• 1 Sunshine and laughter at Lymington's 2018 Carnival!
  • 2 Festival weddings at Careys Manor
  • 3 Lymington Town Sailing Club Bath Race
  • 4 Lymington Artisan Festival - visitor report
  • 5 What's on in Lymington and the New Forest over the summer holidays
  • 6 Lymington Lanes say no to new homes
  • 7 The 2018 New Forest Dog Friendly Awards
  • 8 Take care - don't start a New Forest fire
  • 9 Colten Care homes parade and tea party at Lymington Carnival
  • 10 Award-winning Agapanthus grown in the New Forest
  • 11 New Forest French bistro puts out the flags for Bastille Day
  • 12 Holiday childcare in and around Lymington
  • 13 Meet the stars of the 2018 Curious Arts Festival near Lymington
  • 14 Life Matters from Lester Aldridge - why make a will
  • 15 Lymington director's film hits the big screen!
  • Sunshine and laughter at Lymington's 2018 Carnival!

    Sunshine and laughter at Lymington's 2018 Carnival!

    Crowds lined Lymington's streets to cheer the Carnival floats in glorious sunshine

    Carnival fever hit Lymington on Sunday 15 July 2018! The theme for this year's procession was TV Shows and the effort made by all participants was thoroughly appreciated by the cheering crowds. Despite being another very hot day, the procession was full of smiles and laughter (and a few weary brows by the time they had completed their lap of the town!

    Here are a few photos of the day, kindly shared with us by William Bonnett, Steve Elson and Bill

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  • Festival weddings at Careys Manor

    Festival weddings at Careys Manor

    Tie the knot with a relaxed woodland wedding in the heart of the New Forest

    Careys Manor Festival Wedding Delicate floral crowns, silver birch arches, tealights twinkling as the sun goes down, and dancing under the stars. With the festival season in full swing, it’s easy to see how that laid-back festival vibe would work wonderfully for a relaxed woodland wedding.

    With more celebrities like Kate Moss and Matthew McConaughey opting for bohemian-style weddings, Careys Manor hotel in the beautiful New Forest has pulled together a few ideas for couples wanting a festival wedding full of charm and personality. 

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  • Lymington Town Sailing Club Bath Race

    Lymington's Bath Race is back on Lymington River this year

    Sunday 29th July 2018 - earlier than usual too...

    The annual Lymington Town Sailing Club Bath Race is taking place on Sunday 29th July 2018 and “teams are already signing up for the best fun ever to be had in a bathtub” according to LTSC Commodore Chris Barr.  bath race 800

    The Bath Race has become a regular fixture in Lymington’s summer season and attracts large crowds of local residents and visitors.

    It usually takes place later in August but the decision has been made to bring it forward this year.

    And after several

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  • Lymington Artisan Festival - visitor report

    “Lymington Artisan Festival” - impressions of a young London visitor 

    The final day of 2018 Lymington Arts Festival and Artisans by the River in Lymington

    Thanks to Jess King, journalist and blogger for a number of London financial publications, on a weekend in the New Forest and a day visit to Lymington on Sun 8 July. lymington artisan festival - the bandstand

    She has a way with words. There is some mingling and mixing of the two events which is kind of logical, and locals will get the big picture!

    Jess King's Story

    “On a recent visit to Lymington I was treated to a tour of the Lymington

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  • What's on in Lymington and the New Forest over the summer holidays

    What’s on in Lymington and the New Forest over the summer holidays...

    Comprehensive guide of things for children and families to do, whether local or visiting Lymington and the New Forest.

    updated 19 July 2018

    pond dipping 600x400 The school summer holidays have arrived! Whether you are local to the New Forest area, or visiting on holiday, you'll find lots to keep you busy this summer.

    Here is our guide of things for families and children to do in the Lymington, New Milton and New Forest area over the school summer holidays. Take a look also at our  fun days out  feature if you're

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  • Lymington Lanes say no to new homes

    Residents to fight Pennington and Lymington Lanes development

    Much needed new homes, but at what cost to existing residents? The perennial problem...


    A campaign has been launched to raise awareness of a major housing development planned between two well known lanes that run down to the salt marshes and sea wall south of Lymington and Pennington. plan of proposed development off Ridgeway Lane

    Over 100 homes are proposed on Green Belt land accessed through the New Forest National Park between Ridgeway and Lower Pennington Lanes as part of the New Forest District Council (NFDC) Local Plan. There are now less than 5 weeks remaining to respond to

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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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  • Take care - don't start a New Forest fire

    Take care - don't start a New Forest fire

    It only takes one careless match, cigarette or bbq to cause a fire that can destroy habitats and landscapes for many years.

    The current dry conditions have increased the risk of fires in the forest and wider countryside. Wildfires (uncontrolled, unwanted or unplanned fire) can cause severe damage to habitats and landscapes, which in some cases can take decades to restore, not to mention impacts on soil, water quality and carbon storage. Fires such as these can be devastating to all of the things that make the New Forest and Pennington Common special

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  • Colten Care homes parade and tea party at Lymington Carnival

    Join the Mad Hatters this Sunday morning at Lymington Carnival!

    Colten Care and Alice Through the Looking Glass at Lymington Carnival 2018

    colten care lymington carnival alice wonderland residents 800 All comers to Lymington Carnival are invited to drop in at Colten Care’s Mad Hatter’s tea party on the lawn in front of the Town Council offices where the Parade begins and finishes – a brilliant photo shot vantage spot!

    It’s one of the most popular children’s stories of all time – and Colten Care residents and staff are bringing it to life at the Lymington Carnival. 

    ‘Alice through the Looking Glass” is Team Colten’s theme this year, with an

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  • Award-winning Agapanthus grown in the New Forest

    Award winning Agapanthus grown in the New Forest

    Final chance to see Fairweather's plants grown in Beaulieu for RHS Award of Garden Merit

    Fairweather’s Wholesale Nursery in Beaulieu will open its doors for the 6th year running for just one weekend a year to enable everyone to enjoy the spectacle of their Agapanthus collection.

    Agapanthus Twister This flowering spectacle this year will be bigger and better than ever before, as it’s the final year to view plants that are being judged for a Royal Horticultural Society AGM (Award of Garden Merit), that will be decided this autumn.

    On Saturday 28 and Sunday

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  • New Forest French bistro puts out the flags for Bastille Day

    New Forest French bistro puts out the flags for Bastille Day

    Le Blaireau French bistro in Brockenhurst New Forest Celebrate 'le 14 juillet' in style at Le Blaireau in Brockenhurst

    Whether you’re strolling through the streets of Paris or sitting outside a restaurant of sun-baked stone in a sleepy French village, sooner or later you’re bound to get caught up in the party atmosphere as the French celebrate Bastille Day on July 14.

    The nation as a whole rises up to celebrate the storming of the Bastille and the turning of the French revolution in 1789. But you don’t have to be in France to join the party – in

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  • Holiday childcare in and around Lymington

    Looking for childcare in Lymington over the holidays?

    School holidays are great! Except when you have to work.

    Updated 12 July 2018

    girl and boy at childcare Finding things for the children to do whilst you are working can be a real chore. In a bid to try and make things slightly easier for you, here is a summary of holiday children that is usually on offer in and around Lymington.

    Start planning your summer now - you will generally find that activity days get booked up well in advance.

    Do get in touch with us if you know of any other holiday childcare clubs that

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  • Meet the stars of the 2018 Curious Arts Festival near Lymington

    A taster of the Curious Arts Festival for those who've never been...

    ...and a reminder for those counting the days to Fri 20 July 

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    Over the last month or so, the Curious Arts Festival team have been recording curiously compelling podcasts - in partnership with their friends at the Curious Brewery - exploring life, art and the creative spark with artists who have either been to the festival or will be joining for the first time this summer. 

    Live podcasts of Simon Evans, John Illsley and Dolly Alderton

    Simon Evans , stand-up extraordinaire and festival-favourite discussing comedy, cryptocurrencies and curious ales with the

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  • Life Matters from Lester Aldridge - why make a will

    Make time to make a will - it will be appreciated! 

    Life Matters with Paula at Lester Aldridge, July 2018

    lester aldridge corrected logo Life Matters To launch our new regular feature on those niggling legal matters to which we should attend, Paula Shea from Lester Aldridge explains why and how making time to make a will will save time in the long run and will be greatly appreciated by your loved ones. 

    With increasingly busy lives, making a will often falls low on the list of priorities.

    If you care about what happens to your loved ones, property and other assets after you die, you should make

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  • Lymington director's film hits the big screen!

    Lymington director's film hits the big screen!

    Jo Brand's 'The More You Ignore Me' set to warm hearts with strong message about mental health issues

    The More You Ignore Me by Jo Brand directed by Keith English of Lymington New Forest This Friday, 'The More You Ignore Me' will hit cinemas across the UK. Written by, and starring, Jo Brand, the film was directed by Keith English who lives and works in Lymington. It has already received excellent early reviews - including Chris Evans on his BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show.

    A poignant and darkly funny coming-of-age story of dysfunctional family life in 1980’s rural England: Gina (Sheridan Smith) whose efforts to be a loving mother and wife are undermined

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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

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

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

 

  • LYMINGTON.COM:
    NEWS, EVENTS AND LOCAL INFORMATION

    Lymington.com provides you with information about the town of Lymington and its surrounding area, including the New Forest National Park. Find here news, events, things to do and local information, including where to stay, where to eat and drink, as well as places to visit. The Lymington.com Directory provides a comprehensive guide to local businesses and organisations, with a search function enabling you find what you are seeking and a review function so that you can tell others what you think!

  • LYMINGTON:
    GEORGIAN MARKET TOWN AND FAMOUS YACHTING CENTRE

    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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    PERFECTLY LOCATED FOR THE BEST SAILING IN THE BRITISH ISLES

    It’s not surprising that Lymington is one of the “Best UK Coastal Towns in Which to Live”. Combined with accessible road and rail links north to London, west to Bournemouth and east to Southampton and beyond, as well as the car ferry service to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, the town combines practicality with pleasure; the perfect work-life balance. There are many excellent schools and a wealth of local sports, clubs and leisure activities.

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