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Welcome to the New Milton & District Community Association
( Registered Charity Number 301897 )
By the Community, For the Community

New Milton Community Centre

New Milton Community Centre is a meeting point where you can chat over a cup of tea or coffee and it offers the opportunity to take part in the following activities for the payment of a small fee :-

Art, Bowls, Bridge, Canasta, Chess, Craft. Ballroom, Sequence and Line Dancing. French, Spanish and Italian Lessons. Rummikub, Mah Jong. Scrabble, Darts, Table Tennis, Poetry, Piano Class, Choir and Photography.

We also have a Discussion Group and a “men only” group which meet monthly with lively and interesting topics.

Latest Newsletter

The latest issue of the monthly Newsletter can be downloaded and viewed now. It is available in .PDF format ( around 0.5 MB ) 8 pages, Click Here.

Previous issues of the Newsletter are available on the Newsletter page.

Early this Sunday morning (27th Nov.) a small team assembled at The Community Centre to decorate The Centre ready for the festive season. The works were organised by Pam Badcock and a total of 18 willing volunteers set about decorating the Jubilee Room, the Lounge and the Common Room. Much fun and merriment was had by those involved while un-boxing and building trees, sorting baubles and glitter garlands.

Seasonal Decorating team

Once the task had been completed the team enjoyed a well earned buffet supplied by various team members. The Gingerbread man and all members say, "A big thank you to Pam and her team".

The volunteer maintenance group at The New Milton Community Centre needs a few more members. If you have some time to spare, a few simple practical skills and would like to be a part of the maintenance team, please contact Richard Ferguson on 01425 612612 or technical@newmiltoncommunity.org.uk

Current projects include securing cupboard doors, tidying the car park, touching in some damaged paint-work and some small plumbing jobs.

Leaflet Front Page

There is a new leaflet to promote the centre around the town. A copy of it is available in .PDF format ( 3.8 MB ), Click Here.

All of this for an annual subscription of only £8 (plus a joining fee of £2.50). Persons under 18yrs will be charged at half the adult rate and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

So why not visit us in Osborne Road (opposite the water tower) from 9.45 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. or 6.30 p.m. - 10.00 p.m. and try a free sample of any of these activities. 

Article in Local Mag.

 

There is to be an article in The Barton Bugle & New Milton Mail magazines, the November 2016 issue.

You can Click Here to read the article ( around 1.1 MB ).

Entrance to Centre

Now with a new wall sign.

View of Centre

Now in it's fifty-third year this centre has been proved to be extremely popular with the local community as it offers such a diverse range of activities. Most of these activities offer improvers classes so if you fancy a game of bridge for example you need not worry about jumping in at the deep end, the Thursday afternoon session with it's tutors is a way to ease yourself painlessly into the turmoil that is bridge. The same can be said of line dancing and table tennis, one just needs a little more physical fitness for those activities and twinkle toes might well help as well as the correct footwear. So peruse our web site and see if there is something that might interest you, or perhaps you might like to begin an activity that we do not cover, whatever your interest do please take the time to meander through our pages.

The Community Association's AGM is to be Friday 9th June 2017.

New Banner for the Community Centre

The Publicity Team has commissioned a banner to be used at events around the town, such as the Wednesday market in Station Road, the Christmas Festival, etc.

Banner for the Centre

Christmas Festival / Open Day on 3rd December 2016 will be the next use of the banner, as the Community Centre will be having a stall in Station Road, in the Community Village.

The Centre will also be open for teas and coffees, and there will be displays of some of our activities, Do come and say, Hello!

It is 9 feet by 2 feet, that's around 2.74 meters by 61 centimetres and was used at the Wednesday Market in Station Road on 28th September 2016.

Market Day Sept 28 2016

It was a long day for Malcolm, having started at 8:00 AM.

Market Day Sept 28 2016

He did not stay all the time, as other volunteers staffed the stall through out the day.

Police Surgeries

New Milton Hampshire Police

Surgeries are being held at the Community Centre (Room 1) from 10.30 a.m. to about noon on the last Wednesday of each month.  No appointment necessary. 

Residents can report anything, refer to problems they might have, ask advice or just pop in to meet the local bobby.

2016 Centre Closures

You may wish to make a note in your diaries of our Public Holiday closures:

  • 24th December thru 2nd January 2017

Produced from information provided by the organisers of the section or activity, please contact them to confirm details.