• 1 Be kind to your spine on Spinal Awareness Week
  • 2 A taste of the Fifties at New Milton care home charity supper
  • 3 Lymington's Aqua Plumbing celebrates 25 years
  • 4 Foals on the New Forest - please drive slowly
  • 5 Pennington care home’s flower power boosts community gardens day
  • 6 New Forest Barman shakes and causes a stir
  • 7 New Forest Paddle Sport SUP vs SUP (Single Use Plastic)
  • 8 Transition Lymington launch their 2020 vision
  • 9 Where to find Bluebells near Lymington and the New Forest
  • 10 Lymington duo scooting 120 miles for Saints Foundation
  • 11 Colten Care residents benefit from music and arts
  • 12 Personal Tax Planning 2018-19
  • 13 A warm welcome home to Lymington's Ocean Brothers
  • 14 How can businesses manage unexpected events
  • 15 They've done it! Lymington Ocean Brothers break World Records
  • Be kind to your spine on Spinal Awareness Week

    Be kind to your spine

    Spinal Awareness Week 14-21 May 2018

    Finding it harder to get out of bed in the morning?  Suffering with a stiff neck when you wake?  Stuck in an office chair for most of the day?  Driving long distances?  Or just not feeling on top form?

    Special offer from The Lymington Chiropractic Clinic...

    spine awareness week at the Lymington Chiropractic Clinic It’s “Spinal Awareness Week”, the perfect time to check in with your spine and to celebrate Lymington Chiropractic are offering 25% off an initial consultation with one of their friendly chiropractors:

    "We listen to your symptoms, look at the whole body, not just

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  • A taste of the Fifties at New Milton care home charity supper

    A taste of the Fifties at care home charity supper

    Colten's Kingfishers residents bop in time with 50s inspired fundraising supper.

    A charity supper with a vintage Fifties rock and roll theme had feet tapping. The evening, at Colten Care’s Kingfishers home in New Milton, raised more than £120 for Hope New Forest and Cat & Kitten Rescue of Lymington. Residents, staff, relatives and members of the community all attended, some dressing up in 1950s costumes.

    Dance moves: Resident Betty Parker with Companionship Team Leader Rose Arcellana. As Christchurch-based singer Retro Rita performed hits from the 50s, diners took to the floor to show off their jive, bop, swing and other dance moves.

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  • Lymington's Aqua Plumbing celebrates 25 years

    Lymington's Aqua Plumbing celebrates 25 years!

    Expert, reliable and friendly plumbing and heating service throughout the New Forest.

    When Sean Ward set up his own plumbing and heating business in May 1993, he’s the first to admit “there was no plan.” The plan didn’t go beyond earning enough to cover rent, the odd (!) pint in the Chequers on Friday night and sailing at the weekend.

    Aqua Plumbing and Heating team based in Lymington and the New FOrest At 25, with a City & Guilds plumbing and heating apprenticeship, 4 years’ industrial and domestic experience, 5 years’ experience on the tools, a turquoise Austin Maestro, nicknamed the “tractor” and a “can-do” attitude, Sean

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  • Foals on the New Forest - please drive slowly

    Foals on the Forest - visitors and locals watch out on the roads!

    The merry month of May is prime time for newborn foals in the new Forest

    May is a magical month as once again tiny foals are being born all over the New Forest, soon to be seen gambolling about and winning our hearts.  

    Please take extra care on the unfenced roads.

    Foals move very fast and are unpredictable.

    Some of them even lie on the road!

    So give yourself plenty of time on your daily commute, or when crossing the Forest at any time.

    A very simple message

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  • Pennington care home’s flower power boosts community gardens day

    Pennington care home’s flower power boosts community gardens day

    Belmore Lodge opened its gardens, helping raise funds towards local community

    Belmore Lodge Gardens More than 100 people visited a Lymington nursing home as part of an open gardens day, helping to raise £1,400 towards church work in the community. Colten Care’s Belmore Lodge showed off its grounds as one of more than 12 venues for the biennial Pennington Open Gardens, organised by nearby St Mark’s Church.

    Visitors were given tours, talks from expert gardeners about the flora and fauna on view, and afternoon tea and cake.

    As well as relaxing and walking in their

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  • New Forest Barman shakes and causes a stir

    New Forest Barman shakes and causes a stir!

    Talented bartender from Careys Manor reached finals of an international cocktail competition.

    The President of the UK Bartender’s Guild, Luca Cordiglieri, Kris Insatorn and Salvatore Damiano, Chairman of the southern UK Bartender’s Guild. A talented young bartender at the luxury Careys Manor Hotel in the New Forest has reached the finals of an international cocktail competition.

    Kris Insatorn, 18, who is also a student at Brockenhurst College, won the student bartender category in the national heat of the Calvados Nouvelle Vogue International Trophies, and went on to compete against 60 other bartenders and students from 14 countries at the finals in Caen.

    The brief was to devise an imaginative, vegetable-themed cocktail with a

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  • New Forest Paddle Sport SUP vs SUP (Single Use Plastic)

    New Forest Paddle Sport SUP vs SUP (Single Use Plastic)

    Coastal clear up in Lymington using Stand Up Paddle Boards. 

    New Forest Paddle Sport Company SUP vs Single Use Plastic 22 April 2018 On Sunday 22 April 2018, the New Forest Paddle Sport Company ran a Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) vs Single Use Plastic (SUP) event with Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free Lymington and Coffee Mongers.

    The team were on Lymington Quay from 10am to 2pm, talking to the public about litter in our coastal waters an how we all need to work together to do our little bit in removing rubbish from our stunning area.

    Over the course of a few hours

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  • Transition Lymington launch their 2020 vision

    Transition Lymington launch their 2020 Vision 

    What we can all do to help enjoy and protect Lymington.

    Sunset at Hordle Cliff beach near Lymington On 1 May 2018, Transition Lymington launch their 2020 Vision. The objective is to remind ourselves why we love Lymington and what we can do to help enjoy it and protect it. The vision is for a sustainable and thriving community that we love.

    Each month for the next 20 months, Transition Lymington will release a short list of 20 easy, 'do-able' challenges. These will be themed and its up to you how many you do. The list may give you other ideas too.

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  • Where to find Bluebells near Lymington and the New Forest

    Where to find Bluebells near Lymington and the New Forest.

    The evocative scent and vivid colour of Bluebells makes them a highlight of springtime.

    Bluebells 2014 Britain's favourite wild flower blooms from mid April to early May and is a precious part of our national heritage - bluebells don’t grow wild anywhere else in Europe and almost half of the world’s bluebells can be found in the UK, they’re relatively rare in the rest of the world.

    Here in the New Forest we have some of the most stunning bluebell woods; the flowers love the damp, shady conditions of our ancient woodland.

    Bluebell colonies take

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  • Lymington duo scooting 120 miles for Saints Foundation

    Lymington duo scooting 120 miles for Saints Foundation

    Scooter challenge raising money for a charity football tournament for disabled.

    PJ Stevens and Rob Douthwaite scooting to raise funds

    On the 26 to 29 April 2018, Lymington duo, PJ Stevens and Rob Douthwaite, will take on a 120-mile south coast scooter challenge uniting the three south coast Premier League football clubs of Brighton and Hove, Southampton, and Bournemouth. Their aim is to raise over £5,000 for a charity football tournament for people with cognitive and physical disabilities.

    #FootyScoot, the four-day, long distance challenge, will see the two local dads unite the three south coast Premier League football clubs starting at

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  • Colten Care residents benefit from music and arts

    Brilliant Fiona helps Colten Care residents benefit from music and arts. 

    Dedicated Music and Arts professional improves residents’ wellbeing and quality of life.

    Music and Arts Partner Fiona Pritchard working with a participant at a Dance for Parkinson’s session at the Forest Arts Centre in New Milton, Hampshire. And, it really works. See below. 

    Professional musician, teacher and music-in-healthcare practitioner Fiona Pritchard is working across Colten Care's 20 nursing homes including the five dementia-specific care homes.

    A key part of her role is to stimulate residents’ creativity and imagination through singing, playing music, drama, poetry, storytelling, dance and active listening.“I am introducing arts based approaches into everyday care and offering individualised interactions with residents based on an arts activity of interest", said Fiona. “I will use

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  • Personal Tax Planning 2018-19

    Personal Tax Planning 2018-19

    Review your tax affairs and take advantage of all available allowances.

    NFTA hourglass on newspaper The new tax year starts 6 April and brings a number of important changes, making it a good time to review your tax affairs to make sure that you are taking advantage of all available reliefs and allowances. This useful guide from New Forest Tax Accountants provides you with a few personal tax planning suggestions. As ever, your particular circumstances must be considered as further opportunities might be available to you.

    Income Tax

    For 2018-2019, the personal allowance has risen to £11,850. The level at

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  • A warm welcome home to Lymington's Ocean Brothers

    Welcome home to Lymington, Ocean Brothers!

    Atlantic rowers, Jude Massey and Greg Bailey, were greeted by hundreds of supporters in Lymington on Good Friday.

    30 March 2018

    Photo by Adam Lynk Ocean Brothers Homecoming Guinness World Record Breaking Jude Massey and Greg Bailey, the Ocean Brothers , rowed home to Lymington on Good Friday, 30th March 2018. They were followed up the Lymington River by a flotilla of boats and welcomed ashore by hundreds of supporters and wellwishers, all celebrating the brothers' success in rowing unsupported across the Atlantic Ocean. Jude is now the youngest person to have rowed any ocean in a pair.  Read more about the Ocean

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  • How can businesses manage unexpected events

    Inclement weather and unexpected events - james dynan risk management diversion road closed what next

    How does your business manage these?

    A short thought provoking article about how we manage operational risks to our businesses by James Dynan, James Dynan Associates

    So far in 2018 we have experienced some serious weather conditions, indeed the Met Office suggests the ’beast from the east’ may return over the Easter period.

    The basics of resilience planning is to face these challenges knowing you have put plans in place to “keep calm and carry on”.

    How did my business cope?

    For inclement weather the impact will generally be staff availability and travel disruption.


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  • They've done it! Lymington Ocean Brothers break World Records

    They've done it! Lymington's Ocean brothers break world records

    Youngest ocean rower in a team of two with his brother completed unsupported transatlantic row on Mothering Sunday

    Ocean Brothers arrive in Barbados 11 March 2018 by Adam Rowley Creative https://www.adamrowleycreative.com

    Ocean Brothers Jude Massey and his brother Greg Bailey have finished their gruelling unsupported 3,000-mile row across the Atlantic. They arrived in Barbados on Sunday 11 March after spending 53 days at sea and were welcomed by their mother, author Alexandra Massey, making her the perfect Mothering Sunday!

    The brothers have been rowing to raise money for the British Skin Foundation to fund vital skin cancer research, and in memory of Jude's father (Greg's step-father)

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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!


Together let's reduce plastic waste.

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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