Clubs & Affiliates
Amnesty International New Forest Local Group
We are the New Forest local group of Amnesty International, a worldwide movement of 7 million people who stand up for vulnerable and unjustly oppressed people across the world. We support Amnesty in their work by inviting speakers to address Human Rights issues and abuses, writing to Prisoners of Conscience and those who detain them, introducing school children to international Human Rights issues, raising funds for Amnesty’s international campaigns, working on Amnesty’s campaigns on specific issues and lobbying local MPs and MEPs.Find out more and come and meet us at one of our quarterly meetings or social events!
Contact Julie Wagg 01425 627510 www.amnesty.org.uk/groups/new-forest
British Red Cross
The Redvers Room, The Lymington Centre, New Street, Lymington, SO41 9BQ Tel 01590 672641 Open Monday- Friday: 10:30am- 12:30pm & 2:00pm-3:30pm (Except Wednesday pm). The Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies with a range of services. Here, at the Centre we provide a Mobility Aids service to help those requiring medical equipment on a short term loan basis, to assist their recovery. For any information on services please call in, or contact 01590 672641 or www.redcross.org.uk. Volunteers are most welcome.
Brockenhurst Music Society
We put on 5 or 6 concerts a year, given by highly talented young professional musicians. They generally run from April 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
Charter Bridge Club
We meet every Monday evening from 6.45pm until 10pm to play duplicate bridge. We operate a ‘host’ system which means that even if you do not have a playing bridge partner for the night, you can simply come along and will be guaranteed a game. We play in the McLellan Hall and free hot drinks are available. Visitors of all abilities are very welcome. Also feel free to contact our Secretary, Eve Ritchie-Fallon, on 01590 676528 for further details.
Community First New Forest
Call and Go is a Community Transport scheme operated by Community First New Forest. It is a flexible bus service that will take you into Lymington. Anyone whose travel needs are not met by public bus services can use Call and Go. Perhaps there are no bus services, you live too far from the bus stop to be able to use it or you find it difficult getting on and off public buses because you take a pushchair, have a mobility impairment or use a wheelchair. Ring 01425 461751 for a registration form between 9am-12noon, Monday to Friday
East Boldre Painters
We meet Monday mornings 10am to 1pm at the Old School Fields hall, Main Road, East Boldre, for an informal, creative start to the week. The £3 weekly fee includes refreshments. We work on our own projects and occasionally hold workshops or demonstrations. We have an ongoing display of work at the Turfcutters Arms in the village, and we hold our annual exhibition and sale of work in East Boldre village hall over the last weekend of November. We welcome visitors and new members, so please come along any Monday, except Bank Holidays and August.
Friends of Lymington to Brockenhurst Line
The objects of the Friends are to assist the Community Rail Partnership and South West Trains in providing to users and potential users an effective, safe and pleasant service on the Railway Line and to further the use and future of the Railway Line; also to maximize the Line’s potential as part of an integrated transport network for the district, including the ferry service to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.
Contact: Lady Georgina Craufurd 01590 672406.
‘Friends’ of St Barbe Museum
The ‘Friends’ have been an important part of the St Barbe Museum and Art gallery from its beginning and membership of the Friends continues to be an important source of support. Membership benefits include admission to the Museum and to all Gallery exhibitions and entrance to the friends programme of talks and events. New members are very welcome. Contact Prue Baker 07947722993 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 in order to promote the welfare of patients. We run monthly coffee mornings and occasional speakers, hold social and fund-raising events, help with the surgery’s flu immunisation clinics, run a volunteer befriending/visiting service for Wistaria’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://friendsofwistaria.org.
A thorough, thoughtful and gentle approach to helping people who are experiencing pain in the musculo-skeletal system, anywhere from top to toe. Michelle is trained as an osteopath, so can diagnose conditions, recognise pathological ones, and refer as needed. Michelle listens to the whole story behind the problem, is very gentle in her hands on treatment and works to get you back to functioning, aiming to empower patients to understand their body, prevent pain returning and reducing the frequency and intensity of pain. More information can be found on www.hancockosteopathy.co.uk alongside helpful blogs and videos. Contact 0771 5581 554 or email@example.com
Creative sessions for adults at The Lymington Centre Cafe on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month between 2:30- 4.00 pm. Would you like to meet new people? Feeling a bit lonely or isolated? Want to be more creative or learn a new craft? Sessions are drop in. No need to book. Materials provided for a £1 donation. Experienced facilitators. Refreshments available to purchase at the Cafe. Phone 01590 435045 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Website www.hart.works Registered charity: 1158996.
Inner Wheel Club of Lymington
Secretary: Doreen Cummings, 01590 671546. 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.
Jo Jingles is the UK’s leading provider of pre-school music and movement classes. They provide fun, interactive music, singing and movement experience with an educational slant, for babies and children aged from 3 months to 5 years of age. They also introduce routine and structure whilst providing musical instruments for every child. The aim of a Jo Jingles class is to enhance a child’s pre-school education by stimulating their interest and enjoyment of music using a series of varied and fun themed musical programmes. Let music help develop your child’s language, listening and memory skills and make new friends at the same time. Classes on Friday mornings during term time. Session Times: 10.30am: Mixed Ages (from walking upwards) 11.30am: Babies 3 mths-walking. Contact Zara on 07539376935, email email@example.com www.jojingles.com/newforest Join us for some FUN!
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
We are a friendly group of art lovers, meeting on the second Friday of the month in the Wellington Room from 7.30pm – 9.45pm. Evenings feature talks and demonstrations by well known speakers and artists. Other activities include painting at various locations in the region throughout the summer. Exhibitions are held in the Masonic Hall, Lymington and on Milford Village Green annually, where work can be displayed and sold. Annual subscription £25, visitors are welcome at £3.50/ meeting. For more information contact Sandi Hitchens, 01425 613569
Lymington Arts Groups are kindly sponsored by Dagless & Whitlock Solicitors, Milford on Sea.
Lymington Bookbinding Club
Meetings are on Tuesday afternoons from mid-September to the beginning of April in the Hayloft from 2.00pm until 4.00pm with a four week break at Christmas. Help is freely given on the basic operations in hand bookbinding for paperback and hardback books which include both cloth cased-bound books and leather bindings. Other procedures include book repairs, construction of slip-cases, book boxes and portfolios, binding magazines etc. Membership includes the use of specialist equipment and some of the consumable materials such as mull, thread, glue and paste. Contact Mr P R Gilbert, 01590 683197.
Lymington and Brockenhurst Lions Club
The Lions Club of Lymington and Brockenhurst is part of the UK Lions Clubs and meets at Elmers Court on the 1st Wednesday in every month(7:30pm). We raise funds for local good causes, via events which are of value to the community and entertaining. Plus we have an enjoyable time ourselves with regular Socials. We are best known for organizing the annual Lymington Carnival and we need more people to come on board and help us with this major Community Event. If you would like to find out more or join us, please see our website www.lymingtonlions.org.uk.
Lymington Camera Club
We are a small, friendly club focusing on encouraging all levels, from first timers to professionals, to share experiences and learn from each other. We meet twice monthly on the 2nd and 4th Thursday from September to May. One meeting is a talk and the other is a judged print/ projected image competition. Organised summer walks take place in between to keep our hand in and socialise. Recently we started organising extra informal tuition classes on selected dates during term time. Further information available on the website www.lymingtoncameraclub.com Come and see what we have to offer by attending a meeting as a guest (£3 charge which is deducted from membership when you join).
Lymington Choral Society
Some 75 Preforming Members rehearse choral music from the 17th – 21st centuries in the Wellington Room, The Lymington Centre, on most Wednesdays from September to May. The Autumn session starts on 5th September 2018. The concert on the 1st December will include works by Gounod and Berlioz, with professional soloists and a full orchestra. On 9th January 2019 rehearsals commence for our Spring concert (Haydn’s ‘Creation’). We welcome applications from competent singers with some music reading ability, sight reading helpful, not essential; there is no audition. More information from the Secretary on 0784 230832 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.lymingtonchoral.org.uk.
Lymington Croquet Club
Membership enquiries to Margaret Skeldon 01425 628213. The Club plays on the court provided by Lymington and Pennington Town Council in the Woodside Recreation Ground. Croquet requires skill rather than strength, and tactical ability rather than quick reflexes, so it is suitable for all ages. We have some 50 members playing Association and Golf Croquet (Monday and Friday afternoons), Golf Croquet (Tuesday and Thursday mornings), from May to September. Potential members are always welcome to try the game without commitment. Basic tuition can be arranged. Club mallets are available for use initially. Annual subscription: £40.
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
Chairman: Mrs Caroline Birch. www.lymington-and-district-historical-society.co.uk. The Society’s growing and thriving membership enjoy illustrated talks on the local history of Lymington and the surrounding areas. Meetings are held on the last Friday of the month at 7.15 pm from September to March, excluding December, in The Lymington Centre. Membership is £12 per annum and visitors £4:00. All are welcome. Email email@example.com
Lymington and District International Twinning Association
Lymington and District International Twinning Association
Lymington is twinned with Vitré, Almansa and Mosbach. Vitré, with its fortress-castle and half timbered houses, is in eastern Brittany. Almansa, near Alicante, nestlesbeneath a hilltop castle and is famous for its colourful fiestas. Mosbach, near Heidelberg, is set in beautiful countryside and has a medieval Old Town. LITA arranges reciprocal visits each year with at least two of the towns and promotes links between other groups and organisations. It is not necessary to be able to speak a foreign language to participate.We also organise a wide variety of enjoyable social events and in this way function as a “club”, often linking with other community organisations. Monthly conversation groups for French, Spanish and German speakers are also held. Website: www.lymingtontwinning.weebly.com or contact Membership Secretary, Simon Hacking on 01590 683218.
Lymington & District Naturalists Society
Lymington & District Neighbourhood Watch Committee
L&DNWC is a registered charity overseeing the activities of around 100 Watches in Lymington, Brockenhurst, Pennington, Pilley and the Boldres. Watch co-ordinators are in direct contact with the Police Station in Lymington. The Police district is divided into areas, with an officer allocated to a collection of watches. Regular crime reports are sent out by the Police, and watches have access to the police crime system by computer, giving up-to-date information on crime and other incidents. This information is also available at The Lymington Centre. L&DNWC is a prescribed body under the provisions of the Crime and Disorder Act (1998) and liases with the National Neighbourhood Watch Association.
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 NADFAS accredited demonstrators, workshops and social functions. No experience is required. Come and join us either to watch or perhaps learn a new hobby. It’s fun! New members and visitors are always most welcome.For further information contact: Pauline Browning Tel: 01590 675625 or Janice Viveash Tel: 01590 673430
Lymington Gardeners’ Club
(Affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society)
If you are interested in plants and their care and many other aspects of the gardening scene, why not consider joining our Club which meets at 2pm on the second Tuesday of the month from September to June at The Lymington Centre. Please see our programme on the noticeboard. For further information contact Pamela Keen (Chairman) 01590 626654
Lymington Macular Society
Our support group is open to anyone suffering from vision loss. Carers, family members and friends are also very welcome. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at The Lymington Centre. These are social occasions where we can chat together over afternoon tea, enjoy entertainment including music, speakers on many interesting topics and also receive updates on issues relating to MD and its impact on our daily lives. Contact Keith or Tina on 01590 645176.
Helpline: 0300 3030 111. www.macuIarsociety.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lymington Branch of the RNLI supports the work of the Institution by raising funds and publicising the Lifeboat Service. Annual Flag Day collections are held, besides other regular fundraising events. Our Shop, next to the Lifeboat Station in Bath Road, sells souvenirs and Christmas Cards and is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 1200 – 1700 March – September and then 1200 – 1600 October – December. (The Shop is closed January to mid-March). We welcome Volunteers to help there and at fundraising events.
Guy Darby – Branch Chairman: email@example.com For more information please either email or call in to see us at the Shop.
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
Lymington Spiritual Connections is an independent spiritual group that meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start in The McLellan Hall of The Lymington Centre. We have a Facebook page and we can also email you each month to tell you what our talk is about.
Lymington Table Tennis Club
A private, friendly and informal Table Tennis Club, of average standard, plays at the Centre every Wednesday afternoon from 2.30pm until 5pm. New members of average standard are very welcome to come and join us. Moderate fees payable on the day. For further details please contact John Stoneman on 01590 612550.
Lymington Town Tours
Entertaining and informative walks are led by our voluntary guides, who aim to make the walks an enjoyable experience for all. We have eight different walks including ‘The Story of Lymington’, ‘Wavy Walls’, and ‘Courts and Alleyways’. We even travel to Milford-on-Sea to tell ‘The Story of Milford’. Details and dates are in our leaflet available from the Lymington Museum and Visitors Centre, or on our website www.lymington-town-tours.co.uk. No need to book. Just turn up – or you could book a private walk or talk for a group or club. For details of training to be a guide also visit the website.
Lymington Quakers meet at The Lymington Centre every Sunday at 10:30 am for quiet worship. We are the Local Meeting of Religious Society of Friends founded in the seventeenth century and quietly striving for a loving and just society to this day. We welcome all who are open minded, who seek spiritual life without creeds, who believe in peace and social justice. We don’t have all the answers on life, death and the universe but we enjoy asking the questions. We now also have a children s meetings on Sundays.
Lymington University of the Third Age (U3A)
Lymington U3A offers retired and semi-retired people a variety of opportunities to share knowledge, skills and experience and to acquire new ones in an informal, friendly atmosphere bringing together like-minded people. There are over 50 interest groups, which usually meet in members’ homes and are led by volunteer members. The groups cover such diverse subjects as art appreciation, yoga, backgammon, canasta, table tennis, film club, French and other language groups, scrabble, genealogy, painting, recorder, lunch club, gardening and digital photography. There are also outings to places of interest and theatres. General meetings with a speaker are held on the first Thursday of each month at 2.30pm and a “Coffee Plus” on the third Monday of each month at 10am – both at The Lymington Centre. For more information please phone Barbara Warbuton on 01425 616479 or see www.lymingtonu3a.org.uk.
New Forest Academy of Dance
Dance and Musical Theatre Classes for all ages.
Long Established Dance School with Fully Qualified Teachers, studying the Royal Academy of Dance, Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and LAMDA Syllabi. Take exams, participate in shows and workshops. All teachers are DBS checked and up to date with their continued professional development (CPD).
Classes from 2 years plus! We also offer Tap and Ballet classes for Adults!
Principal: Kayleigh Sargeant, RAD RTS, ISTD DDE.
Tel: 01425 616750/07842270511 firstname.lastname@example.org www.newforestdance.co.uk
New Forest Amateur Radio Society
A Radio Society of Great Britain affiliated amateur radio club.
Amateur Radio call sign: MONFR. A group of radio amateurs and electronics enthusiasts. The Group provides regular amateur radio training courses for the Foundation, Intermediate or Advanced level qualifications at The Lymington Centre. Courses are organised according to demand. Please email for further information. The Society also organises various radio and electronics based activities including lectures, demonstrations, DF radio fox hunts, construction evenings, special events stations etc. Contact Richard Ferguson MORBF, email: email@example.com
New Forest Breast Cancer Support
Meet every’ second Thursday of the month (except August) in the Beagley Room at The Lymington Centre, New Street.
We are a friendly bunch of volunteers who can share our experience with you and help you through all stages of cancer. Do come and join us for a coffee and a chat. Further information: Judy Ruffell 01590 672175 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
New Forest Friends of the Earth
New Forest Friends of the Earth are affiliated to the national charity of Friends of the Earth. We campaign on national and local environmental causes such as protecting bees, air quality and climate change. We meet every few months currently in Sway in the evening. Find us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NFFOE/ or send us an email to find out more: email@example.com
We are a group of friends who are mad about creating yarns & textiles that are totally unique while sharing ideas & inspirations. We spin, weave, knit, crochet, felt, quilt & embroider as we explore possibilities.
Secretary: Mrs A Collett, 01590 677450. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Treasurer: Mr M Hall, 01590 682751. Our small Committee exists to raise money locally in enjoyable ways and to publicise this worthwhile cause. Interested helpers are always welcome. If you would like to be involved please contact Alice Collett for more information. In 2017 we raised £6,423 for the NSPCC. The NSPCC incorporates Childline and NSPCC Schools Service.
Oakhaven Hospice Trust
Within the New Forest and Waterside area, Oakhaven provides specialist care, free of charge, to people with a life-limiting illness, and support for their loved ones. We have a 10-bed In-patient Unit, a Day Hospice, a Community Team making home visits, our Oakhaven at Home service plus an Outpatients’ Clinic Bereavement Counselling. Annual running costs are £4 million and we support 200 patients and their family and friends each week. With only 10% of costs met by the NHS, we rely greatly on our local community for funds and voluntary help. www.oakhavenhospice.co.uk. Registered Charity No. 900215.
Pennington Community Action Group (Youth Group)
Lymington Pennington Youth Club, Thursday Evenings, 7.00 – 9.00, Free WiFi Music, Games, Table Tennis, Pool, Arts & Crafts, Cooking, Xbox games, Hot food & drinks. Youth Workers if you just want to talk or get help with CVs and interviews. Sessions on Bullying Alcohol Smoking Drugs & Sexual Health. Organised by Pennington Community Action Group. Supported by HCC and Lym Penn Town Council.
Push Studios New Forest
Bringing the joy of dance to your fitness Regime. After many years of professional dancing and 15 years of fitness experience. Come and join Kevin for this fun fitness Friday. Dance fit 9:30am, Ballet Fit 10:45am, Adult Ballet 12pm. Call 07973388801 for more information. Email Kevin@pushstudiosnewforest.co.uk. Keeeeeep dancing.
The Railway Club of the New Forest
The club was founded in 1977 by a group of railway enthusiasts. We offer a popular programme of illustrated talks, organised visits to ‘all things railway’ and other social activities. We love to hear tales of the iron road, from all over the world, not only from our own locality, and not limited to steam traction either. We usually meet on the last Friday of each month in The Lymington Centre, 7.00pm for 7.30pm, and welcome visitors to all sessions. Single visit £4, annual membership (10 meetings) £20.
For further information, please consult our web site: www.railwayclubofthenewforest.org
Rotary Club of Lymington
Lymington Rotary is a dual gender club and a member of worldwide Rotary International. We have 54 members meeting for lunch at the Lymington Centre every Wednesday – times are available from our website and we do have monthly evening meetings when we invite friends and family. Our objectives are to provide humanitarian service to the community at local, national and international level. We encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and work for goodwill and peace in the world. We enjoy fun and friendship as we serve the community. More information at www.lymingtonrotary.org.uk
St Thomas & All Saints Churches
St Thomas the Apostle, St Thomas Street, and All Saints, All Saints Road, Woodside. You are very welcome to our church services, house groups and children’s activities. Baptisms, weddings and funerals arranged. Refresher and beginner courses in the Christian faith held regularly. Many other activities including concerts, toddler group, Monday lunch club, Vistas cafe etc. Further information from the Parish Office, 01590 676194, open 9.30am – 11.30am Monday to Friday. Website www.lymingtonchurch.org.uk/
Transition Lymington, Part of New Forest Transition
An active grassroots community organisation, anyone can join in! Our aim is to promote sustainable, community-based solutions to help build local resilience in response to climate change and economic instability. We have regular, friendly meetings and events and support the larger New Forest Transition Network. Events include ‘Jean Genie’ upcycling workshops, bike workshops, promotion of local crafts and producers, fruit, vegetable and seed swaps, film nights, talks on local food production and renewable energy, Grow Wild. We also run Abundance Lymington – making the most of our local produce by sharing and preserving. For more information see: www.newforesttransition.org.uk
Three Counties Healing
Offer a free drop in Healing service (Reiki & Spiritual) on a Monday afternoon from 2pm—4pm and have been in the Centre since January 2016, we are now in The Hayloft. We are a Registered Charity (no.284546 DHWSHA). All Healers are fully Insured and it is by Donation. For further details see our Website threecountieshealing.co.uk or ring Ian Knight on 01202 914206 or 07957758816 email email@example.com. We have created an ambient and comfy Healing Space with couches, screens and music. We look forward to seeing you.
The Arts Society Lymington
Ten different stimulating, entertaining, enlightening talks a year. Experts talking about their enthusiasms showing us photos on the big screen of the best examples of each topic. Add visits, social occasions and Special Interest Days to create a friendly interesting society. Join us in the Fuller-McLellan Hall the second Wednesday of each month from September to June, 7pm for 7.30pm, starting with coffee. Annual subscription £45. More information, Website www.theartssoclymington.org.uk or call Wendy (Membership Secretary) on 01590 624474, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Turner Bridge Club
A friendly, ACOL playing, non-EBU affiliated club which has been playing for over 60 years. Most of the time we can sort a partner for you if you haven’t got one. Every Monday afternoon from 1.45pm to 4pm for Rubber Bridge. For beginners and improvers – help is at hand if required! Every Tuesday afternoon from 1.45pm to 5pm for Gentle Duplicate. New members and visitors are always welcome.
United Nations Association (UNA-UK) - Lymington Branch
Lymington Branch of the United Nations Association is devoted to building support for an effective United Nations, like other branches in this country. Founded in 1945, the United Nations Association is the UK’s foremost advocate for UK action of the United Nations;leading source of analysis on the UN; and a vibrant grassroots movement. We are the only charity in the UK devoted to ongoing support for the UN among policy makers and opinion-formers of the public. We believe that a strong, amenable and effective UN is essential if we are to build a safer, fairer and more sustainable world.
Wonderful uplifting drop-in Power Yoga Class, 7:15pm – 8:30pm. Working with the breath, gaining strength and length throughout the body through the practice and the postures.
Unwind with Yogatwist every Friday morning 9:15 am – 10:15 am, a fluid hatha yoga practice for mind and body suitable for mixed abilities 10:30 am- 11:30 am an invigorating vinyasa flow yoga class designed for people who wish to deepen their practice. Please contact Claire if you have any questions. Telephone: 07548805476. Email: email@example.com. Website: www.yogatwist.co.uk