Lymington Directory Feb/Mar


Community magazine


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Welcome to the February/March edition

of the Lymington Directory.

I hope the front cover helps brighten up

winter a little. Please see page 14 to

learn more about the craft of wet felting

from our local cover artist, Pippa Crouch.

If you haven’t noticed already, there is a

really interesting shop that has opened in

Quay Street, Lymington. Adriaan and

Linda proudly invite you all to visit them.

They have been owners of Gift shops, a

Photography studio and Gallery, as well

as Hair salons for the past 14 years, and

are now very excited to open their first

ABOUT YOU personalised retail shop in

Lymington. Please see page 6 & make

sure you show the ad to qualify for your

10% discount.

One of my first tasks for this year is to

complete the update of this magazine’s

website. It’s nearly there:, but I

would like some new images showcasing

the local area. If you’d like one of your

photos included, please forward to me at Please

send as a JPEG or PNG and minimum of

200px wide.

We deliver the Lymington Directory to

post codes SO41 3, 8 & 9. If you do not

receive your copy, please do let me

know. Additional copies can also be

collected from central places in the town

such as the Barbe Museum, Community

Centre, cafes and shops.

With best wishes, Jacqui


Local information

Church Services 51

Noticeboard 26-30

Local Support 48-49

Useful Numbers 50

Oakhaven 31 & 43

St Barbe Museum 37

Lymington Library 33


Wildlife Matters 5

New Year Wine Resolutions for

Wine Lovers! 7

Following the Blue Plaques Trail 8

Avoiding Winter Blues 11

The Dog Walk Diet 13

Behind our Cover Page 14-15

Travel 17

Are you Planning a D.I.Y Wedding

or Event? 19

In the Garden 21

All About Emails 39


Page 45

Answers 47

Editor: Jacqui Peacock

Next copy deadline: 5th March

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WILDLIFE MATTERS ……... to all of us


Whether you live in Lymington, Pennington,

Sway, Hordle, Everton, Milford-on-Sea or

Keyhaven, within a few minutes’ cycle ride or

walk, we have the most amazing coastal sites to

visit. The coastal walk from Lymington to

Milford is about 5 miles from end to end and is

just full of birds to watch.

Let’s have a look at what bird watching sites we

have just inland of the Solent. Walking in a

general westerly direction from Lymington you

will first encounter Normandy Marsh and

Lagoon. Next you have Eight Acre Pond and

Maiden Dock. Oxey Marsh and Lagoon are next,

followed by Pennington Marsh and Lagoon.

Further west you will encounter Butts Lagoon

and Fishtail Lagoon, the latter so-called because

the lagoon is said to be shaped like the tail of a

fish! Keyhaven Lagoon and Marsh are next with

Iley Point, Iley Pond and Avon Water, the

furthest points west before reaching Keyhaven

hamlet and the infamous Gun Public House. All

these sites (excluding the Avon Water and the

pub!) are managed by Peter Durnell, who is the

Hampshire County Council’s land manager, or

Bob Chapman of the Hampshire and Isle of

Wight Wildlife Trust.

Still heading west you will come to Saltgrass

Lane Marsh. Next you will see Mount Lake

before you arrive at the Crabbing Bridge at the

south end of New Lane. You can either walk up

Hurst Spit and head south-east towards Hurst

Castle or continue to Sturt Pond nature reserve

and further on to Rook Cliff and Hordle Cliff

where inland birding sites run out.

Bird Observatory and Bird Hide: Along this


birding walk

you will come

across the



Volunteers’ (MCV) bird observatory at The Pans

(on the right just before you get to Keyhaven

hamlet). This is accessible via a key-fob available

from the MCV. See contact info at end.

The bird hide at Sturt Pond, situated between

The Marine

Café (white


and Hurst

Depot (big

black NFDC

storage shed) is open to the public (free access)

all year round from 9am till 5pm or dusk if

earlier during the winter.

Birding for Beginners: The hide and the

observatory are the designated sites for

sessions especially designed for youngsters

(accompanied by an adult or group leaders) and

beginners to birdwatching. These sessions are

free (though bird food donations are always

welcomed). They are held, between 10am and

noon, at the bird observatory on the first

Saturday in the month and at the bird hide on

the third Saturday of each month.

Telescopes and Binoculars: The MCV has

recently purchased seven pairs of excellent 8 x

40 binoculars for use

by anyone without a

pair during these

beginner sessions.

Telescopes are also

available to share to

help identify birds

further away. No

need to pre-book, just turn up and our expert

birders will be on hand to help.

Further information from:

Keith Metcalf – MCV Conservation Officer

(01590) 645825 or (07771) 918449 or email

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New Year Wine Resolutions for Wine Lovers!

After the busy festive period, January is a

quieter month in the shop, a time for planning

tastings and events for the year ahead. We

don’t take part in the craze that is ‘dry January’,

but we look for other new year resolutions to

expand our knowledge and experience of

different wines. Below are a few ideas for you

to explore this year.

English Wine - With the reviews and reputation

of English wine getting better and better, and

with last years fantastic growing season we are

very excited with new developments of this

homegrown industry! Our most popular selling

fizz is from the Dorset based Langham Estate,

who craft terroir driven sparkling wines using

grapes only grown in their own vineyards. They

have a low intervention approach to both grape

growing and wine

production. Even

closer to home,

‘Charlie Herring’ has

a vineyard in a small

walled garden just

outside Lymington.

Winemaker Tim

Phillips practices

organic viticulture

and natural

Charlie Herring winery

winemaking which result in some authentic

wines that are seriously impressive! Production

for his wine is small, but he is also making a

very interesting beer (made from wild hops)

and cider from the orchard adjacent to the


Explore Different Grape Varieties - Expand your

wine drinking horizons and try a new grape

variety, or even a familiar one from a different

wine growing region or Country. If you’ve tried

Albarino from Spain before, look for Alvarinho

from Portugal or even some great examples

from New Zealand or South Africa. At the

moment we are very excited about exploring

the wines from the Savoie and Jura region. Try a

delicious Chardonnay from the Jura blindfolded

and it could be mistaken for one from

Burgundy. Our most popular Savoie wine is

made from the grape Jacquere which is vibrant,

floral and refreshing! We are always receiving

small parcels of new wines, so do pop in and we

can help your explore different options.

Visit a Vineyard - 0ur holidays tend to always

be based around a wine region. It is so

important for us to meet the growers and taste

the wines where they are produced. If you’re

heading to a region that produces wine, we

urge you to do the same! It can be such an eye

opener to see how much hard work goes into

each bottle that we so often just pop and pour

without much of a thought.

Attend a Wine Tasting - The best way to

expand your wine horizons is to come along to

one of our tastings or events that we plan

throughout the year.

We hope there is

something to appeal

to everyone, from

the more formal instore


tastings, a ‘pop-up’

restaurant in the

shop with wines to

match the food, to

the more informal

'Wine themed garden events

will start around Easter'

food and wine events we host in the shop and

garden during the Spring and Summer. The best

way to find out about these is to sign up to our

newsletters online or in store or follow us on

social media!

So here’s to a New Year and exploring the

exciting world of wine!

Heather & Simon, The Solent Cellar

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In the second of this new series, Ray Mayes

follows the Lymington Blue Plaques Trail and

focuses on Plaque Number 2 -The Angel and

Blue Pig at 108 High Street. This month Ray

reveals some of the High Street’s lost pubs and

coaching inns.

English painter and caricaturist Thomas

Rowlandson (1756-1827) visited Lymington

during his “ Tour in a post-chaise “ around 1784,

and made many drawings in and around the

area including one of the Angel Yard, depicting

a scene with stabling and buildings that remain

very familiar today.



Originally called The George (after patron saint

St. George), The Angel is probably the oldest inn

in Lymington; it had become a major coaching

inn by the later 18 th century. Many of the

town’s proclamations were made from the first

floor balcony. Its adjacent Assembly Rooms

provided accommodation for the borough

council (during the latter half of the 19 th century

until 1914) and was also the hub of Lymington’s

social life.

At the entrance to Angel Yard from the High

Street, note the stone blocks protecting the wall

from carriage wheels.

The Nag’s Head (over the road from the Angel

at 34 High Street with a typical first floor

balcony) was later renamed the Londesborough

in 1884 in honour of Lord Londesborough, a

regular patron. It ceased to be a hotel in the

mid 1960s. The white stuccoued building is now

Boots Opticians and clothing retailer Fat Face.

The Anchor and Hope (further up at 96 High

Street) burnt down in 1905. It was rebuilt in

mock Tudor style to continue as a pub until

declining trade led to closure in the 1970s. The

distinctive building lives on as Santander bank

and Burkmars Estate Agents.


The High Street once had three coaching inns:

The Angel, the Nag’s Head, and the Anchor and

Hope. By the mid-18 th century these were

important inns, with coaches leaving almost

daily at around 5am for Southampton and


The Angel and

Blue Pig (108

High Street) is

the only one

of these


coaching inns

to remain a

hotel. It was

refurbished in

2013 when

“Blue Pig “ was

added to its


Provenance of

this part of the name is not clear but may refer

to a former ‘Tap’ or ostlers’ pub in the stable

yard behind the hotel.

From the 17 th century, Lymington has had 45

inns and alehouses, which were chronicled by

Edward King (1893-1974) in his “A Walk through

Lymington – a Sentimental Journey”; today this

number has reduced to some 15.

The lost pubs and hostelries of the High Street

dating from the 17 th century include: The Albion

Inn (10 High Street on the site of the Masonic

Hall) closed 1880; The Red Lion 113 High Street

(now Koh Thai Tapas since 2016, with a similar

facade to the former pub); the White Lion on

site of 88 High Street (now 3 Wishes Gifts); and

The Bugle at 82 High Street well into the 20 th

century (now Halifax Building Society).

The Lymington Blue Plaques Trail comprises 13

blue plaques established since 1998 by the

Rotary Club of Lymington at sites of historical

interest, highlighting important facts about

buildings and people. To promote the plaques,

the Rotary Club has produced a leaflet

describing the Trail. The full trail leaflet is

available from the St. Barbe Museum and Art

Gallery or from the Rotary Club.

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If leaping for joy in a woolly hat is the last thing

you feel like doing at this time of year, then

you are not alone. Ninety per cent of people in

this country slump emotionally in winter –

simply because we

don’t get enough

sunshine to sustain us

through the dark

months. So that’s

where the team at The

Natural Health Hub

come in… it is possible

to keep positive, there

is so much we can do to

naturally nourish

ourselves, physically

and emotionally, through winter.

Spice it up

Energetically winter is slow and heavy. So the

advice from our naturopathic nutritionist Rhi

Hepple is to use plenty of warming, energising

spices in your cooking such as ginger, chili,

cinnamon and turmeric. Give your kidneys

extra support with foods like nettles,

seaweeds, beetroot, cranberries, red cabbage

and blueberries.

Warming ways

At the Hub we are great believers in massaging

away stress and emotional baggage, and at this

time of year massage is all the more important

as it gets the lymph moving to stop winter

physical and mental stagnation.

Rhi also advises you ensure your diet is not too

cold so as not to deplete your kidney energy.

Add ginger or turmeric to fresh juices, warm

roasted butternut squash or sweet potatoes to


Think positive

A positive state of mind is one of the first rules

of good health: this is the core of everything

we stand for at The Natural Health Hub. ‘When

you are genuinely joyful you are less

susceptible to disease, says polarity therapist

Jane Seaman.

Avoid negative thoughts, actions and words

and you really can make a whole shift in your

life. We are advocates of affirmations – positive

statements or mantras to write down, carry

with you and repeat regularly.

We are not saying this is easy. We all need

nudging and mentoring to the path of

positivity. We have regular classes at The Hub

to enable you to put positive thinking into

practice, from mindfulness to meditation to

yogic relaxation, plus treatments like

homeopathy and polarity therapy that enable

you to lift your thought patterns from negative

to positive.

More me time

The more time you give to looking after

yourself the less likely you will slump into

winter blues. Treat yourself, book something

just for you right now… This is not indulgence,

this is as crucial as a good diet and exercise. A

Hub favourite is our monthly sound bath.

Simple lie back and ‘bathe’ in the deeply

relaxing sounds of Himalayan bowls and gongs

– it’s more relaxing and therapeutic than sleep.

Finally, how are those New Year’s resolutions

going??? Research shows that by February 80

per cent of resolutions fail. More me time?

Better diet? Lose weight? Whatever your goal,

let us at The Natural Health Hub help you turn

your New Year resolutions into reality.

Sue Leach, owner, The Natural Health Hub

The Natural Health Hub, 87b High Street,

Lymington SO41 9AN.

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2pm Saturday.

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If you and your furry friend are feeling a bit

like chubsters after all the indulgences of

the Christmas period, and you fancy

walking off a bit of that weight together,

then read on because we’ve got exactly

what you need: bracing sea air, stunning

views and perfect cosy pub to end up in.

It’s a sort of dog walk diet.

Our Keyhaven route is one that we’ve

devised specially for our dog walking Pet

Rangers, who, with the rest of our team,

managed to complete over eight thousand

dog walks for local customers in 2018,

which means we’ve taken the lead in dog

walking (geddit?).

Anyway, to the route. Keyhaven Sea Wall

is a lovely walk all year round. Follow

Keyhaven Road and turn left just before

the main car park. You'll go along a little

track, over a bridge and there's free

parking in the small car park by the

entrance to the Solent Way footpath.

Begin the walk from the car park, go

through the small gate. Walk along here

and follow the footpath, you can let your

dog off lead when safe to do so. You'll

notice a red dog waste bin at the start of

your walk; this is the only bin on the walk.

This is a walk with outstanding views. At

several different parts, the main path

allows you to go right down to the water

and follow another path that runs

alongside it. Be wary of birds and wildlife

along this walk though and, if necessary,

your dog may need to go back on lead.

Even in January, you’ll probably see some

enthusiasts, wrapped up warm, with big

binoculars looking at the wide variety of

wildlife here.

After 20 minutes or so you will come to

two gates; one on the higher path and one

to the left on a lower grass track. Take this

lower path and walk along here until you

come to the end of the straight section.

The path will bend left; at this point you

can either turn around and go back the

way you came if that’s enough for you

both, or continue further until you feel

ready to turn around and return back the

way you came.

If all this frankly seems too much like hard

work for you, but you’d nevertheless like

to give your dog a unique New Year treat

of some lovely, bracing walks like this, and

help them fight their festive flab at the

same time, then call us up on the old dog

and bone on 01425 262 100, or click and we’ll come

and pick them up

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We caught up with Pippa Crouch, our cover page artist to learn more about the craft of felting

What is wet felting? I hear there is lots of

rolling involved! Wet felting is an age-old

process which creates pieces of material using

predominantly natural fibres such as wool.

Blankets, coats, hats and even outer coverings

for traditional yurts have all been made from

felt. Fibres are laid out on a bamboo roll with

layers going in different directions. Soap and

water are added and then rolled up. This is

where the hard work starts! The action of

rolling the wool, the hot water and agitation

binds the wool fibres together and after a time

creates a piece of material which is ‘felt’.

Whether it be a sunset, looking out over The

Solent or out walking my dog in the New Forest,

something will often catch my eye! Even the

lovely wild meadow verges that people have

planted inspired a run of artworks. I have also

done commissions for people who have a photo

of a particular place and want a felted artwork. I

really enjoy the challenge of these but have to

explain these pictures will be my artistic

interpretation of the photo! My favourite works

are usually the ones that are most vibrant in

colours and texture. The front cover is definitely

in my top three!


What inspired you to start? I have always had

an interest in art and craft hobbies. A very good

friend introduced me to felting and taught me

how to felt a scarf using Merino wool tops and

silk. The textures, colours and the science of

creating felt fascinated me and I became

hooked instantly. So, I started making pictures

(painting with wool), quite basic and abstract in

the beginning. Over time with experimentation

and a need to add more texture and interest, I

have developed my own unique style. I still get

very excited about each new artwork as it’s

being created because there is always the

element of the way the fibres bind together and

create a wonderful blend of colours.

The end results look amazing with a lot of

attention to detail. How do you achieve that

and how long does it take to finish a piece?

When wet felting I use lots of different

materials, not just wool tops. Silk fibres, yarns

and pieces of material (often from scarves) are

added in. Once the felt has been created and

dried, I then embellish by needle felting extra

bits in. Needle felting uses a barbed needle and

by the action of stabbing you can fix materials

to your artwork. Very therapeutic! Depending

on the piece, I sometimes machine stitch to add

even more texture and definition. Occasionally I

will also use hand stitching to highlight certain

areas. Artworks can take from a couple of days

to a week, depending on how much detail is

added. Knowing when to stop can be a


Is it an expensive hobby requiring lots of

specialist equipment? It can be if you insist on

having all the specialist equipment, but by being

a little inventive you can easily save money for

example Bamboo roll, use bubble wrap instead.

Soap flakes or olive soap, use washing up liquid

Carding brushes for blending wool, use small

wire dog brushes instead. Charity shops and

bargain bins are great for finding yarns and

scarves. Wool tops and silks can be bought at

I’m loving looking through all your artwork, so

much colour and texture. Where do you get

your ideas from? Do you have a favourite

piece? My Inspiration mainly comes from

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I am a complete novice to felting/working

with wool but I see you run courses, can I

come along? The workshops I run are very

popular and are booked up quickly. I am

currently investigating new venues to run

courses and will be adding dates on my

website, my Facebook

page Feltable@pippacrafts. Or come and find

me at a local craft fair. Another option is to

get some friends together and as long as you

have a large table to get round, I can come to

you! I supply all equipment and materials, and

in a 3 hour workshop, you will each create

two wet felted artworks. Cost £40 per person.

Where can I see you and your artworks? For

ideas on what I can create go to my website or

Facebook page. I attend a number of craft

fairs, Milford Artisans, Lyndhurst craft fair and

Burley. This year in June, Christchurch Priory

will be holding their week-long event along

with CadArts. Living crafts exhibition where I

will be demonstrating and have my work for

sale. I will hopefully also be at the New Forest

Show in the art pavilion. I will be adding other

events, exhibitions and shops where I sell in as

the year progresses.

And lastly, what would be your 3 best felting

tips? For the basic techniques, do a workshop

or check out the many videos online. Don’t be

afraid to experiment, it’s all part of the fun.

Start with a small project to build your

confidence then go for it!

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E:, T: 01425 617651

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Having just returned from a few days in

Orlando, I thought I would take the opportunity

to write a little about it.

Orlando would not have been my first choice of

destination (I would normally have

recommended it as a family holiday), but I was

travelling on a work conference with my peers

and we were also there to experience what the

destination had to offer. And I was impressed!

Travelling in November was a great time to go,

the weather was beautiful and the parks and


were quiet. We

had two free

days in which to

explore and


Universal, Sea

World, Disney

and Volcano Bay

as options. I chose Universal and Volcano Bay.

Having been to Universal before many, many

years ago I thought I knew what to expect but

as with so many things in life it had changed

quite considerably over the years, incorporating

all things new and modern, most notably, Harry

Potter. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

was wonderful, being a huge fan and having

read the books and watched the films with my

children, I was transported into the magical

world very quickly. We were also lucky enough

to experience it at night when the park was

closed and so managed to enjoy it privately (it

was the only place where the rides had queues

during the day). My second free day was spent

at Volcano Bay, the largest waterpark in

Orlando which was a lovely relaxing day. There

were barely any people around and we didn’t

TRAVEL guide

Fun in Orlando : Often seen as just a

family destination, Christina was impressed

queue for anything, spending a lot of time

lolling quietly down the lazy river in the


We stayed in a Universal Hotel, the Lowes

Sapphire Falls, which was lovely and meant that

we were able to go into the parks an hour

before anyone else - a huge bonus if you come

during the busy seasons. The hotel (as well as

other Universal Hotels) is built on a waterway,

and has a water shuttle service to Universal City

Walk, an area of shops, restaurants and

entertainment ,for both daytime and evening

fun. This is where the famous Blue Man Group

have their shows, and the restaurants range

from the Hard Rock Café to Bubba Gump

Shrimp Restaurant to Voodoo Donut! There is

something here to suit everyone’s taste and

then the boat whisks you back to the hotel

when you are ready.

There are plenty of other places to visit and

things to do in Orlando, including the Kennedy

Space Centre and playing golf on some of the

best courses in the USA. Shopping is great here

too with an abundance of outlet malls to help

lighten the wallet!

We flew to Orlando direct from Gatwick with

Virgin Atlantic which was around 8.5 hours in

duration. You need an ESTA to enter the USA If

you hold a British Passport and everything was

very straightforward once we got there. The

airport was much less hectic than Miami if you

are thinking of visiting Florida and touring.

If you would like further information about

Orlando or would like us to put together a

package for you, we would be very happy to

help. Please contact us on 01590 644899, email

us on or pop in

and see us at 78 High Street, Milford on Sea.

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Are you planning a D.I.Y. wedding or event?

If so, you may be considering hiring a barn, a

mill, a marquee, a village hall or even holding

your big day at home. Whichever type of

venue you choose the likelihood is there won’t

be an on-site event co-ordinator to help make

sure everything runs smoothly.

Award winning ‘Tasha-Mae’ is

an ‘ON THE DAY’ wedding and

events co-ordinator who will

make sure you actually enjoy

your special day by taking all

your worries and stresses


On the Day, Tasha-Mae (and if

needed, our experienced and

professional team) will make

sure every aspect of your

event runs without a hitch and

to your personal time-plan,

leaving you to relax and enjoy yourself with

your friends and family. We pride ourselves in

'Stephanie Atkins


taking over the coordination

of your wedding

or event and will oversee

everything, so you don’t

have to.

From taking coats, to

serving drinks & canapes on

arrival, directing your

guests, meeting with

entertainers & caterers and

even clearing up along the

way, nothing is too much

trouble for Tasha-Mae!

You will find more information on my website

If you have any questions

please don’t hesitate to

get in touch by either

phone 07887 396558

or email

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In the Garden

with Alan Edmondson of

Bowercot Garden Design


Gardening Tips

• Cut out any rot from stored dahlia tubers and dust the cut surfaces with sulphur.

• Prune winter jasmine after flowering. Shorten each flowered shoot to within two shoots

of its base.

• If the soil is drying, weed and loosen the surface among spring bedding plants such as

wallflowers. A sprinkling of nitrate of potash towards the end of the month will help


• Cut hard back previous years shoots on caryopteris clandonensis, buddleja and deciduous

ceanothus. Cut hardy fuchsias and lavatera back to live wood.

• Spray wall trained peaches against leaf curl fungus. Covering with horticultural fleece

helps if you do not wish to spray.

• Stand seed tubers of maincrop potatoes ‘eye’ end up in egg trays in a cool, light, frost

proof place.

• Sow seed of alpines in small pots, cover with horticultural grit and leave in a cold frame,

but do expose to frost.

• Start to feed the fish in your pond once they appear lively.

• Plant new clematis deeper than they are in their pots and prune to the second or third

node from the base.

• Sow carrots very thinly to avoid having to thin them out later as the smell of bruised

foliage can attract root fly.

• Look out for signs of big bud mite on black currants. Pick off any really enlarged buds.

• Turnips can be sown outdoors around the middle of the month; onions a little earlier.

• Winter flowering heathers should be given a trim with shears when they have finished


• Remove seed heads from daffodils once the flowers have faded.

Alan Edmondson of Bowercot Garden

Design, Lymington, is a regular

contributor to BBC Radio Solent’s ‘The

Kitchen Garden’ formerly ‘The Good Life’.

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Nick Wells

Fencing & Gardening Services

Fencing, gates, repairs, turfing, raised flower

beds, sleeper walls, shed building & repair,

car ports, decking………& much more.

Unseasoned logs available

Steve or Lorraine Mabbett

(01590) 381255 or

(07543) 901324


Family run business - Fully insured

Free, no obligation quotes

References available



T: 01425 837966 M: 07770 656072


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Call on 07496 570387 or 01590 615566


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•Fire escape hinges

•Security advice &


•Draught & leaks

•Local family business

•Fully insured

Technician: Iain Frampton


M: 0790 965 4025 T: 023 8073 1884


Double Glazing Repair UK are proud members


Conservatory Erectors

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Reflexology can help alleviate a range

of symptoms including stress,

insomnia, migraines, arthritis, IBS,

back pain and ease pregnancy.

Deep tissue & therapeutic massage


07930 338819 01590 689420

Mobile Visits

Quality men’s


Traditional &

modern styles


Run by


friendly and





Care Group

has been driving

people to attend



since 1985. An

entirely voluntary group and registered

charity it comprises a team of people

who work together to respond to

requests from anyone in the Lymington

area who finds it difficult to travel, or

has no transport facilities to allow them

to attend their medical appointments.

A nominal fee is charged by the driver,

based on the local authority standard

mileage charge.

Everyone in the Group gives as little or

as much time as they can afford.

Drivers sometimes take on more than

one or two long trips per week,

dropping people off and returning them

home, others prefer shorter local drives.

The area we cover is wide and includes

all the major hospitals and health clinics

in Southampton, Salisbury and

Bournemouth, as well as Lymington and

all the smaller locations in between.

The Group also accommodates dental,

chiropody and optician appointments as

well as visiting relatives in hospital.


Open Weekdays 9.30am - 5.30pm

Saturdays 9am - 4pm

Special rates for OAPs and Children

84 High Street, Lymington

01590 610000

Milford Branch: 01590 645594

52 High St, Milford-on-Sea

Weekdays 9am-5.30pm Sat: 8.30am-1.30pm

An important ongoing challenge is to

maintain a heathy driver base in order

to meet demand. We are always in

need of more drivers.

If you feel this is you, please contact

the Co-ordinator at 01590 679187

between 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday

or email:

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Feb 22nd :

Andrew Negus

Portsmouth - Harlots,

Dung and Glory Part 2

Lymington &


Historical Society

March 29th:

Penny Tyas

The Prisoner of Hurst


The Arts Society


13th Feb: Giles Ramsay

Oscar Wilde: Up Close

13th March: Felicity Herring

An Artists view of 19th Century


Lymington Centre,

Fuller-McLellan Hall, 7pm

Meetings are held at 7.15 pm on the last

Friday of the winter months (except

December) in the Robert Hole Room of the

Lymington Centre.

Visitors are always welcome.


Monday 4th February

Bridge Drive and Lunch,

12 noon to 4.30 pm,

Royal Lymington Yacht Club,

Contact Sandra Allpress 01590

643268, for more information

Thursday 14th March

Annual General Meeting and

Review of 2018, 7 pm,

Lymington Town Sailing Club,

Contact Christopher Knox 01590

642786 for more information



Are to meet on the 11th February, at

7.30pm, at The Mclellan Hall. Cannon

Street, Lymington.

A.G.M. then a film on The West

Highland Rly.

All are Welcome


We meet on the first Monday of every month

2-4.30pm (Jan no meeting)

4th Feb AGM. Marion Catt, Light & Shade

4th March Robin White, The Link is Green

at The Lymington Centre

Pauline Browning :

01590 675625

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1st Thursday of every month

Lymington Community Centre 2-4pm

Afternoon tea served at all meetings.

Tel: Tom Mclnulty 01264 321 963

Registered charity 1001198


For more information:

Do join us or for just a free, turn led, group on walk the lasting day 60-90

minutes (approximately 3 miles).

Our walks are designed to encourage wellbeing,

whilst enjoying the company of others.

This group meets on the first and third Tuesday of

each month, departing at 10am from Bath Road Car

Park, Lymington

Health Walks, Lymington

For more information:

Or just turn up on the day


The Fuller McLellan Hall at the

Lymington Centre.

All films are subtitled.

Sun 10th Feb 7:30pm Cold War (2018; Polish/French/German)

Sun 10th March 7:30pm The Nile Hilton Incident (2017; Arabic)

Mobile phones

Old coins

Lymington United Reformed

Church is a drop off point to

recycle the following for

Naomi House & Jacksplace:

Ink Cartridges


Please pop them into The United Reformed

Church, in Lymington High St.

Money raised by recycling helps


Please seal all ink cartridges

in plastic bags Thank you

We meet to make lace & chat about

what is happening in the lacemaking


February 1st, March 1st

2– 4pm

£3 per session

Barton-on-Sea Methodist Church


Cliffe Road, Barton-on-Sea, BH25 7PA

Contact: Jackie Barton 01425 620334

New Forest Orchestra is a friendly, amateur orchestra, conducted by Ieuan

Davies, that meets for weekly rehearsals in Hordle. We perform at 3-4

concerts a year at various venues in the New Forest, including the

Lymington Arts Festival and Milford on Sea Arts Festival.

Rehearsals are every Wednesday, 7.30-9.30 pm at Hordle Memorial Hall,

Hordle Lane, Hordle.

New players can be sure of a friendly welcome, and we are especially

keen for more strings and brass (minimum grade 5 standard is


For details of upcoming concerts, or to express interest in joining, please contact via our

website or call Orchestra Chair Alan Ford 01590 681741.


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Ladies International Organisation.

Monthly dinner meetings, followed

by a Speaker, on 4th Monday of

each month at the Lymington

Centre. 7.15pm for 7.30pm

or contact Alison Smith on

01590 380327

Parkinson’s UK New Forest

01590 672951

Meet at Boldre War Memorial Hall in Pilley

3rd Thurs of each month 2pm - 4.30pm

(except December)

Gentle Chair Based Exercise

For Parkinson’s sufferers Tuesday 10.30am

Contact Roni: 01590 688 887


Arts Group

Wellington Room

Lymington Community Centre

Meet on the

second Friday of each month

McLellan Hall, Lymington Community


7pm for 7:30 start Visitors most welcome.

Contact 01425 613684

or visit:

Feb 22nd: My Railway Images Shot a few elsewhere. Frank


March 29th: The Paddle Steamer Engine

& Associated Equipment. Brian Jackson

Everton Rambling Club

Merv : 01590 642509

Contact Mervyn for walk details


Tues 5th 10.30am

Thurs 21st 10.30am


Tues 5th 10.30am

Thurs 21st 10.30am



Visitors are welcome and pay £3.50 at the door

to include refreshments

For membership enquiries please contact:

Sandi Hitchens on 01425 613569.

Life After Stroke or Brain


Are you a stroke survivor or have you

suffered a brain injury? Would you

like to try new activities? Ferndown

Leisure Centre have teamed up with

The New Forest Paddle Sport

Company, to offer stand up paddle

boarding and kayaking to stroke

survivors. Why not book in, to try

these sports, with fully qualified

instructors? As long as you are happy

to be in the water and don’t mind

falling in, the rest is easy. If you would

like to add your name to the list for

other trial activities, or to book onto

this one, please contact Jo or

call 01202 877468.

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Lymington Rotary began the run up to

Christmas with a well-attended quiz at the

Pennington club. The Lymington Lights Switchon

saw the first appearance of the new Sleigh

and was very popular with local children,

anxious to share their wishes with him. The

pressure mounted with visits to Everton

Nurseries, Milford on

Sea Carols on the

Green, Waitrose and

Lymington High Street,

raising over £2,400.

The climax was the

RNLI bringing Father

Christmas to Lymington Town Quay by lifeboat.

The weather was appalling with torrential rain,

but the crowds were there to cheer Father

Christmas and his Elves as they disembarked

the Lifeboat and invited the children on the


Planning is well in hand for the Summer

Spectacular now renamed the Lymington

Spectacular and will be held on Sunday the 4th

of August.

The next event is the annual charity dinner at

the South lawn hotel on May the 17th and the

speaker will be Sir Mark Rowland QPM. Tickets

are £40 which includes dinner.

Donations made in November and December

included Dictionaries for Life for Year 4 pupils

in local schools,. Also donations to William

Gilpin School, Gateway Club, Rose Road, Naomi

House, Hedgehog Rescue, Bags of Love to

South Africa, Orangutan Foundation,

Lymington Infant School, Pennington preschool,

and Priestlands School. The club

donated a large Christmas tree to the United

Reform church for the lawn in front of the


Members and their guests were entertained by

the Choir from Lymington Junior School at the

Club’s Christmas Dinner which was attended by

members and their guests at the Royal

Lymington Yacht Club.

Lymington Rotary has 51 members who meet

every Wednesday at the Lymington Community

Centre. More details about membership on the

website at

Visit our showroom in Lymington:

26A St Thomas’ Street, Lymington SO41 9NE

Showroom: 01590 670080 Mobile: 07747 536631


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Oakhaven is delighted to be able to

announce that they have not only

increased their services to the community

but also developed a proper career path

and enhanced salary packages for staff.

For many people, being able to stay at

home when living with illness or disability

is vital. It can make what is a difficult time

easier to deal with both for the patient

and their family.

To provide this expanded service

Oakhaven have now developed a

Community Palliative Care Team which

have the skills and resources to now look

after clients at home requiring everything

from basic domestic support to end of life

care and everything in between.

Combined with flexible hours, whether in

a guaranteed shift pattern or hourly work,

Oakhaven have also put in place a career

path for carers with higher salaries as a

carer progresses through the pathway, as

well as enhanced packages for weekends

and unsociable hours. Specialist palliative

care and End of Life training will be

provided to all Health care Assistant and

Home carers with ongoing support from

Oakhaven Hospice Nurse and Clinical

Nurse Specialists to ensure clients receive

the best possible care at all times.

This is brilliant news for clients and carers

For more information about the services

we offer, whether you are interested in

receiving care or joining our team, please

contact Neil Larner on 01590 646440 or

email Our

web site is or


Excellent Pay & Benefits

Do you want to be part of our highly skilled Palliative

Care and Social Care Team working in the


Do you want to benefit from the following?

• Guaranteed minimum

hourly rate of £8.95 with a

scale going up to £9.54

• Excellent enhancements

for weekends and unsociable

hours, with an

additional 30% for evenings

and Saturdays, and

60% on Sundays

• Travel time paid at your

hourly rate

• Guaranteed hours with an

option of a fixed shift pattern

or flexible hours

• Paid Training.

• Uniform provided.

• Paid DBS checks.

• Realistic Travel Time between


• Life Assurance/Employee

Assistance Programme

• Health Cash Plan

If you want to be part of our team, please contact

HR on;

or Tel: 01590 646443

You care for our patients and we care for you.

Oakhaven Care is a domiciliary care agency providing high

quality health & social care to clients within the New Forest area.

All profits from the agency will be re-invested into local charity,

Oakhaven Hospice Trust.

Successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS


Ellis & Co

Independent Broker

offering sound advice for

Commercial, Liability, Household,

Motor and Property insurance


Elgars Court, 17a High Street

Lymington, Hants, SO41 9AB

Authorised & regulated by the

Financial Conduct Authority

01590 673382

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• Foggy, misted, broken double

glazed units replaced in UPVC

& aluminium

• Door & window locks

• Hinges & handles

• Patio rollers

• Upgrade to energy efficient glass

• Fire escape hinges

• Draughts & leaks

• Perished window & door rubber


• Cat flaps & letter plates

• Supply and install windows, doors

and conservatories

• Local family business

• Fully insured

• Established 35 years

07500 110 464




Established 1971







7 High Street, Milford-on-Sea

Tel: 01590 642261


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At No 19 can help to improve your property by putting forward

stylish, practical schemes, tailored to your individual taste and

pocket, with ideas that are ‘of the moment’ yet maintain appeal

as time progresses, never forgetting the ‘saleability factor’ in

the longer term.

As Interior Designers, we are happy to assist with everything from a

single pair of curtains to an individual room, or a complete home. We

will work with any preference and style, utilising your existing

furnishings, or start afresh with a complete redesign, in order to create

a stylish and personal interior space, tailored to suit your unique needs.

You do not have to be wealthy to utilise the services of an interior

designer, but you do have to be wise - professional guidance can avoid

costly mistakes and assist in, ‘getting it right first time.’

At No 19 ...

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Mon– Fri 8.30am - 5pm

Mon– Fri 8.30am -5pm

Sat By appointment

Sat By appointment



01590 615181

07502 338725

Please call Martyn for an appointment

Latest technology

Speech enhancement

Noise suppression

Affordable in the ear aids

Free home trial before you buy



Martyn Bowles RHAD MSHAA


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A common request I get is to recover a

forgotten email password. For most regular

email accounts this should not be

necessary, as you can take steps to make

sure you can recover your own email

password before it becomes necessary.

Remember when you set up your email

account and they asked you for your

mobile number or another email address?

They weren’t prying, that’s how you can

recover your password. If you give your

email supplier your mobile number or

alternate email address, they will send you

a code to prove you are who you say you

are. Once that’s done, you simply choose a

new password, job done. If you haven’t

done this yet, find out how to do it now.

address. It looks a lot more professional to

have your company name as part of your

email than to have a business email with or something like that.

It’s not just businesses that can have their

own bespoke email address, but there are

costs involved. You have to pay at least an

annual licence to use the domain name.

In our world of many gadgets if you use an

email program on your computer rather

than webmail through your internet

browser, make sure you are using IMAP

rather than POP3. IMAP is generally the

default these days ( is a bit

different), and is much better to use if you

have more than one device that you want

to get your email on.

All broadband suppliers give away free

email addresses when you take up their

broadband. Once you have been with them

for a while but want to change broadband

suppliers because it’s no longer a good deal

or your broadband keeps falling over, go

ahead. Trouble is everyone you know

knows your email address, and if it’s linked

to your broadband supplier, you can’t take

it with you.

It makes sense to get an Outlook or Gmail

email account. They work with any

broadband supplier and you don’t have to

let everyone know what your new address

is if you switch broadband suppliers.

If you want to show off a bit, then you

could always get a vanity domain. That is a

name of your choosing after the @ bit in

your email address. If you run a business

you really should have your own domain

anyway which matches your website

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Perfect Plastering & Plumbing

Home Improvement Specialist

Tel: 01590


19 Lymington

Enterprise Centre

Ampress Lane


SO41 8LZ

New walls/ceilings plastered

DIY disasters

Repairs for decorating

Plasterboard and partition walls

Plastering & Artex

Plumbing problems

New bathroom suites supplied/fitted

New en-suites & cloakrooms

Wall & floor tiling

Painting & decorating

Kitchens installed

Replacement taps, radiators



For a free estimate, from a local, friendly

professional, no job too large or small,

evenings & weekends at no extra charge.

Call Mike 01590 643546

07970 484 579

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Nursing Home

01590 648000

Nursing Home

A higher ratio of qualified nursing staff to

ensure the very best 24 hour nursing care


Excellent cuisine from our award winning chefs


Residents enjoy regular and stimulating

activities and outings provided

by our dedicated team


Warm, friendly and welcoming atmosphere


Ambulance and wheelchair transport available

St. George’s

Home Care

01590 644258

Home Care

Personal Care (including bathing,

showering, toileting & dressing)


Cleaning, laundry & shopping


Meal preparation


Companionship and Support


Assistance with appointments,

outings and social events


Night visits, sleep-ins & live-in care

De La Warr Road, Milford-on-Sea, Hampshire, SO41 0PS


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1. Physical discomfort

or illness (7)

5. Roald ___, author

of Charlie and the

Chocolate Factory


10. Victoria Beckham's

former surname (5)

11. Person who shoes

horses (7)

12. Musical instrument

played like an

accordion (10)

14. Gas found in air (6)

16. Towards the tail of

a ship (6)

19. Type of amphibian

once thought to live

in fire (10)

23. Look believed to

have the power to


inflict harm (4,3)

24. Feather worn as an

ornament (5)

25. Sculpture of the

head and shoulders


26. Small falcon that

hovers in the air (7)


2. State of

lawlessness and

disorder (7)

3. Incendiarism (5)

4. Modify, tone down


6. Make parallel (5)

7. Former unit of

money in Italy (4)

8. Accumulation of

jobs yet to be dealt

with (7)

9. Free of charge (6)

13. Liquoriceflavoured

herb (7)

15. Pencil mark

remover (6)

17. On the way (2,5)

18. School for training

horses (6)

20. Inappropriate or

out of place (5)

21. Bus garage (5)

22. Word that denotes

an action (4)



Professional and Affordable

Quality Assured

Free Estimates and Advice

Interior and External

Fully Insured

Reliable Team

No job too small

01590 643 516

07901 808 722

LLPD Local Lady Painter & Decorator

Catherine Perham

14 Kivernell Road Milford-on-Sea

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Crossword : Across: 1 Malaise, 5

Dahl, 10 Adams, 11 Farrier, 12

Concertina, 14 Oxygen, 16 Astern,

19 Salamander, 23 Evil eye, 24

Plume, 25 Bust, 26 Kestrel. Down: 2

Anarchy, 3 Arson, 4 Soften, 6 Align,

7 Lira, 8 Backlog, 9 Gratis, 13

Aniseed, 15 Eraser, 17 En route, 18

Manège, 20 Amiss, 21 Depot, 22


Disclaimer: Whilst every care has been taken to ensure

that data in this publication is accurate, neither the

publisher nor its editorial contributors can accept, and

hereby disclaim, any liability to any party for loss or

damage caused by errors or omissions resulting from

negligence, accident or any other cause.

The Lymington Directory LTD does not officially endorse

any advertising material included within this publication.

No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in

any retrieval systems or transmitted in any form -

electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or

otherwise - without prior permission of the publisher.

The Lymington Directory is delivered

to over 8,600 homes by The Royal Mail.

Additional copies are then available

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Blue Dog Dementia Art 07964 955 703 Art activities to alleviate

loneliness and improve quality of life.

British Red Cross 01590 672 641 Trained volunteers & staff support in times of crisis, lend a

wheelchair/mobility aids and provide someone to lend a hand at home, after hospitalisation.

Citizens Advice New Street, Lymington 03444 111 306 Assessment and general advice:

benefits/debt/housing/employment/consumer/relationships issues. Specialist employment

advice/Debt Relief Order support. Macmillan caseworker supports those affected by cancer.

Lymington Baptist Church 01590 672 019 CAP Free debt counselling. CAP Job Clubs -

equipping you better to get a job. Making Friends - Wednesdays at 10am for activities &

friendship. Occasional Social Events.

Lymington Care Group 01590 679187 Help with transport to medical appointments.

Lymington Catholic Church 01590 678 525 Saturday Coffee/

Lunches Last Saturday of the month 9.30am to 2pm. Coffee - cake & drink: £1 Lunches -

Lunch + drink: (£2.50 ). We offer good, low cost food in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Friendship Club 1 st Monday of month 2pm to 4pm Free. Varied programme/afternoon tea.

Transport arranged.

Lymington United Reformed Church T. 01590 676 306 Open Door Café open Mon to Fri 10am - 12, Sat 9.30-

11.30am The Potting Shed group every Tues 10am to 12 noon. For adults with additional

needs, carers & friends. Craft activities, singing & refreshments Seated Exercise Class all

abilities, Tues 12noon to 12.30pm. Bouncy Church toddlers’ soft play on Wed: 9.15am-

10.45am/11am - 12.30pm Little Explorers Play Group on Thursdays: 9.15am to 11am

(Term time)

Lymington University of the Third Age T. 01425 616479

Interesting talks at the Lymington Centre 1 st Thursday of the month/Coffee mornings 3 rd

Monday. Both £2. Join Lymington U3A for visits/interest groups, e.g. genealogy, French,

painting, rambling.

Macular Society 01590 645 176 Lymington Community Centre. Notice on p.28 for details.

New Milton & Lymington Talking News 01425 616 361 www.newmiltontalkingnews Free, weekly Talking Newspaper for partially-sighted on memory stick/website.

Local articles editor@newmilton

Oakhaven: The Coates Centre 01590 677 198 For those whose

lives have been impacted by illness. It is for people who have been newly diagnosed with any

illness, living with long term conditions, caring for someone who is ill, or has been bereaved.

Drop in service, open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.

Parkinson’s UK New Forest Branch 01590 672951.

Pop Up Café at Court Lodge, Friday at 2.30pm. Free tea & cake. Make new friends over

Scrabble & your favourite card game. All very welcome. 01590 673 956

Silverlinks Free home visits for older people in the Lymington area. Trained volunteers help

with lack of social contact/low income/utility bills/housing issues/using computers/form

filling/health care or just talking things through. 07825 16 83 64


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St Mark’s Church Pennington 01590 672896 Strictly Come

Crafting 1.30pm on 2 nd and 4 th Tues of month in St Mark’s Community Hall off the Square,

Pennington. Coffee Morning 10.15am every Wednesday in the Church.

St Nicholas, Pilley 01590 673484 Vintage Fitness and seated exercise to music Tuesdays &

Thursdays 10.30am

St Thomas' Church, Lymington 01590 676 194 Monday Lunch Club friendly welcome/

good company/excellent food for older people. Two course lunch + coffee/tea for £4.50pp.

Lunch served at 12.30pm in St Thomas’ Hall. Vistas Café Friendly café operates on most

weekday mornings in St. Thomas’ Church Hall, providing coffee, cake and biscuits.

Wednesdays: 12noon to 1pm we offer a lunch menu

The Salvation Army

In Touch - Every Tuesday from 2pm - 4pm at The United Reformed Church, Lymington.

Recreational time for anyone who would like to drop in. Table games/jigsaws/quizzes/

entertainment/occasional live music from ‘Just Us’. No charge for this and refreshments are

served at a very moderate cost.

Women’s Institute Lymington 01590

671427 We are a reasonably large group of active and very friendly ladies

who meet once a month at the Lymington Community Centre. We offer a variety of

interesting groups to whet your appetite; drama, book club, skittles, outings, walking etc.

Come and give us a go; you will be warmly welcomed.

If you are part of a group that offers support to local people, please email the details to


All Saints’ Church Hall, Greenbanks Close, Milford-on-Sea, SO41 0SQ

Live Music by Professional Musicians

Performed on Modern, Electronic Organs

Playing a wide range of music.


The musicians bring their own instruments, so each concert is unique.

Usually 4 th Tuesday in the month – free programme available




Open: 6.:30pm

Concert Starts: 7:15pm

Finish: 10pm

Further information from: Stewart 01425 618074

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Emergency Services

Emergency police, fire,

ambulance, coastguard,



Gas escapes

BT Fault Line

Southern Water

Bournemouth Water Leak line


Rail Enquiries

Wilts & Dorset Buses

Call & Go (Dial-A-Ride)

National Express

Council & Government


NFDC Emergency Service

Hampshire CC

NF National Park


Anti Social & Neighbourhood



MP Desmond Swayne

Forest Animals

Forestry Commission

Traffic Accidents


105 (all suppliers)

0800 111 999

0800 800 151

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08005 878 979

03457 484 950

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023 8028 5000

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023 8028 3141


07986 831177


Alzheimer's Society

01590 644679

Citizens Advice Bureau 0844 499 4119

Community Centre

01590 672337

Lymington Care Group 01590 679187

Lymington Library

0300 555 1387

New Forest Advice Network 01425 628750

NHS Direct


NF Disability Info

01425 628 750


0845 790 9090

Tourist Information

01590 676 969

Trading Standards

01622 626 520

Verderers’ Office

02380 282 052


Lymington Hospital

01590 663 000

Oakhaven Hospice

01590 670 346

Southampton General

02380 777 222

Royal Bournemouth

01202 303 626

Royal South Hants

02380 634 288

Princess Anne

02380 777 222

Romsey Hospital

01794 834 700

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St Thomas the Apostle, Lymington

8am Quiet Communion. 9.15am Choral Communion. 11am Informal Service. Weekday

Communion, Wed & Thurs 11am, Fri 8am. Messy Church 3rd Sunday 9am

01590 676194.

St Mark’s Church, Ramley Road, Pennington

Sunday Services - Holy Communion 8.00am. Family Communion & Children’s Church

9.30am. Morning Praise 4 th Sunday 9.30am. Evening Service 1 st , 3 rd & 5 th Sundays,

6.00pm. Holy Communion Weds 11.30am. 01590 672896

Lymington Baptist Church, New Street.

All welcome to our Sunday Morning services at 10.30am, including Children’s/Young

People’s programme. 2nd Sunday 9.00am Messy Church, 3rd Sunday includes

Communion. Free Debt Counselling – CAP. Hullabaloo Toddler Group, Wednesday - Craft

group. Further details 01590 672019 or

Quakers Religious Society of Friends,

Meeting Worship 10.30am every Sunday in the Lymington Community Centre. Further

information Tel. 01590 677298, or 01590 672107

Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady of Mercy & St Joseph, 132 High St. Lymington.

Vigil Mass Sat. 6.00pm, Family Mass Sun.10.30am.Weekday service Mon - Sat 9.30 am.

Friendship Club 1st Mondays 2-4pm tea, activities, outings. Last Sat of month coffee &

lunches 9.30 -2pm in Church rooms, open to all. 01590/ 678525,676696

Lymington Salvation Army Fellowship

meets at 3pm on the 2 nd and 4 th Sundays in the month in the United Reformed Church. ‘In

Touch’ Tuesday’s drop in social afternoon URC Hall 2 - 4pm. Other events & venues – see

Church noticeboard. All welcome to share worship, friendship and care for others.

Lymington United Reformed Church

Sunday Worship 10.30am with 'Discovery Zone'. Open Door Café Mon-Fri 10.00-12.00.

Sat. 9.30-11.30. Potting Shed Tues.10-12. Bouncy Church Weds. 9.15 & 11am. Little

Explorers Thurs 9.15

St John’s Church, Boldre

Sundays 10.30am., 4th Sunday Group Evensong, 6.30pm .

St Mary’s, South Baddesley

1st Sun. Group Evensong 6.30 pm; 2 nd Sunday 8.00 & 9.30 am.; 3 rd , 4 th & 5th Sundays


St Nicholas, Pilley – 1 st ,3 rd , 4 th , & 5th Suns. 8.00 am. Weds 10.30 am Holy Communion.

Benefice website for all information –

World Day of Prayer, Friday 1st March. 2.00pm.

All welcome to St John’s Church Boldre

Lent ‘ The Bible Course’ St Thomas Church Sunday afternoons 4.45pm commencing

February 3 rd for 8 weeks


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Geoff Dunk DipPFS, Certs CII (MP & ER) Independent Financial Advisor

• Retirement Planning

• Savings & Investments

• Portfolio Design & Management

• Pensions Freedoms & Annuities

• Estate & Inheritance Tax Planning

• Long Term Care

• Equity Release

• Protection

Initial meeting without charge or obligation

We make the complex simple.

Clear, unbiased and independent advice for every stage of your life.

T: 01590 636472 | M: 07540 334688 | E:

Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FCA Number 457234. The value of investments may

go down as well as up. Investors may lose some or all of their money. The FCA does not regulate taxation and trust

advice or will writing. Think carefully before securing other debts against your home.


To advertise email:, or call 01590 643969 / 07801 562358

Mrs Alex Jennings


The New Year usually brings New Year’s

Resolutions. The most popular resolutions

are to join the gym or give up chocolate.

The New Year makes us want to put our

health and wellbeing in order but what

about our finances and legal affairs?

Do you have a Will? If not you are not

alone, two thirds of adults in the UK

don’t, but do you know what will happen

in the event of your death? Who would

look after your minor children?

We can help you to have a better

understanding of why you need a Will,

and how having one will make your

family’s life less difficult when you are no

longer there to support them. You may be

surprised that the rules that apply do not

naturally favour the people you care for


It is never too early or too late to consider

making a Will and it is our advice that you

should review such matters regularly. If

you do have a Will you need to ensure

that it still fulfils your wishes.

Do you have a Power of Attorney? More

and more people are having a lengthy ‘old

age’, but not many will consider who

would manage their finances or personal

affairs if unable to do so themselves.

If you know who you want to provide this

assistance for you, you may wish to

consider appointing them as attorneys to

act for you if you lose capacity. This

avoids an application to the Court of

Protection which is a costly and lengthy


If you have any questions or would like to

review your legal affairs, contact us at the

Lymington Office on 01590 689500 or at

New Milton on 01425 610078.

Make sure you have the information you

need to make an informed decision as to

whether you have everything that you

want in place to make life as easy as

possible for yourself and your family, now

and in the future.

75 High Street, Lymington 01590 689500

75 High Street, Lymington 01590 689500

82 Station Rd, New Milton. 01425 610078

82 Station Rd, New Milton. 01425 610078

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Extension Design




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First Choice Plumbing 56 MOBILITY



Pennington Mobility 38

Flair Interiors 41


Ice Interiors 12

Oakhaven 2019 43 OvenU 50

K&B Installations 4



Lentune Property Services 20

Nick Wells 23 Sophie's Pet Care 12

Raynsford 30

Timber Trade 24 PLASTERING



Mike Thomas 40

NF Home Improvements 45


Paul Belton Construction 9


First Choice Plumbing 56


Christchurch Garage Doors 32 Mike Thomas 40

St George's 42


Stephen Harris 36

Lymington Care Group 26





Ridgeway Rents 44

Andrew Day 47


Coastal Garden Buildings


18 South Lawn Hotel


Bowercot Garden Design 20 RESTAURANT/HOTEL


John Cooper Carpets

Garden Works



Lymington's Carpet Store

Great Garden Design


25 All About You Gifts 6



Nick Wells 23 Mike Rickman 15

New Forest Carpet Clean 40




Jeremy Arnold 22 Eric Robinson 55

Solent Kitchen 34


Heppenstalls 52


English Naturally 6 SELF STORAGE

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Sophie's Pet Care 20 Lymington Self Storage 12

Oakhaven Carers 31



Organ Society 49

Ally Brown Reflexolgy 26 Active Tree Care 23


River Aesthetics 2 VAN HIRE

Cyber Team 50

The Natural Health Hub 10 Lymington Self Storage 12

Paul Wood 39

Scentual Beauty 16 WEDDING VENUE


The Ski Clinic 19 South Lawn Hotel 34

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