Clubs & Affiliates
Affiliation of the Lymington Community Centre allows local organisations and clubs to work closely with the Community Centre to promote topics of concern, socialising and educational purposes.
Being an affiliated group allows the organisations and clubs to be promoted using the Associations services including on the Community Centre noticeboard in the main corridor, in the monthly centre newsletter and also in the clubs and affiliate leaflet which is published quarterly.
If you are interested in joining as an affiliate, please email email@example.com. The fee for 2023/2024 is £55.00.
Arty Paints and Projects
Thursdays 7.30– 9:30pm (During term time). Do you long to pick up your paint brush or have a project that you never finish? Join us! Set aside Thursday evenings for some ’me’ time. Work on your own project—no tutor– feed your creative soul amongst friends
Blue Bird Care
Hugo & Bernadette Mills manage Bluebird Care New forest, Ringwood, Totton, Southampton and Portsmouth. Bluebird Care offers a broad range of homecare services in the community allowing those who are elderly or vulnerable to receive safe care and support in the comfort of their own homes. Bluebird Care regularly host wellbeing sessions, celebrations, and charity events in the community to encourage socialization and reduce isolation. We encourage not just our customers to attend, but the local community too. If you would like to get in contact with us, please call us on 01590 678 340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Book Binders Club at Lymington Community Centre
Our group has been meeting at LCA since about 1968, when it was started by Kathleen Powell who attended a course at Bournemouth College of Art, and passed on what she has learned each week to members of the group. We now meet twice monthly ( expect August) on Tuesdays 2-4pm. An excellent range of equipment ensures we are able to make good progress with both repairs, and making new items from scratch, with, eventually, great satisfaction. We admit to occasional help—we all help each other and share our skills. Contact Mary Herbert c/o Lymington Community Centre.
Friends who like to paint together on a Friday afternoon.
Inner Wheel Club of Lymington
Inner Wheel is one of the largest voluntary women’s service organisations in the world. Lymington Club was formed in 1949. We have a monthly dinner meeting with a speaker at Lymington Community Centre. We collect items for home and overseas charities especially in times of need of disasters. We donate items to local women’s refuges and we fill shoeboxes annually for vulnerable children and each year our District supports a special Holiday Break for ladies who are deemed to need a short holiday. We support many local charities and these have included New Forest Disability Information Service, Oakhaven Hospice and Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance to name a few. For further information please contact Alisson Smith—Tel: 01590 380327.
Knit and Natter
Please come and join our Knit and Natter Group at the Lymington Community Centre. 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 Arts Group is a friendly, supportive group of like minded people who enjoy the art of painting and drawing etc. New Members and guests of all abilities are welcome to join us at our meetings on the 2nd Friday of each month at 2:30pm in the Gates Hall, Lymington Community Centre where professional artists inspire us to improve, try out new mediums and primarily have fun. We look forward to meeting you.
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 short mat bowling and 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 teams in the Men’s and Ladies New Forest Leagues and also the Bournemouth and District Leagues. We have a licensed bar and modern catering facilities. For more information visit our website www.lymingtonbc.co.uk or call us on 01590 670870 or come and see us at The Pavilion, Avenue Road, Lymington, SO41 8LU.
Lymington Choral Society
We rehearse in the Gates Hall at 7.30pm on Wednesdays from September to May. We perform music from the 17th–22st centuries at concerts throughout the year with young professional soloists and an orchestra. Our 2023/24 sessions start on 6 September. In December we will perform selections from Handel’s Messiah and Christmas Music for Choir and Audience.We welcome singers, particularly Tenors and Basses with some music reading ability and a commitment to regular attendance to join us. Info:07484230823 or www.lymingtonchoral.org.uk
Lymington Flower Club
We meet 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 to either watch or perhaps learn a new hobby. Its fun! New members and visitors welcome. For further information contact Alison Baker : Tel 01425 612434 or Sue Snook Tel: 01590 675084.
Lymington Gardeners’ Club
We meet on the second Tuesday of every month from September through May in the McLellan Hall at 2 p.m. (with registration from 1:40 p.m.). We have another interesting and varied programme of speakers this year and will be planning an outing in June 2024. Please see our poster on the Centre noticeboard for details of our speakers. Membership for the 2023/24 season is £20 per person. Visitors are always welcome at £5 per meeting (deductible when joining). For further information please contact Pamela Keen on 01590 626654.
Lymington and District Historical Society
The Society enjoys illustrated talks, on the history of Lymington and the New Forest as well as the surrounding areas, given both by knowledgeable local historians as well as national experts. Meetings are held on the last Friday of the month at 7-15pm September to March (excluding December) at the Lymington Centre. Members can also view a large online archive of past talks, articles and photographs on our website. Members £15 p.a. Visitors £5 each. Contact www.lymingtonanddistricthistoricalsociety.co.uk Also on Facebook. Phone 01590 676790 Elizabeth Merrick (Treasurer)
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 obligatory to host or 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 Or contact the Membership Secretary, Simon Hacking, on 01590 683218 or at email@example.com
Lymington Palette Club
The Lymington Palette Club was formed by an innovative local artist and friends in 1954. The Club continues to encourage an enthusiasm and development of artistic ideas amongst members and friends of the club– who do not need to be painters themselves. We meet at the Lymington Centre monthly, usually on the first Tuesday, for a talk by an inspiring speaker followed by a tea, or occasionally a social event. Visitors are always welcome. The club holds a popular annual selling exhibition, which is a platform for the work of those of our members who have been selected based on the talent and originality of their art.
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Protecting our Town and the surrounding area for the future. Lymington is one of those special places. A beautiful town with a wonderful Georgian High Street and set in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. The Lymington Society seeks to preserve our wonderful town and raise important local issues. We also organise an interesting and varied season of talks and Social Meetings to enable our members to keep in touch. Why not join the Society to help with this important work and make new friends as well – membership is only £10. Full details of our programme of social events is available on our website. New Members and anyone interested in joining 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 Friday afternoon from 2:30pm until 5pm in the Phoneix Room. New members of average standard are very welcome to come and join us. Moderate fees on the day. For more information please call John Stoneman, the Secretary, on 01590 675109.
Lymington Town Tours
Lymington Town Tours voluntary guides take visitors and locals on themed walks around Lymington and Milford on Sea. Our walks are interesting and entertaining, looking at interesting historical and architectural features and telling stories of life in the bygone days. For more information, see our website www.lymington-town-tours.co.uk or pick up a leaflet at the museum. Why not try ‘Courts and Alleyways’ or ‘Sea, Salt and Smuggling’ and find out what a fascinating place you live in? Or you would volunteer to become a guide yourself! Its fun, and full training is given. Just contact us through our website.
Lymington Town Life Drawing
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New Forest Academy of Dance
New Forest Academy of Dance NFAD is Lymington’s longest standing dance school providing vibrant, engaging dance tuition for children aged 2-18 and Adults. With highly experienced teachers who’s primary focus is the physical & mental wellbeing if all students you an be reassured your dancer or performer will be getting the best education & training! Run by Principal Kayleigh Sargeant, New Forest Academy of Dance is dedicated to offering Dance and Musical Theatre classes to all ages in a fun, positive and inspiring environment. Classes on offer: Ballet, Tap, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Modern and Street dance.
Oakhaven Wellbeing at Oakhaven Hospice
The Coates Centre, set within the beautiful grounds of Oakhaven Hospice, is a welcoming place to drop-in for a cuppa and chat. Open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm (closed Bank holidays) it is run by trained volunteers here to support anyone affected by a life-limiting illness, for carers and those living with a bereavement. You can come along anytime if you need some support or advice. You are welcome to join in one of our regular sessions or support groups. To find out more about Oakhaven Wellbeing visit: www.oakhavenhospice.co.uk/wellbeing1234
Pennington Community Action Group ( Hideout Youth Club)
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South Coast Dance and Arts
South Coast Dance and Arts brings Ballroom and Latin American dancing to the Lymington Community Centre! With over 15 years professional teaching experience and an Associate membership with the IDTA (International Dance Teachers Association), J essica will have you feeling comfortable on the dance floor in no time. Find me in the Wellington Room every Monday from 9:30am-12:30pm Classes are beginner friendly and 1-1’s are available too. 9:45-10:45am: Latino Funk – Latin American inspired fitness class. 11:00am-12:30pm: Ballroom & Latin Tea Dance www.southcoastdanceandarts.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org 07740328953
Splinters Art Group
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 group. We meet regularly to share ideas and organise educational and skill sharing events. Recent events include Green Week with talks, walks and workshops, Repair Cafes, ‘Jean Genie’ workshops to upcycle old jeans, seedling swaps, Home Energy Saving Project and currently a local cycling routes project. Everyone is welcome to our meetings; we currently meet at the Sail Inn, Lymington on Wednesdays/Thursdays once a month. Email: Lymington@newforesttransition.org.uk Facebook: Transition Lymington
Yoga for health with Hannah
Come and learn about the complete practice of Yoga. Yogic postures to help the physical body with balance, confidence, strength and flexibility whilst developing concentration and breathing techniques to relax the mind, bring you back to your true nature, enabling you to live in harmony with nature and all living things. Classes suitable for beginners and those with more experience. www.yogahealthcentre.com
Are you a local Voluntary Organisation/Club?
Why not apply to become Affiliated to the Lymington Community Centre?
The Association invites you to apply to be an Affiliate with The Lymington Community Association and thus support its work.
Affiliation enables the Association to work in co-operation with other local organisations, to bring them together for discussion on topics of common concern, and it permits the affiliated organisations to use the Association’s services.
Once your application is approved by the Trustees, the advantages of affiliation include a reduction in charges for room hire, newsletter input, photo copying charges and a share in the destiny of the Association with a vote at the AGM. The affiliation fee is £55.00. Forms available from Reception. Please contact email@example.com or telephone 01590 672337.
Are you looking for a room to hire out for a class, birthday, wedding or event? Lymington Community Centre is the venue for you!
We have a variety of different rooms to hire that are one to one or for larger meetings with up to 160 seated.
Lymington Community Centre is also a licenced venue for Civil Ceremonies. Celebrate your special day with us in the heart of Lymington.
We have onsite catering available including sit down meals, buffets, canapes or refreshments. Call our friendly team today to discuss your options which are tailored to your needs.
If you are interested in more details or viewing our rooms, please book an appointment by calling 01590 672337. Or for more details and to check availability please email firstname.lastname@example.org