room and 1 studio flat for a couple in our amazing staff block. £57.50 per person per week inclusive.

Experience preferred but not essential, must be 18yrs+ for the food & beverage roles as includes bar work.

If you are passionate about delivering a highly professional service and want to work with a winning team please send your details to:

The South Lawn Hotel 
& Cedar Tree Restaurant
Lymington Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0RF
01590 643911

Saturday, 8 May 2021

Real Ale Takeaway from The Wash House

If you are partial to a real ale, The Wash House in Milford on Sea high street are currently doing weekend takeaway beers as they await the end of lockdown.

Currently their specials range includes; 
  • Gamma Ray from Beavertown, a favourite American pale ale with the locals. 
  • Citra from Hopback.
  • Summer Lightning by Hopback.
  • Fine Tuned - Don't worry be hoppy.
Bring your own containers if possible, but they do have some if you don't have one. The team say that empty milk bottles are perfect!

You can keep your eyes peeled for opening times and other beers on their Facebook Page, or on the chalk board outside the bar.

The Wash House Micro Ale Bar
27 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QF
01590 644665

Bowls Club Taster Sessions

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Thursday, 6 May 2021

Zac & the Zeros at The Outside Inn

Saturday May 15th from 5pm to 8pm will see all diners entertained by party band, Zac & the Zeros in The Outside Inn at South Lawn Hotel.

In addition to an A La Carte Menu there will be a raffle with a prize of a 3 Course Dinner For Two donated by Tim & Nikki at South Lawn Hotel.

The nominated charity for the night will be Becton Rotary Charities.

Booking Essential: Please call: 01590 643911.

Fine out more about Zac & the Zeros, please click here.


To see South Lawn Hotel's 'Outside Inn' Menu: Weds to Saturday - Sunday. 

To see South Lawn Hotel's latest Home Delivery Menu: please click here.

The South Lawn Hotel 
& Cedar Tree Restaurant
Lymington Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0RF
01590 643911

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Change your plans for next Tuesday

So, there we were, looking forward to a Bank Holiday off work and a chance to enjoy the seafront and the stunning surroundings.

Well, that plan didn't work..., Global Warming deserted us and the weather turned like the north pole on a really bad day for the Inuits, and walking the dog was like trying to fly a kite in a wind tunnel stuck on overdrive.

Monday written off, we looked for a way to cheer ourselves up. The answer of course was to go out for a drink and have a takeaway.

The first objective was achieved when we sat on a bench on the village green opposite The Cave with a perfectly served pint for me, a half for my wife and our dog deciding to relax in the late afternoon fine weather. Perfect! Does life get better than this?

Yep, sometimes it does... As booked, our takeaway from La Perle arrived at our door on time and with a smile. Fish Finger Burger & Chips (They must have been triple cooked!), Cod & Chips with homemade tartare sauce, and a totally hedonistic side of Southern Fried Chicken Strips with garlic mayonnaise, all of which were awesome. There was never any doubt that Sam is an excellent chef, but boy, this proved it again. Doing what appears to be simple things brilliantly is a masterful skill.

So, whatever you plans are for next Tuesday, change them, and order you takeaway for next week by clicking here!

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If you fancy eating at La Perle, and who doesn't? - Click here to see all menus

PS: This Saturday they have a special menu showcasing The New Forest Marque and local produce.

La Perle
60 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QD
01590 643557

Monday, 3 May 2021

Happy 13th Birthday to Us!

Milford on Sea News is now 13 years old and still going strong. Hopefully you are enjoying the journey and we thought you might like to look back to see where we have come from:


We launched our first Milford on Sea village website on 20th May 2008. 

From day one we have always loved our independence, and as we take no revenue from anyone this means we can say & do exactly what we like!

Milford on Sea website: When we decided to create our first village website, it was purely as a hobby and to provide some local information about the village. Over time, the site became pretty dated in style and content, so it was decided to focus on publishing local news articles and the original website now links to Milford on Sea News.

The website had 2,068,185 visitors in the twelve years before coming offline in 2020. 


Milford on Sea News website was launched in 2011. 

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This local news website keeps people informed of village news and stories. Some articles are factual, other embellished, and others simply made up!

Since launch in 2011 and to April 2021 there have been 2,077,766 page views, and 2,888 news articles published.

The Milford on Sea News website now has an average of around 40,000 page views per month.

At the start of the Coronavirus Pandemic in February 2020 an even greater number of articles were published in order to keep people informed of services available as well as things happening locally. 

During the first Lockdown page views increased to over 80,000 a month and registered reader numbers also increased. 

Weekly News Bulletin: Each week we send a free e-mail News Bulletin to anyone who wishes to register. 

As of April 2021 we have 1,979 Registered Readers from a village population of around 5,000. There appears to be a lot of people interested in Milford on Sea and our readers continue to grow. (To get your copy please click here to register.) 

In April 2021 we published No.607 of our weekly e-mail News Bulletin which informs people of the articles that have been added to the news website that week. Most news articles relate to what is happening in the village, but we also drop in some random articles as you will see below.

Our most popular ever article 'Hurst Bridge Meeting Erupts' was published on 1st April 2017. If you would like to read it please click here

This year on 1st April we published an article entitled; 'Controversial Floating Pier Approved', this is already the most popular article in the past 12 months. Please click here to read.


Milford on Sea Villagers on the Doorstep: 
During the first Lockdown in February 2019 we asked people to send in photos for the Milford on Sea Villagers on the Doorstep photo album. 

Lots of people joined in to brighten what was a difficult time for many. To view the album please click here

Milford on Sea Unsung Lockdown Heroes: Throughout the pandemic Milford on Sea had many 'Unsung Lockdown Heroes'.

These are people who have helped others with acts of kindness however large or small and we felt it was only right and proper to recognise them.

To see our Lockdown Heroes please click here.


Village Events:
 In 2010 the first Milford on Sea Food Week
 took place with celebrity shows in the Cookery Theatre, over 100 food related events involving all of the local eateries and village groups & organisations, and a Sunday Food Market in the village green and streets.

Food Week also took place in 2011, 2012, 2104 and 2016.

From 2013 to 2015 the Great Dining Bus took groups of diners for separate course in a variety of restaurants across the village.

In 2015 there was Love Milford Week with scores of events which promoted local shops, village trade services, small businesses and community groups. There was also an Exotic Car Show on the seafront.

In 2016
a Queens 90th Birthday Village Picnic was held on the village green by the Food Week team.

Photos from all of these village events can be found at:


Village Publications:
 In 2010 
the first Where to Eat & Stay Guide was launched, this was expanded to various Village Guides from 2012 and 2015 which included where to eat, shop, stay, visit and what to do.

In 2010 and 2103 there was a Community Directory published which featured local clubs, organisations, events, home services, charities, churches, kids stuff and lots more. 

In 2015 a separate Village Tradesmen & Services Guide was published.

The Where To Eat in Milford on Sea and Takeaways & Delivery are current guides that can be found in the left hand column on the home page of


Village Photo Albums: 
In 2020 
over 4,000 historic photos from Milford on Sea were loaded to a Village Photo Album, this includes many photos from years gone by, as well as a number of past village events. 

During 2020-2021 the world was devastated by the Coronavirus pandemic and the Doorstep Photo Album contains pictures of over 200 villagers showing humour and defiance as they were locked down in their homes for many weeks.

See Village Photo Albums here:


Connecting the Village: We currently have c.2,000 local people who regularly receive our e-mail News Bulletins, and we know of some people who don't want it at all! 

We never really considered that people would enjoy & appreciate what we built, however it appears people do and is satisfying to provide a service with a smile to the local community.


Join Us!:
 We are always looking for more village people to join us (That's people who live in the village, not the YMCA pop band!). 

So, if you can spread the word to any friends, family or neighbours who you think would like to get our newsletter, please send them the link to this article, or ask them to complete the registration form by clicking here. - We can then ensure all of our community are kept informed of local news, which on some occasions contain actual facts!

Thanks for your support and for as long as you keep reading, I’ll keep writing!

Jump on a Jaunt-E Bike and ride!

Milford on Sea now has a brand new business which can provide hours of entertainment on two wheels - meet Jaunt-E Bikes.

The e-bikes can be hired for short or long jaunts and the team offer a door to door delivery service. 

The funky, retro chopper-style e-bikes have nippy little 250w batteries and chunky monkey fat tyres which make light work of any terrain including shingle banks.

With a handy 40 mile range on a single charge and an optional bike luggage rack they are perfect for jaunts to the many great picnic spots in the village or a bit further afield, - or simply jump on and has some fun!

To find out more; please click here.

*There is a phone number on the website.

Walk for Wellness is back

Walk for Wellness was set up by Melissa Page, a qualified personal trainer and ex-lawyer who has a real passion for fitness, and has completed 4 marathons and various charity challenges. 

On moving to Milford three years ago she wanted to give something back to the community so she started groups on Mondays and Wednesdays for anyone who would like to go along.  

Attendance is free of charge (Melissa runs the group completely voluntarily), the aim being for people to get some exercise and simultaneously have some company.  

At the start people turned up without booking and the exercise was always followed by a well-earned coffee and chat. The groups tend to cover 3 to 3.5miles in the hour but different speeds can be catered for (including jogging).  She always does a warm up to start and a stretch after.  

During the pandemic Melissa has adapted, at the moment walking with people individually but maintaining contact through a What's App group.  

From 29th March Melissa restarted but with groups of 6 on both Mondays and Wednesdays at 10am and 11am (subject to demand and pre-booking).  As the lockdown eases she hopes she will be able to revert to the larger open groups and hopes that from 17th May there will be no pre-booking and anyone that would like to join in will be able to just turn up at 10am on Mondays and Wednesdays outside the Needles Eye Café.

The pandemic has highlighted the importance of fitness and whilst people’s reasons for walking varies feedback on the groups has been very positive and Melissa is keen to see new members and be flexible to ensure people get the most out of the walks.

All enquiries please contact Melissa on 07712 164310.

Walking for Oakhaven Hospice

For the second year due to the pandemic, Oakhaven Hospice are not permitted to organise their “official” annual Hospice Walk.  Instead, participants have chosen to do The Hospice Walk for 26, 13 or 7 miles from their front door or another selected route, on Saturday 15th May.

Melissa Page who runs Walking Groups in Milford on Sea, is going to walk the Marathon distance (26.2 miles) from her home. 

If you would like to Sponsor Melissa and raise funds for Oakhaven Hospice, please click here.

To find out more about The Hospice Walk, please click here.

Charity night for Motor Neurons at South Lawn

Another great night was had by all at South Lawn last Saturday evening. 

The restaurant, Tim and Nichola and their staff worked extremely hard looking after everyone during the evening. They also donated a generous raffle prize of a Sunday meal for two to the day's charity which was supporting research into Motor Neurons Disease. 

The diners were entertained by The Rambling Men who performed songs everyone knew and remembered. This popular Milford on Sea guitar & vocal trio, have performed at many of the local venues, and offer a mix of pop from the 50s, 60s and 70s, some country classics, and familiar blues and jazz numbers to get your toes tapping.

Each evening the 'Outside Inn at South Lawn' provide musical entertainment and support a local village charity enabling organisers to raise funds. Everyone is invited and the staff also donate 50% of the cash tips to the evening's charity.

Judy Spooner said: "Our wonderful village people came together and wholeheartedly supported the charity of the night Motor Neurons Disease. We were all thinking of our good friend Ann who has so sadly been diagnosed with this horrid disease. I am extremely thrilled to say due to your wonderful generosity we have raised £1400 to go towards research into helping finding a cure for Motor Neurons. Ann says thank you all so much and very much hopes she can visit Milford very soon. Well done to all."


To see South Lawn Hotel's 'Outside Inn' Menu: Weds to Saturday - Sunday. 

To see South Lawn Hotel's latest Home Delivery Menu: please click here.

The South Lawn Hotel 
& Cedar Tree Restaurant
Lymington Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0RF
01590 643911

Squash & Racketball back at Milford Tennis Club

Milford Tennis and Squash Club reopened their squash courts to members for solo practice, same household or support bubble matches and 1:1 coaching on Monday 12th April.

The outdoor tennis courts reopened at the end of March for members adhering to the rule of 6.

Members can now use the courts 7 days a week from 9am until 9pm. Just book a court and turn up!

Milford Tennis and Squash Club are hoping to get back to playing squash in bubbles of 6 players from 17th May (subject to the UK government).

The club was founded in 1927 and offers Tennis, Squash, Racketball, Table Tennis,  Mahjong, Bridge  and many other social activities to enjoy with friends or play competitively.

Typically the club has around 650 members and caters for players young and old and of all standards. Members can compete in local and national leagues or simply play for fun.

To find out more about Milford Tennis and Squash Club; please click here.

To contact Milford Tennis and Squash Club; please click here.

History of Milford Tennis & Squash Club

The Milford Country Club was formed in 1927 and became a member of the L.T.A, in 1935, purchasing the freehold of its 1.8 acre site in Lucerne Road in 1945. In 1936 the first squash court was built on the site and in 1950 the Squash Club, previously a separate club, merged with the Country Club. The club originally had three grass courts and four hard courts and during these early years, the members largely played social tennis with a limited number of matches being arranged with other local clubs. More recently, bridge, mahjong and table tennis have also become important activities enjoyed by club members.

In the late 1990s, the club changed its focus to include competitive tennis, thus providing opportunities for members of all abilities to participate in internal tournaments as well as in matches with neighbouring clubs. In 2001 the club changed its name to The Milford Tennis and Squash club and subsequently obtained the services of a full-time tennis professional.

All the courts have been resurfaced in recent years and the Club now possesses seven high quality artificial grass courts which are much admired by visiting players. Floodlights were installed on three of the courts in 2005 and two further courts in 2013.

In 2007/8, the Club carried out major improvements to the clubhouse which included providing new changing rooms, toilets and kitchen facilities as well as refurbishing the whole of the premises. The full cost of this was £140,000, all of which was met from club funds. Unfortunately, on Boxing Day 2009, a devastating fire destroyed approximately 50% of the club premises sparing only the new kitchen, showers and squash courts. In a little over a year, the Clubhouse was totally rebuilt using the money from the insurance claim, with an additional £29,000 from Club funds being used to completely transform the Clubhouse. 

The new Clubhouse was formally opened in February 2011 by Mark Cox, the former Davis Cup tennis player, and today the Club is fortunate to have a large function room, and lounge bar capable of hosting events for up to 60 people. Improvements continue to be made to this day. In recent years they have included a new Club entrance, pathways, parking bays and covered gazebo.

Milford Tennis & Squash Club
Lucerne Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0PL
01590 643899

Sunday, 2 May 2021

Coffee, cakes and more at Hurst Castle

Although Hurst Castle is currently closed for repair work you can still enjoy a walk or ferry ride to enjoy this wonderful area, - and when you get there you can enjoy a coffee, a hot sausage roll, homemade cake or other refreshments at Hurst Mess, the temporary café truck.

You can get to Hurst Castle either on the ferry, which passes through Keyhaven Harbour with all the scenic beauty and wildlife, or for the more adventurous you can walk out along Hurst Spit.

The ferry departs from Keyhaven Quay with parking available at Keyhaven pay & display car park (SO41 0TP) pay on the Single adult £4, child £3. Return adult £7, child £4, children under 3 free. *Please wear a face covering.

First ferry leaves Keyhaven at 10am. 

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Hurst Castle Ferry - Photo by Ian Boyle

Optical illusion at Hurst Castle

Hurst Castle appears to be floating in a unusual pictures captured by amateur photographer, Joss Mullinger from Lepe beach.

The rare optical illusion is due to a phenomenon known as Fata Morgana.

To find out more in an article written by Sara Grealish; please click here.

Photo by Joss Mullinger
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Photo by Joss Mullinger
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Head Chef opportunity at Ray's Italian

Ray's Italian Kitchen in Milford on Sea are currently advertising the career opportunity below:

Are you looking for a new opportunity where you can be a part of something really special and create amazing food within a dynamic and industrious restaurant?! 

Do you want flexibly with your creativity and room to grow as a professional chef? 

Then please contact us now - as we would love to hear from you.

Ray’s Italian Kitchen
11 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QF
01590 645300

Saturday, 1 May 2021

Milford grown greenhouse tomato plants for Free

Last year people benefitted from a generous offer by Maggie Welsh for free tomato plants to Milford on Sea residents.

Again this year she has some spare healthy and strong greenhouse tomato plants which she would like to give away to fellow villagers.

If you, or anyone you know, would like a few, please click here to send Maggie a message.

Thursday, 29 April 2021

The Cave are hiring & New Tapas Menu

Milford on Sea's popular Wine & Tapas Bar are looking for people to join the friendly team.

Front of House Team Member: Varying hours between 15 to 30 per week including weekdays, evenings and weekends. Must Be honest, reliable, enthusiastic, hardworking and friendly with a smart appearance. No experience necessary as training will Be Given. 

Kitchen Assistant: Hours & Days Will Vary. Must have catering experience. 

If you are interested, please e-mail Your CV jo Jon at: or drop it in to The Cave.


There is also a new Tapas Menu which you can enjoy outside on the tables on the village green. Please click here to see menu.

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

Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Children's book author moves into village

Jean Maye has recently moved into Milford on Sea after several years of wishing to become part of the community. Jean is a multi-award-winning screenwriter, a best-selling author of social care books for children, and she has also recently written her first children’s fiction book 'The Dolls House'.

The Doll’s House is for children primarily aged between 6-11 years but easily has a window of one year below and above this age range. Interestingly, since being published, the book has attracted even a larger age range – including adults!

The Dolls House is about an adventurous 8-year-old girl who uncovers a dark mystery in her new adoptive home. Unable to ignore the spooky events that follow she takes on the investigation.

The appeal of children’s fantasy comes from Jean’s childhood love for the works of Enid Blyton, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien (Who used to holiday in Milford on Sea!)

Having formerly worked in this important field much of her writing taps into real-life issues in one way or another, whether this be writing for adults or for children. 

Jean’s future plans is to make her first book part of a trilogy with 'Treasures Bright' being the next one planned for the summer.

To find out more please visit:

Author Website:

Film Website:

To buy or read the reviews for The Dolls House, please click here. If you would like a signed copy once you have bought the book from Amazon, then post or pop your book to Jean with a note of who you want the book dedicated to. The book can then be collected the follow day or posted back if you supply a stamped addressed envelope (£1.86 plus). She would do this wearing cotton gloves so to keep ‘Covid’ free.

To contact Jean: please click here.

Saturday, 24 April 2021

Vacancy for Assistant Parish Clerk

Milford-on-Sea Parish Council is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated person to join their team.

Reporting to the Parish Clerk and Council, responsibilities include: clerking the monthly Planning Committee (producing agendas, minutes and research), updating the website and social media, production of printed reports, leaflets and posters, administration of memorial bench contracts and booking village green events.

This is a customer-facing position so excellent communication and people skills are essential. It is an interesting and varied position in the thriving community of Milford-on-Sea.

Job Vacancy: Assistant Parish Clerk

Part Time 15 hours per week. Flexible working.

Salary: £24,982 – £27,741 pro rata

Benefits will include: pension, 20 days holiday + bank holidays.

Job Description; please click here.

Apply by sending your CV together with a covering letter to: or by post to: 22 High Street, Milford-on-Sea SO41 0QD

Closing date for applications Friday 7th May 2021

The Beach House reopens sooner than expected

The Beach House have announced:

"With the weather looking rather good over the next few weeks, we have decided to open our outdoor area a bit earlier than we had originally planned to. So from Thursday next week (29th April) at 5pm, please feel free to stop by for a bite to eat or a drink.

Tables from 29th April until 20th May will be available strictly for walk-ins, but if you want to make an advance booking for a later date, you can do this online for any date after 20th May.

Now – onto the most important thing. Who’s coming with you to the pub?"

About The Beach House

The Grade II listed Beach House was built in 1897 for Alexander Siemens (who created the world’s first public electricity supply at Godalming) as a summer house for his family. 

Formerly known as Westover Hall, Hall & Woodhouse renamed it ‘The Beach House’ in 2012, to reflect how the Siemens family had always used it. 

Built in the Arts and Crafts style it was judged the most luxurious residence on England’s south coast and indeed the imposing stained glass windows portray Pre-Raphaelite scenes from the “The Enchanted Wood”. With fantastic raised patio areas and extensive gardens the pub also boasts over 200 outside covers and affords great views across to The Needles and the Isle of Wight (on a clear day of course!).

The Beach House
Park Lane, Milford on Sea, SO41 0PT
01590 643044