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Thursday, 16 September 2021

Dine-In returning to La Perle

The popular La Perle Restaurant is currently undergoing a refurbishment and will be reopening soon.

Throughout lockdown Sam brilliantly supported the community with home deliveries of a great range of takeaway meals, and the good news is that this service will continue even when the restaurant reopens for dine-in meals.

Home Deliveries will recommence from Wednesday 22nd September. This service will be available on Mondays through to Thursdays 5pm to 8.30pm (last orders 8pm).

The Dine-In Restaurant is scheduled to reopen with a new seasonal tasting menu on Friday and Saturday evenings only from Friday 1st October. Reservations are now being taken. (Although the first weekend is already fully booked.)

The La Perle website is due to updated soon, where you will be able to see their new Autumn menu and make booking enquiries online. 

If you have any queries in the meantime you can contact Sam on 

To see all La Perle menus - Please click here


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

National Hospitality Day Lunch at Ray's

It is National Hospitality Day on Saturday and Ray's Italian Restaurant are offering a Special 2 Course Set Lunch Menu for just £13.95 including a 125ml glass of house wine or half a pint of Peroni or Orange Juice/Apple Juice. 

Lunch is served between 12pm to 2:30pm and booking is advisable. Check out the menu below.

There will also be plenty of tasters and savoury & sweet treats in Ray's Deli, so it would be worth popping in even if you are not dining. There are even some small treats for furry four legged visitors!

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Ray’s Italian Kitchen
11 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QF
01590 645300
info@raysitaliankitchen.co.uk
www.raysitaliankitchen.co.uk
www.facebook.com/raysitaliankitchen

Local Boots fun fundraising morning for Macmillan

Our village Boots Chemist in Milford on Sea High Street is fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday 24th September between 9am and 12 noon.

There will be a barbershop quartet, pharmacist head shaving!, WI cakes and a raffle.

Sounds fun for a cause definitely worth supporting.

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Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Cilla at the Community Centre

 Cilla's at the Community Centre for a 60's Party Night the Saturday after next.

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League of Friends’ AGM


Milford Hospital League of Friends’ are holding their AGM on Monday 27th September 2021 at 3pm.

Venue: Milford on Sea Community Centre, Sea Road.

All are most welcome. Admission free. Masks encouraged and windows will be open!

Lost Bag near Hurst Spit

A bit of a long shot, but a lady lost her handbag from the back of her daughter’s wheelchair on or near Hurst Spit between Hurst Castle to The Lighthouse restaurant/café.

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The bag was a brown over-the-shoulder Joules bag and lost on Tuesday 14th September.

If you can help at all, please click here to let 
me know.

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Floristry and Painting Workshop

For the Love of Art are running a floristry and painting workshop at Milford on Sea Community Centre on Saturday 25th September from 2:15pm to 5:30pm with Coco Rose Florist.

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The workshop will be working with late summer/early autumn flowers to design and create a lovely floral display and then learning how to paint from life to create a semi abstract watercolour artwork.

2 creative workshops in 1 and take home everything you make on the day.

If you would like more information, please get by clicking here and navigating to 'Workshops'.

Monday, 13 September 2021

Squash & Racketball Open Day

Milford Tennis and Squash Club are celebrating World Squash Day 2021 with an Open Day on Saturday 9th October - 10am to 3pm.

If want to start playing Squash or Racketball again, or would like to try for the first time, why not pop along.


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





Sunday, 12 September 2021

Fundraising for a Magical Milford at Christmas

Autumn is fast approaching and Diana Brushwood and Tracy Haupt are already busy planning this year’s Christmas display on the village green.

The substantial plans for this year will hopefully bring lots of well needed cheer to our lovely village after a difficult 18 months of Covid restrictions.

The downside to this is the cost of the additional commercial grade lights, the extra Christmas trees, and the professional installation of all the lighting displays.

Obviously, all these extra items will be in addition to all the commercial grade lights which have been purchased over the last couple of years.

If you would like to help us achieve this, please donate through the link below – large or small donations will be gratefully received. 

To donate, please click here and type in Milford on Sea Charitable Trust. Also, when donating please type Christmas in the special message box, this ensures the money goes into the correct account.

You can also make a cash/cheque donation at the Parish Council Office. 

Thank you to everyone who can help get the village joyous this Christmas for the whole village to enjoy.


Magical Milford at Christmas
Tracy and Diana

Help to build a stage set for village show

Live theatre is back! - and help is needed to build the set for the stage.

Neil Simon's Rumours will be staged at the Community Centre for, and on behalf of, the Milford on Sea Community Centre in October.

To allow this show to go ahead there is a major set build to achieve.

Over the last few months the building of the stage extensions has been completed and shortly the flats will be completed.

These are/will be held in store until we need them in October.

To bring all this to a successful conclusion, it will require 3 days of stage and set building at the Community Centre. 

The set builder and Stage Manager, Grahame Goodyer, estimates that he will need at least 4 people to help on each day. The village show producers are therefore looking for volunteers to put themselves forward to assist on each day.

This is manual work and some of the stage items are very heavy, so we particularly need able-bodied people prepared to help lift heavy loads. However, if you can use a screwdriver or hammer, there are jobs for you to do as well.

Days volunteers required to help are:-
  • Friday Oct 22 from 12pm through to 5pm
  • Saturday 23 Oct from 8am through to 8pm
  • Sunday 24 October from 9am through to 6pm
We accept that most people will not be able to put in a full day but if you are available to help, for any period of time on any day, we would ask you to put your name forward.

If you can help, please can you contact Grahame by email at grahame@goodyer.org or call/message him on 07860 587272.

Kids Tennis Courses at Milford Tennis and Squash Club

Milford Tennis and Squash Club have some limited spaces left on our first ever LTA Youth start course for 5-7 year olds who have never played the game. 

This course offers 6 weekly sessions delivered by an LTA qualified coach, as well as a Tennis Racket and personalised T-Shirt delivered to you door, all for only £34.99. These sessions will be starting on Friday 17th September at 4pm so book early to avoid disappointment.

We also offer classes for all other age groups and abilities so why not come down and give this great sport a go.

All courses can be viewed and booked by clicking here.

For more information please contact Head Coach, Dan Hitchins on:


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

Saturday, 11 September 2021

Milford Artisan Market Dates

The Milford Artisan Market is opening its doors once again at Milford on Sea Community Centre.

The first date is: Sunday 26th September - 10am to 4pm. Free Entry.

Pop along to meet around 30 craft stallholders and artists.

Future dates are: Sunday 7th & 28th November 2021.



Milford Artisan Market

Tuesday, 7 September 2021

Enticing Autumn Film Evenings by the Big Screen

The Village’s Community Centre is delighted to announce a return to a full autumn programme of movies and “live” screenings at the Centre.

Highlights of the special screenings feature Mick Fleetwood with a stella line up of his friends filmed live at the London Palladium last year, Cliff Richard’s The Great 80 Tour from the Royal Albert Hall, Handa Opera’s magnificent La Traviata from the water stage in Sydney Harbour and of course the Royal Ballet’s perennial Christmas favourite The Nutcracker from the Royal Opera House. Into the mix goes Concerto – A Beethoven Journey which follows concert pianist’s Leif Ove Andsnes’ epic interpretation of the Master’s five piano concerti, Northern Ballet’s bodice-ripping retelling of Dangerous Liaisons set to music by Vivaldi and a visit to the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam’s extraordinary exhibition of the five publicly-owned paintings of Sunflowers. The screenings programme is completed with a requested encore of the award winning movie of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera, a bold new interpretation of Romeo & Juliet filmed in seventeen days on a single stage in a pandemically emptied National Theatre and the first visit of the awe inspiring and uplifting Cirque du Soleil with its fabulous Worlds Away seamlessly combining daring acrobatics and intense artistry into a simple yet emotionally rich story.

The movies programme kicks off with the Oscar winning Nomadland with Frances McDormand’s wonderful portrayal of a cheerful, resourceful middle aged woman who has lost everything; puppy Bella a lost but high spirited and friendly animal who has to find A Dog’s Way Home; a biography of Audrey Hepburn who faced a life-long battle with the traumas of her past to become one of the world’s greatest cultural icons; A United Kingdom which tells a romantic true story of interracial marrying from our dowdy post-war past with terrific warmth and idealism; a gentle, sweet, funny story of love in later life realised over 23 Walks, an enchanting film about a Korean family making a new start in rural 80s Arkansas Minari; and concluding with Sheila Hancock’s Edie who turns her back on her family sending her to a care home to climb the remote imposing Mount Suilven in the far north of Scotland.

All the movies and screenings are in the Centre, with 60 comfortable seats arranged cabaret style around small tables – this makes sure everyone has a good view and a place to put their drinks. 

Book early to avoid disappointment – sadly seats cannot be guaranteed if you just turn up on the door. 

More information and to book seats pop along to the Box Office at the Centre in Sea Road (or telephone (01590) 644861 or visit website www.moscommunitycentre.org.uk.


Busking for BECOME Charity on the Village Green

Each year 10,000 young people are dropped by the care system at the age of 18 and have to fend for themselves. This is called the 'Care Cliff' and is a disaster with 50% of them really struggling with their transition to adulthood without family support. Add this up and we have c.500,000 care experienced people nationwide, many of whom have lifelong issues caused by their experiences.

Local pensioner Mark Law is fundraising for the national registered charity BECOME, the charity for children in care and young care leavers. Following a discussion with MoS Parish Council, Mark has been given permission to perform several sponsored busking gigs on the Village Green.

You can sponsor him with all funds going directly to BECOME via his JustGiving page by clicking here.

These impromptu gigs on the Village Green are weather dependent and will most likely occur around lunchtimes and early evenings in the coming weeks. Repertoire is a mix of popular covers and original material.

Mark would love to hear from you so why not drop by and say hello?



You can also contact Mark on email by clicking here.

Join the Healthy Digestion Group

Nikki Robertson of 'Nutrition with Nikki' lives in the village and her you can join her guide to good gut health from Wednesday 15th September at 7.30pm in the Milford on Sea Community Centre.

Healthy Digestion Group: 
Learn about the basics of digestion including how to use a diary to identify trigger foods for you, how much protein should you be eating, what to look out for in food labels and different types of fibre and fermented foods.

There will also be a fun 7 day gut health challenge with full menu plan and shopping list provided.

Healthy Digestion Group (4 information sessions)
- Learn some nutrition basics - fibre, fermented foods, why is gut health important?
- Learn how to use a food diary to identify foods that may be problematic for you
- Learn the simple, but often forgotten steps to good digestion
- Prepare for, and do a 7 day gut health mini challenge (week 3)
Please note there are no individual consultations with this group

Venue: Milford on Sea Community Centre Wednesday Evenings, 7.30pm to 8.30pm

Dates: 15th & 22nd September and 1st & 8th October.

For more informationplease click here.

Cost: £60, 4 classes over 5 weeks.

If you think you might be interested, or would like to know more about current and future courses, you can contact her through her e-mail or Facebook Page below.

Monday, 6 September 2021

The Good News Newsletter: No.37

To view of the latest edition of The Good News Newsletter: please click here.

To subscribe to get a regular copy please email: mosclibrary@gmail.com


About The Good News Newsletter


An enterprising group of local people have put together a 'Good News Newsletter' with the aim of keeping everyone informed and amused during this difficult time.

The Good News Newsletter has been created by Milford Library, Milford Mutual Aid Group, The Village Voice and MoS News Bulletin.

We will be publishing a copy of each edition here online and for those in the village who do not use digital communication, the Parish Council are printing some paper copies which will be available in some village shops and some distributed by volunteers.

To subscribe to get a regular copy please email: mosclibrary@gmail.com

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Duff-T Tees Leisurewear created in Milford on Sea

An exciting new business has recently launched in Milford on Sea and if you like casual clothing with great designs this could be for you or your family.

The ranges of clothing for women, men and kids include t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies and bags - all of which are made from 100% organic sustainable cotton, and/or use recycled or sustainable materials. 

The founder is entrepreneur Fiona MacDuff, who lives in Milford on Sea and has a background in graphic design & working in top London marketing agencies. 

During the summer of 2020, Fiona created Duff-T Tees and her aim was to bring her unique designs to life using sustainable methods of printing and production.

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Fiona said; "Choosing a name for the company was easy...the name duff-t comes from duff - something we would consider to be rubbish. Why not turn something that we consider to be rubbish into something we could reuse?

All our unique duff-t tees are recyclable - so once you are done, send it back, and we will recycle it so it can be used again.

All our duff-t designs are created from home - so no extra energy used in maintaining an office space.

We hope you enjoy wearing duff-t tees as much as we've enjoyed designing them. Every idea we have comes from our heart."

All of the Duff-T Tees products are printed in the UK in a renewable energy powered factory. Please click here to find out more

To see the full Duff-T Tees range; please click here.

Fiona can be contacted on: hello@duff-t.com


Duff-T

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As well as Duff-T, Fiona also runs Kifi Creative who work with start-ups, small to medium-sized businesses, charities, and larger corporates; delivering creative marketing services; graphic design, video, copywriting, print, advertising campaigns and photography.

Kifi Creative

Could you help out at the Sea Scouts?

Milford & Keyhaven Sea Scout Group are in great need of retired adults who have spare time, enjoy outside activities and would like to help our young people to grow into confident adults. Cooking, knots, sailing, crafting, if you feel you have a skill you would like to share, then they would like to hear from you!

The group meet on a Thursday at 5.30/6pm till 8pm.

Despite Covid, the scouts have been actively sailing, kayaking and adventuring, giving our young people a chance to express themselves, build confidence and grow outside of restrictive classroom environments.

We hear that this year our younger group have become extremely proficient kayakers!

The Sea Scout Group operate as a group of leaders with not any one leader as they feel this works better. The leaders actively take part in activities specific to their skills. 

If you would like to be part of a great local Scout group, and take part in the on the water activities, land activities, camp and walks, please get in touch. they already have two retired leaders who are actively part of this group.

A DBS would be needed, which the scout leaders will do, and some basic training which involves a couple of modules that won't take longer than about 3 hours to complete.

To get in touch or to find out more please send Fiona MacDuff a message through her Facebook page by clicking here.


Milford & Keyhaven Sea Scout Group

Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Rob & Nick Win Classic Offshore Powerboat Race

The local powerboat racing team of Rob Lister & Nick Crouch won their Honda Four Stroke class in Sunday's Cowes-Torquay-Cowes race, they were also 3rd overall in all classes.

The Cowes-Torquay-Cowes is a spectacular British Powerboat Racing Club race and one of the biggest events in the powerboating calendar. Over 30 teams, including boats and drivers from the UK, America, Germany and Italy competed in this exhilarating run to the Dorset coast and back.

The 200-mile Cowes Torquay Cowes race has long been recognised as one of powerboating’s toughest challenges, and comparisons have been made with motorsport events such as Le Mans and the Indy 500.

The race crosses Christchurch Bay and provided great entertainment for those watching from Milford on Sea beach.

Photo by Clare Horton



In December 2018, Rob Lister and Nick Crouch were crowned UKOPRA Offshore Class 3 British champions.

Perry McCarthy, aka BBC Top Gear’s 'Stig', presented the Class 3 trophy at the Royal Southern Yacht Club.

Rob and Nick started the season well, excelling in rough conditions at Falmouth. Then disaster struck when whilst leading at Poole they were forced to retire due to propeller failure. Finally, a crucial win in rough conditions at Cowes Torquay/Poole Race earned them the British Class 3 title.

They also won the Tim Powell Trophy for “most outstanding performance”.


Dolphins spotted from Milford on Sea Beach

Last week a pair of dolphins were spotted playing offshore from Milford on Sea beach.

Many people were able to watch the dolphins from Milford on Sea beach which can only have brightened anyone's day.

The photo below perfectly captures them frolicking close to The Needles. Sadly, we don't know who captured this great image, but if someone knows, please tell us and we will be more than happy to give them a credit.

Photo by Graham Berry

Chocolate Workshops with Friends

This September local chocolatier, Kerry Witt is running a number of half day chocolate workshops with lunch.

This could make a great present, or a day out with friends. 

The workshop includes; making chocolate truffles, croissants and warm melted chocolate on arrival. Plus; chocolate tasting, 2 course lunch and the day ends with you taking home 3 boxes of chocolates. 

Half day workshops 10.30am until 2pm. £75 per person .

Sat 4th September 2021
Delicious passionfruit chocolate truffles made with rare chocolate from Ecuador, taste this incredible chocolate and learn all about Cardenas Chocolate.

Wed 8th Sept 2021
Silky smooth sea salt caramel truffles and milk sea salt caramel shards.

Sat 18th Sept 2021
Indulgence milk chocolate truffles using the unique water ganache recipe and milk choc mediants.

Sat 25th Sept 2021
Milk chocolate hazelnut praline truffles workshop & hazelnut clusters.

To view the workshops, or to book, please click here.


Chocolate by Miss Witt
www.chocolatebymisswitt.com

Milford Girls Cricket continues to thrive

Milford Girls Cricket, which started with homemade videos during the first Lockdown last year, has grown from strength to strength and was celebrated with an end of season Grand Finale event at Barnes Lane Recreation Ground last Friday.

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The 21 Milford schoolgirls split into their two usual training teams – the Heys and the Hoes (named after Rachael Heyhoe Flint, the former English Women’s Captain) and played an exciting 20 over match, loudly cheered on by friends and family.

The match went to the wire with a narrow win for the Heys and was followed by an Awards ceremony and BBQ, organised by the parents.

The Milford girls have achieved much in the last 16 months. From complete novices, nine have played District Cricket, with two featuring in the U11 Hampshire Girls squad. Five Y4 Milford schoolgirls were crowned Hampshire U9 Champions a couple of weeks ago and earlier in the summer eight of the U11s became Hampshire Champions or Runners-up in both softball and hardball.

Support Magical Milford at Christmas

No one wants to wish away the summer or even start thinking about what might be happening in four months’ time, but Autumn is fast approaching and Diana Brushwood and Tracy Haupt are already busy planning this year’s Christmas display on the village green.

Survey results received from the local community have once again requested more lights and trees to be added to last year’s event, making it even brighter and more festive.

The substantial plans for this year will hopefully bring lots of well needed cheer to our lovely village after a difficult 18 months of Covid restrictions.

The downside to this is the cost of the additional commercial grade lights, the extra Christmas trees and the professional installation of all the lighting displays.
 
The ladies are looking to raise £8,000 from local businesses and individuals to pay for this.

Obviously, all these extra items will be in addition to all the commercial grade lights which have been purchased over the last couple of years.

There are two different ways to get involved…

If you are a local business the packages range from £100 to £2,200 for full sponsorship of the ‘Winter Wonderland’ area on the village green. The earlier a business comes on board the more promotion they will receive.

If you would like to know more about the sponsorship packages available, then please get in touch with Lynn by clicking here for further information.

The second way to be involved is for individuals to donate via The Charity Aid Foundation for Magical Milford at Christmas, through Milford on Sea Charitable Trust.

To find out more; please click here and type in Milford on Sea Charitable Trust. When donating please type Christmas in the special message box, this ensures the money goes into the correct account.

Many people have been unable to enjoy their holidays/cruises abroad over the last eighteen months could you spare some of that saved cash for the village Christmas event please?

Photo by Chris Mabey

For more information, as always you can contact:

Award News from No64 Biscuit House

A message from Clare at No64 Biscuit House in Milford on Sea high street. Just as they win one award, they are now nominated for another:

Hi all!

Well, it’s been a whirlwind month here at No64 Biscuit House and guess what, thanks to so many of YOU, voting for us, We won the Muddy Stilettos Award for the Best Interiors Store in Hampshire & the IOW!

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t cry when we found out and, as I’m well aware, it couldn’t have happened without your support and so thank you, from the very bottom of my heart!

Next month is when we receive our trophy, but I couldn’t wait to tell you, oops!

Then, as if like buses, one of you nominated us for another award, one we didn’t even know existed if I’m to be perfectly honest! There’s such a touching story behind the award though, as you’ll read, and so we’d like to ask you to vote for us again, please?

The award is for Outstanding Customer Service; voting is quick & easy and closes on Sept 6th. Just click this link and you’ll be whisked away to where you can read about the award, and vote (all you do is select ‘No64 Biscuit House’ from the drop-down list and press ‘Submit’): To vote: Please click here.

I feel a little cheeky, asking you to vote for us again; we didn’t ask to be nominated though but as we have been, I feel I ought to try to get Milford on Sea on the worldwide stage (the award doesn’t just cover the UK)!

Thank you again, for your wonderful support, don’t forget to come and see us soon, at your award-winning village store!

Clare xx

No64 Biscuit House
Milford on Sea

Milford Music-Fest this Saturday

 Milford on Sea Community Centre are holding the first Milford  Music-Fest this Saturday. Entry is free, so why not pop along and enjoy the local acts.

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Monday, 30 August 2021

Village Panto Auditions this Saturday

Preparations are just commencing for the Village Pantomime 2022 and auditions are taking place this Saturday in the Guide Hut in Sea Road, Milford on Sea.

If you fancy 'treading the boards' as an actor, or would like to help behind the scenes in any way, simply pop along to find out more. Being involved is even more fun than being in the packed audience.

Should anyone be looking for something whilst you are there, don't forget to shout out; 'It's behind you!'.


Thursday, 26 August 2021

Milford on Sea Bridge Club recommences

The Milford on Sea Bridge Club is to recommence in September. The Club is small but friendly and makes current and new members very welcome.  

The club is based in the hall of the Baptist Church in Barnes Lane and plays duplicate pairs on Monday afternoons at 1.45pm and Wednesday evenings at 6.45pm. The first sessions will be on the afternoon of Monday 13th September and Wednesday evening on the 15th September. 

After such a difficult time, many of the group now wish to meet up with fellow players and enjoy the social side of bridge as well as the wonderful game itself.

Everything will be made Covid compliant, and it is hoped to see as many keen players as possible on those dates. 

For more information please see the website below or contact Zena on zena_gibson@hotmail.com.


Milford on Sea Bridge Club

Wednesday, 25 August 2021

Stunning Full Moon at Hurst Lighthouse

Graham Wiffen has yet again caught a stunning scene in a photograph. This time it is of the full moon (August Sturgeon) on the 22nd August rising over Hurst Lighthouse with the hills of the Isle of Wight in the background. The moon glows a deep orange colour due to the sun shining through the Earth's atmosphere.

Graham's image was show on TV's South Today and also appeared in other media, which of course it thoroughly deserves to!

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To see more of Graham's photography, please visit his Facebook page below:

Graham Wiffen

Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Chris Evans loves The Coastal Bakery

Amanda Maidment and her team at The Coastal Bakery in Milford on Sea High Street recently got an impressive shout out on the Chris Evans Breakfast radio show. Chris also tells his story about; 'The best ever sandwich!'

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thoughts on The Coastal Bakery


The Coastal Bakery 
25 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QF

Milford on Sea Community Centre celebrates 10 years

Join in the celebrations of 10 years for the Milford on Sea Community Centre moving from a portacabin set up to the purpose built buildings we now have to enjoy.

Due to Covid Lockdowns last year the celebrations are a year late, but as they say 'better late than never!' 

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Sunday, 22 August 2021

Gut Health with 'Nutrition with Nikki'

Nikki Robertson of 'Nutrition with Nikki' lives in the village and specialise in gut health nutrition.

She is running a 'Six Week Gut Health Reset' programme in Milford on Sea Community Centre starting the 8th September. (The first one will be at a reduced price).

Gut Health Reset 
  • Follow an anti-inflammatory diet and supplement protocol to cleanse, and build strength in your intestinal lining.
  • For people who have digestive symptoms like IBS, heartburn, bloating.
  • Educational, informal and hopefully fun evenings each week (except 29th Sept) in small group setting.
Starts 8th September at Community Centre, Wednesday nights at 6.30pm

Discounted Course Cost for 6 Weeks is £225 which includes all supplements worth £150.

For more information please click here.

If you think you might be interested, or would like to know more you can also contact her through her e-mail or Facebook Page below.

Nutrition with Nikki 
info@nutritionwithnikki.com

MacMillan Coffee Morning at Holly Gardens

The residents of Holly Gardens Milford on Sea are once again arranging a MacMillan Coffee Morning.

The event will take place at 11am on 11th September and everyone is invited to come along to enjoy the tea, coffee, cakes, games and a raffle.

The coffee morning has been generously supported by a number of local businesses which include; Hayward Fox, No 64, The Lighthouse, Ray's Italian, Village Veg, Lymington Golf Centre, Saltwater Café, La Perle, New Seasons Florists and some individuals who have donated wine.

The event has raised a substantial amount of donations for MacMillan in past years, and it is hoped this event will be well supported so that even more can be donated to such a good cause this year.

Add the date to your diary and go along, - everyone loves homemade cakes!

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First Friday Lunches are back

Every first Friday in a month a charity is invited to arrange a fund raising lunch at the Milford on Sea Community Centre.

Chris and Julie (Lunch coordinators) are pleased that lunches are now able to resume and look forward to welcoming both regular and new diners.

The next lunch on Friday 3rd September at 1pm is in aid of the Community Centre which was opened 11 years ago on this day. This is the first activity in a weekend of events celebrating the first 10 years of the Centre’s existence and looking forward to a the next 10 years.

Put the date in your diary and for £6 come and enjoy a sociable two course hot meal while supporting a good cause - your Community Centre. No need to book, just come along.

If you would like to support your own good cause by running a lunch or to volunteer to help out at the lunches then please get in touch with: 

Are you new to Milford on Sea?

If you, or anyone you know are new to the village, did you know that there is a free 'Welcome Pack' available from Ruth Bufton. Ruth has been welcoming newcomers for many years and prior to the pandemic organised the 'Newcomers Supper' annually.

Whilst the 'Newcomers Supper' is on hold, you can still get a 'Welcome Pack' which contains lots of local information and details of clubs and organisations across the village.

For a copy, please contact Ruth via Facebook by clicking here, or calling 01590 641875.

Saturday, 21 August 2021

Pensioners Lunches in Milford on Sea

We have been asked if there is anywhere in Milford on Sea that does a weekly lunch for pensioners as a social gathering.

There is of course the First Friday Lunch at the Community Centre which is now happening again on the first Friday of each month. Click here.

Ray's Italian does 'Vulnerable Wednesdays' where diners are asked to wear masks when dining. Click here.

Apart from that, we are not aware of any pub or restaurant which invites pensioners on a specific day to get together, meet new people and enjoy a lunch.

If anyone knows of anything else that takes place, please let us know and we will pass the information on.

Hannah researching coastal management

Hannah Hemmant is an A Level Geography student currently basing her studies on the success of coastal management in Milford on Sea.

Picture by Southampton University
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To gather people's views, she has created an online questionnaire and would welcome any opinions she can receive from across the village.

To help Hannah with her data collection please complete one of the surveys below:

Short Questionnaire: (2 minutes): please click here.

Detailed Questionnaire: (5-10 minutes): please click here.

Ben graduates at Hendon Police College

Sarah Rix, Milford on Sea Pre-School manager and Forest School leader is one very proud mum.

Last week her son, Ben Rix officially became as a Metropolitan Police Officer. Sarah attended the passing out parade at Hendon Police College along with Ben's girlfriend.

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Been already has plenty of policing experience as he has been working in Croydon for a year but because of Covid his graduation ceremony was postponed.

Prior to joining the police, Ben attended Milford Primary School, Priestlands School and went onto the public services course at Brockenhurst College.

Well done Ben and congratulations on picking such a worthy career.