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Friday, 28 August 2020

The Good News Newsletter: No.23

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

Thursday, 27 August 2020

South Lawn raises over £3,000 for Oakhaven with Shortbread

We are pleased that Tim at South Lawn has sent us the following update: 

"As September approaches we would like to update you on our Shortbread for Oakhaven fundraising initiative. 

You will recall that during Lockdown we decided to bake shortbread biscuits to help support Oakhaven, every penny from sales went to the hospice and we were supported by the local community buying butter from us/for us as the main ingredient. It was a superb success that allowed everyone to contribute to the cause.

In the first week we were able to raise a whopping £1017 which followed with a further £1000 over the following few weeks. We kept the initiative going all through the summer and had planned to run this through to September.

We are absolutely delighted to tell you that we have just hit another £1000. Thank you so much for everyone that was able to support us in achieving a massive total of over £3,000 for this very worthy cause.

This total also includes some cash donations from locals and also from the hotel as a gesture of thanks to the entertainers that have played in our garden each Sunday afternoon throughout July and August."

Tim, Nikki and the Team at South Lawn

"PS: Our delivery service is still up and running and as popular as ever, we have loads of regulars. Please don't hesitate if there is anyone who cant get out or just fancies an English, give us a call. We are also still more than happy to help anyone in need so if we can help with anything just let us know. Menu attached for daily bakery and meal deliveries."

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


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



MOSHRS Podcast: John Peyton and the Battle of the Nile

Milford on Sea Historical Record Society have launched their latest podcast, this time the subject John is: Peyton and the Battle of the Nile.

From the Journal of Captain John Peyton aboard HMS Defence – Official No. 9707 

August 1st 1798 

At 7 o'clock, came to an anchor with the sheet cable out of the gun-room port and engaged our opponent until 10:00 o'clock, when she ceased firing, being totally dismasted. At the same time our fore topmast went over the side. At 5 minutes past 10, veered away on the sheet cable, in order to get alongside the next ship of 80 guns. At 20 minutes past 11, the 80 gunship hailed us to say that she had struck. Sent the 1st Lieutenant on board and took possession of her.” 

In 1800 Captain John Peyton purchased Priestlands partly using prize money from the Battle of the Nile. 

To view the podcast, please click here.

Also, a new page has been added to the MOSHRS Podcasts section on the website, it offers the opportunity to provide some feedback about the fourteen podcasts that have published since lockdown. 


MOSHRS would like to share the video with the whole village.
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The Milford on Sea Historical Record Society has an excellent website with a lot of information and old pictures of Milford on Sea in the past. 

The MOSHRS meet 5 times a year where you can hear an interesting talk and meet people from across the village. There are also annual visits to places of interest. Membership is just £10. To find out more; please click here.


MoS Historical Record Society





Let La Perle feed you this Bank Holiday

This Bank Holiday Sunday La Perle are introducing a Barbeque Bonanza in addition to a 2-course Sunday Lunch for 4.

Sunday Lunch for 4 is £19.95 per person and can be delivered between 12 noon and 2.30pm.

The Barbeque Bonanza is collection only from 4pm to 8pm. 


To order Sunday Lunch please click here.

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To see La Perle's menu and order your dishes please click here.

Opening Hours and La Perle Home Delivery: 
  • Mondays from 4.30pm (Fish & Chips only)
  • Tuesdays to Saturdays from 4pm
  • Sunday Lunch
  • La Perle Deli: 11am to 8pm Monday to Saturday. 

Please Note:
  • Please order via the La Perle website
  • Delivery only service, no collections.
  • Please order in advance if possible and they will do their best to deliver at your preferred time.
  • Deliveries to the SO41 and BH25 areas. 
  • Minimum order for delivery £15, delivery charge £2.

La Perle
60 High Street, Milford on Sea
01590 643557
info@laperle.co.uk
www.laperle.co.uk
www.twitter.com/laperlemilford
www.facebook.com/laperlemilford

Monday, 24 August 2020

Fun at 'A Field Full of Hope' Concert

We were pleased to receive the press release below following the successful 'A Field Full of Hope' Concert:

On 22nd August 2020, at Barnes Lane Recreation Ground, 170 people attended an outdoor, lunchtime concert organised by the Milford on Sea Community Centre and their amazing volunteers. 

A fully Covid-19 compliant event, it showcased the talents of Colin Judson, Michelle Stone and Mark Stone accompanied by Richard Black. The programme ranged from Verdi to Gershwin, Vaughan Williams to Mozart and with songs “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” to “I’ll be seeing you”, aptly finishing with “You’ll Never Walk Alone”! 

The field was marked out with shapes to suit groups of 2-6; a covered stage was created; the sound system was excellent; and marshals greeted and escorted attendees to their “pods”. A break for a picnic lunch was the interval and the weather was kind – if a little windy! All in all, a wonderful break in these uncertain times. 


Storm Ellen swallows last beach hut

Storm 'Ellen' hit Milford on Sea at the weekend and the combination of the high tide & 60mph winds battered the coastline.

As a result, the final beach hut standing on the cliffs next to the White House was swallowed by the sea.

Local photographer, Graham Wiffen captured the dramatic pictures before and after.

Ironically, the Milford on Sea Parish Council have recently advised that New Forest District Council are about to start works on repairing the seawall. To read more please click here

click images to enlarge 






Saturday, 22 August 2020

Milford on Sea Album: Postcards

If you enjoy seeing old pictures of Milford on Sea you may enjoy having a trip back in time here:

Milford on Sea Album: Postcards - Click here to view the album 


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Milford on Sea Villagers on their Doorstep Album
Coronavirus Lockdown Time! - A village record of people 
on their doorsteps taken by villagers whilst on daily walks.

click here to view album

If you would like to add your doorstep pictures, please send to: click here.

Friday, 21 August 2020

The Good News Newsletter: No. 22

To view of the latest edition of the 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, 19 August 2020

Sunday Lunch for 4 delivered from La Perle

Sam at La Perle is now offering a weekly changing 2-course Sunday Lunch for 4 delivered hot to your door.

Serves four people, although for parties of two, half can be refrigerated for the following day. Please order by Friday for delivery this Sunday.


SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE: 2 Course Lunch for 4 – £19.95 per person

This Week's Main Course: Harissa Roasted Chicken, Rosemary & Garlic Jersey Royals, French Beans, Confit Shallots with Toasted Almonds, Isle of Wight Roasted Garlic Aioli. (4 Portions)

This Week's Dessert: New Forest Berry & Vanilla Cheesecake. (4 Portions)

Optional: Bottle of House Wine (70cl) for the special price of only £14.95 / Lunetta Prosecco for the only £19.95

To order Sunday Lunch please click here.


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To see La Perle's menu and order your dishes please click here.

Opening Hours and La Perle Home Delivery: 
  • Mondays from 4.30pm (Fish & Chips only)
  • Tuesdays to Saturdays from 4pm
  • Sunday Lunch
  • La Perle Deli: 11am to 8pm Monday to Saturday. 

Please Note:
  • Please order via the La Perle website
  • Delivery only service, no collections.
  • Please order in advance if possible and they will do their best to deliver at your preferred time.
  • Deliveries to the SO41 and BH25 areas. 
  • Minimum order for delivery £15, delivery charge £2.

La Perle
60 High Street, Milford on Sea
01590 643557
info@laperle.co.uk
www.laperle.co.uk
www.twitter.com/laperlemilford
www.facebook.com/laperlemilford

Saturday, 15 August 2020

Milford on Sea Album: Souvenirs

 If you enjoy seeing old pictures of Milford on Sea you may enjoy having a trip back in time here:

Milford on Sea Album: Souvenirs - Click here to view the album 


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Milford on Sea Villagers on their Doorstep Album
Coronavirus Lockdown Time! - A village record of people 
on their doorsteps taken by villagers whilst on daily walks.

click here to view album

If you would like to add your doorstep pictures, please send to: click here.

New Positive Milford on Sea Facebook Group Launched

 A new village Facebook Group has been launched by Annie Corder-Mills.

As Annie explains; "If you are looking for positive news and views from Milford on Sea, then the very new Milford on Sea Positive News Facebook group is for you. (www.facebook.com/groups/milfordonseapositivenews)

No moaners and dog poop stories. Just good news stories, photos and other positive stuff about the lovely village of Milford on Sea."

To read or join this page please click here.


Wednesday, 12 August 2020

The Good News Newsletter: No. 21

 To view of the latest edition of the The Good News Newsletter:

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

Community Centre Limited Reopening Update

The Milford on Sea Community Centre has a dilemma; "To Open or Not To Open…..?"
Some would say “open in September” as that was one of the early Government Guidelines regarding Community Centres during the Covid19 months since March. 

The Trustees have been keeping up to date with all the Regulations and Guidelines over the past months and would really like to open the Centre, even for a few days a week. However, this will not be “back to normal” overnight as there is a limit on the number of people per size of room, how each room may be used and ensuring the premises are Covid safe. 

Having completed Risk Assessments, etc, and bought the necessary sanitising products and equipment, an offer has been made to a few of the regular exercise classes with the opportunity to trial a couple of classes in the main hall, free of charge, during August. Obviously, attendees would bring their own mats for floor work and the Centre will have someone monitoring the ease of use in such a situation and getting feedback from attendees and leaders. Indeed, the Guidance that came out last week was that face coverings must be used in indoor places, including Community Centres. However, they may be removed during exercise classes. If these trials go well the aim is to resume as much of a “new normal” diary of events and hiring from September, Covid19 and Government Guidelines permitting.

A trial movie is also being considered with more limited numbers than normal, given maximum allowed in the hall. Equally important is whether sufficient people, including volunteers, attend. 

Sadly, the cafĂ© and bar will still be closed as per current Guidelines. 

The Trustees hope the Community will support them in these extraordinary times and hope the “new normal” will not be too far away. 

Check the Community Centre new website for latest updates:

Join in the Ride and Stride

All Saints’ Church, Milford on Sea is delighted to announce details of this year’s Ride and Stride for the Hampshire and the Islands Historic Churches Trust, which is taking place on Saturday 12 September, 10am-6pm. 

Families and individuals are invited to take part in this sponsored event to help raise money for the preservation of the historic churches and chapels of all denominations, which are so precious to our communities. This event is also a wonderful opportunity for families and friends to enjoy a day together and discover the rich heritage of our historic church buildings. 

Whether you attend a church regularly or not we encourage you to walk, cycle, drive, ride or run to as many churches in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight as you wish. Users of vehicles for the disabled are also encouraged to take part – you can even use your Bus Pass! 

Half the sum you raise goes to the church you nominate for their own projects. 

To register your interest to take part please contact us at office@allsaintsmilford.co.uk, or sign up via the events page of our website so we can send you relevant follow up information. 

For further information about Ride and Stride or Hampshire and the Islands Historic Churches Trust (Registered Charity No. 1181370) please take a look at their websites: 

Ride and Stride


Saturday, 8 August 2020

Simon sets sights on 2022 Para Commonwealth Games

Milford on Sea resident, Simon Heaps has a dream to represent England in Wheelchair Table Tennis at the 2022 Para Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and more.

As Simon explains; "I am 64 yrs old and lost my right leg last year. I have a dream to get to the 2022 Commonwealth Para Games and play for England in wheelchair Table Tennis. I believe I can do it. But, I desperately need funds to get me there and I need a Corporate Sponsor that will back me on my journey. If you or anybody you know is willing to put their faith and cash in me then please contact me. With a sponsor I can achieve it."
To find out more about Simon, or to see how you can support him, please click here.

Ever-growing snake spotted in Milford on Sea

We do not know who has done this, but an enterprising family or group of children have come up with a novel idea to give passers by a smile.

The 'Milford Rock SSSnake' is growing daily, and can be found in Carrington Lane, Milford on Sea heading towards the park.

To join in, simply decorate a rock and add them to the snake!


Milford on Sea Album: Famous Residents

If you enjoy seeing old pictures of Milford on Sea you may enjoy having a trip back in time here:

Milford on Sea Album: Famous Residents - Click here to view the album 

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Milford on Sea Villagers on their Doorstep Album
Coronavirus Lockdown Time! - A village record of people 
on their doorsteps taken by villagers whilst on daily walks.

click here to view album

If you would like to add your doorstep pictures, please send to: click here.

The Good News Newsletter: No. 20

To view of the latest edition of the The Good News Newsletter:

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

Friday, 7 August 2020

Become a Parish Councillor

Become a Parish Councillor and help your community.

Milford-on-Sea Parish Council has two vacancies for Parish Councillors. If you would like to help make a difference to where you live, why not apply? Deadline is noon on Friday 28th August 2020.

For more details, please click here.
More information:

If by 26 August, 2020 14 days after the date of this notice excluding Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays, a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer, New Forest District Council, Appletree Court, Beaulieu Road, Lyndhurst, SO43 7PA by TEN electors for the Parish, an election will be held to fill the vacancy. 

If no request for an election is received the vacancy will be filled by co-option. 

Where ten valid requests for a by-election are received by the Returning Officer then under the provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and The Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus)(Postponement of Elections and Referendums)(England and Wales) Regulations 2020 the by-election will not currently take place, and the vacancy will be held open until the by election takes place. 

The 2020 regulations provide for the by election to take place on the date for the Ordinary Election of Councillors due to be held on Thursday 6 May 2021. However, this date may be brought forward or deferred by the Government depending upon the circumstances. 

Any election that is in due course called will be duly publicised as required by law.

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Olivia Inspires Supports Disadvantaged Pupils in Lockdown

Milford on Sea based charity, 'Olivia Inspires' has stepped in to help disadvantaged students in the district’s schools during the coronavirus lockdown. The lockdown and the resulting school closures have had a disproportionate impact on the learning of disadvantaged pupils and have resulted in an increase in the already wide attainment gap between the richest and poorest pupils. Olivia Inspires is working with the schools to help redress the balance. 

The charity has made a total of £15,750 available, £1,500 to each of the nine secondary schools in the New Forest district and £750 to each of the three non-mainstream schools (education centres and special schools). 

Nigel Burt, Olivia’s father and a founder of the charity explained: “We know that lockdown has been very hard on all students, but particularly those who are most disadvantaged. We have offered the schools this funding to use in the way that they think will best help individual students.” 

Many of the schools have used Olivia Inspires’ funds to provide laptops for pupils as so much learning has moved online during lockdown. The government has only provided laptops for disadvantaged students in Year 10, together with care leavers and those with social workers, so this means the majority of disadvantaged students have received no government help. 

New Forest Academy in Holbury has opted to use the funds to provide one-to-one specialist maths tuition for Year 10 students. Whilst four students from Greenwood School in Hythe will be benefiting from Equine Assisted Learning thanks to the Olivia Inspires funding. 

Priestlands headteacher Peter Main said: “We are delighted that Olivia Inspires has agreed to support our students with laptops. This will not only make a huge difference to them in enabling them to access the work and tutorials being set online through lockdown but longer term it will also provide them with a resource to really enhance their home learning and independence.” 

Priestlands headteacher Peter Main with
one of the Olivia Inspires funded laptops

Ringwood School’s assistant headteacher, Heather Jolly echoed these thoughts saying: “Thanks to Olivia Inspires’ generous donation, we have been able to buy seven laptops. These have gone to students who have worked exceptionally hard throughout these difficult last few months, despite having limited or no access to technology at home. This donation will mean they are able to access work from home, catch up on anything they have missed over the last few months, and continue to work hard towards their GCSEs and bright futures beyond. Thank you Olivia Inspires, you really are making such a difference in our local community.” 

Nigel concluded: “We are delighted that through Olivia Inspires we have been able to help these young people at such a difficult time and wish them success in the future. 

“It’s great to be able to help young people in this way because the applications for support from young people have dried up during lockdown. Like many charities the last few months have been difficult for us. There were a number of fundraising events planned and these have either been postponed or cancelled, so if anyone would like to do any fundraising for us that would be amazing. Now that things are starting to return to normal we would like to get the message out that we are here to support any young person who needs a helping hand in achieving their dreams and I would encourage them to apply.” 

To find out more, make an application for support or donate to the charity please visit: www.oliviainspires.org.uk

You can follow Olivia Inspires on Facebook @oliviainspires or Twitter @olivia_inspires. 



About Olivia

Olivia Burt from Milford on Sea, was a gifted and beautiful young woman who inspired others. Olivia was only 20 years old when she died in February 2018 in a horrendous incident at Durham, where she was a first-year university student studying natural sciences. 

She was just embarking on a journey that would have doubtless seen her leaving a lasting mark on our world. But more than this, everyone who knew Olivia remembers her smile and her kindness, and how she inspired others. 

Olivia Inspires aims to allow her spirit to live on by helping young people aged 11 to 18 years, whose families live in the New Forest District Council area and who are facing financial hardship. Grants will be provided to help them develop their potential in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), the arts and sport. 

The charity, set up by Olivia’s parents Nigel and Paula, was launched on Thursday 3rd October 2019 at Lymington Town Sailing Club, where Olivia, who sailed for Great Britain, was a member. 

South Lawn looking for Full and Part Time Staff

South Lawn Hotel and Cedar Tree restaurant are looking for Full & Part Time Staff to join their busy Food & Beverage operations team. Experience preferred. 

If you are interested, please send your details to Nicola via a Facebook private message by clicking here.

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To see South Lawn Hotel's new Mon to Saturday Menu: please click here.

To see South Lawn Hotel's Sunday Menu: please click here.

To see South Lawn Hotel's At Home delivery menu: please click here.


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



Monday, 3 August 2020

Charity Shop looking for a Part-Time Shop Assistant

The Community Centre Charity Shop in Church Hill, Milford on Sea are seeking a Shop Assistant to work c.50 days a year, principally to provide holiday and sickness cover for the current staff and to provide additional opening days. 


Hours are 9.40am to 5pm and the role will involve opening and closing the shop, and operating the shop either alone or with a volunteer (when Covid restrictions relax). 

Would suit someone who can be very flexible in terms of days worked and who is available to work on any day Monday to Saturday, plus Sundays during the summer. 

Ability to work alone and good, friendly customer interface skills are key. Pay will be at £8.85/hour, plus holiday allowance 

Applications in writing to: John Nicholas, Milford on Sea Community Centre, 9 Sea Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0PH