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On the south eastern side of the city of Portsmouth, Milton still retains somewhat of a village ambience and can boast two large parks; Milton Park and Bransbury Park. Milton Park occupies land previously part of Milton Farm, which was owned by the Goldsmith family, after whom Goldsmith Avenue is named. Some members of the Goldsmith family are buried just across the road from the park in St James churchyard. One of the original farm buildings remains; the thatched barn, which has been extended and is now the home of the 'Portsmouth Players' amateur dramatic society. Bransbury Park, at the southern end of Milton, offers squash courts and netball pitches as well as several football pitches for local Sunday League clubs and schools football.

The parade of shops in Milton Road opposite Bransbury Park is popularly known as "Milton Market"; the local sub post office name is officially "Milton Market".

Welcome to the Milton Market.

The Milton Market is a Village community of unique businesses supplying the local community with a variety of services un-rivaled even on the Internet who deliver an amazing amount of products and services  to meet local demands.

Each business in the Milton Market demonstrate professional service and quality of care.

Individually they are amazing but working together we are so much more.

On the Milton Market website we can work together achieving individual and group goals.

History Mission Statement

As we absorb the effects of losing major stores in other parts of the city – Marks & Spencer – Knight and Lee – Debenhams under review – and the shock of UNeedUs family store closure, I do reflect on how fortunate we are to retain a thriving local shopping area in Milton Market.  Not only do our traders go out of their way to provide essential services close to where we live but the individual shopkeepers offer personal service at a very high standard.

 How many garden centres would offer the free home delivery service for compost, heavy plants and Christmas trees that Andrew and Sue at Fruit & Flower stores give to customers?   How many supermarket photo-processors would offer the time and advice that Phix-Pix will give you whether you are having an old damaged photo repaired or putting together an order of service for the funeral of a loved one, including photographs and memorial discs?   How many hairdressers will adopt an annual charity and organise a glamorous charity ball, quiz, hold a charity day and raise £5705   for Alzheimers’ research as Hi-lites Hair Studio did last year.    And how many butchers will cheerfully donate vouchers for prizes as Bransbury Butchers does?

 In return local people turn to Milton Market for reassuring continuity of service.  It was with great regret that we all learned of the death of Mr Gilbert whose sweet shop is known throughout the city as a genuine ‘old fashioned’ sweetie shop like those I used to visit 70 years ago.  How wonderful that the family are making every effort to keep the shop alive.  It was devastating when Frances’ cake shop   closed due to retirement but someone else already working in Milton Market could not see this facility fade away and Tina stepped in to give us a bright, cheery, well-stocked shop for bread, cakes, drinks and takeaway lunches.  Although we sadly lost Cards R Us, where you could find anything you needed for a celebration, it has been great to see Furious Weasel step in to offer tattooing in a pleasant, clean shop which is another asset to Eastney Road.

 When Moorehouse ceased to trade, the gap in the street was a challenge to fill, but what a huge investment the Southsea Brewing Co. has made in refitting the shop as The Brewers Tap to sell craft beers which they brew at Southsea Castle and to offer a new feature in Milton Market, they have developed an upstairs micro-pub where customers will be able to enjoy the beers, enjoy local company and have just a short walk home with no driving!!                       


But it does not stop there.  When the Neighbourhood Forum suggested some community events at Milton Market, the traders were quickly on board to give local residents the Halloween Fun Day on the nearest Saturday to Halloween.                


Janice Burkinshaw

Chair Milton Neighbourhood Forum

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