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Free parking to shop local this Christmas

Posted by on Nov 27, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Free parking to shop local this Christmas

This year, where government restrictions on shopping allow, it’s even more important we support small businesses and shop local, safely, where we can.

Free Christmas parking days have proved popular over the past few years both with our residents, and local shops and business. So, to help you shop local in the run up to Christmas, parking will be free in all NFDC town and village car parks – including Sea Road – for five days during December:

· Saturday 5 December, which is this year’s annual Small Business Saturday,

· Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 December, and

· Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 December, the last weekend before Christmas.

From 30 November you can buy an annual parking ticket (‘parking clock’) at https://newforest.gov.uk/article/1388/Pay-for-parking

Have your say on the District Council’s plans for wheelie bins

Posted by on Nov 16, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Have your say on the District Council’s plans for wheelie bins

New Forest District Council’s Draft Waste Strategy was approved on 4 November 2020 at the council’s cabinet meeting.

The approval of this document means that they now move into the next phase of work which involves engaging with stakeholders and working to create a detailed business case to establish costs for the proposed collection system. The resultant outcomes of these actions will be used together to establish the costs and benefits. This will be collated in a report and will be used to assess whether these proposals can be taken forward into a final waste strategy in 2021.

New Forest District Council would welcome any comments on the proposals.

  • The full Draft Waste Strategy document – download here: Draft Waste Strategy
  • The Draft Waste Strategy summary document – download here: Summary

Hopefully this information will help explain the work we have done to develop the draft waste strategy and the key drivers for change. Both the full waste strategy and the summary document will explain the proposed new collection system, the reasons for this selection and benefits that could be realised.

We welcome formal responses to wastestrategy@nfdc.gov.uk

All responses must be submitted by 10 December 2020.

WI drop off point for Basics Bank – 28th Nov 10am – 12pm

Posted by on Nov 13, 2020 in News | 0 comments

Each year Milford on sea WI select a local charity to support through their fundraising but 2020 has been different!

So on Saturday 28th November the WI will be setting up a receiving table on the village green from 10am to 12 noon to collect items from our members to help New Forest Basics Bank support the ever growing number of people in need during the pandemic.

Pleas support the WI in supplying non-perishable items for this cause.

Please contact Diana on milfordpres@hampshirewi.org.uk    if you would like further details.

Many thanks from the WI in advance.

Pumpkin Hunt 31st October

Posted by on Oct 19, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Pumpkin Hunt 31st October

All Saints Church has launched a pumpkin hunt to take place around the village on 31st October.  Youngsters (or anyone!) can have fun tracking down the carved pumpkins which will be displayed in the windows of Milford businesses.

 

For a list of participating organisation or to find out more, contact admin@allsaintsmilford.co.uk or call 07842 544 711.

 

All Saints note that all pumpkins will be visible in business windows from the footpath, this is not Trick or Treating.

Police Beat Surgery dates – 4th Nov & 2nd Dec

Posted by on Oct 13, 2020 in News | 0 comments

Next Police Beat Surgery

The next Beat Surgeries are being held on:

Wednesday 4th November

Wednesday 2nd December

10am -11am on the Village Green.

 

Come and meet your local police team and ask them questions about policing in the local area.

Download the NHS COVID 19 app today

Posted by on Sep 24, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Download the NHS COVID 19 app today

Available today, the NHS COVID-19 app

We are asking our residents (16 years and over) to download the NHS COVID-19 app today – it’s the simplest way to help protect those we love and to keep Hampshire safe.

Download the NHS COVID-19 app to your smartphone from: https://www.covid19.nhs.uk/ and read on for more information

How the app will help in the fight against the pandemic

The NHS COVID-19 app is part of the large-scale coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and contact tracing programme called the NHS Test and Trace service.

The app will be used, alongside traditional contact tracing, to notify users if they come into contact with someone who later tests positive for coronavirus.

It’s the quickest way to find out whether you are at risk of coronavirus.

With the app you can:

·         check and report symptoms

·         order a coronavirus test

·         check-in to venues by scanning a QR code

·         keep up to date with the latest risk level of your postcode area

·         help the NHS trace individuals that may have coronavirus

·         access NHS advice on coronavirus and what to do if you feel unwell

·         use the app’s countdown timer if you self-isolate

 

Experts from the Government, Apple, Google and industry have helped to design, test and improve the app. The National Cyber Security Centre also checks that the app is safe and secure to use.

The app helps the NHS track the virus, not individuals. The app will not track you or your location. Instead your postcode district helps the app work out where the virus is spreading. Your postcode district is the first part of your postcode, which is common to about 8,000 other households. When you first download the app, you will be asked for your postcode district.

Other questions you may have, like how the app works, what technology it uses, and how your data is safe, are answered at:
https://newforest.gov.uk/article/1719/NHS-COVID-19-app and
http://www.covid19.nhs.uk/

Cases are low in our county, but there is an upward trend. By downloading the app from https://www.covid19.nhs.uk/ you will be helping in the effort to stop the spread so we can keep our loved ones safe, and get back to doing the things we enjoy.

See Hampshire information and data: https://www.hants.gov.uk/socialcareandhealth/coronavirus

The app will not hold any personal information about you or track your location and:

·         cannot be used to identify you

·         cannot be used to track you

·         cannot be used to check if you are self-isolating

·         cannot be used by law enforcement

·         The app does not have access to your phone contacts, or any other personal information held on your phone. This includes your name, contacts, email addresses or phone numbers, or the specific details of your phone. Your privacy and identity are secure.

·         The app uses “Bluetooth Low Energy” and will have minimal impact on your mobile phone battery, especially if you normally have Bluetooth enabled

·         When you download the app, you will be asked to submit a postcode district. This means that the first part of your postcode is shared with the NHS. A postcode district generally contains about 8,000 addresses, which means that your specific location cannot be identified.

·         For the NHS COVID-19 app to work, you will need the latest version of your phone’s operating system installed. For Apple phones, you will need versions 13.5 or higher. Android phones will need Marshmallow or version 6.0 or higher. For guidance on other phones and instructions on how to upgrade your operating system, go to “Common Questions” on the website at: www.covid19.nhs.uk

Download the NHS COVID-19 app to your smartphone from: https://www.covid19.nhs.uk/

Food Bank Donation Drop Off – 26th September

Posted by on Sep 21, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Food Bank Donation Drop Off – 26th September

As part of this year’s Harvest Festival, All Saints Church is organising a drop off point for donations to the New Forest Basics Bank, out local food bank charity.

On Saturday 26th September 9am – 2pm

At the Village Green

Donations of tinned or dry goods, toiletries and cleaning materials are very welcome.

 

See you there!

 

 

Ravens Way resurfacing works from 15th September

Posted by on Sep 10, 2020 in News | 0 comments

Message from Hampshire County Council:

 

Operation Resilience – NF997 Ravens Way, Milford on Sea – Carriageway Resurfacing

 

As part of Operation Resilience, Hampshire County Council’s programme to make Hampshire’s roads more resilient to the effects of extreme weather and heavy traffic, this is to inform you of upcoming carriageway resurfacing in Ravens Way, between the junctions with Westover Road.

 

The resurfacing works are programmed to start on 15 September 2020 and are expected to last for 4 days, during which time the road will be closed to vehicular traffic between the hours of 09:00 – 16:30hrs. The road will be open as normal during the evening.

 

The above timescales are weather dependent, any significant changes to the scheduled dates will be made clear on the yellow sign boards located at the works limits.

 

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, works will be carried out ensuring safe working practices, and social distancing between site operatives and members of the public are maintained at all times. The appropriate traffic management will be in place to prevent any interaction.

 

In order to help us to complete the work as quickly as possible, please ensure that no vehicles are parked on the road on the days of the resurfacing. Please be aware any vehicles left parked on the road that prevent the works taking place, face the risk of being removed.

For Ravens Way residents:  For your safety and that of our workforce, we are unable to guarantee vehicular access to and from your property during working hours. Should you need to make an essential journey during the periods of closure, please contact a member of the workforce in advance and they will be able to advise if they can accommodate your request. Pedestrian access will be available at all times.

 

The surfacing operation uses a separate bitumen layer in addition to the new asphalt carriageway surface. In order to avoid potential injury or damage, please do not walk across the carriageway during the works unless directed by a member of the workforce.

 

Thank you for your co-operation and apologies for any inconvenience these works may cause.

 

If you need more information please email roads@hants.gov.uk

Next Police Beat Surgery 9th September

Posted by on Sep 7, 2020 in News | 0 comments

The next Beat Surgery is being held on:

 

Wednesday 9th September

1:00-2:00pm – Village Green.

 

Come and meet your local police team and ask them questions about policing in the local area.

 

Temporary closure of footpaths at Keyhaven

Posted by on Aug 27, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Temporary closure of footpaths at Keyhaven

TEMPORARY CLOSURE LYMINGTON AND PENNINGTON FOOTPATH’S 775, 75 & 504

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Hampshire County Council proposes to make an Order under
Section 14(1)a of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, to allow for works in connection with
embankment repair works as follows:
PLEASE NOTE THE CLOSURE WILL ONLY BE APPLIED WHILE WORKS ARE TAKING
PLACE.
ROAD TO BE CLOSED: Lymington and Pennington Footpath’s 775, 75 & 504
ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: Adjacent rights of way
PERIOD OF CLOSURE: From 21.09.2020 for a period of 20 days or until completion of the
works, whichever is sooner.
Reasonable facilities will be provided to allow access to adjacent premises while the work is being
carried out.
For information contact Volkerstevin on 0738479887, visit www.hants.gov.uk/publicnotices,
contact the Countryside Access Team on 0300 555 1391or email countryside@hants.gov.uk
JONATHAN WOODS, Countryside Strategic Manager, Castle Avenue, Winchester, SO23 8UL

ALSO:

TEMPORARY CLOSURE LYMINGTON AND PENNINGTON FOOTPATH’S 75 & 504

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Hampshire County Council proposes to make an Order under
Section 14(1)a of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, to allow for works in connection with
embankment repair works as follows:
PLEASE NOTE THE CLOSURE WILL ONLY BE APPLIED WHILE WORKS ARE TAKING
PLACE.
ROAD TO BE CLOSED: Lymington and Pennington Footpath’s 75 & 504
ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: Adjacent rights of way
PERIOD OF CLOSURE: From 21.09.2020 for a period of 20 days or until completion of the
works, whichever is sooner.
Reasonable facilities will be provided to allow access to adjacent premises while the work is being
carried out.
For information contact Volkerstevin on 0738479887, visit www.hants.gov.uk/publicnotices,
contact the Countryside Access Team on 0300 555 1391or email countryside@hants.gov.uk
JONATHAN WOODS, Countryside Strategic Manager, Castle Avenue, Winchester, SO23 8UL