List of affiliated Clubs and Societies

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  • Radio Club

*Amnesty International, New Forest Group (Meets at LCC)
Amnesty International is the world’s largest human rights organisation, people across the world standing up for humanity and for individuals wherever justice, freedom and fairness are denied. Our group holds main megs quarterly on varied days from October to June. We hear speakers, lobby MPs, write letters, organise events to raise awareness and raise funds, and, of course, meet like-minded people. If you are interested come along or contact our Secretary.

*Lymington Arts Group
Lymington Arts Group provides a meeting place for lectures, discussions, sketching days and workshops for those interested in arts and crafts. Our meetings are normally held in the Centre at 7.30 pm on the second Friday of each month. An exhibition of members’ work is held in Spring. New members and visitors are always welcome. The annual subscription is £22. Visitors £3 per meeting. Ballet

*Lymington Baby and Toddler Group (Meets at LCC)
A small friendly group held in the Robert Hole Room during term time. An ideal way for everyone to make new friends. Ages newborn to pre school age. Drinks and snacks for parents and children. A fun, safe environment for children to play, develop and socialise. All for 50p for the first visit. Subsequent visits £1.60 for the first child plus 50p for each additional child but those under one year come free. Come and join us on Tuesdays from 9.30 am to 11.30 ‘ish.

Lymington Baptist Church
Pastor: Dave Gooderidge. Church Office: Tel. 01590 672019; www.lymingtonbaptist.org. Helping People to Know and Follow Jesus. Everyone welcome to join us for our Sunday morning services which start at 10.30 am, with crèche, youth and children’s programmes running concurrently. Opportunity to join one of the many small groups which meet during the week. Have lunch with us at Grace Cafè. Christians Against Poverty, a national debt counseling service, is also based at the church.

*Bookbinding Club (Meets at LCC)
Meetings are on Tuesday afternoons from mid-September to the beginning of April in the Workshop/Craft Room from 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm with a three week break at Christmas. Help is freely given on the basic operations in hand bookbinding for paper 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.

Brockenhurst Bowling Club Club
Secretary: Derek Place. Although situated at the end of the Brookley Road car park, the Club still retains its characteristic country image whilst providing first class facilities for members and our visitors both off and on the green. We welcome applications for membership from any lady or gentleman wishing to take up or continue with this excellent sporting and social experience. Coaching is available from qualified tutors. The club offers a comprehensive range of mid-week league and competition opportunities together with friendly matches at weekends.

*Lymington & District Bridge League (Meets at LCC)
The Lymington & District Bridge League holds its league matches at the Community Centre on the third or second Wednesday monthly from October to April. The season starts on Wednesday 12 October 2011. The league offers a gentle introduction to “teams” for players already familiar with duplicate bridge. For further information, please contact guy.lawrenson@lineone.net.

British Red Cross
New Forest Centre, Wistaria Court, Avenue Road, Lymington, SO41 9GJ. Tel/Fax 672641. Open Monday - Friday 10.30 am - 12.30 pm and 2.00 - 3.30 pm. (Except Wednesday pm). The Red Cross provides care and comfort to people in crisis, by responding to local and national emergencies. Local services including medical equipment loan, providing equipment from wheelchairs, walking frames, commodes etc. for those with a short-term need. Donations welcomed. First Aid training, variety of courses and venues. First Aid cover provided at public events. Therapeutic care given by trained volunteers in hospices, stroke clubs, community settings. Skin camouflage service provided locally also. Fire and Emergency Support Service - team of volunteers provide immediate practical and emotional help and advice in the aftermath of fire, flood or other emergency working with the Fire Service. Volunteers are much needed to provide these services. Please help us to help others. Contact: Centre Co-ordinator, Mrs Margery Bradley. 01590 674683.

Beaulieu Camera Group
A very warm welcome is assured with our Group, which is for anyone who enjoys photography. The enthusiastic membership ranges from beginners to advanced and the varied programme includes competitions, practical evenings, guest speakers, social events and walks. Experienced members keenly share their knowledge and ideas too, so there is every opportunity to improve techniques for better pictures. Visitors are welcome at any of our meetings, held on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 7.30 pm in the village school. Meetings recommence after the summer break on 7th September, 2011. Please visit www.beaulieucameragroup.co.uk.

*Lymington Camera Club (Meets at LCC)
Lymington Camera Club provides ‘how to’ evenings and competitions, where each member competes with colleagues at an equal level of skill. Outside camera shoots are held at places of interest, usually in the summer months. You are discouraged from squandering your money on expensive kit until you are really sure you have learned what is available and what suits both the level of skill you wish to achieve and, of course, your budget! Visitors are always welcome. Jjust turn up at one of the meetings, held September through to April.

Cancer Research U.K. New Forest District Committee
A committed team of scientists, doctors and fundraisers working together towards finding cures for over 200 different cancers. We fund around one-third of all research into cancer in the UK and pride ourselves on being Europe's leader in developing anti-cancer drugs. Currently supporting over 700 projects throughout the UK, examples of local research include: CRC Wessex Medical Oncology Unit, Southampton. Its reputation is built on research into new treatments of lymphomas and testicular cancer.

Lymington Voluntary Care Group Office: United Reformed Church Cottage, High Street, Lymington. SO41 9AG. Tel. 679187. http://www.lymcare.wordpress.com/
(Office hours: 10-1 and answerphone at other times.) The Lymington Care Group provides transport at a small charge for people in Lymington and surrounding villages and towns, who, for whatever reason, are unable to get to hospital, dental or other medical appointments without assistance. Destinations cover a large area of south west Hampshire, from Southampton to Bournemouth and locations further afield. Clients have the added assurance when on long journeys of a return home by the same driver, who can wait for them for up to two hours and at an agreed arrangement if the wait is longer than two hours. Volunteer office helpers and drivers are always needed. Please phone 01590 679187.

*Lymington & District Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Meets at LCC)
A friendly and social business networking organisation for local businesses of various size, location and business sector. The Chamber’s aim is to provide an environment for its members to build business relationships that encourage commercial activity. With its strong lobbying voice for the local business community, the Chamber represents a wide range of businesses established throughout the New Forest area. For information about Membership or networking events visit www.lymington.biz or phone 07545 786896.

*Charter Bridge Club (Meets at LCC)
The Club welcomes players of every ability and visitors are welcome at any time. Monday night at 7 pm is our Duplicate Bridge session and Friday afternoon at 1.30pm is devoted to Rubber Bridge. We operate a list system which means you are sure of a game.

*Lymington Choral Society (Meets at LCC)
Conductor: Michael Goldthorpe. Hon Secretary; Mrs Sheila Hammond. The choir has around 70 members and rehearses in the Wellington Room from 7.30-9.30pm on most Wednesdays from September to May. A challenging programme of music from the 17th to 21st Century is selected for study and performance at three concerts during the year and includes young professional singers and a professional orchestra. The Autumn session begins on Wednesday, 7 September 2011 and the Spring session on Wednesday, 4 January 2012. The Society welcomes applications for membership from competent singers with some music reading ability and a commitment to regular attendance but with no audition. Details from the Secretary.

Church of England - St Thomas & All Saints St Thomas the Apostle, St Thomas Street, and All Saints, Viney Road, Woodside. You are very welcome to our church services, house groups and children's activities. Baptisms, weddings and funerals arranged at both churches. Refresher and beginner courses in the Christian faith held regularly. Many other activities including concerts, crèche, Monday lunch club, Vistas women's group, holiday club etc. Further information from the Parish Office, 01590 676194, open 9.30am – 11.30am Monday to Friday. Visit us online at www.lymingtonchurch.org.

Our Lady of Mercy & St Joseph’s R.C. Church Lymington, with St Anne’s, Brockenhurst Office: 132, High Street, Lymington, Hants. SO41 9AQ Parish Priest: Fr Danny McAvoy. Tel. 01590 676696. Email: lymbrock@sky.com Sunday Mass Times: 18.30 Vigil Mass (Sat) Lymington. 09.30 Brockenhurst. 11.00 Lymington.

Community First New Forest
In addition to supporting voluntary and community groups across the New Forest, Community First New Forest manages a range of services. These include: Community Transport Home Improvement Agency Home Support Service Children and Young People’s Services Nightstop Volunteer Centre For further information on all the services available from Community First New Forest visit www.cfnf.org.uk

New Forest Community Orchestra (Concerts at LCC)
We are a group of amateur musicians of all ages from a wide variety of backgrounds. There is no audition but we would recommend Grade 5 Standard as a minimum. We encourage young players, those of more mature years returning after a gap or those who have taken up playing their instrument in adult life. We perform classical repertoire and some lighter material. We rehearse weekly on Wednesday evenings at Hordle Memorial Hall and perform two or three times a year locally. Contact 01590 681741 or 07792 188314 or email info@nfco.co.uk

*New Forest West Conservative Association (Meets at LCC)
Lymington Branch Chairman: Sir Robin Craufurd.. Lymington and Pennington Conservatives believe in their town. They participate in all areas of voluntary work as well as in politics. The local Branch is very active with Councillors on District and County Councils who are ready to help all members of the public. We have a lively group which meets to discuss wider political issues and we hold regular lunches and suppers with mainly political speakers as well as social events. Join the Conservatives. Member of Parliament—Desmond Swayne.

Lymington Croquet Club
Membership enquiries Mrs Margaret Skeldon, Email: skld@metronet.co.uk. The club promotes croquet play using the full size court provided by the Lymington and Pennington Town Council in the Woodside Recreation Ground. As Croquet requires skill rather than strength, and tactical ability rather than quick reflexes, it is suitable for all ages. We have some 50 members playing Association and Golf Croquet. Group social afternoon meetings are held each week, 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: £30. Dance

*Alison Avery School of Dance (Meets at LCC)
Associate of National Association of Teachers of Dancing Tap Dancing  Modern Stage Dance  Street Dance/Hip Hop Classes for children and adults. Call in at the Phoenix Room any Thursday or Friday between 2.30 and 6.00 pm.

Jo Jingles*Jo Jingles Classes (Meets at LCC)
provide fun, interactive music, singing and movement classes with an educational slant for babies and children aged from 6 months to 4 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 at the community centre are on Friday mornings during term time.

*New Forest Academy of Dance (Meets at LCC)
Principal: Jennifer M Porter RAD RTS; RAD Teaching Dip. (Distinction), Royal Ballet School trained. International stage and teaching career. Ballet for children and adults. Mums (Dads) and Toddlers’ Group. Musical Theatre. Classes held on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. E-mail: info@newforestdance.co.uk. Website: www.newforestdance.co.uk

*Lymington Decorative & Fine Arts Society (Meets at LCC)
Meets on the second Wednesday of each month between September and June in the Fuller-McLellan Hall at 7.00 in the evening, starting with coffee with the lecture following at 7.30. Our lectures are interesting, amusing, sometimes inspiring and never boring. Lecturers of high calibre, accredited to the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts, engage us in their enthusiasms showing us splendid pictures of beautiful things. We also have visits to special places and other fun activities. Annual subscription £45. More information from Pam Le Gassick. Email: lymdfas@gmail.com Website: www.lymdfas.org.uk

*DramaCo/Glee Club (Meets at LCC)
Speech and Drama School DramaCo is the children’s Drama Company. DramaCo aims to build confidence and develop creative skills by providing a fun and supportive environment using proven drama and performance techniques. Throughout the year children will have the opportunity to perform in an open class / end of term show. Classes run on Saturday mornings at Lymington Community Centre. We cover all ages from 5 upwards. Professional actress with over 10 years’ teaching experience. BA (Hons) Drama/ Theatre Studies & English Literature. Classical Acting PG Diploma (LAPA). CRB checked & Equity registered. Tel. 07762317364. Email info@dramaco.co.uk. www.dramaco.co.uk.

*Embroiderers’ Guild (Lymington) (Meets at LCC)
The Lymington Branch of the Embroiderers' Guild meets on the third Tuesday of the month (excluding August and December) from 2.00pm to 4.00pm and welcomes new members and visitors. At each meeting we have inspirational talks by well known textile artists and embroiderers. We run workshops throughout the year covering a multitude of techniques to suit all capabilities. We look forward to welcoming you.

East Boldre Painters (Occasional exhibition at LCC)
A small group who get together in an informal atmosphere to pursue our own projects. We are amateurs, using a variety of media, painting and drawing for pleasure, with the aspiration of one day being able to produce that elusive masterpiece. We occasionally invite a speaker, make trips to a gallery or garden, and have been holding exhibitions twice a year at different venues. We enjoy our relaxed start to the week, meeting at the Old School Fields Hall, East Boldre on Monday mornings (except Bank Holidays, August and Christmas).

*Ewe2Club (Meets at LCC)
A club for fibre enthusiasts of ages and abilities. Our members enjoy weaving, knitting, spinning, braiding and anything else that can done with fibre or yarn. Our meetings are informal and we share ideas and techniques as we chat and work on our projects. Potential new members are always welcome to call in and find out more. We are based in the Lymington area and meet in the Lymington Community Centre on Monday evenings for weaving and on the fourth Saturday in each month for any activities. We also meet in Sway and New Milton. Email: ewe2club@gmail.com. Website: www.ewe2club.co.uk.

*Lymington Flower Club (Meets at LCC) If you love flowers, you’ll like our club. We meet on the first Monday every month. At our meetings you can see a demonstration of floral art and meet new friends over a cup of tea. We have outings and social events and we also hold workshops. At these workshops beginners and experienced arrangers learn more about flower arrangement. Come as a visitor (admission £4) and see what we offer. We hope you will decide to join us.

*Friends of Chawton House Surgery (Meets at LCC)
Our aim is to provide amenities for patients of Chawton House Surgery, amenities both to reduce the need for hospital appointments and to provide facilities such as special seating for the disabled. Activities include social meetings and fundraising sales. A newsletter is distributed quarterly. Membership is open to all, especially patients and their carers. Envelopes for the subscription of £2 per year are available at Chawton House.

*New Forest Friends of the Earth (Meets at LCC)
Campaigns on national issues and particularly on issues that affect the New Forest. Meetings range from discussions of the group’s campaigns to invited speakers on a wide range of environmental topics. Social events and walks are also organized plus occasional visits to such places as organic farms and recycling centres. All are welcome to our meetings which are free and held on most months.

Lymington Flyer*Friends of Lymington to Brockenhurst Line (Meets at LCC)
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.

*Friends of St. Barbe Museum (Meets at LCC)
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.. St. Barbe Museum, New Street, Lymington, SO41 9BH. Museum and Gallery open Monday to Saturday 10.00 am - 4 pm. Tel. 01590 676969.

Friends of Wistaria Surgery (Meets at LCC)
Their main object is to preserve and protect the health of Wistaria Surgery's patients, and that of others in the community, through the provision of facilities, support services and equipment. They run a monthly coffee morning, hold social and fund raising events, help with the surgery's flu and pneumonia immunisation clinics, and run a befriending/visiting service for Wistaria's patients. They can be reached through Wistaria Surgery: 18 Avenue Road, Lymington, SO41 8DY.

*Lymington Gardeners’ Club (Meets at LCC)
During the winter, lectures, discussions and demonstrations for keen gardeners. Summer is the time for garden visiting. Arranged as day outings and/or a mini-holiday. From September to May, excluding January, monthly meetings are held at the Community Centre on every second Tuesday from 2pm until 4pm. New members and visitors are very welcome.

Girlguiding Lymington
Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers meet at the District Headquarters, Priestlands Lane, Pennington. Lymington Trefoil Guild is a small group supporting Girlguiding Lymington. New members are made very welcome. *Lymington Growmore Club Growmore Clubs were founded ovears ago to promote efficient agriculture and horticulture. Membership is open to farmers, horticulturalists, their employees and anyone interested in the land. Activities include organising ploughing matches, produce competitions, visits to places of interest, talks and social events. Money raised is donated to local charities. Membership is £10.00 per annum.

*Lymington History of Art Club (Meets at LCC)
Meets in Autumn and Spring terms on Tuesdays 2-4pm. Runs a series of lectures on various art topics (e.g. Venetian Art, St. Ives Artists) and also holds one day study groups on specific paintings/artists. There is no joining fee and visitors are welcome. Contact J. Viveash 01590 673430 for further details.

*Lymington Healing Group (Meets at LCC)
A group of qualified healers gather in the Robert Hole Room to offer hands on healing to members of the public, fortnightly on Thursday afternoons. Dates listed on general notice board and in the monthly newsletter. The afternoon sessions begin at 2 pm with the last appointments at 3.30 pm. All are welcome to come and see us. No appointment is needed. Most conditions can be helped in some way though no cure is ever promised. Healing works on many levels - physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Donations are gratefully received to cover the cost of the room.

*Lymington & District Historical Society (Meets at LCC)
Chairman: Mrs Caroline Birch www.lymington-and-district-historical-society.co.uk The Society’s thriving membership enjoy illustrated talks on the local history of Lymington and the New Forest. Meetings are held on the last Friday evenings of the winter months in the Community Centre. Membership is £10 per annum, visitors £3.00 - all are welcome. The Anniversary talk in November with Dan Snow is admission by ticket only. Priority goes to members with one guest. Any spares available on request to the chairman after October 28.

Milford-on-Sea Historical Record Society
The Society was founded in 1909 and since that time its aim has been to research and record the history of Milford; and we would be very pleased to hear from anyone who can add to our knowledge. The Society holds five lecture meetings during the winter months, normally in Milford Church Hall, and also arranges a summer outing. New Members and visitors are welcome. Membership fee £8.00 per annum. Visitors £3.00 per meeting.

New Forest Hospital Radio
The modern studio is sited in the hospital at Lymington. A daily request show is broadcast to patients every evening and to Solent Mead once a week. We now broadcast for 24 hours daily and include specialist shows of local interest plus a repeat of the previous night’s request show. Speakers have been installed in many public areas of the hospital including the shop and canteen so that the daytime programmes can be listened to by out-patients and visitors. More information is available on the web site at www.nfhradio.org.uk or by phoning the studio direct line 01590 663366. We are always anxious to find volunteers to train as Request Collectors, Programme Presenters or as support members.

*Inner Wheel Club of Lymington (Meets at LCC)
Members are wives, partners and female relatives of present and past rotarians. Female ex-members of Rotaract are now eligible. Aims are to promote True Friendship, Personal Service and International Understanding. Events are organised to raise funds for local, national and overseas charities.

*Lymington Investors Club (Meets at LCC)
The Club will continue to meet during 2011/2012 to provide a forum for information and discussion on all aspects of personal investment. The first meeting will be on Wednesday 21 September 2011 at 7.30pm and subsequent meetings will be held at the same time on the third Wednesday in October and November 2011 and in January, February, March, April and May 2012. New members are very welcome—you can just turn up for a free ‘taster’ session any time.

*Ladies Friendship Club (Meets at LCC)
We meet at 2 pm at the Lymington Community Centre on the 3rd Thursday of each month except during August. We offer a variety of speakers and other activities, tea and cakes and an afternoon to meet and make friends. Entrance £2. Visitors always welcome.

League of Friends of Lymington New Forest Hospital
During the 4 ½ years since the new hospital opened in January 2007, the League of Friends has grown in effectiveness and increased its support for the hospital. Our aim continues to be to make a real difference to the experience people have when they need to come to hospital and to their families and friends who visit them. There is an ever present need for new members, new volunteers and financial help. If you would like to know more please contact our office in the main reception area of the hospital. Telephone 01590 663036. www.lymingtonhospitalfriends.org.

New Forest Liberal Democrats Lymington Branch (Meets at LCC)
The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community. We believe that people should be involved in running their communities with decisions taken at the lowest practical level and with a fair voting system for all elections. The Lymington Branch and the New Forest Local Party promote a range of political and social activities. New members welcome.

Lymington & Brockenhurst Lions Club
New members and visitors welcome The Lymington & Brockenhurst Lions Club is part of the international Association of Lions Clubs active in the UK for over 50 years. The organisation has 1.4 million members worldwide in over 182 countries. The Lymington Club carries out local fundraising and community projects and has an active social calendar. The club meets at 8 pm on the 1st Wednesday of each month at Elmers Country Club and seeks community minded people who are prepared to give a little of their time to help others and at the same time enjoy varied social activities. For further information contact: e-mail: peter.steeples@btinternet.com. Martin Ward, Martin-Ann@ward06.wanadoo.co.uk Secretary: 01590 671761 or view www.lions.org.uk

Little Dance Club*Little Dance Club
Little Dance Club offers fun and engaging baby and pre-school dance classes to those aged 18 months to 5 years on a Thursday morning
Classes are carefully planned to ensure they work on individuals self esteem, confidence, co-ordination, balance and poise, concentration, spatial awareness and those very important gross motor skills. We encourage children to develop their imaginations through the use of ribbons, pom poms, wands, hats, scarves, bubbles and themed props to inspire creativity and above all to achieve lots of fun! We encourage all children to reach their full potential in a caring, nurturing and fun environment. 
Little Dance club offers classes in Baby BalletTap and Street. Please see our website for individual class times and descriptions:
www.littledanceclub.co.uk or visit our facebook page.

*The Macular Disease Society (Meets at LCC)
Open to anyone suffering from vision loss. Carers are also very welcome. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at the Community Centre and are social occasions where we can chat together over afternoon tea. Guest speakers are invited to talk on a variety of subjects concerned with MD and its impact on our daily lives. Contact: Tony Dibbs. Helpline: 0845 241 2041. www.maculardisease.org. email: info@maculardisease.org.

Brockenhurst Music Society
The Society exists to promote 6 professional concerts, per year, mainly given by young musicians. The six Concerts are held in St. Saviour’s Church, Brockenhurst on Mondays at 7.30 pm. Tickets £12 on the door or £10 in advance from Streets or Best Sellers in Brockenhurst and Barry Rickman, photographer in Sway. Membership of £35 gives free entry to all 6 concerts. Remaining concerts in 2011 are: 11 July: Travelling by Tuba. UK’s most successful classical music duo. 8 August: Rosalind Ventis and Lara Dodds-Eden. Viola and piano: Hummel, Schumann and Brahms. 26 September: Piatti String Quartet. Haydn, Beethoven and Smetena. All professional, all wonderful to hear.

Music at Beaulieu
Once again we can offer a programme of concerts in Beaulieu Abbey Church. On 27 August we will be delighted to welcome Jacqui Dankworth, daughter of John Dankworth and Cleo Laine, and 19 November we have ‘Another Enchanted Evening’, songs from music theatre. The first was in August 2009 and was absolutely delightful. Next year we have the famous soprano, Emma Kirkby, the international pianist Chenyin Li. We also have Highcliffe Junior Choir, Collegium Regale, choral music and an evening of piano duets and organ solos. Full details are on our website, www.musicatbeaulieu.org and our Box Office is on 01590 611404.

Naomi House Children’s Hospice
Based at Sutton Scotney, Naomi House provides professional respite, terminal and bereavement care to children with life limiting conditions between the age of 0 and 18 at no cost to them and their families. Over 200 children who have spent time at the Hospice, have passed away since its opening in June 1997. New developments include the building of jacksplace at Naomi House, which will accommodate young adults up to the age of 25. The Hospice relies on donations from the general public. www.naomihouse.org.uk New Forest Office, Hazelhurst Farm, Flexford Lane, Sway, Hampshire SO41 6DN. Tel: 01590 683368.

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
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. Last year we raised £6,000 for the N.S.P.C.C.

*Christchurch & New Forest National Trust Association (Meets at LCC)
Membership is open to National Trust members. We promote and support the work of the National Trust which, as a charity, depends on its members and the general public. We arrange a wide programme of talks, walks, visits and social meetings to make membership of the National Trust more enjoyable, and each year we support various National Trust projects from our activities. Membership enquiries: Mr Kelvin Luhman. Tel. 01202 476279. For more information visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/christchurchnewforest or www.cnfnta.org.uk.

*Lymington & District Naturalists’ Society (Meets at LCC)
Illustrated lectures on the second and fourth Tuesday of the winter months at 7.15 pm at the Community Centre. Field meetings throughout the year. Visitors welcome. Subscription £10.00. Juniors £5.00.

Lymington & District Neighbourhood Watch Committee
L&DNWC, a registered charity, which oversees the activities of just under 100 individual Watches in Lymington, Brockenhurst, Pennington, the Boldres and Pilley. Watch Co-ordinators are in direct contact with the Police Station through the medium into Beat areas and each Beat Officer is known to the Watches in his/her area. Regular crime reports are sent out and also advice on any scams or other problems which are currently affecting the area - the key is ‘Awareness’! These same reports are also available on the special notice board near the Common Room at the Community Centre. L&DNWC is a prescribed body under the provisions of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and has contact with National Neighbourhood Watch Association. Residents thinking of starting a new, or joining an existing, Watch, can obtain further information by contacting Lymington Police Station, 0845 045 45 45.

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 an 8-bed Inpatient Unit, a Day Hospice, a Community Team making home visits and an Outpatients’ Clinic. Annual running costs are nearly £2.5 million and we support 180 patients and their family and friends each week. With only 14% of costs met by the New Forest and Waterside Primary Care Trust, we rely greatly on our local community for funds and voluntary help. Oakhaven Hospice Trust, Lower Pennington Lane, Lymington SO41 8ZZ. Tel. 01590 677773. www.oakhavenhospice.co.uk. Registered Charity No. 900215.

New Forest Organ Society
The New Forest Organ Society was founded in 1979. The Society aims to cater for those interested in electronic organs, whether as a player or a listener and provides monthly concerts by professional organists who play a wide range of organs and music, including big band, jazz and light classical. Also a Social Evening for members offers the opportunity for them to play and social events to be arranged. Concerts are at the Church Hall, Milford-on-Sea and start at 7.15 pm. P

*Lymington Palette Club (Meets at LCC)
The Lymington Palette Club is a group of artists who paint in all media. It holds monthly meetings which take the form of talks and criticisms. The Club holds annual exhibitions and several of its members hold one person or group exhibitions, exhibit at national exhibitions and take part in Hampshire Artists’ Open Studios. The Club welcomes membership enquiries from artists. Visitors are welcome at its meetings. For further information contact Philippa Bambach. Tel. 01590 718891. Email: philippab@talktalk.net

Lymington and District Probus Club
The Club exists to promote fellowship amongst retired professional and business men. Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 10.00 am; current venue is Elmers Court Hotel. New members can be sure of a warm welcome. The normal format is coffee, an outside speaker and then lunch. The Club also has an active social programme. We are a non-political and non-sectarian Club. For further information look us up at www.lymingtonanddistrictprobusclub.co.uk

*Quakers Religious Society of Friends (Meets at LCC)
Lymington Correspondence Clerk: Carolyn Herring, Our meetings are held every Sunday at 10.30 am in the Community Centre. Valuing silence and stillness, they are inclusive and open to all. Our sense of community does not depend on professing identical beliefs but from worshipping, sharing and working together. The Quaker way has its roots in Christianity and finds inspiration in the Bible and the life and teaching of Jesus. Quakers also find meaning and value in the teachings of other faiths. Our focus is on our experience rather than written statements of belief. Our religious experience leads us to place a special value on truth, equality, simplicity and peace. This leads Quakers to translate their faith into action by working locally, nationally and globally for social justice, for peace and for the environment.

*Railway Club of the New Forest (Meets at LCC)
The Railway Club of the New Forest meet on the last Friday of the month, except when it is a Bank Holiday and we meet on the penultimate Friday. At each meeting we have a guest speaker on a railway or transport related topic. Meetings start at 7.30pm and visitors are always welcome. For visitors we charge a token £2 for the evening.

*River of Life Church, Lymington (Meets at LCC)
In these exciting and challenging days in which we live there is a growing awareness of the need for a personal, vital relationship with God. At the River of Life Church you will meet caring committed Christians joining together for fellowship, worship and Bible teaching. We meet on Sundays at 10.30 am at the Community Centre and in the week in various homes. We extend a warm welcome to everyone.

*Rotary Club of Lymington (Meets at LCC)
Lymington Community Centre, New Street, Lymington. SO41 9BQ. Tel. 672337.
Rotary is an international association of professional and business men and women whose object is to encourage and foster the ideal of "service above self" within their own vocations and by undertaking community service. Meets Wednesdays at 1pm. 5th Wednesday of the month at 7.30 pm.

Royal Lymington Yacht Club
Kevin Podger, Royal Lymington Yacht Club, Bath Road, Lymington, SO41 3SE. Tel. 672677, Fax 671642, e-mail: sail@rlymyc.org.uk. One of Britain's foremost yacht clubs with an international reputation, the Club organises national and international regattas, whilst there is regular Club racing in dinghies and keel boats. Cruising members visit areas from the Solent to the world’s oceans. The Club is an RYA Recognised Training Centre, providing dinghy instruction for youngsters 8-18 (who need not be members) on Wednesday afternoons during the summer, and junior and youth racing and race training at weekends. Membership applications from active sailors welcomed.

Royal National Lifeboat Institution
The Lymington Branch of the RNLI supports the work of the Institution by raising funds and publicising the lifeboat service. Annual House-to-House and Flag Day collections are held, besides other regular events. Supporters are always welcome to join our fundraising team.

BurgeeLymington Town Sailing Club
Bath House, Bath Road, Lymington SO41 3SE. Tel. 674514, email: office@ltsc.co.uk and www.ltsc.co.uk. We enjoy one of the best reputations on the South Coast for our outstanding facilities and organization. We also pride ourselves on the warm welcome we offer to both new members and visiting sailors. Our dinghy, yacht and motorboat sections have wide and varied racing and cruising programmes throughout the year. Established in 1946, the club has an enviable record of members who have achieved outstanding goals, both on the National and World circuit, as well as cruising the oceans of the World.

Save the Children - Lymington Branch
Britain's leading international children’s charity working to create a better future for children in the U.K. and overseas. In a world where children are denied basic human rights, we champion the right of all children to a happy, healthy and secure childhood. We work in 70 countries worldwide, offering support to local communities through both our long term development work and our emergency aid programmes. The Branch aims to create interest in, and raise funds for Save the Children. New supporters always welcome. Charity shop at 18 High Street, Lymington.

1st Lymington & Pennington Scout Group
H.Q. Pennington Sports Ground, off Lodge Road, Pennington, Hants. Group Manager: Mr Brian Stone, Scout Leader and Acting G.S.L. Tel. 675659. Secretary: Mrs J Hendey Treasurer: Mrs N Kirby. Chairman: Mr C W Bennett, Beaver Scouts: Age 6 – 8 yrs. old, meetings Thursday 6 pm to 7.30 pm - Mrs. L. Frankcom. Cub Scouts: Age 8 to 101/2 yrs. old, meetings Wednesday 6.30 pm to 8 pm - Mr Tim Palmer. See Brian Stone, Tel. 675659. Scouts: Age 10 – 14-15 yrs old, meetings Friday 7 pm to 9 pm - Mr. Brian Stone, details above.

Lymington & District Sea Fishing Club
Formed in 1936 to encourage the best interests of sea angling, to arrange angling facilities from shore and boats, and to promote angling competitions. Season starts Dec. 1st - Nov. 30th. Adults £14.00 (including ladies), Joining fee £7.00. Juniors and OAP, £5.00 per annum, Joining fee £2.50. The Club's headquarters is at Bath Road Car Park, Lymington.

*Lymington Society (Meets at LCC)
A civic society for all wishing to protect the character of our historic town, to promote suitable development and to encourage improvement of civic amenities. The Society provides a forum where members can express their views publicly. New members always welcome.

*Lymington Table Tennis Club (Meets at LCC)
A private, friendly and informal Table Tennis Club, of average standard, plays at the Centre each Wednesday afternoon at 2pm between October and May. New members welcome. Moderate fees. For further details please contact Joan Wray.

*Taekwondo- Waterside Taekwondo

Taekwondo tiger logoColin 6th Dan is now holding classes at the Centre for ages 8yrs-adults. Mon. 5.30-6.30 & Thu. 7-8pm. £5 per session. First 2 sessions free. Students have the opportunity to be invited to the academy where they will be trained for sparring and pattern competitions. Taekwondo is great for self-control, discipline and reducing aggression, enhancing self-esteem, core strength, flexibility, reflexes and stamina. Colin on 07871875254 or Email: colingraves36@btinternet.com.

*Lymington Thursday Club for the Disabled (Meets at LCC)
The Thursday Club for the Disabled meets every Thursday morning in the Robert Hole Room from 10.00 am until 12 noon. Helpers/carers are welcome. A friendly social club, where crafts can be learned and where the needs of individual members are catered for. Full membership participation is encouraged and regular outings arranged.

Lymington Town Band
The Lymington Town Band was founded in 1883. The Band welcomes all brass, woodwind and percussion players of all ages. The Band meets every Monday evening at 1930 hrs. in the Literary Institute, New Street, Lymington. The Band plays several concerts each summer on the Bandstand and also plays for charity events throughout the year.

Lymington Town Tours
Entertaining and informative walks are led by our friendly voluntary guides, whose aim is to make the walks an enjoyable experience. ‘The Story of Lymington’, ‘Wavy Walls’, ‘Pens and Personalities’ and ‘Courts and Alleyways’ all start at the Tower of St Thomas’ Church; ‘Sea, Salt and Smuggling’ and ‘Trains, Tolls and Tributes’ start at the Quay slipway. ‘Buckland Rings’ starts outside the Borough Arms (corner of Avenue Road and Lower Buckland Road). We even travel to tell ‘The Story of Milford’. Details of dates are in our brochures, or from Helen Theobald on 01590 644438. This is also the contact point for details of training for new guides, or to book private walks for groups, or even ‘Armchair Walks’.
www.lymington-town-tours.co.uk

Transition Lymington
Part of the wider Transition Towns Network. It is a grass-roots association of local people, whose aim is to work towards a more sustainable SO41 by inspiring and encouraging individuals and organizations in the Lymington area to cope with climate change, reduce dependency on fossil fuels and adopt more sustainable lifestyles. Transition Lymington aims to raise awareness of these issues and to help bring about positive changes towards a more sustainable future in the SO41 postcode area. Secretary: Kate Chapman. Email: lymington@newforesttransition.org. Transition Lymington: www.transitionlymington.com New Forest Transition: www.newforesttransition.org

*Turner Bridge Club (Meets at LCC)
Chairman: Mr L Cooper. The club meets on Monday 2 pm to 5 pm for Rubber Bridge, Practice session for improvers. Tuesday afternoon for Gentle Duplicate. Thursday 7 pm to 10 pm. Partnership Rubber Bridge and for cut-in on the first Thursday of each month. New members and visitors most welcome www.turnerbridge.moonfruit.com

*Lymington and District International Twinning Association (LITA)
Lymington is twinned with Vitré, Almansa and Mosbach. Vitré, with its fortress-castle and half-timbered houses, is in eastern Brittany. Almansa, near Alicante, nestles beneath 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: lymingtontwinning.weebly.com
Contact: Membership Secretary: Carolyn Miller. Email: carolynstbedes@aol.com

*United Nations Association (UNA-UK) - Lymington Branch (Meets at LCC)
The United Nations Association (UNA-UK) is a membership based non-governmental organisation. We promote awareness of, and support for, the principles of the United Nations (UN) Charter and the worldwide activities of the UN and its agencies. We campaign and fundraise for interrelated issues such as human rights, conflict resolution and a culture of peace, as well as for economic and social development and care of the environment. Hon. Secretary: Patricia de Mowbray. Email: patricia@radioactive.org.uk

U3A*Lymington University of the Third Age (U3A) (Meets at LCC)
The U3A offers older 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. General Meetings with a speaker, are held at Lymington Community Centre on the first Thursday of each month at 2.30pm. New members will be invited to our monthly Coffee Plus held on the third Monday of the month 10-12 noon in the Fuller & McLellan Hall. Alternate meetings have a speaker. Study Groups are mostly held in Members’ homes and cover diverse subjects - French, German, Italian, Spanish, Bridge, MahJong, Rummikub, Scrabble, Stitch and Knit, Music Appreciation, Recorder Playing, Singing for Fun, Art Appreciation, Painting, Creative Writing, Play Reading, Poetry Reading, Reading Groups, Current Affairs, Genealogy, History, Wine Tasting, Photography, Computer Studies. Activity Groups include Walking, Lunch Club, Short Breaks, Yoga, Table Tennis, Relaxation and Questors (visits to places of special interest). Further groups may be introduced on demand in the course of the year. Website: www.lymingtonu3a.org.uk

*Lymington Women’s Institute Meetings (Meets at LCC)
Held at Lymington Community Centre on the 2nd Wednesday of each month except August, from 9.30 am until 12 noon. Enjoy new friends and interesting speakers. Additional activities include craft, produce, skittles, walking, book and luncheon clubs. New members and visitors welcome. Contact: Angela Edmondson, Secretary. 30 Belmore Lane, Lymington. SO41 3NJ. Tel. 01590 610292.

*Lymington Woodcarving Club (Meets at LCC)
Open to all levels of skill. Tools and guidance available for beginners. A congenial atmosphere in which to share individual skills and experience in woodcarving techniques. Meets Tuesday evenings 7.30 - 10.30 pm.

*Workers’ Educational Association, Lymington & New Milton (Classes at LCC)
Hon. Secretary: Geraldine Beech, Email: beechshirley@btinternet.com or Chairman, Tom Harding, The Branch is part of a national voluntary organisation and registered charity of over 600 branches. It was set up in 1903 to meet the learning needs of adults – especially those who are disadvantaged – within a participative environment of mutual support, democratic practice and organisational partnership and is now the largest voluntary provider of adult education in this country. Students do not have to become members of the national Association but by joining they give an indication of the Branch’s value to the local community. Details of how to apply for the free membership of the national Association can be obtained from the Hon. Secretary. WEA 2011-12 courses.

*Zing! And ladyZING! (Meets at LCC)
Two large, dynamic concert choirs performing a very varied mix of entertaining song styles to a high standard, including music theatre, light classical, traditional, classic pop and light religious. ‘ZING!’ is a four-part mixed voice choir, rehearsing on Monday evenings. ‘ladyZING’ is a three-part ladies choir rehearsing on Thursday afternoons. Both choirs are directed by Tara Roberts LLCM, who is a professional teacher of singing. The singing is dynamic, challenging and great fun. Enquiries about participation are welcomed from enthusiastic singers.

Weeightwatchers*Weightwatchers (Meets at LCC)
Weight loss meetings held in the Community Centre: Tuesdays 6.30pm-8pm. Wednesdays 9.30am-11am. Tel. 0845 607 0685. www.weightwatchers.co.uk

Lymington Film SocietyLymington Film Society

Meetings on the 2nd Sunday evening once a month in the Fuller McLellan Hall.
Lymington Film Society formed in 2009. rims monthly film showings (subtitled) in the Fuller-McLellan Hall from October to May, during the evening of the second Sunday of the month. From October to May each year we run a season of films all of which have been chosen for their subject matter as well as cinematic appeal. For programme details and further information regarding membership fees, please refer to www.lymingtonfilmsociety.co.uk


This is our 2013/14 season! Members please show your cards and for everyone else tickets are £5.00 on the door. Again, we have a terrific line up of great films covering some fascinating themes. Remember, do come early and join us in a glass of wine (small charge) to get the evening off to a great start!

Programme:Film: "M Lazhar"

‘M. Lazhar’ 1hr 34m. Sunday 13 Oct. 8.00pm

At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian asylum seeker is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed. Heart-warming and heart wrenching in equal measure. Oscar nomination 2012

'Lore' 1hr 49m. Sunday 10 Nov. 7.00pm
‘No’ [15] 1hr 58m. Sunday  8 Dec. 7.30pm
‘Rust and Bone’ 2hrs. Sunday 12 Jan. 2013. 7.30pm
‘I Wish’ [15] 2hrs. 8m. Sunday 09 Feb. 7.30pm
‘Wadjda’ 1hr. 38m. Sunday 09 March. 7.30pm
Sun. 30 March - AGM. Members only. "The Hunt" 1hr. 55m. 7pm
‘In the House’ 1hr. 45m. Sunday 11 May. 7.30pm

For existing LCA members, membership is £16.00 to see all 8 films). Non members tickets £5.00 per film on the door. For enquiries please e-mail, info@lymingtonfilmsociety.co.uk. More information on Lymington Film Society please see www.lymingtonfilmsociety.co.uk

Short Mat Bowls Club

We welcome members of LCA to join our Club, which started in May 2003. Short mat bowls is an enjoyable social and competitive game for all, including young people and those with disabilities.
You do not need to have played bowls before. The only requirement is flat, smooth footwear, without heels; suitable shoes are available in various sizes.
We play on two mats in the Wellington Room on most Monday and Tuesday afternoons 2.15 to 5.15. We organise coaching and social events and play friendly and competitive matches with other clubs. the annual subscription is £10, plus £3 to cover the cost of room hire each time you play. Non-members £3.50 per session. Trial session at 3.30 pm free. Please ask for more details or pick up an application form from Reception.

Radio Club

Organisers/Tutors: Keith Cromar G8MZF & Richard Ferguson M0RBF
We welcome members of LCA to join our Club.
Operates field days and contests.
A contact point for people in the local area interested in electronics. Enquiries relating to the club should be forwarded to Richard Ferguson via the Centre pigeon holes. Amateur Radio Courses are held on an 'On Demand' basis. The Community Centre Reception maintains a list of potential candidates. Courses for all 3 levels are organised when there is sufficient demand. This is in common with most Amateur Radio Clubs. All enquiries for courses should be passed to Richard Ferguson M0RBF Email: training@hamandchips.com who will inform candidates of the next course and handle any enquiries relating to courses.

MLAP July 2012
Free!

With your Centre Membership, this 48-page colour handbook includes full list of Affiliated Groups.
Otherwise £1 from Reception or £1.80 by post.