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
Arty Paints and Projects
Arty Paints and Projects – do you always plan to do something creative and never get round to it? Set aside Thursday evening for some ‘me’ time and get productive… anything you wish to work on – painting, pastels, linocuts, crochet, beading – just do your thing! A friendly group that inspires each other as well as enjoying a chat, tea and biscuits. Thursday 7.30 – 9.30pm in the Studio (easels/boards provided) Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to join us.
British Red Cross
The Redvers Room, The Lymington Centre, New Street, Lymington, SO41 9BQ Tel 01590 679529 Open Monday- Friday: 10:30am- 12:30pm & 2:00pm-3:30pm (Closed all day Wednesday). The Red Cross are part of a global humanitarian network, helping anyone in the U.K and around the world to get the support they need in times of crisis. We provide a range of services in our communities delivered by skilled volunteers and staff. Our mobility aids service helps all those who require short term loan of medical equipment to assist in their recovery at home. Having the right equipment at the right time can make a great deal of difference. Volunteers are always most welcome. For more information, please do pop in to see us or visit our website 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
Charter Bridge Club
We are always looking for new members who wish to extend their experience of duplicate bridge. We meet on Monday evenings between 6:40 and 10:30 at the latest. We operate a ‘host’ system which means that even if you do not have a playing partner for the evening, you can come along and be guaranteed a game. We are EBU affiliated and offer convivial company, competitive duplicate bridge and free hot drinks. The bar is available. Please feel free to contact the club secretary, Eve, on 01590 676528 for further details.
East Boldre Painters
East Boldre Painters meet Monday mornings 10am- 1pm at the Old School Fields Hall, Main Road SO42 7WT. A casual friendly group we bring our own projects to work on; no tutor but occasional demonstrators. Weekly cost of £3 includes refreshments and you pay only when you attend. We hold our annual exhibition at East Boldre Village Hall 29th & 30th November and 1st December 2019 and have an ongoing display of work in the Turfcutters Arms. No meetings in August or Bank Holidays. Contact 07930663637 or email@example.com
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
Becoming a Friend of St Barbe means more than just free entry every time you visit. You are joining a community of people who enjoy lively programme of social and cultural events. Most importantly, you are supporting the museum to care for, build and display its unique collection and stage highly regarded art exhibitions. St Barbe relies on the generous support of those who value the heritage and culture of Lymington and the New Forest. There is a range of memberships from £18 and Friends are invited to our monthly Talks related to our current exhibition or other local topics.
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 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.
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
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.
Come and join our fun, interactive and educational music and movement class for babies and preschoolers (3mnths-5yrs). Exciting weekly themes and babies class includes a relaxing sensory section towards the end of the class. Jo Jingles gives you the chance to enjoy some precious time with your little one singing , dancing and making memories. Classes held at the Lymington Community Centre on Friday mornings during term time 10:30 Mixed ages ( from walking) 11.30 Babies. To book your free trial class contact Zara on 07539376935 or visit www.jojingles.com/newforest
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
Lymington Art Group welcomes all artists and visitors to their monthly meeting, held in the Robert Hole Room, Lymington Community Centre. 2nd Friday each month, 7-9pm. Demonstrations by Professional Artists, Exhibitions and Plein Aire Painting, are all part of the yearly programme. Please do join us, you will be made 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, with all ages welcome. We provide outdoor bowling during the season for beginners, families and league players, plus a calendar of social activities out of season. Coaching is available for both beginners and experiences players. For more information visit our website www.lymingtonbc.co.uk, call us on 08451650352 or come and see us at The Pavilion, Avenue Road, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 8LU.
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 Care Group
Lymington Care Group exist to provide transport to medical appointments ieg doctors surgeries, hospitals– Lymington, Southampton, Bournemouth and further afield if necessary—dental appointments, chiropody appointments, opticians, and to visit relatives in hospital. If you need assistance please phone 01590 679187 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday (Ideally seven days notice is required). Also the group has a continual need to volunteer drivers. If you feel this is something you would like to be involved in, please ring us. Thank you.
Lymington Choral Society
We have 80 Members and rehearse in the Wellington Room at the 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 2019/2020 sessions start on 4th September and 8th January. In December we will perform Geoffrey Bush’s Christmas Cantata and Alexander L’Estrange’s Wassail! And in May, Romantic Music together with choirs from Vitre. We welcome applications from competent singers with some music reading ability and a commitment to regular attendance to join us. Info 0784 230822 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 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
Our society aims to promote the knowledge and understanding of natural history and allied matters by providing illustrated talks on the second and fourth Tuesday of the winter months at 7:15 pm in the Lymington Community Centre, as well as regular field meetings throughout the year. For details go to www.lymnats.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01590 641609. Subscriptions per annum are adults £15.00 & juniors £10.00.
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 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 learn a new hobby. It’s 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 was founded in 1957 and is affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society. We meet at 2.00pm in the Robert Hole Room on the second Tuesday of the month September to May when we listen to and learn from excellent speakers. We have a garden visit in June. Membership is £17. Guests always welcome £5. Further information 01590 626654.
Lymington Macular Society
The Lymington Macular Society Group meets first Thursday of the month (not January or August) 2 to 4pm The Robert Hole Room, Lymington Community Centre. Every day over 200 people in the UK face the shock of a diagnosis of macular disease. The Macular Society helps people adapt to life with sight loss, regain their confidence and independence and take back control of their lives. We are one of the few sight loss charities that actively fund and support medical research into Macular disease. This is the research that will one day find a cure.
Lymington NF Hospital League of Friends
The main aim of the league of friends is to improve the care and comfort of patients, visitors and staff above and beyond what the NHS can fund and provide. The Lymington LOF volunteers are all unpaid and our running costs are minimal. Since its inception more than £3.8m has been raised and gifted to purchase a variety of items for the Lymington Hospital.
The Lymington RNLI Branch seeks to raise funds in a number of ways to support the operational needs of the Lymington Lifeboat Station and the wider RNLI Community. It does this through the Souvenir Shop next to the Station and by running a number of events throughout the year. The Lymington Lifeboat Station has been in operation for over 52 years and is manned by volunteers on call 24 hours a day, all year round. Please visit the Lifeboat website for further information on the Station, the Shop and the fundraising events. www.lymingtonlifeboat.co.uk
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, 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 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 Sailing Club
Lymington Town Sailing Club was established in 1946. It has a very strong dinghy sailing section together with cruising yachts. The Club encourages new members and can offer dinghy sailing tuition, power boat courses, etc. Winter Talks are held every Wednesday from October to March and the Club welcomes visitors on these evenings. Bar open and supper available from the Galley before the talk.
Lymington Town Tours
Our voluntary guides lead historical walks for locals and visitors during the summer and autumn. We have ten different walks around Lymington, Milford on Sea and Pennington. Details are in our leaflet available at the Museum or our website www.lymington-town-tours.co.uk. We also do private walks for groups and societies.
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 is an association for retired people who want to share their educational and leisure interests in an informal, friendly atmosphere. We have some 40 groups, led by volunteer members, where you can socialise, study, be creative and get active. You can play card or board games, speak foreign languages, study Shakespeare and discuss philosophy or current affairs, as well as do yoga, table tennis, garden appreciation – and more besides. We hold monthly meetings with a speaker, and organise trips to theatres and places of interest. See our website at www.u3asites.org.uk/lymington for details of how to join.
New Forest Academy of Dance
New Forest Academy of Dance is dedicated to offering Dance and Musical Theatre classes to all ages in a positive and inspiring learning environment. Our aim is to bring the joy of dancing and theatre into the studio and give everyone (Adults and children) the opportunity to perform with confidence, whether for fun or considering dance and theatre as a career, the skills acquired in class will be incorporated into many aspects of life.With regular exam sessions (optional) shows, workshops and fundraising events, there are plenty of opportunities to perform. Classes are run by qualified and insured teachers.
New Forest Amateur Radio Society
We are a group of radio and electronics enthusiasts affiliated to The Radio Society of Great Britain. As well as a variety of radio and electronics-related activities, including lectures, demonstrations, ‘build your own’ equipment evenings and socials, we offer the necessary training to qualify as Radio Amateurs and use radio and computing techniques to contact Radio Amateurs world-wide. We hold the Amateur Radio callsign M0NFR and can use this ‘on the air’ from the Lymington Centre. We can also provide amateur radio demonstrations for local special events. To find out more about our activities, contact Richard Ferguson M0RBF via email@example.com
New Forest Disability
A Charity providing free, confidential, impartial disability related information, advice and guidance to disabled people, their families, carers, professionals and any other person of any age throughout the New Forest. Specialising in disability related welfare benefits, offering an application completion service, challenging refusals and tribunal support. Information on a wide range of topics including access, legal, social , educational, transport, disability rights, aids and adaptions. Sales of new and lightly used mobility equipment and daily living aids to assess and if appropriate purchase. Contact: Melissa Oliver, Office Manager, New Forest Disability, 6 Osborne Road, New Milton, BH25 6AD. Helpline number 01425 628750. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org website www.newforestdis.org.uk
New Forest Friends of the Earth
We are affiliated to the national friends of the earth organisation. We campaign on national issues such as climate change and bee declines and local issues such as our pollution and housing developments. We meet every 6-8 week in the evening in Sway to plan and update each other on our activities. Contact Grace Brenan for more information.
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.
Our small team aim to raise money for the NSPCC in various ways, for example a cream tea, a film with a tea, a street collection, open gardens, a bookstall and any other idea that will raise money for the charity. Last year we raised £6,613.00 pounds, if anyone would like to join us or just help occasionally you would be very welcome. Contac Alice Collett 01590 677450 or email@example.com
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 £4.1 million and we support 200 patients and their family and friends each week. With only 11% 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.
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 whose aim was to bring together peple with similar interest in railways and allied transport both current and historical. We offer a popular programme of illustrated talks, organised visits to ‘all things railway’ and other social activities. The formula has proven both successful and entertaining and we invite you to enjoy what we have to offer. We generally meet on the last Friday of each month in the Hampshire town of Lymington UK and look forward to your company at our next meeting.
Rotary Club of Lymington
The Rotary club of Lymington welcomes male and female members. We have 47 members. We are members of worldwide Rotary International organisations. We meet for lunch at Lymington Community Centre every Wednesday expect for the last Wednesday in the month when we meet for a meal in the evening at South Lawn Hotel in Milford on Sea, to which friends and family are invited. Times and more details available from our website. Our objectives are to provide service to the community at local, national and international levels. We encourage high ethical standards and work for goodwill and peace. We enjoy fun and friendship as we serve the community. We are always seeking new members. Please see our website for contact details and more information. Www.lymingtonrotary.org.uk.
Royal Lymington Yacht Club LTD
We aim to be successful on the water, friendly and welcoming ashore. Every year, we run over 200 days of organised sailing, we start over 400 races and run over a dozen open events which attract 800+ entrants. The Cruising Division host a range of events for motor & sailing yachts and our youth sailors enjoy high quality coaching & training in our internationally successful Junior Fleets. The Club is justly proud of its welcoming family atmosphere and of the high standards at sea attained by its Members. We are honoured to have Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal as Patron.
St. Thomas Church
St Thomas the Apostle, St Thomas Street. 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.
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 in a pub once a month in the evening to organise educational and skill sharing events.Recent events include ‘Jean Genie’ workshops to upcycle old jeans and a Repair Cafe, where we saved 50 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.
The Arts Society Lymington
If you enjoy looking at splendid pictures, beautiful buildings, amazing jewellery, dramatic sculptures, fine ceramics or anything artistic, come and join us. We have illustrated talks by experts who share their enthusiasms and knowledge as they feast our eyes with photos on the big screen. No expertise is required to enjoy our evenings, just come and enjoy an evening coffee and a chat then listen for an hour with a chance to ask questions at the end. The Arts Society Lymington welcomes new and established members on the second Wednesday of each month between September and June.
The Lentune Probus Club
If you are a retired professional or businessman looking for fellowship, a convivial lunch, opportunities to make friends, attend interesting talks and participate in a wide range of social activities, Lentune Probus Club could be for you. Our members, drawn from a wide area around Lymington, meet on the second Monday of each month, at South Lawn Hotel, Milford on Sea. We also have a thriving Lentune Probus Ladies Clun for our wives, partners and widows. Lentune Probus has a refreshing absence of ‘Cliques’: you soon get to know everyone. For more information please visit our website : www.lentuneprobus.co.uk.
Turner Bridge Club
We play duplicate bridge every Monday and Tuesday afternoon.Monday is a relaxed session where partners are allowed short discussions during play, occasional tutorials are given and the emphasis is on enjoying play while improving a little.Tuesday is still relaxed but normal playing rules are observed. Both sessions pause about 3pm for free tea/coffee, biscuits and chat. Both sessions employ a host system so any player can just turn up and be guaranteed a game. New players and visitors are very welcome to join us. Contact; firstname.lastname@example.org 01590 673114 email@example.com 01590 641340 firstname.lastname@example.org 01590 622691
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.
Yoga classes, all levels welcome including complete beginners. Practice in a friendly and welcoming environment. No need to book, drop in whenever you like. 4 classes available every week. Telephone : 07548805476. Email : email@example.com. Website : www.yogatwist.co.uk