• 1 Colten Care Children in Need Extravaganza 2018
  • 2 Lymington wins four blooming silver gilt awards!
  • 3 Vote for Lymington in the Great British Market Awards!
  • 4 Golden opportunity with Colten Care at Macmillan Coffee Morning
  • 5 Life Matters for Lymington from Lester Aldridge - Inheritance Tax planning
  • 6 Dance and drama classes for 2-4 year olds in Lymington
  • 7 Beaulieu launches Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years exhibition
  • 8 Careys Manor is the place to celebrate World Vegan Month!
  • 9 Colten Care chefs train at The Kitchen at Chewton Glen
  • 10 Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in the New Forest
  • Colten Care Children in Need Extravaganza 2018

    Colten Care's 2018 Children in Need Extravaganza

    £8,500 was raised in 2017 by New Forest care homes in Lymington - a target to be beaten!

    Colten Care's "New Forest Cluster" of care homes have been busy sowing the seeds for a bumper Children in Need fundraising campaign this November.

    In 2017, three of the Colten Care homes in the New Forest grouped together for a variety of events to raise money for Children in Need. Belmore Lodge,  Court Lodge and Linden House Care Homes in Lymington organised a ball hosted by Alexis Green at the local sailing club Lymington Town Sailing Club,

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  • Lymington wins four blooming silver gilt awards!

    Lymington and Pennington had a blooming good summer!

    Four Silver Gilts in the 2018 South and South East in Bloom Awards

    Lymington & Pennington did 'blooming' well this summer by achieving the following coveted awards in the 'South and South East in Bloom' awards:

    South and South East in Bloom - Lymington Stanford Hill junction 2018 Pennington Common -  Silver Gilt  Award

    Woodside Gardens -  Silver Gilt  Award

    Lymington Town -  Silver Gilt Award

    St Thomas Churchyard -  Silver Gilt Award

    South and South East In Bloom 2018 outside Waitrose Lymington 'South & South East in Bloom' is part of the 'Britain in Bloom' campaign where boroughs, communities, residents and businesses can work together to improve their environment.

    The campaign aims to

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  • Vote for Lymington in the Great British Market Awards!

    Vote for Lymington in the Great British Market Awards!

    Let's put Lymington Charter Market on the national stage - vote by 30th November!

    The Great British Market Awards 2019 have been launched! 

    Great British Market Awards - vote for Lymington Charter Market This is a fantastic opportunity for us all to put Lymington Charter Market on the national stage. We are all proud of our local market and the impact it makes to the town, tourism and local community life. Your entries will help spread the word about this market locally and nationally.  

    Vote now for Lymington Charter Market

    Lymington Charter Market needs your vote. The closing date is 30th November 2018 at 11.59pm

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  • Golden opportunity with Colten Care at Macmillan Coffee Morning

    Golden opportunity at New Forest care home's Macmillan coffee morning

    Colten Care residents supported Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning with cupcake competition

    The kettles went on and the freshly baked cakes were served as Colten Care residents in the New Forest supported the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 28 September 2018.

    Colten Care residents and team members enjoy the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Pictured are staff Nina Upwood, Justin Corder, Lilly Chiu and Mark Newell with residents Ian Milroy and John Griffin. They were joined by relatives, friends, staff and community contacts, all doing their bit for the annual fundraiser in aid of people affected by cancer. 

    All six Colten Care homes in the Forest, plus 14 others in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and Sussex, took part, adding a Willy

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  • Life Matters for Lymington from Lester Aldridge - Inheritance Tax planning

    Life Matters: taking care of your assets and planning for the future

    Cash as gifts, inheritance tax, and the power of planning 

    Even though it still feels summery, Christmas is not far off.  

    And if you're considering cash gifts for the children or grandchildren this Christmas, you might find this subject of interest.  But whatever the time of year, it's always a good time to be reviewing and planning ahead where your largest assets are concerned. lester aldridge Life Matters 1

    "Life Matters" for Lymington with Paula from Lester Aldridge

    The next in our new "Life Matters" monthly series on those niggling legal matters, a nudge

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  • Dance and drama classes for 2-4 year olds in Lymington

    Dance and drama classes for 2-4 year olds in Lymington

    New Forest Academy of Dance 'tots' classes will enhance coordination and confidence!

    If you are looking for an exciting new activity for your pre-schooler then look no further! New Forest Academy of Dance offer classes in ballet and music and drama for 2-4 year olds in Lymington and Pennington.

    New Forest Academy of Dance The nursery ballet classes provide an exciting introduction to the world of ballet, working on key skills, co-ordination, balance and performance.

    baby ballerina pointe In this class students will explore dance through stories, music and use of props. Ballet can help your child to

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  • Beaulieu launches Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years exhibition

    Beaulieu launches Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years exhibition

    New exhibition at the National Motor Museum opens on 20 October 2018

    Film Chitty outside Palace House A new exhibition at Beaulieu's National Motor Museum will tell the story of Chitty as the star of the fantasmagorical family adventure and feature an original screen Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Humber 8hp driven by Truly Scrumptious in the much-loved musical film.

    Coggins’ Garage will be recreated in the museum to house the amazingly inventive machines of Rowland Emett seen in the film, including the Humbug Major Sweet Machine, Clockwork Lullabye, Little Dragon Carpet Sweeper and Hot

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  • Careys Manor is the place to celebrate World Vegan Month!

    Careys Manor is the place to celebrate World Vegan Month!

    New Forest Hotel puts veganism on the map with plant-based menus at each of their three restaurants.

    The nation’s appetite for a meat-free diet is growing, with celebrities like Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth, Ellie Goulding and David Haye among those embracing veganism. A survey by comparethemarket.com earlier this year revealed seven per cent of British people now eat a plant-based diet, with more than 3.5 million identifying as vegan.

    Vegan Afternoon Tea at Careys Manor New Forest World Vegan Day is held on 1 November each year to mark the beginning of World Vegan Month, and vegans looking to

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  • 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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Refill New Forest - where to fill your reusable water bottles!

Your business or organisation could be amongst the first to get on the map as a water bottle refill station!

Refill New Forest logoRefill New Forest launched last week with the aim of tackling plastic pollution in the New Forest by making it easier to locate free tap water.  This is part of a larger, national campaign which to-date has over 1600 refill points in the UK. 

The Refill App allows people to search for the nearest location to fill up their water bottles.  Participating cafes, bars, restaurants, banks, galleries, museums, estate agents and other businesses simply put a sticker in their window – alerting passers-by to the fact they’re welcome to come on in and fill up their bottle – for free!  By adding themselves to the app, the public can search for the nearest business which offers free tap water.

Gus Hoyt, Refill Programme Manager at City to Sea, was delighted to see the New Forest becoming part of the scheme: “We are over the moon that the New Forest is joining the Refill Family. As a child I spent many a happy summer camping in this beautiful part of the world which we all need to help protect from litter and pollution.”

In the first week since launching in the New Forest, over 30 businesses have already signed up with one of the first being the Old School Café at the St Barbe Museum in Lymington.  Refill are keen to stress that it’s not only cafes that can get involved – all kinds of business are welcome to join. 

If any businesses or organisations would like to join the Refill New Forest Scheme, simply download the Refill App, add your business and then contact Refill New Forest who will send you a sticker to put in your window.  Alternatively, if you would like assistance in adding yourself to the app, one of our volunteers will come in to help you.  Refill New Forest can be contact by phone on 01590 675613 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Refill New Forest is run by volunteers from New Forest Transition, and is part-funded by New Forest National Park Authority’s Sustainable Communities Fund. This fund is a grant scheme aimed at strengthening the well-being and sustainability of communities within the New Forest National Park. Anyone who wants to know more about the national Refill scheme and getting involved should visit www.refill.org.uk

Download the Refill app here.

Look out for the blue Refill New Forest stickers when you're out and about, or use the app to locate where you can fill up your reusable water bottles for free.

As well as the Old School Café, already registered as Refill points in Lymington are Ciao Belli, Costa Coffee, Denisons, Solent Cellar and The Guilded Teapot. In Milford on Sea fill up at the New Forest Paddle Sport Company. Refill locations in Brockenhurst include Cyclexperience and the Boost Bike Hub, with Sway Deli in Sway.

We thoroughly recommend that you download the app and see for yourselves where you can refill your water bottle!


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Transition Lymington logoTRANSITION Lymington

Transition Lymington is a part of the wider New Forest Transition movement, working towards a sustainable future. It formed in response to a number of our current social and environmental issues, namely climate change, impending oil shortage and economic uncertainty. An active community organisation, Lymington Transition is open for anyone to join.

Find out more about Transition Lymington here.



    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 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.


    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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