• 1 Colten Care chefs train at The Kitchen at Chewton Glen
  • 2 Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in the New Forest
  • 3 Live life to the full with The Natural Health Hub
  • 4 Pannage in the New Forest
  • 5 Priestlands celebrates excellent GCSE results
  • 6 Life Matters for Lymington from Lester Aldridge - about Powers of Attorney
  • 7 Celebrate National Burger Day with this great Beaulieu recipe!
  • 8 Local businesses at the 2018 New Forest Show
  • 9 The 2018 New Forest Dog Friendly Awards
  • 10 Colten Care to remove more than a million pieces of plastic each year
  • Colten Care chefs train at The Kitchen at Chewton Glen

    Five-star hotel training gives care home chefs food for thought.

    Colten Care chefs receive bespoke training by award-winning chef at the New Forest's Chewton Glen.

    Professional chefs at a south coast care home provider have begun receiving added training at one of the UK’s top hotels so they can continue to delight their residents.

    Colten Care chefs enjoyed a day’s training in The Kitchen cookery school at the New Forest’s Chewton Glen Hotel and Spa under the guidance of award-winning Chef Tutor Steve Bulmer. Under a new partnership, 12 Colten Care chefs enjoyed a day of bespoke sessions in The Kitchen cookery school at the New Forest’s five-star Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa.

    The hands-on training was led by award-winning Chef Tutor Steve Bulmer who has 20 years of Michelin

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  • Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in the New Forest

    Afternoon Tea in the New Forest

    Great places to enjoy afternoon tea in style in Lymington, the New Forest and surrounding areas...

    Vegan afternoon tea at Careys Manor Afternoon tea is one of the most quintessential of English customs and no wonder – all those delicious sandwiches, fruit-laden slices, yummy scones and melt-in-the-mouth cakes. 

    In fact, afternoon tea a relatively new tradition. The tradition of drinking tea dates back to the third millennium BC in China and was popularised in England during the 1660s by King Charles II and his wife the Portuguese Infanta Catherine de Braganza, but it was not until the mid 19th Century that

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  • Live life to the full with The Natural Health Hub

    Want to live life to the full?

    An invitation from Sue Leach, founder of The Natural Health Hub in Lymington

    I opened The Natural Health Hub just over a year ago because I reckon life’s gone a bit bonkers! It’s too fast and full on, we work too many hours, we’re too wrapped up in our job lists, tied to our digital devices, and we’ve lost the ability to relax. So I created The Hub… a place in the centre of Lymington to come to to slow down and escape. People say they instantly relax when they step through the

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  • Pannage in the New Forest

    Pannage in the New Forest

    Watch out for piggies on the road this autumn!

    New Forest pannage every autumn pigs eating acorns - image by Steve Elson The pigs of the New Forest play a vital part in the eco-system. Every autumn, when the acorns, chestnuts and various other nuts have fallen from their trees, up to 600 domestic pigs (usually owned by commoners) are let out onto the New Forest National Park for up to 60 days, to clear away and eat the nuts. This is called ‘pannage' or ‘common of mast’, and it is important because many of the nuts are poisonous to other animals in the New Forest, such as

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  • Priestlands celebrates excellent GCSE results

    Priestlands celebrates excellent GCSE results!

    Congratulations to year 11 students at Lymington's Comprehensive School.

    There was much to celebrate at Priestlands School last week as students received their GCSE results. Despite the uncertainties of the new exams in many subjects, Priestlands students did very well. 

    English, Maths and Science sustained high performance whilst there were also record results in Business Studies, Computing Science, Geography, ICT, PE and strong performances in many other subjects. 

    Priestlands students celebrate GCSE results 2018 A third of all grades awarded were at 9-7 or A/A* and 74% students secured the new standard pass (4-9) in English ­and Maths, with 54% students secured the

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  • Life Matters for Lymington from Lester Aldridge - about Powers of Attorney

    Lasting Powers of Attorney demystified - and relevant to many of us

    Life Matters for Lymington with Paula from Lester Aldridge

    The second in our new monthly series on those niggling legal matters to which we should attend: t his month Paula Shea from Lester Aldridge de-mystifies Lasting Powers of Attorney,  in Plain English.   

    Following last month's "Importance of a Will", this helpful Q&A about Powers of Attorney sets the scene for the next important subject to consider if we want the people we love to benefit the most (and the taxman the least!) should something happen to us.

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  • Celebrate National Burger Day with this great Beaulieu recipe!

    Celebrate National Burger Day with this great Beaulieu Burger!

    Montagu Arms head chef shares recipe of the famous Monty's Burger

    Thursday 23 August is National Burger Day! 

    Matthew Tomkinson, head chef at the Montagu Arms Hotel in the heart of the New Forest, has shared with us the recipe of the famous Monty's Burger so that you can recreate it at home! Perfect for a Bank Holiday Weekend barbecue!

    Montys Burger by www.davidgriffen.co.uk for Great British Chefs 600x400 Of course you could save yourself the trouble and visit Monty's Inn to sample their fabulous burgers (and other food) for yourself! Find details of Monty's Inn here . And if fish

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  • Local businesses at the 2018 New Forest Show

    Local businesses on show at the 2018 New Forest Show

    Hot, hotter and huge crowds, for this year’s extreme weather show!

    new forest show 2018  ATKINSON 800 This year’s top spectator attractions were gigantic: in the main rings the amazing Ben Atkinson with his team of horses and brave stunt ridersand the Mounted Hunter games both enthralled and delighted the crowds.

    Fabulous Shire horses on show at the 2018 New Forest Show

    Meanwhile close to the Forestry Commission corner the Shire horses resplendently turned out enjoyed their own in hand classes, a spectacle in their own right allowing the public to get up really close to these magnificent creatures.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Lots of interest

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  • The 2018 New Forest Dog Friendly Awards

    The 2018 New Forest Dog Friendly Awards

    Brand new awards scheme to recognise places in the New Forest where dogs feel welcomed

    New Forest Dog Friendly Awards 2018, sponsored by New Forest Tax Accountants

    The New Forest and Solent shore are perfect for dog walks and it's little wonder that the area attracts many visitors and locals with four-legged friends. In fact the New Forest is doggy heaven for well behaved dogs.

    Have you and your dog discovered a really dog-friendly business that is worth celebrating? The New Forest Dog Friendly Awards is your opportunity to nominate your favourite dog friendly businesses in the New Forest area.

    Awards for dog friendly places to

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  • Colten Care to remove more than a million pieces of plastic each year

    Colten Care is joining the anti plastic revolution

    New Forest care home operator is removing more than a million single-use plastic items from its operations every year.

    Colten Care is replacing plastic recycling sacks at its Ringwood head office with reusable fabric ones. Purchasing Manager Harvey Baker tries out the system.  Good news for the overall "anti plastic" campaign in Lymington and the New Forest is that one of our higher "consuming" businesses is really taking this issue seriously.

    Colten Care has consulted relatives, management and support departments of its care homes in the New Forest as part of the launch of a campaign aimed at eradicating throwaway plastic. Altogether, the use of 1,161,124 plastic items will be avoided each year by choosing more environmentally

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Dementia Matters - Useful Contacts

Published information, resources and help for people in Lymington and the local area who need information about dementia 

Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity which provides information and support for people affected by dementia as well as working behind the scenes to improve care and fund research.  Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Advice Service run by the Alzheimer’s Society across the New Forest on behalf of Hampshire County Council for people with dementia, their carers, family and friends, is a consistent point of contact and support from when you receive your first diagnosis and then throughout your journey with dementia.

The dementia advice service can help you if you’ve just been told you have dementia in which case you may feel frightened and unsure about what the future holds.  It will help you by making sure you have the information you need to help you to continue living the life you want for as long as possible, and prepare you, your relatives, carers and friends for the journey ahead.  It will also help by listening to you and answering your specific questions, helping you identify what information you need and how to find it, and helping you to access the services you need to plan for the future.

The local New Forest contact is Vivien Walker who can be reached as follows:

Mobile phone: 07484 092551 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or if preferred you can contact Viv via the Alzheimer's Society office landline telephone, on 02380 610173.

A number of Alzheimer's Society New Forest  support and activity groups meet regularly in Milford on Sea, Hythe and Fordingbridge: ask Viv about these or you can also go to http://www.lymington.com/events/lymington-events and click on category "Dementia Friendly".

Age Concern Hampshire

An independent charity, working on behalf of older people across the county.

For more information, call free on 0800 328 7154 (Monday-Friday 10am-3pm) or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.ageconcernhampshire.org.uk 

Age Concern New Forest

Provides various services within the New Forest, Waterside and Totton areas for local elderly residents. Supporting local older people.

Age Concern New Forest, Southward House, 2 Beaulieu Road, Dibden Purlieu, Southampton SO45 4PT

Tel: 023 8084 1199 or freephone 0800 085 6625

Alzheimer's Society Dementia Friends

www.dementiafriends.org.uk 

The BOBBY Scheme

Providing home safety and security for the vulnerable and the elderly in our communities. A registered charity which provides a free home safety and security survey to assess the work needed to make the client’s home safe and secure.

Tel: 0300 777 0157 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.bluelamptrust.org.uk

Community First, New Forest

A council for Voluntary Service that supports and promotes the professionalism and diverse activities of the voluntary and community sector across the New Forest and surrounding districts. Alongside this key role they also provide a range of essential services that meet local needs. Offices open: 9am-5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am-4.30pm Friday

Community First New Forest, Archstone House, Pullman Business Park, Pullman Way, Ringwood BH24 1HD

Tel: 01425 461751

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Home Support Service - Community First, New Forest

Tel: 01425 482773 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.cfnf.org.uk

Community Independence Team

Support for people over 55 who are experiencing difficulties in maintaining their independence and who may be finding it harder to manage around the home or cope with everyday activities.

  • CIT West (Ringwood office) 01425 482751
  • CIT West(Lymington office) 01590 625112
  • CIT West (Hythe office) 023 8087 9877
  • CIT West (Tatchbury office) 023 8087 4028

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can also get in touch through Hampshire County Council’s Contact Centre on 0845 603 5630

Dementia Friendly Communities (New Forest)

Jane Ward: 07557 653229 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dementia UK

Dementia Uk, Resource for London, Second Floor, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA

www.dementiauk.org

Provide Admiral Nurses, specialist dementia nurses who give practical and emotional support to families affected by dementia.

Tel: 020 7697 4160

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Admiral Nursing direct helpline- for questions about dementia or if you need help and support from an Admiral Nurse.

Tel: 0845 257 9406 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Emergency Planning for Carers

A dedicated team will provide you with support to discuss, develop and implement an emergency plan. Up to 48 hrs free care may be available for the person you care for in the event of an emergency. A free service and no Adult Services assessment is needed - Emergency Planning For Carers is funded by Hampshire County Council and provided by The Princess Royal Trust for Carers In Hampshire.

Tel: 0845 604 1577

Hampshire Adult Services

Adult social care information: 0845 603 5630

www3.hants.gov.uk/health.html

Hampshire Partnership NHS Trust Self Referral Memory Clinic

Over 60 years of age.

The Becton Centre. Older People’s Mental Health Centre

The Fairway, Barton-On-Sea, New Milton BH25 7AE

Tel: 01425 623802

www.southernhealth.nhs.uk

Helping Older People, New Forest 

We are dedicated to supporting older people in the community, particularly those who are isolated or vulnerable. Our central aim is to improve the quality of life for thousands of people locally, helping them to retain their independence safely and with dignity and to get the most out of life. We also promote the role of older people as active citizens.

Mon, Weds and Fri 10am-2pm

Tel: 01425 629009 (out of hours answer phone) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

HCC Dementia Adviser Service Drop-in Support

Available for people with any type of dementia and for their carers and families. Contact 023 9289 2034. Local Groups:

  • Ringwood Library, Christchurch Road,Ringwood BH24 1DW, held on the 1st Wednesday of the month 10am to 12 noon, starting 5th February 2014. Call your local Alzheimer’s Society office on 02392 892035 for more information.
  • Milford-On-Sea Library, Village Hall, Park Road, Milford-On-Sea, SO41 0QU, held on the 4th Tuesday of every month 2.30pm-4.30pm, starting Tuesday 28th January 2014.Call your local Alzheimer’s Society office on 01590 644679 for more information.
  • New Milton Library, Gore Road, New Milton, BH25 6RW, held on the 2nd Thursday of every month 10am-12 noon, starting Thursday 9th January 2014.Call your local Alzheimer’s Society office on 01590 644679 for more information.
  • A.R Pharmacy, 3 Hazel Road, Totton, SO40 8WU, held on the last Thursday of the month 9.30am to 11.30am. Call your local Alzheimer’s Society office on 07590 417363 for more information.
  • At Age Concern, Southward House, Beaulieu Road, Dibden Purlieu SO45 4PT, held on the 1st Tuesday of the month 10am to 12 noon. Call your local Alzheimer’s Society office on 02392 892035 for more information.

Lymington Care Group

Transport to hospitals, doctors and other medical appointments. Also to visit family and friends in hospitals and nursing homes.

Tel: 01590 679187

Lymington Dementia Action Group

Ian Erridge: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.lymington.com/dementia

Milford on Sea Dementia Action Group

Jane Rowlatt: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01590 645304

www.dementiamos.org

MIND

Helpline: 0300 1233393

www.mind.org.uk

New Forest Carers Forum

Contact Vicky Hamilton Vey at Fenwick2 on 023 8028 6342 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.scagroup.co.uk/fenwick2/carers

New Forest Disability

Providing free, confidential, impartial disability related information,advice and guidance throughout the New Forest and surrounding areas.

Head Office and Shop: 6 Osborne Road, New Milton BH25 6AD

Helpline: 01425 628750 - Adminline: 01425 623485

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.newforestdis.org.uk 

New Milton Dementia Group

Susan Wiffen: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NHS Choices

www.nhs.uk/conditions/dementia-guide/pages/about-dementia.aspx

Office of the Public Guardian

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) protects people in England and Wales who may not have the mental capacity to make certain decisions for themselves, such as about their health and finance.

www.justice.gov.uk/about/opg

Older People's Area Link

Run by Age Concern Hampshire. A joint partnership between Hampshire County Council Older People’s Well-Being Team, Age Concern Hampshire and Good Neighbour Support Service Hampshire. OPAL is a countrywide service that can provide you with details of local information and services by phone. If you need a little more help in working out what you want, there are OPAL volunteers in your area who can visit you at home.

Call freephone 0800 328 7154

www.ageconcernhampshire.org.uk/our-services/older-peoples-area-link 

SCA Group (social enterprise)

Provides a range of not for profit, community based health and social care services.This includes community care and support, day care, NHS dentistry, advocacy and community transport.

SCA Head Office, Amplevine House, Dukes Road, Southampton SO14 0ST

Tel: 023 8036 6663

www.scagroup.co.uk

SCA Advocacy: 07739 951715

SCA Fenwick 2 Wellbeing Centre

Lyndhurst Health and Wellbeing Centre-Receive care, make friends, enjoy lots of activities and give you a welcome break, for those caring for someone with Memory Loss or Dementia. 

Tel: 023 8028 2862 Mon 8.30am-6.00 pm

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www.scagroup.co.uk/fenwick2

Social Care Institute For Excellence

Dementia Gateway: this is for anyone who wants to understand dementia better. Dementia Gateway has an enormous selection of helpful resources, including written information, films, activities, e-learning and a lot more.

Tel: 020 7535 0900 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.scie.org.uk

Southern Health NHS (Memory Matters Courses)

Courses for carers and patients are separate, but both are a good opportunity to meet people who are in similar situations.

www.southernhealth.nhs.uk/services/mental-health/older/memory-matters

 

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    Lymington is a pretty Georgian market town in the south of the New Forest. The town's sheltered position on the western bank of the beautiful Lymington river has made it an important settlement since the Iron Age. For many years Lymingtonians have made their living from the sea or the river - as boatbuilders, fishermen, sailors and in past centuries as salt workers and even smugglers! Today Lymington is an internationally famous yachting centre with a population of almost 17,500.

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