Treasure Hunt

IMG_5367Thanks to everyone who turned up to support our family treasure hunt on Sunday afternoon. It was a beautiful day for a gentle stroll around our estate looking for the clues to spell out the anagram of ‘The Farmhouse’. Thanks also to Gillian and Doreen for the refreshments tent and to Graham for organising the treasure hunt. For those who weren’t able to make it you may like to have a go at the local letters quiz. I will put the answers on the webpage in about a weeks time.

Treasure hunt letters


NMDCA Facebook page

Facebook-createThe North Miller’s Dale Community Association has just started its own Facebook page. We are hoping this will enable residents to interact with the committee and with each other.  It will also be a way we can advertise events more efficiently than the flyers which we normally distribute. Of course it does rely on residents becoming regular users of Facebook and followers of the page. We hope in the next few weeks we will see enthusiastic support of the page and that it will become a successful tool to bring the estate together.

Follow the link to our Facebook page and please click ‘Follow’ to get regular updates.


Nature Reserve


This collection of rubbish was found littering the ground inside the North Millers Dale entrance to Flexford Nature Reserve this afternoon. It was duly picked up, the Nature Reserve sign was used for visual impact and the litter was then disposed of properly by “TAKING IT HOME AND BINNING IT”!

2016 AGM

ThJL00046is years NMDCA AGM is planned for Monday 18th July at 8 pm in the Community Hall.  The Chandler’s Ford and Hiltingbury Local Area Committee, will have taken place on Wednesday, 6 July 2016 and the issue of planning consent for the Hiltonbury  Farmhouse is being dealt with at that meeting. It has proved contentious amongst North Millers Dale residents and we should have an update of progress at the AGM.

Please come along with any other issues you may wish to raise and discuss with the residents and the committee. We are hoping for a lively meeting and look forward to seeing you all there.

As has been the custom in the past there will be a complimentary Pimms at the door for attendees.


Hiring the Millers Dale Hall

The community association has just received the following notification from Jane Dyke of Yellow Dot.

‘Just to let you know that we are having a few changes at the Millers Dale Hall.

We are moving the bookings to our Group office in Otterbourne in order to be more efficihallent, as the Kindergarten is only open 8am – 4pm, 39 weeks of the year.

The Group office is manned 8-6pm, 51 weeks of the year. Recently party users have complained that they can’t get to us by 4pm to collect keys etc.

Please can I ask you to change the number on any advertising that the Community has – 02380260394.

We will also be increasing the Hall fees to £9 an hour from January 2016 in line with other facilities in the area. (Unchanged since 2008)’

???? Quiz ????

a quizOn Saturday night 14th November a group of residents and a few visitors had a great evening pitting their general knowledge against the fiendish inquizitor Phil Heller. A good mix of young and old meant that only a few of the questions went unanswered despite a lot of head scratching. This time Phil tried out a variation on his usual style of music section. Despite his prediction there were one or two teams that came up with very strong scores. At the end of the evening two teams had drawn so a tie breaker had to be employed to sort out the eventual winners.