The Village Voice Feb/Mar 2019


Community magazine

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Dear Readers,

I hope the cover page has helped

brighten up winter a little. Please turn to

page 10 to learn more about the craft of

wet felting from local artist, Pippa


There is a lot of events at the Community

centre over the next few months. For

details of the Big Info Day, please see

page 4 . It’s a great chance to see what is

on offer in the Village and the

volunteering opportunities.

And, if you are reading this before

Thursday 24th January, you can meet a

Wendy Wu expert and learn more of

their tours to countries such as China &

Japan. Please contact Christina for more

details/book your ticket at Milford Travel,

who are hosting the event at the

Community Centre.

If you haven’t noticed already, there is a

really interesting shop that has opened in

Quay Street, Lymington. Adriaan and

Linda proudly invite you all to visit them.

They have been owners of Gift shops, a

Photography studio and Gallery, as well

as Hair salons for the past 14 years, and

are now very excited to open their first

ABOUT YOU personalised retail shop in

Lymington. Please see page 11 & make

sure you show the ad to qualify for your

10% discount.

One of my first tasks for this year is to

complete the update of this magazine’s

website. It’s nearly there, but I just need

some new images to showcase the local

area. If you’d like one of your photos

included, please do forward: email:

info@lymingtondirectory. Please

send as a JPEG or PNG and minimum of

200px wide.


Local information

Church Services 68

Local Noticeboard 53-59

MCV News 31

Parish News 35-38

Useful Numbers 61

Village Diary 66-67


Bringing History Home 6-7

Wildlife Matters 9

Behind our Cover Page 10-11

New Years Resolutions for Wine Lovers 13

All About Emails 15

Travel Guide 17

The Dog Walk Diet 19

Avoiding the Winter Blues 21

Smart Motorways Explained 23

The Housing Market Vs Brexit 27

Hampshire County Council’s Connect to

Support Service 47

Private Lives 47

The History of Plastic 49

In the Garden 51


The Big Info Day 4

Oakhaven 63


Pages /Answers 45/68

Editor: Jacqui Peacock

Next copy deadline: March 5th 2019

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Downton, Everton, Keyhaven, Lymore, and Milford on Sea

Saturday 2nd March 2019 10am – 2 pm

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Do you know everything that is happening

in our local community? You would be

amazed at how many voluntary

organisations and groups there are in our

villages, all offering opportunities for

people to get together, whether it’s to

share an interest, help others, or make

new friends.

The Milford on Sea Community Panel is a

group of people from many of these

organisations. We have arranged a special

event called The Big Info Day. We are very

pleased that the Parish Council and the

Community Centre are supporting the

event. There will be groups that offer

activities of all kinds, for children, young

people, and the not so young. We would

love you to come! There will be music, free

tea and coffee and cake, and an

opportunity to chat to people and find out


As well as running various groups, the

Panel also try to identify needs across our

community and develop projects to help

meet those needs. A key purpose is to

combat loneliness. We hope that this

event will bring people together. As well as

groups to join, there will be organisations

The Milford on Sea

Charitable Trust


Community Panel

The Big Info Day

that offer support. Do you have a relative,

neighbour or friend who might benefit

from support, or more contact with other

people? Why not encourage them to come

with you?

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All that can be seen today as a reminder of the

area that was the Rookcliff estate is a block of

flats in Park Lane called Rookcliff, and a road

named Rookcliff Way. Originally Rookcliff was

an estate containing a house that was built in 61

acres around 1725 and which existed until the


long at Rookcliff because his tenants in Ireland

are supposed to have said that if he didn’t

return to live on his estates, they would come

over and shoot him!

Rookcliff was bought in 1866 by Henry Kennard

and following his death his niece, Elizabeth

Robinson and her husband, Reverend Robinson

bought it. Reverend Robinson died in 1897 and

Elizabeth lived there until her death in 1930.

Her son Captain Robinson wanted to sell the

estate and in 1932 plans were made to build 35

houses along Park Lane, Kivernell Road and De

La Warr Road. They were to be detached houses

and the price of the building plots ranged from

£210 to £950.

The farmhouse and some land in the north-west

comer of the Rookcliff Estate was sold in 1933

to Mr. Henry Cox, a retired detective inspector,

who converted the land into a market garden.

In 1935 he sold for £1450 to the Mogg family,

who were fruiterers and greengrocers and they

continued to run the business until 1973.

In 1965 the original farm building was divided

into two, 41 and 43 Kivernell Road which were

owned by the Mogg family.

The original house was built by Colonel Edward

Rooke in about 1725 and it continued to be

owned by the Rooke family until 1799.

An advert in 1790 describes Rookcliff as ‘a

commodious house, with stabling for 12 horses,

farmhouse, ice house, garden and about 61

acres of arable and meadow land commanding

a view of the sea and the Isle of Wight’.

The main house and three acres of land was

purchased, in 1932, by Miss Margaret Taylor for

£1,600 to become a girls' preparatory boarding

and day school which continued until 1939.

There were several different owners until 1836

when Sir James Rivett Carnac, chairman of the

East India Company, acquired it. Following his

death at Rookcliff his son, John, inherited the

estate and in 1860 he tried to sell it at auction

but it only reached a bid of £6,280 and was


It was eventually sold in 1863 to Captain Smith

Barry who came from southern Ireland and he

had left to escape the troubles. He didn’t stay

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In 1941 the house was used for evacuees and

from 1942 until 1945 it was accommodation

for American officers. Following the war Miss

Taylor converted the house into flats which

were let for £2 per week.

In 1960 her nephew, Michael Buxton,

managed the house on her behalf and

permission was sought to demolish it and build

a block of 22 flats and eventually approval was

given for 12 flats. Following the initial

development of the estate in the 1930s there

were 19 houses and 2 hotels along Park Lane

between West Road and Kivernell Road and by

the 1970s most of the houses had been

replaced by apartments.

This summary of the Rookcliff Estate is mainly

based on an article by Clare Church.

The MOSHRS website is a core part of its

Bringing History Home project supported by

the Heritage Lottery Fund and Milford-on-Sea

Parish Council. The next edition of Village

Voice will feature a history of Milford House.


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trees & shrubs, we are sure to have something to

suit your needs. Our knowledgeable staff are

always on hand to help and advise.

If it’s a gift you are after, then why not come along

and browse our houseplants or gift area. There are

lots of lovely ideas.

And after all that shopping rest awhile in

Camellias with a slice of cake and a cuppa, or

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WILDLIFE MATTERS ……... to all of us


Whether you live in Lymington, Pennington,

Sway, Hordle, Everton, Milford-on-Sea or

Keyhaven, within a few minutes’ cycle ride or

walk, we have the most amazing coastal sites to

visit. The coastal walk from Lymington to

Milford is about 5 miles from end to end and is

just full of birds to watch.

Let’s have a look at what bird watching sites we

have just inland of the Solent. Walking in a

general westerly direction from Lymington you

will first encounter Normandy Marsh and

Lagoon. Next you have Eight Acre Pond and

Maiden Dock. Oxey Marsh and Lagoon are

next, followed by Pennington Marsh and

Lagoon. Further west you will encounter Butts

Lagoon and Fishtail Lagoon, the latter so-called

because the lagoon is said to be shaped like the

tail of a fish! Keyhaven Lagoon and Marsh are

next with Iley Point, Iley Pond and Avon Water

the furthest points west before reaching

Keyhaven hamlet and the infamous Gun Public

House. All these sites (excluding the Avon

Water and the pub!) are managed by Peter

Durnell, who is the Hampshire County Council’s

land manager, or Bob Chapman of the

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust.

Still heading west, you will come to Saltgrass

Lane Marsh. Next you will see Mount Lake

before you arrive at the Crabbing Bridge at the

south end of New Lane. You can either walk up

Hurst Spit and head south-east towards Hurst

Castle or continue to Sturt Pond nature reserve

and further on to Rook Cliff and Hordle Cliff

where inland birding sites run out.

Bird Observatory and Bird Hide: Along this


birding walk

you will come

across the



Volunteers’ (MCV) bird observatory at The Pans

(on the right just before you get to Keyhaven

hamlet). This is accessible via a key-fob available

from the MCV. See contact info at end.

The bird hide at Sturt Pond, situated between

The Marine

Café (white


and Hurst

Depot (big

black NFDC

storage shed) is open to the public (free access)

all year round from 9am till 5pm or dusk if

earlier during the winter.

Birding for Beginners: The hide and the

observatory are the designated sites for

sessions especially designed for youngsters

(accompanied by an adult or group leaders) and

beginners to birdwatching. These sessions are

free (though bird food donations are always

welcomed). They are held, between 10am and

noon, at the bird observatory on the first

Saturday in the month and at the bird hide on

the third Saturday of each month.

Telescopes and Binoculars: The MCV has

recently purchased seven pairs of excellent 8 x

40 binoculars for use

by anyone without a

pair during these

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beginner sessions.

Telescopes are also

available to share to

help identify birds

further away. No

need to pre-book, just turn up and our expert

birders will be on hand to help.

Further information from:

Keith Metcalf – MCV Conservation Officer

(01590) 645825 or (07771) 918449 or email



We caught up with Pippa Crouch, our cover page artist to learn more about the craft of felting

What is wet felting? I hear there is lots of

rolling involved! Wet felting is an age-old

process which creates pieces of material using

predominantly natural fibres such as wool.

Blankets, coats, hats and even outer coverings

for traditional yurts have all been made from

felt. Fibres are laid out on a bamboo roll with

layers going in different directions. Soap and

water are added and then rolled up. This is

where the hard work starts! The action of

rolling the wool, the hot water and agitation

binds the wool fibres together and after a time

creates a piece of material which is ‘felt’.

Whether it be a sunset, looking out over The

Solent or out walking my dog in the New Forest,

something will often catch my eye! Even the

lovely wild meadow verges that people have

planted inspired a run of artworks. I have also

done commissions for people who have a photo

of a particular place and want a felted artwork. I

really enjoy the challenge of these but have to

explain these pictures will be my artistic

interpretation of the photo! My favourite works

are usually the ones that are most vibrant in

colours and texture. The front cover is definitely

in my top three!

What inspired you to start? I have always had

an interest in art and craft hobbies. A very good

friend introduced me to felting and taught me

how to felt a scarf using Merino wool tops and

silk. The textures, colours and the science of

creating felt fascinated me and I became

hooked instantly. So, I started making pictures

(painting with wool), quite basic and abstract in

the beginning. Over time with experimentation

and a need to add more texture and interest, I

have developed my own unique style. I still get

very excited about each new artwork as it’s

being created because there is always the

element of the way the fibres bind together and

create a wonderful blend of colours.

I’m loving looking through all your artwork, so

much colour and texture. Where do you get

your ideas from? Do you have a favourite

piece? My Inspiration mainly comes from

something I’ve seen whilst out and about.

The end results look amazing with a lot of

attention to detail. How do you achieve that

and how long does it take to finish a piece?

When wet felting I use lots of different

materials, not just wool tops. Silk fibres, yarns

and pieces of material (often from scarves) are

added in. Once the felt has been created and

dried, I then embellish by needle felting extra

bits in. Needle felting uses a barbed needle and

by the action of stabbing you can fix materials

to your artwork. Very therapeutic! Depending

on the piece, I sometimes machine stitch to add

even more texture and definition. Occasionally I

will also use hand stitching to highlight certain

areas. Artworks can take from a couple of days

to a week, depending on how much detail is

added. Knowing when to stop can be a


Is it an expensive hobby requiring lots of

specialist equipment? It can be if you insist on

having all the specialist equipment, but by being

a little inventive you can easily save money for

example Bamboo roll, use bubble wrap instead.

Soap flakes or olive soap, use washing up liquid

Carding brushes for blending wool, use small

wire dog brushes instead. Charity shops and

bargain bins are great for finding yarns and

scarves. Wool tops and silks can be bought at

high street stores but the best bargains can be

found online.

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I am a complete novice to felting/working

with wool but I see you run courses, can I

come along? The workshops I run are very

popular and are booked up quickly. I am

currently investigating new venues to run

courses and will be adding dates on my

website, my Facebook

page Feltable@pippacrafts. Or come and find

me at a local craft fair. Another option is to

get some friends together and as long as you

have a large table to get round, I can come to

you! I supply all equipment and materials, and

in a 3 hour workshop, you will each create

two wet felted artworks. Cost £40 per person.

Where can I see you and your artworks? For

ideas on what I can create go to my website or

Facebook page. I attend a number of craft

fairs, Milford Artisans, Lyndhurst craft fair and

Burley. This year in June, Christchurch Priory

will be holding their week-long event along

with CadArts. Living crafts exhibition where I

will be demonstrating and have my work for

sale. I will hopefully also be at the New Forest

Show in the art pavilion. I will be adding other

events, exhibitions and shops where I sell in as

the year progresses.

Do 07901 951034

And lastly, what would be your 3 best felting

tips? For the basic techniques, do a workshop

or check out the many videos online. Don’t be

afraid to experiment, it’s all part of the fun.

Start with a small project to build your

confidence then go for it!

Pippa’s contact details:

E:, T: 01425 617651

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New Year Wine Resolutions for Wine Lovers!

After the busy festive period, January is a

quieter month in the shop, a time for planning

tastings and events for the year ahead. We

don’t take part in the craze that is ‘dry January’,

but we look for other new year resolutions to

expand our knowledge and experience of

different wines. Below are a few ideas for you

to explore this year.

English Wine - With the reviews and reputation

of English wine getting better and better, and

with last years fantastic growing season we are

very excited with new developments of this

homegrown industry! Our most popular selling

fizz is from the Dorset based Langham Estate,

who craft terroir driven sparkling wines using

grapes only grown in their own vineyards. They

have a low intervention approach to both grape

growing and wine

production. Even

closer to home,

‘Charlie Herring’ has

a vineyard in a small

walled garden just

outside Lymington.

Winemaker Tim

Phillips, practices

organic viticulture

and natural

Charlie Herring winery

winemaking which result in some authentic

wines that are seriously impressive! Production

for his wine is small, but he is also making a

very interesting beer (made from wild hops)

and cider from the orchard adjacent to the


Explore Different Grape Varieties - Expand your

wine drinking horizons and try a new grape

variety, or even a familiar one from a different

wine growing region or Country. If you’ve tried

Albarino from Spain before, look for Alvarinho

from Portugal or even some great examples

from New Zealand or South Africa. At the

moment we are very excited about exploring

the wines from the Savoie and Jura region. Try a

delicious Chardonnay from the Jura blindfolded

and it could be mistaken for one from

Burgundy. Our most popular Savoie wine is

made from the grape Jacquere which is vibrant,

floral and refreshing! We are always receiving

small parcels of new wines so do pop in and we

can help your explore different options.

Visit a Vineyard - Our holidays tend to always

be based around a wine region. It is so

important for us to meet the growers and taste

the wines where they are produced. If you’re

heading to a region that produces wine, we

urge you to do the same! It can be such an eye

opener to see how much hard work goes into

each bottle that we so often just pop and pour

without much of a thought.

Attend a Wine Tasting - The best way to

expand your wine horizons is to come along to

one of our tastings or events that we plan

throughout the year.

We hope there is

something to appeal

to everyone, from

the more formal instore


tastings, a ‘pop-up’

restaurant in the

shop with wines to

match the food, to

the more informal

'Wine themed garden events

will start around Easter'

food and wine events we host in the shop and

garden during the Spring and Summer. The best

way to find out about these is to sign up to our

newsletters online or in store or follow us on

social media!

So here’s to a New Year and exploring the

exciting world of wine!

Heather & Simon, The Solent Cellar

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A common request I get is to recover a

forgotten email password. For most regular

email accounts this should not be

necessary, as you can take steps to make

sure you can recover your own email

password before it becomes necessary.

Remember when you set up your email

account and they asked you for your

mobile number or another email address?

They weren’t prying, that’s how you can

recover your password. If you give your

email supplier your mobile number or

alternate email address, they will send you

a code to prove you are who you say you

are. Once that’s done, you simply choose a

new password, job done. If you haven’t

done this yet, find out how to do it now.

address. It looks a lot more professional to

have your company name as part of your

email than to have a business email with or something like that.

It’s not just businesses that can have their

own bespoke email address, but there are

costs involved. You have to pay at least an

annual licence to use the domain name.

In our world of many gadgets if you use an

email program on your computer rather

than webmail through your internet

browser, make sure you are using IMAP

rather than POP3. IMAP is generally the

default these days ( is a bit

different), and is much better to use if you

have more than one device that you want

to get your email on.

All broadband suppliers give away free

email addresses when you take up their

broadband. Once you have been with them

for a while but want to change broadband

suppliers because it’s no longer a good deal

or your broadband keeps falling over, go

ahead. Trouble is everyone you know

knows your email address, and if it’s linked

to your broadband supplier, you can’t take

it with you.

It makes sense to get an Outlook or Gmail

email account. They work with any

broadband supplier and you don’t have to

let everyone know what your new address

is if you switch broadband suppliers.

If you want to show off a bit, then you

could always get a vanity domain. That is a

name of your choosing after the @ bit in

your email address. If you run a business

you really should have your own domain

anyway which matches your website

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Your Local Independent Travel Agent

Come to us for our Personal Service and Experience

We aim to make your holiday planning as stress free as possible!

Tel: 01590 644 899

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Having just returned from a few days in

Orlando, I thought I would take the opportunity

to write a little about it.

Orlando would not have been my first choice of

destination (I would normally have

recommended it as a family holiday), but I was

travelling on a work conference with my peers

and we were also there to experience what the

destination had to offer. And I was impressed!

Travelling in November was a great time to go,

the weather was beautiful and the parks and


were quiet. We

had two free

days in which to

explore and


Universal, Sea

World, Disney

and Volcano Bay

as options. I chose Universal and Volcano Bay.

Having been to Universal before many, many

years ago I thought I knew what to expect but

as with so many things in life it had changed

quite considerably over the years, incorporating

all things new and modern, most notably, Harry

Potter. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

was wonderful, being a huge fan and having

read the books and watched the films with my

children, I was transported into the magical

world very quickly. We were also lucky enough

to experience it at night when the park was

closed and so managed to enjoy it privately (it

was the only place where the rides had queues

during the day). My second free day was spent

at Volcano Bay, the largest waterpark in

Orlando which was a lovely relaxing day. There

were barely any people around and we didn’t

TRAVEL guide

Fun in Orlando : Often seen as just a

family destination, Christina was impressed

queue for anything, spending a lot of time

lolling quietly down the lazy river in the


We stayed in a Universal Hotel, the Lowes

Sapphire Falls, which was lovely and meant that

we were able to go into the parks an hour

before anyone else - a huge bonus if you come

during the busy seasons. The hotel (as well as

other Universal Hotels) is built on a waterway,

and has a water shuttle service to Universal City

Walk, an area of shops, restaurants and

entertainment ,for both daytime and evening

fun. This is where the famous Blue Man Group

have their shows, and the restaurants range

from the Hard Rock Café to Bubba Gump

Shrimp Restaurant to Voodoo Donut! There is

something here to suit everyone’s taste and

then the boat whisks you back to the hotel

when you are ready.

There are plenty of other places to visit and

things to do in Orlando, including the Kennedy

Space Centre and playing golf on some of the

best courses in the USA. Shopping is great here

too with an abundance of outlet malls to help

lighten the wallet!

We flew to Orlando direct from Gatwick with

Virgin Atlantic which was around 8.5 hours in

duration. You need an ESTA to enter the USA If

you hold a British Passport and everything was

very straightforward once we got there. The

airport was much less hectic than Miami if you

are thinking of visiting Florida and touring.

If you would like further information about

Orlando or would like us to put together a

package for you, we would be very happy to

help. Please contact us on 01590 644899, email

us on or pop in

and see us at 78 High Street, Milford on Sea.

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Milford’s Florist for all Occasions

Flowers & Plants for

Valentine’s Day Thursday 14 th Feb


Mothering Sunday 31 th Mar

Contemporary & Traditionally

Designed Arrangements

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If you and your furry friend are feeling a bit

like chubsters after all the indulgences of

the Christmas period, and you fancy

walking off a bit of that weight together,

then read on because we’ve got exactly

what you need: bracing sea air, stunning

views and perfect cosy pub to end up in.

It’s a sort of dog walk diet.

Our Keyhaven route is one that we’ve

devised specially for our dog walking Pet

Rangers, who, with the rest of our team,

managed to complete over eight thousand

dog walks for local customers in 2018,

which means we’ve taken the lead in dog

walking (geddit?).

Anyway, to the route. Keyhaven Sea Wall

is a lovely walk all year round. Follow

Keyhaven Road and turn left just before

the main car park. You'll go along a little

track, over a bridge and there's free

parking in the small car park by the

entrance to the Solent Way footpath.

Begin the walk from the car park, go

through the small gate. Walk along here

and follow the footpath, you can let your

dog off lead when safe to do so. You'll

notice a red dog waste bin at the start of

your walk; this is the only bin on the walk.

This is a walk with outstanding views. At

several different parts, the main path

allows you to go right down to the water

and follow another path that runs

alongside it. Be wary of birds and wildlife

along this walk though and, if necessary,

your dog may need to go back on lead.

Even in January, you’ll probably see some

enthusiasts, wrapped up warm, with big

binoculars looking at the wide variety of

wildlife here.

After 20 minutes or so you will come to

two gates; one on the higher path and one

to the left on a lower grass track. Take this

lower path and walk along here until you

come to the end of the straight section.

The path will bend left; at this point you

can either turn around and go back the

way you came if that’s enough for you

both, or continue further until you feel

ready to turn around and return back the

way you came.

If all this frankly seems too much like hard

work for you, but you’d nevertheless like

to give your dog a unique New Year treat

of some lovely, bracing walks like this, and

help them fight their festive flab at the

same time, then call us up on the old dog

and bone on 01425 262 100, or click and we’ll come

and pick them up

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If leaping for joy in a woolly hat is the last thing

you feel like doing at this time of year, then

you are not alone. Ninety per cent of people in

this country slump emotionally in winter –

simply because we

don’t get enough

sunshine to sustain us

through the dark

months. So that’s

where the team at The

Natural Health Hub

come in… it is possible

to keep positive, there

is so much we can do to

naturally nourish

ourselves, physically

and emotionally, through winter.

Spice it up

Energetically winter is slow and heavy. So the

advice from our naturopathic nutritionist Rhi

Hepple is to use plenty of warming, energising

spices in your cooking such as ginger, chilli,

cinnamon and turmeric. Give your kidneys

extra support with foods like nettles,

seaweeds, beetroot, cranberries, red cabbage

and blueberries.

Warming ways

At the Hub we are great believers in massaging

away stress and emotional baggage, and at this

time of year massage is all the more important

as it gets the lymph moving to stop winter

physical and mental stagnation.

Rhi also advises you ensure your diet is not too

cold so as not to deplete your kidney energy.

Add ginger or turmeric to fresh juices, warm

roasted butternut squash or sweet potatoes to


Think positive

A positive state of mind is one of the first rules

of good health: this is the core of everything

we stand for at The Natural Health Hub. ‘When

you are genuinely joyful you are less

susceptible to disease, says polarity therapist

Jane Seaman.

Avoid negative thoughts, actions and words

and you really can make a whole shift in your

life. We are advocates of affirmations – positive

statements or mantras to write down, carry

with you and repeat regularly.

We are not saying this is easy. We all need

nudging and mentoring to the path of

positivity. We have regular classes at The Hub

to enable you to put positive thinking into

practice, from mindfulness to meditation to

yogic relaxation, plus treatments like

homeopathy and polarity therapy that enable

you to lift your thought patterns from negative

to positive.

More me time

The more time you give to looking after

yourself the less likely you will slump into

winter blues. Treat yourself, book something

just for you right now… This is not indulgence,

this is as crucial as a good diet and exercise. A

Hub favourite is our monthly sound bath.

Simple lie back and ‘bathe’ in the deeply

relaxing sounds of Himalayan bowls and gongs

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Finally, how are those New Year’s resolutions

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Smart Motorways are being created across the

UK. Parts of the M3 in Surrey underwent the

upgrade for what felt like a life time. There are

also plans for the M3 between junction 9

(Winchester/A34 interchange) and junction 14

(M27 Southampton interchange), with two

years of major roadworks just having started

to create an eight lane ’smart motorway’.

licence. Again, overhead speed limits are

enforced by cameras.

Finally, you’ve got a dynamic hard shoulder,

which can be opened to live traffic during

periods of congestion, with overhead gantry

signs showing whether or not it can be used. It

shouldn’t be used if the signs above the lane are

blank or displaying a red ‘X’. Again, this is

enforced by the overhead cameras.

They are cited as the solution for congestion,

with the hard shoulder being used as a live lane

and overhead gantries displaying variable speed

limits with cameras enforcing them.

Highways England says the introduction of

Smart Motorways has ‘increased journey

reliability’ and reduced personal injury

accidents. But this new network requires a new

way of driving, as well as a better understanding

of what the overhead signs mean.

Are there different types of Smart Motorway?

There are, and different types of Smart

Motorway are dotted throughout the country.

The first is a controlled motorway, which retains

its hard shoulder for emergency use. The

remaining lanes are subject to variable speed

limits, which are displayed on overhead

gantries, and enforced by speed cameras. If no

speed limit is displayed, then the national speed

limit is in place.

Then there are all-lane-running sections of

motorway, where all lanes are live, and there

isn’t a hard shoulder. In the event of an

incident, a red ‘X’ is displayed above the closed

lane. Any driver who ignores this will receive a

£100 fine and three penalty points on their

What happens if I break down on a motorway

with no hard shoulder?

Look out for an emergency refuge area (ERA),

denoted by blue signs with an orange SOS

telephone symbol, and dotted at 1.5 mile

intervals along the highway.

If you’re unable to get to an ERA, you should

attempt to get onto the verge (providing there

is no barrier), switch on your hazard lights and

exit the vehicle safely via the nearside door. If

you can’t get to the nearside of the motorway

safely, stay in the vehicle with your seatbelt

securely fastened.

If you can get out of the car, contact Highways

England via one of the phones placed in the

ERA. However, if you can’t exit the vehicle, you

need to call 999 from your mobile.

Can I get caught for speeding even if a limit

isn’t displayed above the road?

Highways England states that: “All mandatory

speed limits are enforced by police, as is the

national speed limit of 70mph when no speeds

are shown. If you break the speed limits you will

be caught.” The best advice is simply not to

exceed the speed limit.

Do Smart Motorways actually work?

According to Highways England, Smart

Motorways are helping to keep roads moving.

Published statistics say that journey reliability

has improved by 22 per cent and personal injury

accidents have been reduced by more than half.

Highways England also says that where

accidents did occur, their severity was much

lower overall.

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Everyday people ask “how is the

market, it must be tough for you

guys just now ….. oh and by the way,

is my house value still going up”?

Firstly we have to deal with the

fatigue that is the Brexit

conversation and the paralysis it

installs, whilst secondly matching

home owners expectation that their

own home value is constantly


There is no denying that whether

you voted “in or out”, we are all, at

best fed up with the ongoing saga

and the debilitating effect it is

having on our universal levels of self

-worth and confidence, but the

oxymoron is that the “housing

market is absolutely fine and that

values are as strong as ever”. It

further proves that just like during

the recent recession the housing

market does not stand still for

“boom or bust” and now add


There is always a core level of

business dictated by life changing or

life planning reasons and that is

what the market has seen in 2018,

with the daily squabbling of

politicians and the subsequent

media coverage of, only holding

back that proportion of the market

that can only operate in a market

where confidence is high due to a

stable political and economical

environment and whilst undeniably

activity levels have been reduced in

2018 this has not reduced the core

level of business.

Milford is as we all know fortunate

to be situated in a desirable area for

so many reasons, the village centre

is thriving and it is a lifestyle choice

to be here but that comes at a price

and alongside the deeper societal

issues that drive property prices

forwards (a bigger discussion for

another day), no home owner is

seeing their value falter.

March 29 th will come and go and for

most people it will be a point in time

that means, if only subconsciously

that Brexit is over and things will

only get better, we will all regain our

bounce and the question will go

back to what it has always been,

“how is the market ? ….oh and by

the way, is my house value still

going up”?

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It has been an extraordinary year since the

formal opening of the Observatory at

Keyhaven on 1 st December 2017.

We started converting the dilapidated farm

pumping-station in summer 2017 and from

that date also started recording the numerous

birds seen from the observatory on or over the

Pans, Avon Water and the Quayside. To date, a

remarkable 101 species have been seen by a

team of recorders, including Chris Barrass,

Tony Short, Peter Ryley, Dudley Powell, Jim

Bunting, Alun Edmondson, Richard Coomber,

Linda Ryan, Mike Collison, Tony Locke and

myself. Thank you all for writing up your

species as they are seen.

We encourage all visitors to write up their lists

of species and to enter your key-fob number or

name and time against the entry. If you don’t

know your 2 or 3 digit key-fob number, ask me

I will provide it.

Recording days (2018): In our first full year

records have been entered on a total of 266

days. The most days recorded in a single

month being 26 days in both January & July,

followed closely by 25 days in September,

November and December. It is great knowing

that the Observatory is being used so regularly

and makes the project all the more successful

because of its usage and the birds recorded

which are passed on to the Hampshire

Ornithological Society for the Hampshire Bird


birds were seen flying in to roost in the reeds in

December. Bittern on 10 occasions between

Sept and Dec. Kingfisher 105 days & Water

Rail 144 days. Other notable species include

Bearded Tit, Gt. White Egret, Spoonbill,

Golden Plover and Cetti’s Warbler.

Peak Numbers: Include the following:

Brent Goose 400 01.12.18

Widgeon 100 21.10.18

Little Egret 10 19.11.18

Little Grebe 33 10.09.18

Redshank 71 190.7.18

Cormorant 28 12.02.18

Gadwall 43 06.02.18

Black-tailed Godwit 150 19.11.18

Black-headed Gull 200 29.11.18

Curlew 17 26.01.18

Golden Plover 200 12.11.18

Lapwing 100 26.01.18

Starling 500 04.10.18

Teal 100 10.03.18

A brilliant first year of birding in comfort. Well

done team and thanks to all the Edgar family,

Simeon and Lisa Morgan

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Parish Clerk: Graham Wells Asst. Parish Clerk: Sarah Pitt

Tel: 01590 644410

Website: Email:

MOS1—Land North of School Lane

The Parish Council has been advised that

the hearing for the appeal for the above

site will take place on 12-14th February.

We are still waiting to be advised of the

location of the hearing, so please keep an

eye out for the venue when it is published

on our website ( or

Facebook page and on our noticeboards.

Precept 2019/20

The Parish Council has agreed to raise the

precept (the money it receives from the

District Council) by 6.5%. This equates to a

£1.87 increase per household for the

entire year and is a much smaller increase

than many neighbouring towns and


Community Orchard Planting

Several new trees were planted recently in

the Community Orchard on Studland

Common. In addition, the Milford

Conservation Volunteers (MCV) conducted

a large-scale clearance around the

boundaries and the fenced trees in the

orchard to make maintenance and pruning

February/March 2019

easier over the coming years. The Parish

Council would like to thank all those who

helped in the work.

Studland Common

Clearance work

also continues on

Studland common

under the HLS

(High Level


agreement. Again,

the Parish Council

would like to thank

the MCV for their

help with this award-winning project.

Hedge Management

The Parish Council is working to reduce

the height of all parish-owned hedges to a

manageable level. The project will take

several years to complete and has the

support of the MCV.

The hedges have become rather tall and

“leggy” in recent years. This means that

the inside of the hedge offers less suitable

places for birds to build their nests. Bird

surveys recently undertaken have shown

that few birds are nesting in the hedges

because they are not dense enough to

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offer sufficient protection for them. In

addition, hedges can only be cut at certain

times of the year so as not to disturb any

birds that are nesting there. The Parish

Council follows guidance from the RSPB as

to timings of maintenance works and this

has shown to be effective.

abilities, whilst maintain the woodland


If anyone would like to lend their muscles

Lastly, birds primarily use the local hedges

as protection from Sparrowhawks, which

have become prevalent in recent years.

House sparrows use the hedges in large

numbers, often associated with nearby

feeding tables. The hedges offer excellent

cover and the reduction in height appears

to make little difference to their usage. In

fact, surveys at Basket’s Field in Keyhaven

show that the number of birds using the

recently-reduced height hedges have

increased quite significantly.

Pleasure Ground Paths

Thanks to a grant from Hampshire County

Council’s Countryside Access Team and

funds from the Parish Council’s budget,

further improvements to the footpaths in

the Pleasure Grounds will continue over

the next few months. This will make

walking in the Pleasure Grounds an

enjoyable experience for people of all

for the occasional task for either the

woodland or path works please contact

the parish office on 644410, or the MCV

on 645825.

Christmas Lights Thank You

The Parish Council would like to Simeon

Morgan and his team and the WI for their

efforts in

erecting and

decorating the

Village Green

Christmas tree

this year. The

Parish Council

would also like

to thank


Darbishire who

took on the

management of

the smaller

traders’ trees

with excellent

results and to

the traders themselves for supporting the


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New Parish Council Grounds Person

The Parish Council has agreed to employ a

part time Grounds Maintenance operative

from 1st April this year. Having reviewed

the financial implications and being aware

that there is an increasing amount of work

to be undertaken on Parish Council owned

land, the Council agreed that it would be

prudent to make this change to current

arrangements. For more details of the

vacancy please visit our website— Closing date for

applications is 31st January.

Meet Parish Councillor Jane Coster

Cllr Coster was co-opted onto the Parish

Council in March last year.

Jane has lived in

the village for

over ten years

and visited for


through family


fauna of the village and support our small

businesses. She is particularly keen to

ensure that our hedgerows and verges are

looked after as this has a huge impact on

birds; she has battled to ensure that when

damage has been caused, it is rectified


Jane loves to watch not only our local birds

but those that stop over en route and

returning from their winter holidays.

Parish Council Elections

Elections for new Parish Councillors are

scheduled to take place on 2 nd May 2019.

If you are interested in becoming a local

Parish Councillor for the next four-year

term and make a difference to your

community, please contact the Parish

Office. More details on the responsibilities

and the remit of this unpaid role, along

with details of the application process will

be available from the Parish Office or the

website ( from


Jane first


involved in local

politics when she became one of the

founding members of Protect Milford’s

Heritage, a group set up to oppose the

overdevelopment of Ravens Way. The

group then continued to support other

residents in the village with their battles

where potential developments would

adversely impact their lives. Jane then

continued to attend some Parish Council

meetings and the AGMs to get a better

understanding of how local politics worked.

Jane is very keen to protect the flora and

How to report a pothole or fallen tree

There is a quick and easy way of reporting

potholes, fallen trees and other issues to

the County Council – just visit their

website: and click on

the “Report a road

problem”. You can

then select from a

variety of issues

including potholes,

flooding or fallen

trees. Enter in a

few quick details and the County will

investigate and act accordingly.

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Memorial Benches available

The Parish Council has identified a number

of pre-sponsored Memorial Benches at

various locations around Milford and

Keyhaven which are now available to new

sponsors. All prices include a 20 year

insurance and maintenance contract which

would involve a full refurbishment of the

bench along with a new plaque to sit

alongside the original plaque. In addition,

there are a number of new benches

available at the children’s seafront

playpark for sponsorship (pictured).

visitor information or you can download

the Directory which lists all the clubs,

societies and services available to

residents in the village. There is an events

calendar and links to the websites of all

sorts of local groups and organisations.

There is also a link to the Council’s

Facebook page which is also worth a

“like”! The website is updated regularly, so

why not look us up?

The address is:

Village Green: now booking for 2019

The Parish Council manage all bookings for

events held on the Village Green. The

diary for next year is filling up fast, with

the following already booked in:

There are no more clifftop benches

available at this time. For more details

contact the Parish Office (644410).

Parish Council website is a mine of


The Parish Council website has a whole

host of information about the village and

the Parish Council. All meeting agendas

and minutes are there

for the past six

months, along with

the Annual Report

and other committee

papers. In addition,

you can find out a

short history of the


comprehensive local

• Churches of Milford Good Friday

Service: Friday 19 th April

• May Fayre: Monday 6 th May

• Gardener’s Club Plant Fayre: 18 th May

• Cornwallis Remembered event: 5 th July

• Arts & Music Festival : 11 th

• Charity Dog Show: 21 st July

– 14 th July

• Art on the Green: 17 th & 18 th August

If your community group would like to use

the Village Green for an event, contact the

Parish Office for an application form.

Next meetings

Planning - Monday 4th February, 4th

March & 8th April.

Parish Council - Monday 18th February,

18th March & 15th April.

All meetings are in the Village Hall, Park

Lane at 6.30pm. Agendas will be available

from the website 5 working days in


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Mrs Alex Jennings


The New Year usually brings New Year’s

Resolutions. The most popular resolutions

are to join the gym or give up chocolate.

The New Year makes us want to put our

health and wellbeing in order but what

about our finances and legal affairs?

Do you have a Will? If not you are not

alone, two thirds of adults in the UK

don’t, but do you know what will happen

in the event of your death? Who would

look after your minor children?

We can help you to have a better

understanding of why you need a Will,

and how having one will make your

family’s life less difficult when you are no

longer there to support them. You may be

surprised that the rules that apply do not

naturally favour the people you care for


It is never too early or too late to consider

making a Will and it is our advice that you

should review such matters regularly. If

you do have a Will you need to ensure

that it still fulfils your wishes.

Do you have a Power of Attorney? More

and more people are having a lengthy ‘old

age’, but not many will consider who

would manage their finances or personal

affairs if unable to do so themselves.

If you know who you want to provide this

assistance for you, you may wish to

consider appointing them as attorneys to

act for you if you lose capacity. This

avoids an application to the Court of

Protection which is a costly and lengthy


If you have any questions or would like to

review your legal affairs, contact us at the

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24. Feather worn as an

ornament (5)

25. Sculpture of the

head and shoulders


26. Small falcon that

hovers in the air (7)


2. State of

lawlessness and

disorder (7)

3. Incendiarism (5)

4. Modify, tone down


6. Make parallel (5)

7. Former unit of

money in Italy (4)

8. Accumulation of

jobs yet to be dealt

with (7)

9. Free of charge (6)

13. Liquoriceflavoured

herb (7)

15. Pencil mark

remover (6)

17. On the way (2,5)

18. School for training

horses (6)

20. Inappropriate or

out of place (5)

21. Bus garage (5)

22. Word that denotes

an action (4)



Each 3x3 box, as well as each row and column must contain the

numbers 1-9


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Hampshire County

Council’s ‘Connect to

Support’ service

As a councillor, my third most common

resident query, after roads and planning, is

care. Queries may be about support and care

of the elderly or children and adults with

disabilities. All aspects of non-medical care are

primarily the responsibility of Hampshire

County Council, although New Forest District

Council have some joint responsibilities with

regards to adapting buildings for disabled

people. There are also close links between the

County Council and local hospitals, particularly

in relation to putting care packages in place at

home when a vulnerable patient leaves


When someone’s health or

mobility deteriorates,

families, or the person

themselves, often don’t

know where to turn for

advice - not only about

care options, but about

managing finances and

accessing services such as

Meals on Wheels.

Hampshire have recently

put together a comprehensive collection of

care and support advice for residents called

‘Connect to Support’. The information comes

in various formats. You can phone the County

Council on 0300-555

1386 for a copy of the

following two books

i) ‘A Guide to Better

Care and Support’ and

its companion guide

ii) ‘The Guide to

Residential Care’. The

same information can be found on both the

Connect to Support website at and on

the Connect to Support app which is available

from the App Store for iPhone/iPad and from

the Google Play Store for Android devices.

If you have further questions or concerns

about an aspect of care you or a member of

your family are receiving or may require, you

are welcome to contact me directly. But do

have a look at Connect to Support first - and

please pass on the information to anyone you

know who may find it useful.

Cllr Fran Carpenter

Hampshire County Councillor for

Milford, Everton & Keyhaven

01425 614665 / 07867 502624

Local Grandson of a Noel Coward Orphan Stars in

His Play

In 1934, a young child called Brian Lyons was

orphaned when he lost his theatrical parents

and found himself living at the ‘Actors

Orphanage’ in Langley, Bucks. An orphanage

funded and presided over by legendary actor

and playwright, Noel Coward. Now, 84 years

later, Brian’s grandson and actor, Daniel Lyons,

from Poole, will be starring in a production of

Noel Coward’s most

popular play ‘Private Lives’

in Milford-On-Sea.

Daniel says “It was only

when I landed the part in

the play and recently

chatting with my father,

Daniel Lyons

that he relayed the story to me about his

father’s association with Noel. I had no idea of

the connection. In those

days, many orphans died as

there was inadequate care

in most towns, so it is fair to

say that without Noel

Coward my grandfather

would not have lived and I

would not exist to

appear in his play!”

Drawing of Noel

‘Private Lives’ will be Coward by Paul Stillwell

performed at Milford-

On-Sea Community Hall, 29th, 30th, 31st

March. Details are on the website

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By Catherine Rose

It has been around for less than 200 years but

has become our indispensable disposable.

Now, with the realisation of its hugely

detrimental impact on our environment, are

its days numbered?

Put simply, plastics are polymer chains which

can be carbon or silicon-based and moulded

into any shape.

The first plastics were derived from natural and

organic sources.

Rubber, a plant-based material, was being used

as early as the 1820s. It was manufactured from

a substance called latex, the thick milky sap

produced by the rubber tree. Elastic, invented

in 1820 by Thomas Hancock, is also produced

from latex.

Similarly, in 1839, a German chemist, Eduard

Simon, accidentally came across what he called

Styrol (now known as styrene) while distilling a

natural resin of the Turkish sweetgum tree.

However, he did not realise its potential and his

work was resurrected in the early 1900s by

Hermann Staudinger to become the basis of


Another plant-derived substance, and the

forerunner of the plastics family, was called

Parkesine. It was unveiled by Alexander Parkes

at London’s Great International Exhibition in

1862 and used to make objects like buttons and

cutlery handles.

Derived from cellulose, it could be heated,

moulded into whatever shape was needed and

then cooled to retain this shape. Cellulose also

gave rise to celluloid and cellophane.

Bakelite, invented in 1907, was the first plastic

to be made from a non-plant source. A hard

resin formed from formaldehyde and phenol (a

chemical from coal tar), its manufacture was

perfected by a Belgian inventor, Leo Baekeland.

It was initially used as an insulator for electrical

wires but went on to be made into all kinds of

everyday objects from decorative bowls and

cigarette holders to telephones and jewellery.

The Bakelite Corporation’s tagline was ‘the

material of a thousand uses’, which could

equally be applied to all plastic today.

In 1930, Badische Anilin & Soda-Fabrik (BASF)

used the work of Simon and Staudinger to start

The History of Plastic

commercially manufacturing polystyrene, which

could be injected, extruded or moulded.

Later, the Dow Chemical Company produced

the first foamed polystyrene dubbed Styrofoam

– a light, air-filled insulating plastic that went on

to be used in disposable cups, packaging and

the building industry.

By the 1930s, a range of synthetic plastics was

introduced: vinyl, acrylic, polyester,

polyvinylchloride (PVC), polythene,

polyurethanes and nylon. This is now seen as

the most significant era in the history of


Manufacture was taken over by petrochemical

companies who turned crude oil into massproduced

plastics for every conceivable

commercial and domestic requirement. It was a

miracle material.

With the 1941 development of polyethylene,

which can withstand up to two atmospheres of

pressure, the plastics drinks bottle was born.

Inexpensive to mass-produce, plastics quickly

became an integral part of our disposable

society. By simply tweaking the polymer chains,

a plastic suitable for any form or function could

be made.

And the downside? Plastic can be divided into

two types: thermoplastic and thermoset.

Thermoplastic can be recycled but thermoset

cannot and endures. Also, plastics that find

their way into the sea are broken down into

microplastics that can invade living organisms,

including, ultimately, ourselves.

So, as we ingest increasingly more of our

miracle invention, is our DNA chain slowly

becoming a polymer one?

Here in Milford, why can’t we recycle

plastic pots, tubs or trays, only bottle

shaped plastic?

For the reasoning behind this, please





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In the Garden

with Alan Edmondson of

Bowercot Garden Design


Gardening Tips

• Cut out any rot from stored dahlia tubers and dust the cut surfaces with sulphur.

• Prune winter jasmine after flowering. Shorten each flowered shoot to within two shoots

of its base.

• If the soil is drying, weed and loosen the surface among spring bedding plants such as

wallflowers. A sprinkling of nitrate of potash towards the end of the month will help flowering.

• Cut hard back previous years shoots on caryopteris clandonensis, buddleja and deciduous

ceanothus. Cut hardy fuchsias and lavatera back to live wood.

• Spray wall trained peaches against leaf curl fungus. Covering with horticultural fleece

helps if you do not wish to spray.

• Stand seed tubers of maincrop potatoes ‘eye’ end up in egg trays in a cool, light, frost

proof place.

• Sow seed of alpines in small pots, cover with horticultural grit and leave in a cold frame,

but do expose to frost.

• Start to feed the fish in your pond once they appear lively.

• Plant new clematis deeper than they are in their pots and prune to the second or third

node from the base.

• Sow carrots very thinly to avoid having to thin them out later as the smell of bruised foliage

can attract root fly.

• Look out for signs of big bud mite on black currants. Pick off any really enlarged buds.

• Turnips can be sown outdoors around the middle of the month; onions a little earlier.

• Winter flowering heathers should be given a trim with shears when they have finished


• Remove seed heads from daffodils once the flowers have faded.

Alan Edmondson of Bowercot Garden

Design, Lymington, is a regular

contributor to BBC Radio Solent’s ‘The

Kitchen Garden’ formerly ‘The Good Life’.

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25 High Street, Milford-on-Sea,

Lymington, SO41 0QF

01590 644486

Open: Monday - Saturday

10am - 5pm

Follow us

The Village News

Traditional Newsagent

Mark Cummings & Family

National Lottery Outlet - Newsagent

Local Information Point

Mark Jones: 07900 800050

01590 674532

Open Mon - Sat: 6.30am - 5.00pm

Sunday: 6.30am - 1.00pm

74 High Street, Milford-on-Sea

01590 645595

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Mon 25th February


The Red Lion 10am—Noon

Fri 15th March


The Guide Hut 12 noon

Ticket event: Community Centre Box


Milford-on-Sea Community Centre


01590 644861

Milford & Keyhaven

Sea Scouts need YOU!

Adults helpers urgently required for Cubs

or Scouts on a weekly or occasional basis.

Milford &

Keyhaven Sea

Scouts is


recruiting adult

volunteers to

help deliver an

exciting nautical

and land-based programme to children

aged 5-14. Nautical experience is helpful

(sailing & kayaking) but not necessary and

free training is available.

To register your interest please contact: or visit:

(To comply with Scout Association safeguarding

procedures, all adult helpers are subject to a DBS check)

Milford Music & Arts Festival

Planned Fundraisers

1st March: First Friday Lunch 12pm £6

MOSCC.A fun filled event with local comedians

& musicians showing us what makes Milford


With 2 courses provided by the magical

’Realfood’ catering

9th March : Super Funk in the House! 7.30pm

£15 MOSCC. Whip out the flares & dust off

those glasses as you can join us on a trip back

to the summer of love. Buffet, Band & Dancing



As from February, our monthly meetings

will be at Milford Community Centre,

starting at the slightly later time of 7.30pm

Doors open at 7pm

Feb 20th: Annual General Meeting followed

by Restoration of the Kingston Lacey Kitchen

Garden. Andrew Hunt, Kingston Lacey

Garden Project Manager

March 20th: Gardening in the shade. Steve


Details of this and our programme for the

year can be found on our website

Milford Historical Record Society

March 28th : Nelson & TRAFALGAR 1805, a talk with local interest by Commodore

Adrian Munns OBE RN (ret,d)

For more information please contact:

Mark Clayson: 01590 642186

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Thursday 28th March

from 6.30pm

Cornwallis Suite South Lawn Hotel

Milford on Sea

Milford on Sea WI

Village Community Centre

7pm, 2nd Wednesday of the month

except August

13th February: Drama/quiz and games

13th March: History of the Watercress




Health Walks Milford on Sea

Do join us for a free, led, group walk lasting

up to 90 minutes. Our walks are

designed to encourage wellbeing,

whilst enjoying the company of

others. The group meet at the Community

Centre Café, Sea Road, Milford-On-Sea

SO41 0PH on Fridays at 10.15 am.


Marcella House Tel:02380 841341

Or just turn up on the day: Fridays 10.15am



Happy to help!

Call 01590 641700

for transport to

medical appointments

1st Thursday of every month

Lymington Community Centre 2-4pm

Afternoon tea served at all meetings.

Tel: Tom Mclnulty 01264 321 963

Fashion Show at 7.30pm

Featuring the Spring collections

from Moss on the Green and Time & Tide

Ladies Fashions

Supported by

Tu sei Bella and Pollyanna Hair

A selection of jewellery handbags

and beauty products from

local suppliers

Fantastic Hamper Raffle

Tickets £15 including a welcome drink

Please telephone 01425 628750 or

07811 692959

or email

Proceeds to New Forest Disability Information Service

Milford on Sea

Recorded Music Society

Feb 8th: Mike Harley, Symphonic Fragments

Feb 22nd: Megan Stephenson

March 8th : Sheila Johnson

March 22nd: Brian Stevenson, Viennese


Further information please contact Andy

Clark: 01590 643249 or David Scourse 01590


Milford - on - Sea Whist Club

We meet every Thursday at the Village Hall,

Park Road.

Doors open: 1.45pm Play

starts: 2pm

It costs £2 for the


Why not come along and

join us for a game?

Linda Cooper

01590 644571

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Milford-on-Sea Dementia Action Group

Everton & Milford

Activity Group

We provide entertainment & afternoon

tea, for people in the south of the

New Forest.

Milford Community Centre 9 Sea Road,

Milford-on-Sea. SO41 0PH

Next meetings: 2 nd Thurs of each month


We are a friendly group who welcome people

living with dementia, their carers, family &


Run entirely by


volunteers, so we

ask for

£2 per person



From Sandy

01425 610122

or Joan

01425 623263

Milford on Sea Youth Club

Facebook: mosyouthclub

T: 01590 644861

Community Centre. Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Mondays for Seniors aged 13 to 16

Tuesdays for Juniors aged 10 to 13

Activities include: table tennis, football,

badminton, games console, cooking, craft,

dance, painting and more.


12th February: Jim Rankin, Strike


12th March: Grace Davies, More

Pages for Peace

23rd March: Annual Auction

Meetings held at

the Guide Hut,

Sea Road


Milford Floral Art Club

14th February: In House, ‘Love Me Do’

14th March: Spring Lunch at The Lord Bute.

12pm for 12.30pm, Tickets only for

members & their guests

All Saints' Church Hall, Greenbanks Close,

Milford-on-Sea, SO41 0SQ.

Meetings 2nd Thursday of each month 1.30

for 2pm

Visitors always welcome - fee £6.50

contact Sheila Quinney 01590 641867



For those on their own



8th February

8th March

Feb 18th : The Shakers

March 18th: Hampton Court Palace

For more information about joining,

call Adrian, our Chairman, on 01590


booking is essential

Please call

01590 645800

before the previous

Friday to book your place

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Lunch Club Milford on Sea Methodist


lunch club

McLellan Hall, Lymington Community


7pm for 7:30 start Visitors most welcome.

Contact 01425 613684

or visit:

Feb 22nd: My Railway Images Shot a few elsewhere. Frank


March 29th: The Paddle Steamer Engine

& Associated Equipment. Brian Jackson

We meet to make lace & chat about what is

happening in the lacemaking world.

February 1st

March 1st

2– 4pm

£3 per session

Barton-on-Sea Methodist Church Lounge,

Cliffe Road, Barton-on-Sea, BH25 7PA

Contact: Jackie Barton 01425 620334

Everton Rambling Club

Merv : 01590 642509

Contact Mervyn for walk details


Tues 5th 10.30am

Thurs 21st 10.30am


Tues 5th 10.30am

Thurs 21st 10.30am



If you live on your own then you will be

most welcome

12.30pm: Second and Fourth Thursday in

each month

To book your place or for more details

please call Margaret on

01590 641189

Milford Hospital League of Friends

every Tuesday 9am - 1pm

at Milford War Memorial Hospital

Friendly and discreet.

Donations gratefully received

Phone: Anna 01590 643376

or Wanda 07815 598950

Bridge Club

We meet twice a week at the

Baptist Church Hall, Wayside Close,

Barnes Lane.

Mondays: 1.45pm to 5pm

Wednesdays: 6.45pm to 10pm.

Everyone welcome.

Joan Oxley Hales, Chairman: 01425

627282 or (

Parkinson’s UK New Forest

01590 672951

Meet at Boldre War Memorial Hall in Pilley

3rd Thurs of each month 2pm - 4.30pm

(except December)

Gentle Chair Based Exercise

For Parkinson’s sufferers Tuesday 10.30am

Contact Roni: 01590 688 887

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Village Hall, Park Road

on Thursdays 10.30am - 12 noon

Coffee, friendship & a warm welcome

Donations to Naomi House

Milford Community Library


Tues. 12 th 3.30pm. Storytime with Sheila.

Tues. 19 th 1.30 – 3.30pm. MOS Community

Reading Group.

Tues. 26 th 3.30pm. Storytime with Sheila.

Wed.27 th 2 – 4pm. Tea and Quiz.

£3. Including Refreshments.


Tues. 12 th 3.30pm. Storytime with Sheila.

Tues. 19 th 1.30 – 3.30pm. MOS

Community Reading Group.

Tues. 26 th 3.30pm. Storytime with Sheila.

Wed. 27 th 2 – 4pm. Lip Reading Social.

Cost £1.50.

N.B. Please note that for a trial period,


discontinued. We plan to review this in the

future, but the Library will not be open on

Saturdays in February or March

Opening Times :-

Mon. & Tues: 2.30pm – 5pm.

Wed. Thurs. Fri:- 10a.m – 12.30pm.




Tues Feb 5th: Between Two

Rivers with Aimee Durnell

Tues March 5th: Travels with a Camera

with Mike Reed

Milford-on-Sea Community Centre, Sea

Road, 2 p.m. Visitors £3.


Open for Healing Prayer on 2 nd

Wednesday of the month from 2pm &

last Saturday of the month from

10:30am at Milford Baptist Church,

Barnes Lane SO41 ORN. All welcome. You

don’t need to have Christian beliefs. Free,

30 min, confidential sessions To book an


T: 07934 163 155 W:


NFHR are part of Healing Rooms England

and Wales. Registered Charity Number


Life After Stroke or Brain Injury

Are you a stroke survivor or have you

suffered a brain injury? Would you like to

try new activities? Ferndown Leisure

Centre have teamed up with The New

Forest Paddle Sport Company, to offer

stand up paddle boarding and kayaking to

stroke survivors. Why not book in, to try

these sports, with fully qualified

instructors? As long as you are happy to

be in the water and don’t mind falling in,

the rest is easy. If you would like to add

your name to the list for other trial

activities, or to book onto this one, please

contact Jo or

call 01202 877468.

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Oakhaven is delighted to be able to

announce that they have not only

increased their services to the community

but also developed a proper career path

and enhanced salary packages for staff.

For many people, being able to stay at

home when living with illness or disability

is vital. It can make what is a difficult time

easier to deal with both for the patient

and their family.

To provide this expanded service

Oakhaven have now developed a

Community Palliative Care Team which

have the skills and resources to now look

after clients at home requiring everything

from basic domestic support to end of life

care and everything in between.


Excellent Pay & Benefits

Do you want to be part of our highly skilled Palliative

Care and Social Care Team working in the


Do you want to benefit from the following?

• Guaranteed minimum

hourly rate of £8.95 with a

scale going up to £9.54

• Excellent enhancements

for weekends and unsociable

hours, with an

additional 30% for evenings

and Saturdays, and

60% on Sundays

• Travel time paid at your

hourly rate

• Guaranteed hours with an

option of a fixed shift pattern

or flexible hours

• Paid Training.

• Uniform provided.

• Paid DBS checks.

• Realistic Travel Time between


• Life Assurance/Employee

Assistance Programme

• Health Cash Plan

If you want to be part of our team, please contact

HR on;

or Tel: 01590 646443

You care for our patients and we care for you.

Oakhaven Care is a domiciliary care agency providing high

quality health & social care to clients within the New Forest area.

All profits from the agency will be re-invested into local charity,

Oakhaven Hospice Trust.

Successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS


Combined with flexible hours, whether in

a guaranteed shift pattern or hourly work,

Oakhaven have also put in place a career

path for carers with higher salaries as a

carer progresses through the pathway, as

well as enhanced packages for weekends

and unsociable hours. Specialist palliative

care and End of Life training will be

provided to all Health care Assistant and

Home carers with ongoing support from

Oakhaven Hospice Nurse and Clinical

Nurse Specialists to ensure clients receive

the best possible care at all times.

This is brilliant news for clients and carers

For more information about the services

we offer, whether you are interested in

receiving care or joining our team, please

contact Neil Larner on 01590 646440 or

email Our

web site is or

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All Saints’ Church Hall, Greenbanks Close, Milford-on-Sea, SO41 0SQ

Live Music by Professional Musicians

Performed on Modern, Electronic Organs

Playing a wide range of music.


The musicians bring their own instruments, so each concert is unique.

Usually 4 th Tuesday in the month – free programme available




Open: 6.:30pm

Concert Starts: 7:15pm

Finish: 10pm

Further information from: Stewart 01425 618074

Milford on Sea Community Panel News

The Milford on Sea Charitable Trust supports

the MoS Dementia Action Group, Milford

Befrienders, the Minibus Project

and the activities of the

Community Panel. Our latest

project is to provide more

information to local residents about

community organisations. We have updated

the Village Directory - available on the Parish

Council website.

We are also running The Big Info Day. If you

would like to get involved


The charity will support small projects which

benefit residents in the area. Contact John

Whitley ( for details.

MoS Dementia Action Group runs

free information sessions for

organisations, businesses and

families and friends of people living

with dementia. See our website for

details or

contact Lesley on 01425

614981, The website

also gives information on support and

activities in the village for people living with

dementia, their families and carers. The

activities are all held at the Community Centre

and are listed in the What’s On Guide. There

are places available in the groups.

The Milford Befrienders send

their best wishes to everyone for

2019. If you would like to start

the new year with a new friend,

or join our growing band of befrienders, why

not get in touch with Steve Anderton on

01590 637088

or A

weekly chat over a cuppa can work wonders.

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The 374 shoeboxes which were

collected from All Saints’ at the

end of November have been

sent to Bosnia this year.

Although the majority of the

boxes were prepared in the

workshops at All Saints’, the

Baptist Church and St Mary’s

Everton had also provided

some boxes and we also were

able to donate about £1300

towards transport costs.

Through this magazine I would

like to say a HUGE thank you to

all the different people and

organisations who made this

possible by their donations and

willingness to fill boxes in the

workshops. One of the

contacts in Bosnia was very

excited that a total of over

8,000 from this area of

Hampshire were going to be

distributed. Some of the

schools in Bosnia had very poor

Roma children who are so

excited when opening their


Look out for the dates

of the workshops in


this year and in the

meantime, idle hands

can be kept busy

knitting beanie hats

or mittens or hand

puppets. Knitting

patterns can be downloaded

from Operation Christmas Child

website. Or if you are a whiz

on the sewing machine why

not make pencil cases or toilet


Thank you again for everyone

who helped and who donated



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Emergency Services

Emergency police, fire,

ambulance, coastguard,



Gas escapes

BT Fault Line

Southern Water


Rail Enquiries

Morebus (was Wilts & Dorset)

National Express

Council & Government

Milford Parish Council


NFDC Emergency Service

Hampshire CC

NF National Park


Police - Non Emergency, Anti -

Social & Neighbourhood issues


MP Desmond Swayne

Forest Animals

Forestry Commission

Traffic Accidents


All Saints’ Church Hall bookings

All Saints’ Church Office

Citizens Advice Bureau

Community Care Group

Community Centre

Community Centre Box Office


Milford Library

Milford Health Centre

(Out of Hours)

New Forest Advice Network

NHS Direct

NF Disability Info


Tourist Information

Trading Standards

Verderers’ Office

Village Agent

Village Hall

Youth Club



Oakhaven Hospice

Southampton General

Romsey Hospital

Royal Bournemouth

Royal South Hants

Princess Anne


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01590 646 600


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01425 629 844

02380 283 141


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01590 644 992

03444 111 306

01590 641 700

01590 643 404

01590 644 861

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07950 941 818

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01425 628 750


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Local resident

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that data in this publication is accurate, neither the

publisher nor its editorial contributors can accept, and

hereby disclaim, any liability to any party for loss or

damage caused by errors or omissions resulting from

negligence, accident or any other cause.

The Lymington Directory Ltd does not officially endorse

any advertising material included within this publication.

No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in

any retrieval systems or transmitted in any form -

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Ellis & Co

Independent Broker

offering sound advice for

Commercial, Liability, Household,

Motor and Property insurance


Elgars Court, 17a High Street

Lymington, Hants, SO41 9AB

Authorised & regulated by the

Financial Conduct Authority

01590 673382

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1 1pm


1st Friday Lunch: Priestlands School Kenya trip to volunteer in

local communities

Community Centre

1 7pm National Theatre Live: Richard II Community Centre

3 10am MCV: Task Session meet at Scrub block(6) Studland Common

3 2pm Royal Opera House: La Traviata Community Centre

5 2pm U3A: Aimee Durnell, Between Two Rivers Community Centre

7 7pm Milford Movies: Mamma Mia! Here we go again Community Centre

8 2.30pm Recorded Music Society: Symphonic Fragments Library

8 7pm Exhibition on Screen: The Young Picasso Community Centre

12 2pm Milford Stamp Club: Strike Mail Guide Hut

13 7pm WI: Drama/Quiz & Games Community Centre

14 2pm Milford Carers' Café Community Centre

14 7.30pm Folk Club: Lynn Heraud & Pat Turner Community Centre

14 2pm Milford Floral Art Club: In House, 'Love Me Do' All Saints' Hall

15 7.30pm Magellan Community Centre

16 7.30pm The Music of John Denver Community Centre

18 10am Around & About Italy: Puglia Community Centre

18 10am The Arts Society: The Shakers All Saints' Hall

20 7.30pm Milford Gardeners' Club: Kingston Lacey Kitchen Garden Community Centre

20 7pm People's Poetry Community Centre

21 7pm National Theatre Live: I'm Not Running Community Centre

22 2.30pm Recorded Music Society: Megan Stephenson Library

22 8pm Jazz/ Swing: Miss Annie & the Midnight Shift Community Centre

24 2pm Royal Ballet: Don Quixote Community Centre

25 10am RNLI Coffee Morning The Red Lion

26 7.15pm

New Forest Organ Society: Andy Oakley & Ian Griffin (visitors


All Saints' Hall

28 7pm Milford Movies: Mamma Mia! Here we go again Community Centre

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1 1pm 1st Friday Lunch: Milford Music & Arts Festival Community Centre

1 7pm Quiz Night Community Centre

2 10am The Big Info Day Community Centre

2 9am New Forest Local Producers' Market Everton Nurseries

2 8pm Blues Night: Rag Mama Rag Community Centre

3 10am MCV: Task Session meet at Scrub block(6) Studland Common

5 2pm U3A: Travels with a Camera, Mike Reed Community Centre

6 7pm Screening: Nureyev Community Centre

7 7pm Milford Movies: The Breadwinner Community Centre

8 2.30pm Recorded Music Society: Sheila Johnson Library

8 7.30pm Band Night: The Go Go Five Community Centre

9 7.30pm Fund Raising Event for the Arts & Music Festival Community Centre

12 2pm Milford Stamp Club: More Pages for Peace Guide Hut

13 7pm WI: History of the Watercress Line Community Centre

14 2pm Milford Carers' Café Community Centre

14 7.30pm Folk Club: The Polly Morris Band Community Centre

14 12.30pm

Milford Floral Art Club: Spring Lunch at Lord Bute (Tickets:

members & their guests)

Lord Bute

15 12 noon RNLI: Pancake Lunch Guide Hut

15 7pm

Milford Conservation Volunteers: The secret lives of Wetland


Community Centre

16 10am MCV: Task Session meet at Scrub block(6) Studland Common

16 7.30pm Irish Night Barn Dance Community Centre

17 10am MCV: Task Session meet at Scrub block(6) Studland Common

18 10am Around & About Italy: Sicilia Community Centre

18 10am The Arts Society: Hampton Court Palace All Saints' Hall

20 7.30pm Milford Gardeners' Club: Gardening in the shade Community Centre

20 7pm Out of a Hat Community Centre

21 7pm National Theatre Live: TBA Community Centre

22 2.30pm

Recorded Music Society: Brian Stevenson Viennese Masterpieces


22 8pm Jazz/ Swing: Not Just Sax with Sarah Boulter Community Centre

23 2pm Stamp Club: Annual Action Guide Hut

24 10am Artisan Market Community Centre

26 7.15pm New Forest Organ Society: Pete Shaw All Saints’ Hall

28 7pm Milford Movies: The Wife Community Centre

28 7.15pm Milford Historical Society: Nelson & Trafalgar All Saints' Hall

28 7.30pm Ladies Night Fashion Show South Lawn Hotel

29 7.30pm Scaramouche Theatre Company Noel Coward's 'Private Lives' Community Centre


2.30 &


Scaramouche Theatre Company Noel Coward's 'Private Lives'

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31 7.30pm Scaramouche Theatre Company Noel Coward's 'Private Lives' Community Centre



St Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Park Lane, Milford-on-Sea

Sunday Mass: 9am Weekday Mass: Wed 10am

All Saints’ Church, Church Hill, Milford-on-Sea

Fridays 10.30 am Holy Communion


3 rd 8am Holy Communion, 9.15 Tea and Toast,

10am A-Live, 6pm Holy Communion with Prayers

for Healing

10 th 9.15am Tea and Toast, 10am Holy

Communion, 6pm Choral Evensong

17 th 8am Holy Communion, 9.15am Tea and

Toast, 10am Morning Worship, 5pm Explore!

24 th 9.15am Tea and Toast, 10am Family

Communion, 6pm Evening Worship


3rd 8am Holy Communion , 9.15am Tea & Toast,

10am A-Live, 6pm Holy Communion with Prayers

for Healing

6th 7.30pm Holy Communion

10th 9.15am Tea & Toast, 10am Holy

Communion, 6pm Evensong

17th 8am Holy Communion, 9.15am Tea &

Toast, 10am Morning Worship, 5pm Explore!

24th 9.15am Tea & Toast, 10am Family

Communion, 6pm Evening Worship

31st 9.15am Tea & Toast, 10am Family Service,

6pm Informal Service

St Mary’s Church, Branwood Close, Everton


3 rd 10am Holy Communion

10 th 8am Holy Communion, 10am Morning Service

17 th 10am Holy Communion

24 th 8am Holy Communion, 10am Family Service


3rd 10am Holy Communion

6th 11.30am Holy Communion

10th 8am Holy Communion, 10am Morning


17th 10am Holy Communion

24th 8am Holy Communion, 10am Morning

Worship with Families in the Hall

31st 8am Holy Communion, 10am Family Service


Milford-on-Sea Methodist Church,

108 High St, Milford-on-Sea

Morning Worship every Sunday at 10.45 am

Sunday 3 rd February 10:45 am - Holy

Communion - Revd Eric Parker

Sunday 24 th February 10:45 am – Café style

worship – Miss Liz Ward

Sunday 3 rd March 10:45 am – Holy

Communion - Revd Martin Keenan


Bible Study/Discussion Group – first Monday

of each month at 10.45 am meeting at the



Second and fourth Thursday each month at

12:30 pm

Milford-on-Sea Baptist Church,

Barnes Lane, Milford-on-Sea

(01590) 645469

Minister – Revd David Hellsten

Sunday Services (Children Welcome)


3 rd 10.30am

10 th 10.30am

17 th 10.30am, 6.00pm Communion

24 th 10.30am


3 rd 10.30am

10 th 10.30am

17 th 10.30am, 6.00pm Communion

24 th 10.30am

31 st 10.30am

Lunch Club on the 2 nd Friday of each

month for those on their own. To

book please phone 01590 645800 the

week before

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Mat Watson 44

NF Home Improvements 50

Paul Belton Construction 8


Oakhaven Carers 58

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John Cooper Carpets 44

Lymington's Carpet Store 16


New Forest Carpet Clean 44


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Tasha Mae 12


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Harfield Motors 33


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Jeremy Arnold 60


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Ally Brown Reflexolgy 39

Meditation Circle 7

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The Ski Clinic 12


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At No 19 25


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New Milton Locksmith 61

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MCV Logs 31


Pennington Mobility 29


The Village News 52


Hordle Explorers Nursery 14


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Sophie's Pet Care 18


Picture Perfect 58


Mike Thomas 42


First Choice Plumbing 72

Mike Thomas 42

P.A. Blake 42

Stephen Harris 65


South Lawn Hotel 18

The Smugglers 71


Dagless & Whitlock 26

Heppenstalls 41


Ocean Cars 33


Milford Travel 16


Street & Parker 32


The Solent Cellar 12




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Large garden & play area

Families Welcome

Well kept real ales

Dogs welcome

Sunday roasts

Lots of character

Comfy sofas

Open fires

Great welcome

Home cooked food

Excellent selection of wine & beer

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