Clubs & Affiliates
British Red Cross
British Red Cross, The Lymington Centre, New Street, Lymington, SO41 9BQ Tele 01590 679529.This year we celebrate 150 years of responding to the needs of people in crisis and emergencies, whenever the need arises. Due to the ‘ Covid – 19’ situation we regent we are unable to give a date and times for re-opening our Mobility Aids service. However, we can arrange for short term loan of equipment to be delivered to you. Please contact 02380 624644 for further information.We would also welcome new volunteers for our Mobility Service in Lymington. If you can help us please contact the above number. For other information www.redcross.org.uk
Brockenhurst Music Society
We put on 5 or 6 concerts a year, given by highly talented young professional musicians. They generally run from May to September and are held in St Saviour’s Church, Brockenhurst on Monday evenings. The music is an exciting mix of keyboard strings, wind instruments and singing; mostly classical, but with some pieces from musicals and other popular works. For more information please see our website: www.brockenhurstmusicsociety.co.uk
Friends of Lymington to Brockenhurst Line
The Lymington to Brockenhurst line is a public branch line of great importance to the community. It is run by a Community Rail Partnership (CRP) consisting of several public bodies and South Western Railway (SWR). The Friends seek to: 1) Encourage use of the line; 2) Represent users of the line on the CRP and highlight any problems; 3) Act as a focus group when new ideas are put forward by SWR.
Friends of Wistaria Surgery
The main objective is to provide the surgery with facilities, support services and equipment not normally provided by the statutory authorities to promote the welfare of patients. We hold social and fund-raising events, help with the surgery’s flu immunisation clinics, run a volunteer befriending/visiting service for Wistaria Surgery’s patients and maintain the surgery garden. We can be reached through Wistaria Surgery, Wistaria Court, 18 Avenue Road, Lymington S041 8DY, via our website: https://friendsofwistariasurgery.weebly.com or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Inner Wheel Club of Lymington
Secretary: Jane Haines, 15 Woodley Gardens, Lymington, SO41 9LH. 01590 688364. Members are wives, partners and female relatives of present Rotarians. Inner Wheel is now open to ladies with no connection to Rotary. Events are organized to raise funds for local, national and overseas charities.
Knit and Natter
Please come and join our Knit and Natter Group or any other handicraft welcome Crochet, Embroidery, Macramé. Come and join a lovely group and socialise with like minded people whilst enjoying your chosen craft. The sessions take place on Thursday afternoons 2:30 pm- 4:30 pm in the Malt Cafe at The Lymington Centre. Everyone welcome.
Lymington Arts Group
Established in 1979, meets on the 2nd Friday each month in the Lymington Community Centre. 2:30pm – 4:30pm. Professional speakers and demonstrators visit us most months to each, inspire and encourage all aspects of Art, using many techniques and mediums. Visitors are very welcome.
Lymington Bookbinding Club
Free tuition is given in the making, repairing and conserving of books including – hardbacks covered in marbled paper, book cloth, fashion fabrics/textiles and leather bindings. Our club times are on Tuesday afternoons 2-4.00pm at the Centre during autumn and spring terms. Come and join us, try this enjoyable and fascinating hobby. You will be made very welcome. Peter: 01590 683197.
Lymington Bowling Club
Lymington Bowling Club is a friendly, not for profit organisation, for all ages. We provide outdoor bowling during the season for beginners, families, and league players, plus a calendar of social activities out of season. There is ramp access to the clubhouse and green and a disabled toilet for visitors and players with limited mobility. Coaching is available for both beginners and experienced players. We have a licensed bar and modern catering facilities. For more information visit our website www.lymingtonbc.co.uk , call us on 0845 1650352 or come and see us at, The Pavilion, Avenue Road, Lymington, Hampshire. SO41 8LU.
Lymington and Brockenhurst Lions Club
Our club is a place where individuals join together to give their valuable time and effort to improving their communities, and the world. We hope to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding. We have an active social calendar which helps to foster friendship and enjoyment whilst also aiding local, national and international good causes. We are actively seeking new members to enable us to continue to serve our community.
Lymington Choral Society
We have 80 members and under usual circumstances rehearse in the Wellington Room at LCA, at 7.30pm on Wednesdays from September to May. We perform music from the 17th–21st centuries at two concerts during the year with young professional soloists and an orchestra.Our 2020/21 sessions are currently suspended in line with Government direction but we look forward to resuming our activities as soon as it is deemed advisable to do so.We welcome competent singers with some music reading ability and a commitment to regular attendance to join us. Info: 07484230822 or www.lymingtonchoral.org.uk
Lymington and District Bridge League
The Lymington & District Bridge League holds its league matches at The Lymington Centre on second Wednesday monthly from October to May. The season starts on Wednesday 11th October 2017. The League offers a gentle introduction to “teams” for players already familiar with duplicate bridge. For further information please contact guy.lawTenson@lineone.net or 01590 622917.
Lymington and District Historical Society
Founded in 1951, the Lymington & District Historical Society offers 6 winter meetings and a summer outing to an historical property, usually linked to a winter talk. Our meetings are on the last Friday of the month at 7.00 pm in the Robert Hole room. Topics cover a wide range of local history from professional speakers. Membership is £12 per annum and visitors at £4 each are always welcome.
Lymington and District International Twinning Association
Lymington is twinned with towns in France, Spain & Germany. Vitré, in Brittany, with its 13th castle overlooking the medieval streets. Almansa, near Alicante, built at the foot of a white limestone crag, surmounted by a Moorish castle. Mosbach, near Heildelberg, a medieval town set in beautiful countryside.Reciprocal visits are arranged each year.It isn’t necessary to be able to speak a foreign language or to act as hosts in order to participate.We organise social events throughout the year & there are monthly conversation groups for French, German and Spanish speakers. Our website address is www.lymingtontwinning.weebly.com. Alternatively you can contact the Membership Secretary, Simon Hacking, on 01590 683218 or at email@example.com.
Lymington & District Naturalists Society
Lymington and District Naturalists’ Society hold indoor meetings at 19:15 on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from late September to March at the Lymington Centre. Field meetings take place at 10.00 on the first and third Thursdays of the month throughout the year, generally in the New Forest or at the Coast. Both indoor and field meetings aim to promote the knowledge and understanding of natural history and conservation. The full programme and membership details can be viewed at www.lymnats.org.uk
Lymington & District Neighbourhood Watch Committee
Lymington & District Neighbourhood watch acts as the link between the local police and individual NW groups in the area helping to provide current information to residents on all matters relating to security and crime in the area.
Lymington and District Probus Club
The Probus (PROfessional and BUSiness) movement has the aim of “promoting Fellowship among retired or semi retired members of their community”. Our Club has recently started to welcome lady members enthusiastically, unlike the vast majority of Probus Clubs.We meet at South Lawn Hotel in Milford at 10am on the 3rd Monday of the month to listen to an interesting talk and then have lunch together. We also have occasional visits to places of interest.Please email our Honorary Membership Secretary Jon Goddard on firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and possibly join us one morning.For more information please contact Secretary Maurice Crosswell 01590 644677.
Lymington Flower Club
Lymington Flower Club meets at 2pm on the first Monday of the month in the Centre. We offer friendship through flowers with regular demonstrations by NAFAS accredited demonstrators, workshops and social functions. No experience is required. Come and join us either to watch or perhaps to learn a new hobby. Its fun! New members and visitors are always most welcome. For further information contact Alison Baker Tel: 01425 612434 or Janice Viveash Tel : 01590 673430.
Lymington Gardeners’ Club
LYMINGTON GARDENERS CLUB meets on the second Tuesday of each month from September to May. Meetings are held in the McLellan Hall commencing at 1.30 for the 2.00 p.m. lecture.
Details of the speakers may be found in a Poster situated in the corridor opposite the books. The subscription is £18 per person and £5 for visitors. New members are always welcome. For further information please telephone 01590 626654.
Lymington Macular Society
The Lymington Macular Society Support Group is here to help anyone with sight loss, through information, advice, support and friendship, including family members and friends. We pass on helpful hints and tips to make life easier, invite speakers who can advise on specific subjects and provide a friendly atmosphere where you can ask questions and get answers from others who are living with the same challenges. Call 07947 373 244 to have a chat if you would like to know more.
Lymington NF Hospital League of Friends
Lymington Hospital Friends is a charitable organisation, run by a voluntary board of Trustees and many willing Volunteers who give their ‘gift of time’ to support the Hospital. You can become a friend to help share news about health and well being, and with fundraising. We improve the care and comfort of patients, visitors and staff, above and beyond what the NHS can fund.
The Lymington Society seeks to preserve our wonderful town and raise important local issues. Our major role is to act as a planning watchdog looking to prevent unsuitable development taking place which could harm the character of the town. The society also organises an interesting and varied programme of talks and social events to enable members to meet and make new friends. If you’re interested in helping to preserve the best of Lymington’s character, then why not join the society and help keep Lymington special. See our website: www.lymsoc.co.uk
Lymington Spiritual Connections
We meet on the first Wednesday of each month. We are an independent spiritual group. All are welcome.
Lymington Table Tennis Club
A private, friendly, and informal Table Tennis Club, whose players are of average standard, play at the Centre every Wednesday afternoon from 2:30pm – 5pm. New members of average standard are very welcome to come and join us. Moderate fees on the day. For further details please contact John Stoneman on 01590 612550.
Lymington Town Life Drawing
3 hour relaxing life drawing sessions on a Saturday morning in the spacious studio of the Lymington Centre. Easels and drawing boards are provided and paper can be purchased from reception. The first 45 minutes consist of short poses from 3 to 15 minutes in length. After a short coffee break we resume with a 2 hour sustained pose. In these non-tutored sessions you might want to experiment with creative ways to capture the human form or you may prefer to develop the formal challenges related to drawing and painting from life. If you are new to life drawing Jo Hill can give you a helping hand.
Lymington Town Tours
Lymington Town Tours takes locals and visitors on walking tours around Lymington, Pennington and Milford. Tours run from may to the end of October and special walks from groups can be booked. Details at www.lymington-town-tours.uk . Our guides are all volunteers who have a love of the town, its architecture, its history and enjoy telling stories. We have a wealth of interesting stories about town and who lived here. Join one of our walks – no need to book, just turn up on the day. Fancy becoming a guide? Email us for details. Visit our website www.lymington.town.tours.co.uk
New Forest Academy of Dance
New Forest Academy of Dance is a long established dance school, offering Ballet, Tap, Musical Theatre and other dance classes to all ages. Whether you want to dance for fun or take it further, the skills learn’t in our fun, positive and inspiring atmosphere will be incorporated into many aspects of a dancers life. Building confidence, self discipline, promoting team work as well as being able to work individually, we help students reach their full potential. We have our Adult classes for beginners through to advanced too! Contact Kayleigh on 07842270511 or email email@example.com. See you dancing with us soon!
New Forest Hospital Radio
NFHR broadcasts in Lymington Hospital 24hours/ day, everyday. You can also listen on smart speakers, tun in radio app or our website www.nfhradio.org.uk. We are always looking for volunteers, especially collectors who go round the wards getting requests for our daily, live request shows. Come and join us!
Formerly Ewe 2 Club, we are a group of friends who meet together to share our textile crafts, spinning, weaving, feting, knitted, crochet, quilting, tapestry and braids. We are happy to share our knowledge with any one else who is interested.
St. Thomas the Apostle, St Thomas Street
You are very welcome to our church services, house groups and childrens activities. Baptisms, weddings, and funerals arranged. Refresher and beginner courses in Christian faith held regularly. Many other activities including concerts, toddler group, Monday lunch club, Vistas Café etc. Further information from the Parish Office, 01590 676194, open 9:30am – 11:30am Monday to Friday. Office@lymingtonchurch.org
The Lentune Probus Club
A club that provides retired Professionals and Businessmen in Lymington and the New Forest, with opportunities to enjoy the company of like-minded people. We also have an active Lentune Probus Ladies Club for our wives, partners and widows. Both clubs meet monthly ( expect August) at South Lawn Hotel, Milford. Monthly meetings feature a coffee and chat on arrival, an interesting talk on a variety of topics, a drink at the bar and lunch. Our meetings are supplemented by regular joint social activities: guided walks, competitions, visits, luncheons, club holidays and an annual dinner with entertainment. Visit www.lentuneprobus.co.uk for further details.
Transition Lymington - Part of New Forest Transition
Transition Lymington is a local group taking action to create a more sustainable SO41, as part of the global Transition movement. Formed in 2008, we are a not-for-profit, non-political, diverse and friendly bunch. We meet regularly, currently online, to share ideas and organise educational and skill sharing events. Recent events include online film showings, ‘Jean Genie’ workshops to upcycle old jeans, clothes swaps and a Repair Cafe, where we saved 65 items from landfill. Everyone is welcome to our meetings to find out more or bring your own ideas! Contact Lymington@newforesttransition.org.uk for more information or look us up on Facebook.
We play duplicate bridge every Tuesday afternoon in the Fuller Hall. The style of the club is relaxed and friendly; and as such relative newcomers to the game are welcome to come along and have a go. During lockdown the club enjoyed playing online and plans to continue doing so on Thursday evening using Realbridge. Starting at the end of September ‘21 we will be offering an on-line teaching course; An Introduction to Basic ACOL. This will be useful for absolute beginners or anyone wanting a brief refresher course. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 01590 673114
New Forest West Conservative Association
New members are very welcome. Anyone wishing to join should apply to the secretary via email to email@example.com Social events vary throughout the year and cover the whole of the New Forest West Constituency. Our Lymington AGM is held every year In March.