Milford on Sea Food Week 2014

Milford Food WeekMonday 7 April – Sunday 13 April 2014

During Milford on Sea Food Week the delightful seaside village will be alive with celebrity shows, dining offers, themed dining evenings, professional cookery theatre, cooking demonstrations, educational talks, wine tastings and the unique Great Dining Bus. There is also have lots of kid’s events to keep them entertained. The large and very popular Sunday food market gives you a chance to savour the best of local produce and street food. Everyone at every age is included, and there are over 100 village events & shows, many of which are free, and all organised by local organisations, businesses, clubs and individuals.

Milford on Sea is fortunate to be blessed with great places to eat and surrounded by quality local producers, so what better way for Milford on Sea to celebrate this than to have an entire week dedicated to the joys of food!

Brand New Forest Card holders receive a 10% discount for online ticket sales. When processing ticket sales use discount code: BNFCARD

For further details and to book tickets online visit

Small Business Saturday celebrated across the New Forest

New Forest District Council marked the UK’s inaugural Small Business Saturday on 7 December by waiving charges in all its car parks and introducing the 2014 Brand New Forest card.Small Business Saturday Launch

The 2014 card was officially launched in Burley by Councillor Barry Rickman, leader of New Forest District Council, and New Forest West MP Rt Hon Desmond Swayne. Burley was selected as the Brand New Forest village for 2014 as 18 of the village’s businesses are signed up to the scheme.

The Brand New Forest card is a way for people to save money and support local business at the same time. The card costs £5 per year and gives exclusive offers and discounts at a range of shops, restaurants and activities across the Forest. The cards are available to buy from participating businesses and council information offices, as well as online. Find details at

Councillor Barry Rickman said: “The New Forest is a very special place and we need a vibrant and resilient local economy to help keep it that way.

“Small Business Saturday has given us an opportunity to show our support for our towns and villages but to also highlight the work we do all-year-round to back local businesses.

“We are continuing to do this through initiatives like the Brand New Forest campaign and I’d like to encourage all residents and visitors to buy their 2014 card. It offers excellent value and gives access to special deals across the district.”

Small Business Saturday is a government backed scheme which seeks to raise the profile of small businesses across the UK and encourages people to do business with them. It has been introduced to the UK following a similar initiative in the USA which is now an established commercial holiday generating $5.5b in sales last year.

Small Business Saturday – 7 December 2013

Small Business Saturday

New Forest Business Partnership is supporting Brand New Forest on the inaugural Small Business Saturday on 7 December 2013. The scheme seeks to raise the profile of small businesses of all kinds, both locally and nationally, and encourages people and organisations to do business with them. Doing business with small business often means doing business locally – bringing life back to high streets and town centres and making them centres of the local community.

 As you may be aware, the initiative has been a great success in the United States, where it was pioneered by American Express and quickly taken up by Federal and state authorities, big businesses and many other organisations. In the New Forest, we’ll be marking the day by launching our 2014 Brand New Forest Card in Burley village centre.

In the month preceding Small Business Saturday, we’re offering the chance for NFBP and BNF businesses to be our featured business of the day through our social media feeds. Simply tell us a little about your business including images and we’ll get your information out to our 3000 followers for free.

Should you wish to be included as part of this new promotional opportunity, please contact