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Friday, 30 September 2016

Have you been to the Everton Farmers' Market?

A local resident, and a regular customer since it began,  wrote to us recently about the New Forest Farmer's Market held in Everton Nurseries car park each first Saturday of the month. 

Christine writes: “Each First Saturday of the month a group of stalls appear in the car park at Everton Nurseries with a wide range of local produce. Fresh meat, sausages and pies from near Lyndhurst, Honey from the Forest, freshly baked cakes, a tempting bread stall from near Ringwood and a double sized stall of colourful vegetables, salads, potatoes etc. all beautifully displayed and very tempting. Carrots and beetroot of all hues create attractive dishes when cooked, and among the greenery the fascinating and tasty Romanesco. ( For the mathematically minded, apparently the spirals follow the same logarithmic sequence as the Fibonacci sequence as taught in schools). Sometimes there are other stalls of cards or soap etc. Then after filling their bags, very often neighbours and friends are comparing their purchases and exchanging news over a cup of coffee in the Garden Cafe. A good morning out and way of supporting our local producers.” 

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Anything that involves food sounds good to me, so why not pop along at the beginning of next month to support our local producers.

PS: you can find all the dates in

Everton Nurseries
Lymington Road, Everton, Near Lymington, SO41 0JZ
01590 642155

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Duality at The Beach House

Many in the village will know Christine Mulgrew, founder of Total Voice Choir. Christine herself is a very accomplished and talented singer, and she has now joined forces with her friend and amazing pianist Rebecca Presland to form a performance duo called Duality .

Christine's local performances are always popular, and Duality will next be performing at The Beach House at 7pm on Sunday 16th October.

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

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Help a Lost Racing Pigeon

For the last week there has been a lost racing pigeon in and around a garden in Milford on Sea. 

The bird has tags on both feet and does not seem willing to fly away but just walks around looking for food. 

If anyone who has an interest or knowledge in racing pigeons, or birds in general can you please help to rescue it.

Please contact Rosemary Phillips on 01590 641332. 

New Organic Health Products in Milford

Local resident, Gina Maziere has enbarked on a new business venture promoting an extensive range of health benefiting products, and she the only representative in this area.

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The unique organic health and beauty products have been developed by teams of experts, and they have not been in the UK for long, although they have been used all over America and the range is known for its quality.

To find out more please click on links below, or contact Gina directly.

Gina Maziere - 07748 845889

Superfast Broadband: Registered Your Interest

You may recall that in June this year we ran an article entitled: Superfast Broadband: Milford Update which featured Alexandra Paton, Marketing Officer at Hampshire Superfast Broadband Programme.

In the article Alexandra said; “A further 7 cabinets will be upgraded under wave 2 of our programme, between July 2017 and June 2018. These upgrades will cover a further 700 premises.”

Shorefield Country Park have recently initiated a CFP (Community Fibre Partnership) with BT to understand the funding needs behind putting Fibre into these cabinets that don’t have it. They have been contacted by BT and are currently building a list of names, addresses, landlines and cabinet details from people in the local area.

Shorefield's would like to put Wi-Fi across their Lytton Lawn park as soon as possible, and it is likely that a number of residents and businesses want fibre broadband now, and not between 2017 and 2018. 

Once Shorefield's have built a substantial list, they aim to send this to BT to move onto the next step of the CFP, which will mean receiving rough pricing for installing the fibre infrastructure. 

It would be an extreme help to Sam at Shorefield Country Park if anyone is interested in getting Fibre into these cabinets to add their details by clicking here.

If you need any further information please don’t hesitate to contact: Sam Turner at Shorefield Country Park | - Direct Tel: 01590 648 379 - Head Office Number: 01590 648 300

It's going to be Wicked!

Some of you may remember the vocal talents of Emily-Jane Slade who sang with her mum, Joanne at the village's Queen's Birthday Picnic. Her grandfather is Keith Metcalf, former Milford on Sea Parish Clerk.

If you would like to hear Emily sing again, she is in the cast of an exciting show called The Wizard is Wicked which is coming to the New Forest Arts Centre in New Milton on the the 4th & 5th November.

Please click on the image of the poster for more information.

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It is never too soon to get your tickets!

Saving the Admiral Cornwallis Gravestone

A famous ex-resident of Milford on Sea is Admiral William Cornwallis and 2019 sees the bicentenary of his death. 

Experts and enthusiasts in the navy of Nelson’s time are of the opinion that Cornwallis is hugely under-recognised for his contribution to the wars with France in the final years of the 18th and the early 19th centuries. Had he not commanded the blockade of the French channel ports with such efficiency, it is unlikely that Nelson would have been able to engage in, much less win, the Battle of Trafalgar.

His grave ledger has deteriorated. It is broken in two, the inscription is almost illegible and it has extensive lichen growth. It is in danger of further deterioration from ground moisture and mowing operations. 

Conservation and repair of the ledger will cost in the region of £3,000, including VAT. In addition, it is proposed that interpretation and information material be produced detailing Cornwallis’s naval career and achievements, his connection with Milford alongside those of John Whitby, Whitby’s widow and Admirals John Peyton and Robert Mann who are also buried in Milford on Sea.

It is anticipated that, in 2019, some form of rededication ceremony will be arranged with significant naval presence and media coverage. The Museum of Army Chaplaincy holds a set of memorial communion plate given by the Whitby’s daughter in memory of Admiral Cornwallis and it is hoped that this will be made available for display at the service.

The Milford on Sea Historical Record Society is therefore raising funds for the restoration of the Cornwallis and Peyton Memorials at All Saints Church, Milford on Sea.

People, Places and Things is a A talk by Chris Hobby and Bob Braid about Milford on Sea, which will be held on Saturday 22nd October at 7.30pm, at All Saints Church Hall, Milford on Sea.

Tickets are £5 (to include a drink and nibbles). Tickets available from The Village News, High Street, Milford on Sea, from Chris Hobby (01590 645164,, and on the door.

Pick the Hordle Token at Tesco

Sarah Pitt, Milford on Sea's Assistant Parish Clerk, who is also a school governor, has dropped us a line to let us know that Hordle (CE) Primary School has been shortlisted to receive a grant from Tesco to make major improvements to the nature area of the school so it can be transformed into a wildlife garden. The whole community will be able to access the garden, to enjoy and learn about nature and the importance of conservation and sustainability.

Every time you shop in Tesco, Caird Avenue, New Milton between 26th September and 9th October you will receive a token from the checkout. Sarah and all Hordle (CE) Primary School would be so grateful if you could please place it in the Hordle Primary School slot on your way out of the store, and also vote for them to win up to £12,000 for this exciting and important project. 

Please spread the word to your friends and family too!

Thank you on behalf of all the pupils, staff and wider community of Hordle.

Friday, 16 September 2016

New Development Near Village Green

It is likely that few people will be aware that there is a large empty house (Named Merlin) with a significant amount of land which lies up the gravel drive of Oasis Dental practice, and spreads across to Barnes Lane. 

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Development of this plot will be discussed at the Parish Council Meeting on Monday 19th September 2016. (6.30pm in the Village Hall/Library)

We understand that a chartered Surveyor will be at that meeting ascertaining public opinion for the developers who are preparing plans. 

If you would like to express your opinion, or if you are simply interested in hearing the discussion, please go along to the meeting.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Watch New Beach Huts Being Built

The rebuilding of the Milford on Sea beach huts is underway following the devastating storms on Valentine's Day 2014.

Thanks to company called Vision Link' you can now watch the building progress through a camera located on the sea front promenade overlooking the new beach hut. the construction is being carried out by Raymond Brown Construction Ltd.

The camera operates from Dawn to Dusk, 7 days a week, and updates its images every hour. The tecnology is 100% solar powered and uses a 3G data network connection for transmitting images. 

To see the beach hut camera: Please click here.

There is also a Twitter account for the camera which you can visit by clicking here.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Anyone for Tennis?

Tucked away in a quiet corner of the village is the Milford Tennis & Squash Club which has around 700 members. Newcomers are always warmly welcomed, and you can pop along to visit any time to meet the friendly club members and to see the impressive facilities. 

The club are now starting their Autumn Tennis Programme, and if you fancy getting involved with any of the activities below, please get in touch.

Adult Coaching Programme: click here
Junior Coaching Programme: click here
Cardio Tennis Course: click here

The Tennis section has 7 all weather courts (5 with floodlights) with both adult and junior members. Full adult tennis and junior tennis programmes are run throughout the year. 

The Squash section enjoys two heated courts, with around 80 members playing social and competitive games.

To complete the services offered, the club also provides a full range of other activities, including a social activities programme, an art group, bridge, table tennis and mah jong.

To find out more, please contact:

Russell May  Head Professional @ Milford Tennis
Director of RMAcademy
T: 07793 539 275

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

Friday, 9 September 2016

Birding for Beginners with the MCV 'Birding Team'

Did you know that Over 120 species of birds have been seen at the Sturt Pond Bird Hide since February 2009?

Would you like to learn about our local feather wildlife, and help in identifying the local birds at Sturt Pond?

If you would, you can now meet the MCV 'Birding Team' at the bird hide every Saturday morning in September between 10am and 11am. (Starting this Saturday 10th September 2016.)

Experienced bird watchers will be on hand each week and visitors will have free use of binoculars, telescopes and identification books. There will also be sound recording of most of the birds likely to be encountered and the team can explain some simple techniques to help identify the birds you are likely to see along our coastline.

Youngsters under 18 years old are welcome but need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. A small donation to the MCV can be made by placing coins in the security donations box in the Bird Hide.

Venue: Bird Hide - Gate is in car park next to The Marine/The Raft on seafront in Hurst Road, .

Milford Conservation Volunteers (MCV)
Contact: Keith Metcalf – Conservation Officer
Tel: 01590 643400 or E-mail:

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Nominate Sean in the New Forest Business Awards

Our exciting water sports business in Milford on Sea high street has had an excellent summer, and their service have been regularly used by locals and visitors alike.

So pleased were some customers that they have nominated Sean's business in the New Forest Business Awards.

If would of course be nice for them to win an award for the village, so if you would like to also nominate them you can do so by using the information and link below.

Company Name: The New Forest Paddle Sport Company
Tel No: 01590 645270
Category: New Business

The New Forest Paddle Sport Company
46 High Street, Milford On Sea, SO41 0QD
Tel: 01590 645270

Enjoy Facebook? - Help the Befrienders!

A new 'Befriending Scheme' is currently being set up in Milford on Sea Village, and things are going well.

Steve Anderton, has recently joined as the team co-ordinator and there are 5+ potential 'Befrienders' in line for induction training etc.

The team are now looking to set up a Facebook page and are looking for someone to maintain this in the future and keep it updated with various materials. (Other community organisations looking for similar.)

If you would enjoy being on Facebook for half an hour or so a week for a very good cause, please drop Amanda Tanner an e-mail at:

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Fancy some Art Classes?

Local artist, Helen Theobald has been running successful art classes for several years in Milford on Sea, with a new term about to start, Helen has a few spaces left to fill on a ten week course on Thursday mornings at Keyhaven, starting on 22nd September 2016.

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If you have ever fancied trying painting with acrylic paints now is your chance!

Acrylic is a great medium to use - for beginners or anyone who likes to experiment with paint. It dries quickly, so it takes no time to build up different layers of paint and textures. If you feel your painting has failed, you just paint over it and reuse the paper! It is possible to paint on paper, board or canvas and is very durable.

Acrylic paint is very versatile and much easier to use than watercolour because you can paint over your mistakes! It can also be used with oil pastels, collage, charcoal etc to create exciting mixed media paintings.

You can see examples of Helen's own work at

To find out more about the art course, please contact Helen at:

Friday, 2 September 2016

La Perle in Good Food Guide

Sam Hughes, chef/patron at La Perle in Milford on Sea High Street has once again received an accolade for the wonderful food he serves.

La Perle are to be featured in the Good Food Guide 2017 sponsored by Waitrose, and the guide will be published on the 5th September 2016.

We hope Sam's entry in this prestidious guide will attract diners from far and wide to try his wonderful dishes, - and also discover the other great places we have to eat in the village!

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