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Monday, 21 January 2019

SLAM Group are Fundraising

We have received below from the SLAM Group who are looking to protect land around School Lane and Manor Road from developers. 

"As you may know the SLAM group was formed to help protect land around School Lane and Manor Road from developers. The main opposition to this was that they would not be building enough affordable housing but a small percentage compared to large profitable houses. 

Planning was refused and now the developer, Pennyfarthing, has appealed this decision. With this in mind we wanted to ensure that the village had a voice at this appeal and we delivered around the village the attached leaflet asking if people wanted to donate to a Crowdfunding site to allow us to employ a planning consultant to ensure we have a voice and who would attend and represent us at the 3 day hearing on the 12th to 14th February in Lymington. 

In just a few weeks the Crowdfunding site, has raised a total of £2675 - very near our total of £3000. click here to visit funding site.

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With the majority of money raised we have identified and instructed a planning consultant to represent us. We will be holding a meeting in the community centre on 4th February at 8pm for as many people in the village as possible to attend so we, the SLAM group, can update them on the appeal process in February and also they can meet the planning consultant plus there will be a Q&A session with him. As time will be limited we ask if any questions can be sent in ahead of the meeting - if possible! 

The whole SLAM team want to thank all of the villagers who have sent letters, already attended meetings and donated to the fund as we wouldnt be in the position without the help and support of the villagers. To donate, please click here."

Many thanks, the SLAM Team
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Need to shift some aches and pains?

I guess we all need to shift some aches and pains, and Sally Morris at New Forest Sports Massage on the seafront can help.

Remedial or sports massage is a great way to help with the common muscular issues we face today because of poor posture or just getting older. Medical massage can help with spinal pain, tennis/golfers elbow, frozen shoulder, runners knee and plantarfascilitis as well as many other soft tissue problems that can affect your body, muscles, tendons and ligaments.

Sally has been providing relief and rehabilitative exercises since qualifying in 2009, and currently has her practice in the Seafront Clinic at 10 Hurst Road, Milford on Sea. Patients see Sally for all day to day or sports injuries along with a more remedial massage to keep any aches and pains away.

A customer, Mrs. Broomfield said; "Sally has made a significant difference in my life. Every visit she welcomes me warmly, puts me at ease and enquires about my general health. Before beginning each treatment she explains carefully how she is going to proceed and talks through each stage as she works with friendly professionalism. I have every confidence in her skills and already feeling benefits from her excellent work!" 

For more information click here.

To book an appointment call: 07824 876884 or Email:

Sally Morris
New Forest Sports Massage
10 Hurst Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0PY
07824 876884

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Verveine wins Book of the Month

The year has started brilliantly for David Wykes chef/patron at Verveine restaurant in Milford on Sea village. 

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Following being placed in 62nd position in The Harden's Restaurant Guide Top 100 restaurants in the UK (Ahead of many renowned Michelin Star restaurants) David's book 'Verveine' has won 'Book of the Month' in Edit Food & Travel. They quote; "A must for all lovers of food photography, chef David Wykes from Verveine has created the ultimate in recipe books which is a treat for the senses."

Great work Dave!

Verveine Restaurant
98 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QE
01590 642176
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 More About the Verveine Book

David Wykes chef/patron at Verveine restaurant in Milford on Sea village has launched his own cook book entitled 'Verveine'.

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The book is packed full of amazing recipes, flavour guides and incredible photography. 

It is unlikely that we can all have the pleasure of eating at Verveine daily, so it is great that everyone can now enjoy Dave's passion and talents in pictures. The food at Verveine is art without a doubt.

It has long been Dave's dream to create a cook book, and it is a pleasure to see his dream realised, particularly as he has created this whilst being full-time in his restaurant kitchen delighting diners on a daily basis.

If you are looking to cook something wonderful at home, or to create a dish to impress friends at a dinner party, then look no further.

Dave can deliver the book anywhere in the UK for a total price of £40, (or it is available for £35 on Amazon). Just give them a call to order your copy today on 01590 642176. 

The book is a must for any keen cook, food or photography lover.

La Perle hold raffle in aid of School

Sam at La Perle in the High Street is running a raffle to raise funds for Milford on Sea Primary School Smart Board Appeal.

For just £5 you could win:

First Prize: An Entertaining Cookery Demonstration by Chef /Patron Sam of La Perle, followed by a 3 Course Meal for 6 - Delicious!
Second Prize: A £100 Voucher for La Perle Restaurant. Voted to be in the top 2% of restaurants in the whole of Hampshire!
Third Prize: A Superb Magnum of Wine to savour!
The winners draw will take place on 31st January 2019. All details are on the poster below.

To buy your tickets please just pop in. Thank you very much! 

La Perle 
60 High Street, Milford-On-Sea 
01590 643557 

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Saturday, 19 January 2019

Are you interested in the history of the village?

Milford on Sea is a fascinating village, with a fascinating history - and it is easy for you to find out more.

The Milford on Sea Historical Record Society meet throughout the year at All Saints' Church Hall at 7.45pm and newcomers are always welcome. Annual membership is just £10 per year and this invites you to all talks and special events.

Take a look at the Milford-on Sea Historical Record Society Programme 2019 below, and then pop along:

Thursday 31st January Annual General Meeting followed by update on ‘Cornwallis/Peyton Commemorations’ by Chris Hobby & Chris Sanders

Thursday 28th March ‘Nelson and Trafalgar 1805’ a talk with local interest by Commodore Adrian Munns OBE RN (Ret’d)

Thursday 30th May ‘Calshot—a place in time’ An illustrated talk on the History of Calshot by Colin Van Geffen.

Friday & Saturday 5th & 6th July Cornwallis/Peyton Commemorations — Summer Festival
and Service of Dedication to Commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Death of Admiral Sir William Cornwallis. Full details will be announced nearer the time.

Thursday 26th September ‘Our Ancestors and their lives in Dorset’ an illustrated talk by
Paul Cheetham, Senior Lecturer in Forensic Archaeology at Bournemouth University.

Thursday 28th November ‘Thomas Budd, the Vanishing Vicar’ an illustrated talk about Milford Church during the Civil War by Chris Saunders.

Meetings take place at All Saints Church Hall, Milford on Sea at 7:45 p.m.
Complimentary coffee or tea or soft drinks will be available from 7.15 p.m.

Milford on Sea Historical Record Society

Ellen’s Hockey Hat-trick secures Dorset win over Somerset

Normally preferring her lies on the Barton on sea golf course where she has a Handicap of 7, Ellen’s hockey hat-trick helped secure a 4-1 win over Somerset on Sunday in the U14’s County Hockey.
Images from Simon Carlton Photography
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On a brisk but sunny day the Dorset team displayed superb skills to beat a strong Somerset side.

Ellen, 13, from Milford on Sea, plays for Bournemouth Hockey Club, Dorset U14’s County Hockey team and Dorset U18’s 1st team Golf. She is the U18 Hampshire Handicap County Golf Champion.

Images from Simon Carlton Photography
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Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Hidden House on Cliffs goes on sale

The Mail Online published an interesting article this week revealing a house in Milford on Sea that many of us would not have known was there.
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Taddiford House has stunning sea views out to the Isle of Wight and is surrounded by farmland on one side, a prestigious Barton on Sea links golf course on the other with The Solent to the south.

The white-painted four bedroom house has become a vandalised and rundown former holiday home and is now being sold for £1.5million by Caldwells Estate Agents in Lymington. 

Not only can we not see the house due to it's secluded location, it was even painted black in World War 2 so the Luftwaffe couldn't use it as a navigational landmark!

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Having a clear out?

If you are having a clear out, or have some unwanted articles, the Village Charity Shop in Church Hill, MoS welcomes donations if you feel being generous.

Please bear in mind when donating but that the items need to be resold, so broken, chipped, or incomplete sets are of little use. 

The Village Charity Shop is run solely be volunteers who work hard raising funds for the community centre and the better the goods, the more they raise!

Do pop in to see what can be accepted, or see what you may fancy buying....or why not even join the team for a few hours a week? New volunteers are always welcome, just go and say hello!