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Thursday, 22 April 2021

New Deli at Ray's Italian

Ray's Italian Restaurant is again moving with the times.

Now reopen with the restaurant serving a menu for outside dining and pizza & pasta takeaways. Stacey has now created Ray's Larder Kitchen, a new purpose built delicatessen as a shop at the front.

As you can see from the photograph there is a tasty selection of fresh hot and cold savoury treats. The images are likely to get your taste buds going, but nothing beats seeing these delights in person!

When you are next in the high street take a look, you are bound to find something you cannot resist!

click images to enlarge


Pictures by Hayley Heaps

If you fancy dining outside try Ray's Courtyard Garden:



Takeaway Menu: please click here.


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

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Have your say! Consultation on open space land at School Lane

Last call for views in the consultation for the public open space on MOS1 (land north of School Road). Closing date is 30th April. 

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Milford-on-Sea Parish Council will shortly formally adopt the new public open space north of School Lane when the housing has been completed. No decisions have been made for this land except those made at the public enquiry for small scale play equipment to be provided for younger children at the southern end of the site as well as 8 small allotment plots and a car parking area at the northern point of the site.

The Parish Council considers it is essential that all interested residents and groups have a full opportunity to express their views as to how they consider the remaining land can best be used. To this end, the Parish Council is conducting this full consultation beginning on 15th March which will run to the end of April. The Parish Council will then set out proposals for a final period of consultation in the light of the views that have been gathered.

The Parish Council recognises that there may be strongly held and differing views within the community. The aim of the Council is to ensure all residents have a full opportunity to be consulted, to express their view and to consider the views of others.

As you can also see by the dimensions, the land is of reasonable size and the Parish Council is keen to find out from the community what additional facilities might be added to make this parcel of land beneficial to the whole community.

There are currently no limitations to what may be considered, including sport activities, additional equipment, long term projects, wildlife areas, additional planting & landscaping. Therefore, the Parish Council would like to know your thoughts and aspirations.

If you would like to inform the Parish Council of any ideas you may have on how best to utilise this community asset then complete the quick online survey by clicking here.

Plans are also available on the Parish Council website:

The Lighthouse install a Beach Clean Station

The Lighthouse seaside bar & dining on Milford on Sea seafront have come up with an innovative way to help keep the seafront and beach clean.

There is now a Beach Clean Station by the front entrance which is an A-frame containing litter pickers and bags for anyone to use to collect litter.

A simple and we hope effective idea. Well done for thinking about keeping Milford looking lovely!


Vacancies at The Lighthouse

Now that they are reopen, the Lighthouse are looking for fun, friendly people over 18 to join their team, so if you are interested or would like to find out more, please contact; hello@thelighthousemilford.co.uk.


The Lighthouse Seaside Bar & Dining
Hurst Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0PY


Lockdown Cinema at the Community Centre

Milford Movies are returning to the Milford on Sea Community Centre in a temporary Lockdown Cinema format.

The cinema will feature; fewer seat around tables of 2, drinks booked in advance, fresh air - so wear warm clothes - and a mask, and online booking only.

To find out more please click here.

click image to view programme of films


Milford on Sea Community Centre

9 Sea Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0PH

May starts with a Mexican from Saltwater

The very popular Mexican Takeaway is back at Saltwater Café on: Saturday 1st May.


Collection only, pre order by 3pm the Friday beforePhone and leave a message on (01590) 643518 or send a message on Facebook Messenger and they will get back to you to confirm your order.


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


Tuesday, 20 April 2021

South Lawn preparing for 17th May

Tim at South Lawn has given us an update of his plans from 17th May, and has shared a copy of South Lawn's latest Home Delivery Menu.

"This 5 week of outside trading with The Outside Inn is very exciting but we are also looking forward to the 17th May.  We are already focusing on menus and what we can offer.  If we do move to the next step on 17th May which hopefully we will, the rule of 6 moves inside and we can have guests staying overnight for leisure, hooray!  Furthermore I think the biggest step forward for our local community is that we will then be able to have groups of up to 30 people meeting outside.  

The Outside Inn will have served its purpose by then and we have designed a specific COVID secure outside area to accommodate groups of up to 30.  This facility will be directly linked to the restaurant allowing guests to be able to use the hotel facilities with some level of normality and even a little drizzle won't cause us a problem.  So if anybody wishes to get a group together for a lunch or cream tea we are taking bookings for "The Pavilion".  The Pavilion is a COVID secure semi private area within our marquee accessed directly from the hotels restaurant The Cedar Tree.

As the requirement for planning permission for temporary structures has been waived for the remainder of 2021 this will stay in place after the 21st of June when further lifting of COVID restrictions is planned.  Hopefully!

From 21st June our 15 monthly clubs can start meeting again in our function suite and we have redesigned how we will operate to continue to be COVID considerate.  Most of the clubs which includes 11 Probus clubs, Milford and District Ladies, Past Rotarians and 2 Rotary Clubs have contacted us to confirm that they will be returning.

More good news is that The New Forest Big Band is intending to return to their regular monthly slot at the hotel from July.

There really is so much to look forward to over the coming months and we are keeping our fingers crossed that everyone follows the rules and we keep on track."

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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
www.facebook.com/southlawnhotel

New Home Delivery Menu at South Lawn

South Lawn have launched a new Home Delivery menu from 12th April. This menu is available in addition to the menu offered in the 'Outside Inn' for eat-in diners.

You can take a look by clicking the image below.

click image to view new menu

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Tim and his team also continue to support the village with:

Dairy, Bakery and Meal Deliveries 
Fresh bakery deliveries and dairy products each morning along with an extensive menu for deliveries of lunch and dinner within 5 miles of South Lawn. Please click here to see menu

Home Deliveries
Lunch & Dinner delivered Monday to Saturday, with Sunday Lunch also available, as are celebration cakes if you need one! 

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
www.facebook.com/southlawnhotel

Toy Library reopens for local families

The Toy Library which lends toys to local families will reopen for collections on Tuesday 20 April.

Visits must be pre-booked via the online booking form

Toy Library Opening hours: 
Weekly on Tuesday at 10:30am - Venue: All Saints' Church Hall.


For more information, please click here.

The Toy Library is run by All Saints' Church and open to all Milford on Sea families.

Monday, 19 April 2021

Bollards seek Snowmen

The organisers of 'Making Milford more magical' who made the village look wonderfully festive last Christmas are looking for people that can crochet.

They are looking to produce 9 snowmen (similar to photo below) to sit on the bollards in front of the village green this Christmas.

If you can help please contact Tracy - tracyhaupt01@aol.com


Saturday, 17 April 2021

Chef vacancy at La Perle

La Perle restaurant in Milford on Sea high street are recruiting a Chef to join the team. Previous experience at a high end restaurant preferable, although training will be given.

To find out more, please contact Sam on 01590 643557 or info@laperle.co.uk.

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


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

Administrator (Maternity Cover) Vacancy

 

Milford on Sea Community Centre is seeking a part time Administrator to cover Maternity Leave. 

Duties will include liaising with the Centre users and managing day to day enquiries, invoicing, maintaining the Centre diary and cash handling. 

 This person would work in the Centre for up to 20 hours a week - Monday to Friday.

The ideal candidate will have excellent organisation and interpersonal skills. 
The ability to work as part of a team, including with volunteers, is essential.

For further information please contact the Chair:

Linda Bagnall on 07957 365505

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Applications should be made in writing by 23 April to:

The Administrator
Milford on Sea Community Centre
9 Sea Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0PH

Friday, 16 April 2021

Needles Eye are recruiting

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Milford Youth Club is back

Milford on Sea Community Centre is delighted to be able to welcome the Youth Group back from:
  • Monday 19th April from 6.30-8.30pm (for years 8-9) and 
  • Tuesday 20th April from 6.30-8.30pm (for years 6-7).
The tuck shop will be open every week, also available weekly will be Air Hockey table, Play Station and WII, Sports in the hall and various arts and crafts. In addition, the following activities will be taking place:

Monday 19 April: Pool Competition with a Prize for the winner

Tuesday 20 April: Laundry Game with prizes for the winning team

Monday 26 April and Tuesday 27 April: Pitta Bread Pizzas

Tuesday 4 May: Movie Night with Popcorn (Sorry no club on Monday 3 due to the bank holiday)

Monday 10 May and Tuesday 11 May: Smoothie Making

The club is currently restricted on numbers due to social distancing requirements so please book your space through the website by clicking here.

An entrance fee of £1 is payable on the night. For your safety, facemasks must be worn in the building and they will have extra cleaning procedures in place.

PS: To keep in touch with the latest Youth Club news, please follow the club's Facebook page: www.facebook.com/mosyouthclub


Milford Youth Club
Milford on Sea Community Centre, Sea Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0PH

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Where to Eat in Milford on Sea

It is likely that many of us are delighted that we can now visit our local restaurants and pubs to eat & drink outside, and indeed we can now do the same on the village green.

The problem is, which place to choose bearing in mind that we have well over 20 tasty options in Milford on Sea.

To help you make your choice, the 'Where to Eat in Milford on Sea' guide highlights all of the places you can eat or drink in the village. In addition, it also has links to the Facebook Pages and Websites of the establishments so that you can see exactly what they are offering right now.

It will not be easy to choose where to go first, so pace yourself and visit them all over the coming weeks and months!

click image to see guide listings

Plus of course, many establishments are still doing takeaway meals. To view the Takeaway List; please click here.

Eat well wherever you choose!

More Live Music at South Lawn's 'Outside Inn'

Anyone passing will have seen the impressive 'Outside Inn' outside dining areas constructed at South Lawn Hotel.

To add to their tasty new menu, they have been offering live music as a background to your meal this week until Sunday.

To keep an eye on the current and future music and offers it is worth visiting their Facebook Page. please click here.

Next week The Outside Inn at South Lawn Hotel will again have Live Music from 6pm to 8pm.

Wed 21st - Artful Dodgers

Thurs 22nd - David Mein

Fri 23rd - Fourfold

Sat 24th - Piper

Sun 25th 2 to 4pm is Tunebox & 6 to 8pm is Emma Hardy & Paul Denson

Food & Drink available 12noon to 8pm.

Wednesday to Saturday Menu at The Outside Inn: Please click here.

Sunday Menu at The Outside Inn: Please click here.

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Tim and his team also continue to support the village with:

Dairy, Bakery and Meal Deliveries 
Fresh bakery deliveries and dairy products each morning along with an extensive menu for deliveries of lunch and dinner within 5 miles of South Lawn. Please click here to see menu

Takeaways
Lunch & Dinner delivered Monday to Saturday, with Sunday Lunch also available, as are celebration cakes if you need one! 

To see South Lawn Hotel's latest Take Away Menu: please click here.


The South Lawn Hotel 
& Cedar Tree Restaurant
Lymington Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0RF
01590 643911
events@southlawnhotel.co.uk
www.southlawnhotel.co.uk

The Gun Inn reopens

After a change of ownership, a significant refurbishment and the Coronavirus enforced lockdown, the historic Gun Inn in Keyhaven is once again opening it's doors..., well, it's garden for the time being.

The garden now has a large covered marquee which can accommodate up to 60 people and there are another 60 available outside seats.

The brand new menu features a number of meals which will be cooked on a 3 metre charcoal grill. The menu also includes dishes such as Needles mackerel, whole Hursley lamb shoulder, Lymington crab and New Forest wild mushrooms. Please click here to see the menu.

To find out more about the changes and new team please click here.

Picture from the Gun Inn website


The Gun Inn
Keyhaven Road, Keyhaven, SO41 0TP
01590 642391

Monday, 12 April 2021

Enjoy village eateries on the village green

Milford on Sea Parish Council has agreed that village restaurants, bars & cafés can have mobile seating and menu boards on the village green this summer until 1st November.

A proposal was made to the Parish Council by Milford on Sea born villager, Jon Crouch, who owns the Cave Wine Bar, and also on behalf of The Wash House, Paddle on the Green and La Perle.

The plan is to help village businesses who have struggled to trade over the pandemic to recover some losses and to re-establish themselves in the community. 

At the same time consideration has been made to ensure the green is kept tidy and that there remains sufficient space for people to meet socially for relaxation, a catch up or picnic.

Roz Waters explains more in the Advertiser & Times.
Please click here to view article.

WI ending Book Exchange

Milford on Sea WI have been operating the telephone box on the village green during the latest lockdown as a successful book exchange. We have been asked to pass on this message:

"The general feeling is that the book exchange has been a great success and a valuable resource for the village and the surrounding area.

As from 19th April, we will be clearing it out and ask that no more books etc. are left there please.

With the Community library open in Park Road on Tuesday from 2 to 4pm and Friday from 10 to 12noon and with charity shops open, it is felt that this resource is no longer required.

Thank you to everyone for your support."

Sunday, 11 April 2021

Have you discovered the Community Meadow in Milford on Sea

Sometimes we all like to visit an oasis of peace and calm for relaxation. Well, did you know that the village has a Community Meadow for all to enjoy?

The Community Meadow was opened by Milford on Sea Parish Council with a village picnic on Saturday 22nd June 2019.

If recalled correctly, the meadow land was donated to the Parish Council as a legacy from a generous Milford on Sea resident for the benefit of the local community.

The Community Meadow has benches on which to sit as you enjoy the surroundings, and is accessed through a metal gate in a wall in All Saints’ churchyard.

A nice idea of a new place to discover and enjoy as the weather improves.


Friday, 9 April 2021

Music & Meals at South Lawn's 'Outside Inn'

South Lawn Hotel are almost ready to welcome everyone to The Outside Inn. 

A main marquee is being erected on Friday 9th April and the structures will create a Covid compliant Courtyard Inn as a Pop Up for people to enjoy for 5 weeks.

Owner, Tim commented: "Dress code is strictly for the weather and we urge anyone to remember that any structure we are using can only have walls on 50% of its sides to comply with the restrictions.  Temperature will of course be weather dependant and can change by the hour, (bring a coat just in case). 

We have new Wednesday to Saturday Menus and a Sunday offering which provides a more traditional Sunday fayre. 

We are open from Wednesday to Sunday each week except for the first week when we will open on Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th. Opening times are 12 noon to 8pm each day with last orders for main meals at 7pm. We have live background music from 6pm to 8pm each evening with an additional slot of 2pm to 4pm on those lazy Sunday afternoons.

We are taking bookings and it doesn't matter whether you come for a coffee, a full meal, a snack or just a drink. its up to you,  We have loads of tables all socially distanced but we are expecting and hoping to get busy.

We would like to thank Ivan for arranging our first weeks line who will be providing what we know will be some amazing background music."

Music Programme - April

Tues 13th April
Romeo Valente at
The Outside Inn
  • Monday 12th April: 6pm to 8pm. The Go Go Five
  • Tuesday 13th April: 6pm-8pm. Romeo Valente
  • Wednesday 14th April: 6pm-8pm. John James Newman
  • Thursday 15th April: 6pm-8pm. Millie Sandford
  • Friday 16th April: 6pm-8pm. Smiley
  • Saturday 17th April: 6pm-8pm. Melissa Jo
  • Sunday 18th April: 2pm-4pm. Ellie Evans and the 6pm-8pm. Jan Robinson

South Lawn are sponsoring a charity every day and the South Lawn team are pleased to donate 50% of any cash tips to that days cause.  

The team are happy for any charity to put themselves forward for support and would expect a representative to promote 'their charity evening', they can if they wish run a one prize raffle for which the hotel will provide a meal for 2.  

Any nights that have no specific charity will be left to the South Lawn team to decide who they support.  So if you are raising funds please let Tim know on 01590 643911 and he will find you a date to call your own.


Tim said; "The restrictions are still tough and you will be required to be sat at a table to order, eat and drink a have a great system to look after you so please come and join us.  Please respect our responsibility to comply with the Covid restrictions and to keep us all safe.

Wednesday to Saturday Menu at The Outside Inn: Please click here.

Sunday Menu at The Outside Inn: Please click here.

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Tim and his team also continue to support the village with:

Dairy, Bakery and Meal Deliveries 
Fresh bakery deliveries and dairy products each morning along with an extensive menu for deliveries of lunch and dinner within 5 miles of South Lawn. Please click here to see menu

Takeaways
Lunch & Dinner delivered Monday to Saturday, with Sunday Lunch also available, as are celebration cakes if you need one! 

To see South Lawn Hotel's latest Take Away Menu: please click here.


The South Lawn Hotel 
& Cedar Tree Restaurant
Lymington Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0RF
01590 643911
events@southlawnhotel.co.uk
www.southlawnhotel.co.uk

Mexican Saturday back at Saltwater Café

The very popular Mexican Takeaway Weekend is back at Saltwater Café on: Saturday 17th April.


Collection only, pre order by 3pm the Friday beforePhone and leave a message on (01590) 643518 or send a message on Facebook Messenger and they will get back to you to confirm your order.


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


Botanical Notes opening in village centre

Botanical Notes are a Milford on Sea company owned by Ellie Whitehall and who provides skincare treatments aimed to resolve skincare issues, embrace natural beauty and generate confidence as well as an apothecary shop.

Ellie says on her website; "I have a firm belief in the healing powers of nature and its potential to provide inner healing and outer beauty. I use products that are not tested on animals, kind to you and kind to the planet."

Botanical Notes will be opening alongside Tu Sei Bella in Milford on Sea village centre from Saturday 17th April. To find out more, or to contact Ellie, please click here.

Example of a skincare box available from
the Botanical Notes apothecary shop

Each box contains a candle, herbal tea, a skincare product,
bath/shower products and a bath accessory
from some of my favourite brands.


Products will vary from box to box.

Free delivery within 5 miles of Milford on Sea



Botanical Notes
at Tu Sei Bella, 47 High Street, Milford on Sea SO41 0QG



Monday, 5 April 2021

Ray's to Reopen with new offerings

Ray’s Italian Kitchen is re-opening on Tuesday 13th April with an exciting deli/lighter offering throughout the day that can be enjoyed in its courtyard, outside pavement seating or to take away to eat at the beach or on the village green.

Opening Times will be Tuesdays to Saturdays from 9am for coffee and cake, brunch at 10am and light lunch from 12pm to 3pm. Last orders will be at 4pm.

Due to government restrictions and the unpredictability of the British weather, Ray’s Italian Kitchen will open on Friday and Saturday evenings only from 5.30pm until the next restrictions are lifted. (Hopefully in May).

Bookings for outside evening seating will be taken on the day in line with the weather forecast. Takeaway will also be available on Friday and Saturday nights (Saturday evenings will start from 17th April).

As well as pizza and pasta, Ray's also offering Charcuterie and cheese platters for you to enjoy. Please e-mail info@raysitaliankitchen.co.uk for more details.

Stacey and her team at Ray’s Italian Kitchen are looking forward to safely welcoming you back and hope to see many of you soon!


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

Sunday, 4 April 2021

New Dance Classes for children

NJ Dance are coming to Milford on Sea and are offering children a free trial.

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

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.

To book your child’s free trial please click here.

To visit NJ Dance website please click here.



NJ Dance

Milford Flower & Produce Show cancelled

Regrettably, it has been decided not to hold the Milford Flower & Produce Show this year due to continuing complications and uncertainties regarding Coronavirus safety.

The show had been due to take place on the 18th July 2021 and is now planned to return in 2022.