Affiliated Clubs and Societies

  • A-F
  • G-K
  • L-M
  • N-Q
  • RT
  • U-Z
  • Lymington Film Society
  • Bowls Club
  • 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 meetings 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, Sue Lewis. Tel. 01590 683180.

*Lymington Arts Group
Meets in the Centre on the second Friday of the month at 7.30pm to enjoy painting demonstrations in all media, slide lectures, critiques and discussions of artwork. Paintouts & workshops, annual dinners and celebrations are also popular. Exhibitions of members’ work, held twice yearly, are well attended by viewers and buyers. Prizes are presented by our sponsors, Balmer Lawn Garages.
New members and visitors interested in art or craft are warmly welcomed; the annual subscription is £22; visitors £3 per meeting.
Please contact our Membership Secretary, Sandi Hitchens, Tel. 01425 613569 or email: . Website:

*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 socialize. All for £1.60 for the first child plus 50p for each additional child over the age of 6 months. Come and join us on Tuesdays from 9.30 am to 11.30 ‘ish.

*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 four 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. Contact Mr. P R Gilbert, Tel. 01590 683197.

*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 May. The season starts on Wednesday 8 October 2014.
The league offers a gentle introduction to “teams” for players already familiar with duplicate bridge. For further information, please contact or phone 01590 622917.

British Red Cross
New Forest Centre, Wistaria Court, Avenue Road, Lymington, SO41 9GJ. Tel/Fax 01590 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 all emergencies, local, national or wherever the need arises. Local services include short term loan of mobility equipment, hand, arm and shoulder massage, First Aid courses (public and commercial), First Aid cover at public events. FES (Fire and emergency support) in partnership with the Fire Service gives practical and emotional help to people in the aftermath of fire, floods etc.
We welcome volunteers to help us to help others. Contact Tel. 01590 674683 or 
visit our website:

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. Please contact 01590 610322 (Kevin Curry) or visit

*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. Ring Rebecca Rickaby on 01590 676275 or just turn up at one of the meetings, held September through to May.

Cancer Research U.K. New Forest District Committee
Area Co-ordinator: Mrs M Baker, Barnes Corner, 31 Manor Road, Milford-on-Sea, SO41 0RG. Tel. 01590 645150.
A committed team of scientists, doctors and fundraisers working together towards
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 Care Group (Meets at LCC)
United Reformed Church Cottage, High Street, Lymington. SO41  9AG. Tel. 01590 679187.
Office Hours: 10.00 am  -  1.00 pm. 24hr answerphone.  Registered Charity No. 299735.
The Lymington Care Group provides transport at a small charge for people in Lymington, Pennington and Boldre, 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 or phone 07545 786896.

*Charter Bridge Club (Meets at LCC)
Meets every Monday evening  from 6.45 - 10.00 to play duplicate bridge. We operate a 'host' system which means that even if you do not have a playing partner for the night, you can simply come along and will be guaranteed a game. We play in the McLellan Hall and free hot drinks are available. Visitors of all abilities are very welcome. Also feel free to contact our Secretary, Eve Ritchie-Fallon on 01590 676528, for further details.

*Lymington Choral Society (Meets at LCC)
Conductor: Michael Goldthorpe. Hon Secretary; Mrs Sheila Hammond, 186A Gore Road, New Milton, BH25 5NQ, Tel No. 01425 614023 The choir has around 70 members and rehearses in the Wellington Room (Community Centre), 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 a minimum of two major concerts during the year and include young professional soloists and orchestra. 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 or visit

St. Thomas and All Saints Churches
St Thomas the Apostle, St Thomas Street, and All Saints, All Saints Road, Woodside. You are very welcome to our church services, house groups and children's activities. Baptisms, weddings and funerals arranged at both churches.  Refresher and beginner courses in the Christian faith held regularly.  Many other activities including concerts, play group, Monday lunch club, Vistas cafe etc.  Further information from the Parish Office, 01590 676194, open 9.30am – 11.30am Monday to Friday. Visit us online at
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
  • Community Support Service
  • Children and Young People’s Services including Young Carers Service and Moped Loan Scheme.
  • DBS Service
  • Nightstop
  • Volunteer Centre
For further information on all the services available from Community First New Forest  visit

New Forest Orchestra (Reg. Charity no. 1156556)
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

New Forest West Conservative Association (Meets at LCC)
Chairman: Michael White. 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. Member of Parliament - Desmond Swayne

Lymington Cricket Club
We are proud to be the oldest local sporting club in Lymington dating back to 1807. We have come a long way from just one Saturday team to four Saturday league teams at the highest level plus Sunday and Mid-Week teams plus a thriving mixed colts section with U-9's to U-15's plus a girls U-13 side. Our ground is at Southampton Road where our 1st & 2nd X1 play and we also use Woodside for our 3rd & 4th X1. Our club was awarded Clubmark in 2007 which is the kitemark for all clubs who provide junior cricket in a safe and friendly environment. In addition we run two golf days plus winter nets for all ages. Our clubhouse provides the beer and barbecues to support the active social life of our members. Our season runs from mid-April until mid September so please visit our website at or contact our Secretary Peter Tapper on 01590 674660.

Lymington Croquet Club
Membership enquiries to Margaret Skeldon, Tel. 01425 628213. The club promotes croquet play using the full size court provided by the Lymington and Pennington Town Council in the Woodside Recreation Ground. The Council has recently paid for levelling and re-turfing the lawn. 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: £35.

Alison Avery School of Dance (Meets at LCC)

  • Tap Dancing  
  • Modern  Stage Dance 
  • Street Dance/Hip Hop
Classes for children and adults For further details ring Alison Avery on 01425 638121 or alternatively call at the Phoenix Room any Thursday or Friday between 2.30 and 6.00 pm.

Jo Jingles*Jo Jingles Classes (Meets at LCC)
Classes provide fun, interactive music, singing and movement classes with an educational slant for babies and children aged from 3 months to 4 years of age.
Session times: 9.30: Walking—2yrs.  10.30am: 2yrs+.  11.30am: 3mths-walking.
They also introduce routine and structure whilst providing musical instruments for every child. The aim of a Jo Jingles class is to enhance a child's pre-school education by stimulating their interest and enjoyment of music using a series of varied and fun-themed musical programmes.
Let music help develop your child’s language, listening and memory skills and make new friends at the same time. Classes on Friday mornings during term time. Tel. 023
80848712 or mobile: 07587047977 and ask for Marilyn. Website:

*New Forest Academy of Dance (Meets at LCC)

Enjoy the benefits of taking regular ballet classes promoting stamina, good posture and discipline! Royal Academy of Dance examinations offered at all levels. Ballet for all ages including ADULTS!!!
Learn ballet with fully qualified caring teachers who have spent many years studying the teaching of dance, anatomy, physiology, child development and child psychology. 
All teachers CRB checked and up to date with their CPD.
Administration/Office: 01425 272782. Mobile: 07842270511. Email:
“A good teacher never stops learning”
Principal: Jennifer M Porter RAD RTS; RAD Teaching Diploma (Distinction)
Contact: 01425 616864/07702862590
Email: info

*Lymington Decorative & Fine Arts Society (Meets at LCC)
Ten different stimulating, entertaining, enlightening lectures a year. Experts talking about their enthusiasms showing us photos on the big screen of the best examples of each topic. Add visits, social occasions and Special Interest Days to create a friendly interesting society. Join us in the Fuller-McLellan Hall the second Wednesday of each month from September to June, 7pm for 7.30pm, starting with coffee for an annual subscription of £45.  More information from Pam Le Gassick. Tel. 01590 676839 or
Email: Website:

*New Forest Disability Information Service (In LCA Foyer Wednesdays once a month)
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 applications completion service, challenging refusals, and representing clients at Tribunal hearings.
Supplying information on a wide range of topics including access, legal, social, educational, transport, disability rights and aids and adaptations.
A range of new and lightly used mobility equipment and daily living aids to view, assess and if appropriate purchase. A speaker is available to clubs etc.
Contact:  Jacki Keable - Chief Executive, New Forest Disability, 6 Osborne Road, New Milton, BH25 6AD. Helpline no: 01425 628750.
Email: Website:

*DramaCo (Meets at LCC)
Speech, Drama and Musical Theatre School including LAMDA examinations.
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 to the public.  Classes run on Saturday morning and Tuesday afternoon at Lymington Community Centre.  We cover all ages from 3 to 18. We also teach LAMDA at all levels for ages 6 up. Contact us for a free trial!  Tel. 07762317364.

*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. For further information please contact Janet Parker on 01590 622574

East Boldre Painters (Exhibitions held at LCC)
A small group meeting  weekly to pursue our own projects. We use a variety of media though mostly watercolour.
We occasionally invite a demonstrator, make trips to  galleries or gardens and  hold exhibitions at different venues, including our ongoing display at The Turfcutters Pub, East Boldre. We will have an exhibition at East Boldre Village Hall over the weekend of 29th and 30th November, 2014.
We meet at the Old School Fields Hall, East Boldre on Monday mornings (not Bank Holidays, August and Christmas). Contact: Carol Mileusnic: 07930 663637 or see for a link to our group.

*Ewe2Club (Meets at LCC)
A group of fibre, yarn and textile enthusiasts; we enjoy exploring weaving, knitting, spinning, braiding and anything else that can be done with textiles. Our meetings are informal and fun; sharing and developing ideas and techniques as we chat and work on our projects. New members are always welcome to call in and find out more. We are based in the Lymington area and meet in Lymington Community Centre on Monday evenings for weaving and on the 4th Saturday of each month from 10am-4pm for all of our activities.
We also meet in Sway and New Milton.
Email: Website:

*Lymington Flower Club (Meets at LCC)
If you love flowers, you’ll like our club. We meet at Lymington Community Centre usually 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 £5) and see what we offer. Please ring Hon. Secretary, Mrs Pauline Browning on 01590 675625 for further information. 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.

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. Contact: Lady Georgina Craufurd. Tel. 01590 672406

*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.
Contacts:-  Membership: Sharon Reed: Tel. 01590 677275. Chairman: John Ward: Tel. 01590 671205. Museum and Gallery open Monday to Saturday 10.00 am - 4 pm. Tel. 01590 676969.

Friends of Wistaria Surgery (Meets at LCC)
The main objective is to provide the surgery with facilities, support services and equipment not normally provided by the statutory authorities.
They run a monthly coffee morning with occasional speakers, hold social and fund raising events, help with the surgery’s flu immunisation clinics and run a befriending/visiting service for Wistaria’s patients.
They can be reached through Wistaria Surgery, Wistaria Court, 18 Avenue Road, Lymington, Hants. SO41 8DY or by email:

*Lymington Gardeners’ Club (Meets at LCC)
(Affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society)
If you are interested in gardening and gardens, why not join us?
We have an excellent programme of talks on different aspects of gardening starting in September on the second Tuesday of the month at Lymington Community Centre from 2pm to 4pm. In the summer we visit private gardens, some of which are not normally open to the general public. For further information contact Pamela Keen (Chairman). Tel. 01590 626654.

*Lymington Growmore Club (Meets at LCC)
Growmore Clubs were founded over 50 years 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. Contact: Hon. Secretary, Amanda Black, 16 Lawn Road, Milford-on-Sea, Lymington. SO41 0GZ. Tel. 01590 642950. Email:

*Lymington Healing Group (Meets at LCC)
A group of qualified healers gather in the Hope Jones 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 healing 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 of £5 are gratefully received to cover the cost of the room. For further information please call Anne on 01425 619933 or Hilary on 01202 483329.

*Lymington & District Historical Society (Meets at LCC)
Chairman:  Mrs Caroline Birch, Larks Lees, Coxhill, Boldre, Nr. Lymington. SO41 8PS.
The Society’s growing and thriving membership enjoy illustrated talks on the local history of Lymington and the surrounding areas. Meetings are held on the last Friday of the month at 7.15pm from September to March, excluding December, in the Community Centre. Membership is £10 per annum and visitors £3.00. All are welcome.

Milford-on-Sea Historical Record Society
Lecture Sec. - Mrs Sue Baptiste Tel. 01590 641174
The Society was founded in 1909 and since that time its aim has been to research and record the history of Milford. We would be very pleased to hear from anyone who can add to our knowledge. The Society holds five lecture meetings during the year in All Saints Church Hall, and also arranges a summer outing. New Members and visitors are welcome. Membership fee £8.00 per annum until (Dec 2014). Visitors £3.00 per meeting (until Dec 2014).

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  broadcast 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 website at 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)
Secretary: Wendy Cheeseman, 46 New Forest Drive, Brockenhurst, SO42 7QW. Tel. 01590 622759. Members are wives, partners and female relatives of present and past 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.

*Lymington Investors Club (Meets at LCC)
Contact: Graham Hacker, Tel. 01425 616354. The Club will continue to meet during 2014/2015 to provide a forum for information and discussion on all aspects of personal investment. The first meeting will be on Wednesday 17 September 2014 at 7.30pm and subsequent meetings will be held at the same time on the third Wednesday in October and November 2014 and in January, February, March, April and May 2015. 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 £3. Enquiries:
Mrs C Brown, 01590 677746, Mrs S Symes, 01590 675066,
Mrs K Fellows, 01590 671534 or Mrs H. Stenning.  Visitors always welcome.

League of Friends of Lymington New Forest Hospital
Now in our 8th year at what we still call the new hospital we continue to support patients and their families and to work with the staff to increase the services provided. The League funds equipment for some of these new services and recently paid almost £300,000 for new fluoroscopy equipment benefitting Urology and Pain Services patients. The Flag Day will be on June 14 this year and our annual Fete in the hospital grounds on September 6th. Please support us if you are able and remember we always need more members and volunteers to continue our efforts. You are welcome to call into our office in the main reception area of the hospital, Tel. 01590 663036 or visit our website

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 1.35 million members worldwide in over 207 countries, and all share a core belief: community is what we make it.
The Club carries out local fundraising and community projects and has an active social calendar. We meet at 7.30pm on the 1st Wednesday of each month at Elmers Country Club and seek community minded people who are prepared to give a little of their time to help others and at the same time enjoy a varied social calendar.  For further information contact Lynn Sharpe. Tel. 01590 671761.

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. 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 all 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. Teachers are fully qualified and all
classes have an assistant teacher. Classes in Baby Ballet and Tap at the following times every Thursday during term time:

  • Twirlers Ballet Class, aged 18 months—2.5 years, 9.15am - 9.50am
  • Twinkle Toes Ballet Class, aged 2.5 - 4 years, 10.00am - 10.35am
  • Tiny Tap Class, aged 3+ years, 10.50am - 11.05am
  • Twinkle Toes Ballet Class, aged 2.5 - 4 years, 11.20am - 11.55am 
  • Contact: Leanne Desmond. Tel 01425 470934.

*The Macular Disease Society (Meets at LCC)
Our support group is open to anyone suffering from vision loss. Carers, family members and friends are also very welcome.  Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at the Community Centre. These are social occasions where we can chat together over afternoon tea, enjoy entertainment including music, speakers on many interesting topics and also receive updates on issues relating to MD and its impact on our daily lives.  Contact: Keith or Tina on 01425 639159.
Helpline: 0300 3030 111.

Brockenhurst Music Society
We promote 6 professional concerts, per year, given by highly talented young musicians and 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 Bestsellers of Brockenhurst and Sway Deli in Sway.  Membership  (£45 single, £85 couple) gives free entry to all 6 concerts.
Remaining concerts in 2014
Monday 14 July:  Adam Crockatt  tenor and Olivia Barry soprano.
Monday 11 August: Tom Dunnett Jazz Band.
Monday 8 September:  Jane Lindsay cello with Alison Rhind piano accompanist.
Contact: Nicky Rowntree, Hon. Secretary. Tel. 01590 623392.
See for more information

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, and our Box Office is on 01590 611404.

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Mrs. A. Collett, 131 High Street, Lymington, Tel. 01590 677450.
Treasurer: Mr M Hall, High Widden, Pitmore Lane, Sway, Lymington SO41 6BW. Tel. 01590 682751.Email:
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 £10,144 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  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 National Trust more enjoyable, and each year we support various National Trust projects from our activities. Membership enquiries:  Mrs Sue Moriston. Tel. 01590 644086

*Lymington & District Naturalists’ Society (Meets at LCC)
P.E. Poole, 4 Carrington Close, Milford-on-Sea, Lymington. SO41 0RD. 01590 641609.
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. For details see the programme section of this booklet. Visitors welcome. Subscription £15.00. Juniors £10.00.

Lymington & District Neighbourhood Watch Committee
L&DNWC is a registered charity overseeing the activities of around 100 Watches in Lymington, Brockenhurst, Pennington, Pilley, and the Boldres. Watch co-ordinators are in direct contact with the Police Station in Lymington. The Police district is divided into beat areas, with a beat officer allocated to a collection of watches. Regular crime reports are sent out by the Police, and watches have access to the police crime system by computer, giving up-to-date information on crime and other incidents. This information is also available at the Community Centre. L&DNWC is a prescribed body under the provisions of the Crime and Disorder Act (1998) and liaises with the National Neighbourhood Watch Association. Residents wishing to start a new Neighbourhood Watch group, or wanting to join an existing group can obtain further information from Peter Nash, the Chairman, on 01590 673427, or from the Police Station on 0845 0454545.

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 In-patient Unit, a Day Hospice, a Community Team making home visits, our Oakhaven at Home service plus an Outpatients' Clinic and Bereavement Counselling. Annual running costs are nearly £3 million and we support 180 patients and their family and friends each week. With only 13% of costs met by the NHS, we rely greatly on our local community for funds and voluntary help. Oakhaven Hospice Trust, Lower Pennington Lane, Lymington SO41 8ZZ. Tel. 01590 677773. Registered Charity No. 900215.

New Forest Organ Society
Hon. Secretary: Mr. M Stone
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. (Doors open from 6.30pm). Visitors £4 (incl. tea/coffee during the interval). For further information:- 01202 473944.

*Lymington Palette Club (Meets at LCC)
The Lymington Palette Club is a group of around 50 artists who work in all media. We hold monthly meetings which take the form of talks and criticisms from experts.  The Club holds an annual exhibition and many of our members exhibit locally and nationally, and take part in Hampshire Artists’ Open Studios. Membership is by selection, and we welcome enquiries from artists. Visitors are welcome at club meetings. For further information visit

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 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 contact our  Secretary, Stephen Ward, Tel. 01590 675186 or look us up at

*Quakers Religious Society of Friends (Meets at LCC)
Correspondence Clerk: Jo Anstey, 7 Hamilton Place, Anchorage Way, Lymington, Hants. SO41 8RJ. Tel. 01590 678706.
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.

*New Forest Amateur Radio Society (Meets at LCC)
Amateur Radio Call-Sign: M0LCC.
A group of Radio Amateurs and electronics enthusiasts meeting at Lymington Community Centre. Meetings weekly 7pm - 9.30.
Experienced radio amateur and professional tutor: Richard Ferguson M0RBF. Email:

*Railway Club of the New Forest (Meets at LCC)
The Railway Club of the New Forest meets on the last Friday of the month with the exception of a Bank Holiday when it will be on the penultimate Friday.
At each meeting, starting at 7:30pm in the McLellan Hall, we have a guest speaker on a railway or transport related topic. Annual membership is £20 but visitors are welcome and the charge is £4.00 for the evening.
For membership enquiries contact Mike Newell on 01590 645948 and for programme and visitor enquiries contact Ken Wheel on 01425 652563.

*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. Tel. 01590 682638.

Rotary Club of Lymington (Meets at LCC)
Lymington Rotary Club is part of Rotary International. We have a current membership of 51 of which 7 are female. We are a membership who care about each other and also care about our community. We believe in doing good work but also enjoying fun and friendship whilst we seek to help others. We meet weekly, on a Wednesday, at the Lymington Community Centre where we lunch together. Approximately once per quarter we have an evening meeting where we enjoy the company of our friends and family. More information available from and

Royal Lymington Yacht Club
Kevin Podger, Royal Lymington Yacht Club, Bath Road, Lymington, SO41 3SE. Tel. 672677, Fax 671642, e-mail: 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
Mr David Codling. Tel. 01590 676706
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. Our shop next to the Lifeboat Station in Bath Road selling souvenirs and Christmas cards is open Wednesday to Sunday from noon. We welcome volunteers to help there and at other fundraising events. For more information telephone the above number or call in to see us at the shop.

BurgeeLymington Town Sailing Club
Bath House, Bath Road, Lymington SO41 3SE. Tel. 674514, email: and
We enjoy one of the best reputations on the South Coast for our outstanding facilities and organisation. 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., 8 Marram Close, Lymington, SO41 9FN. Tel. 675659.
Secretary:  Mrs Sharon Freeman. Tel. 677895.
Treasurer: Mrs N Kirby, 26, Ditchbury, Lymington, SO41 9FJ. Tel. 01590 677210.
Chairman: Mr. Graham Wales, 11 Haglane Copse, Pennington, SO41 8DT. Tel. 01590 672220. Thursday 6 pm to 7.30 pm -
Mrs. L. Frankcom. See Brian Stone, Tel. 675659.
Cub Scouts: Age 8 to 101/2  yrs. old, meetings Wednesday 6.30 pm to 8 pm - Mr. Nick Benham.  Tel. 380112. See Brian Stone, Tel. 675659.
Scouts:  Age 10 – 141/2 yrs old, meetings Friday 7 pm to 9 pm - Mr. Brian Stone, details above.

*New Forest Nippers Soccer Club (Meets at LCC)
Fridays 9.30am - 1pm
New Forest Nippers is a fun and innovative football programme that introduces children between the ages of 2 - 5 to the wonderful game. Each class uses fundamental football skills as a tool to develop co-ordination, balance and agility with a real focus on fun in every session. Children are able to develop at their own pace with player of the week awards at the end of each session. Coach Niall and the team - Tel. 07881 100007. Email: Website:

*Lymington Society
The Aims of the Society in Brief:-
A civic society for all wishing to protect the character of our historic town
To ensure new development is in keeping
To encourage the maintenance and improvement of civic amenities
To provide a forum where residents can express views on such subjects publicly
The Committee is actively involved in contact with the Local Authorities and other interest groups for the benefit of the community.
A varied programme of social events takes place during the year including a garden party in June and a Christmas drinks party in December.
Members and guests are welcome. Information on our website:
Chairman and Acting Secretary: Clive Sutton. Tel. 01590 672595.

*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 between October and May. We have just had delivery of two brand new tables. New members welcome. Moderate fees. For further details please contact John Stoneman on 01590 612550.

*Taekwondo- Waterside Taekwondo

Taekwondo tiger logoColin 6th Dan is holds classes at the Centre for ages 8yrs-adults. Mon. 5.30-6.30. £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:

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. There is also a Training Band for less experienced players that meets at 18:45 before the main rehearsal. The Band plays several concerts each summer on the Bandstand and also plays for charity events throughout the year. For further information please
contact Frank Weller on 023 80846702 or visit our website:

Lymington Town Tours
Entertaining and informative walks are led by our voluntary guides, who aim is to make the walks an enjoyable experience for all. We have eight different walks including ‘The Story of Lymington’, ‘Wavy Walls’,  and ‘Courts and Alleyways’. We even travel to Milford-on-Sea to tell ’The Story of Milford’. Details and dates are in our leaflet available from the Lymington Museum and Visitors Centre, or on our website No need to book, just turn up - or you could book a private walk or talk for a group or club. For details of training to be a guide also visit the website.

Transition Lymington An active grassroots community organisation, anyone can join in!
Our aim is to promote sustainable, community-based solutions to help build local resilience in response to climate change and economic instability.
We have regular, friendly meetings and events and support the larger New Forest Transition Network.
Events include Jean Genie 'upcycling' workshops; Bike checks, security coding and a bike course; fairs to promote local crafts and producers; fruit, vegetable and seed swaps; film nights and talks on local food production and renewable energy.
Transition Lymington also runs Lymington Garden Share - matching local gardens with local gardeners.
For more information, see: Or e-mail:

*Turner Bridge Club (Meets at LCC)
A friendly, ACOL playing, non-EBU affiliated club which has been playing for over 60 years. Most of the time we can sort a partner for you if you haven’t got one.
Every Monday afternoon from 1.45 to 4pm for Rubber Bridge. More experienced players play for 1p per 100. For beginners and improvers—help is at hand if required!
Every Tuesday afternoon from 1.45 to 5pm for Gentle Duplicate.
New members and visitors are always welcome. Our website: or call: Chairperson Dr. Emma Jolly on 01590 676472 or Secretary, Ms. Dee Jones. Tel. 01590 610712.

*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: Contact: Membership Secretary: Simon Hacking. Tel. 01590 683218.

*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. Lectures on UN-related subjects are held at the Community Centre September-November inclusive and January to March inclusive. Programme and membership details available from Hon. Secretary:
Patricia de Mowbray. Tel. 07525171716. Email:

U3A*Lymington University of the Third Age (U3A) (Meets at LCC)

Study Groups are mostly held in Members’ homes and cover diverse subjects:-
Lymington U3A offers retired and semi-retired people a variety of opportunities to share knowledge, skills and experience and to acquire new ones in an informal, friendly atmosphere bringing together like-minded people. General Meetings with a speaker are held on the first Thursday of each month at 2.30pm and ‘Coffee Plus’ on the third Monday of the month at 10am at Lymington Community Centre.
Further groups may be introduced on demand during the course of the year.
Art Appreciation, Backgammon, Bridge, Canasta, Computer Club,Current Affairs, Digital Photography,Economics, Science, Film Club, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Genealogy, History, Life Writing, Mahjong, Meditation, Music Appreciation, Music Playing for Fun, Painting, Philosophy, Play Reading, Poetry Reading, Reading, Recorder Playing, Rummikub
Scrabble, Shakespeare, Short Breaks, Singing for Fun, Stitch and Knit, Table Tennis,Theatre Visits, Walking, Wine Tasting, Yoga,Visits to places of special interest. Lymington U3A offers retired and semi-retired people a variety of opportunities to share knowledge, skills and experience and to acquire new ones in an informal, friendly atmosphere bringing together like-minded people. General Meetings with a speaker are held on the first Thursday of each month at 2.30pm and ‘Coffee Plus’ on the third Monday of the month at 10am at Lymington Community Centre.
Further groups may be introduced on demand during the course of the year.
New members are most welcome. Please phone 01590 610863 or visit the website:

*Lymington Women’s Institute Meetings (Meets at LCC)
Meetings are 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: Veronica Powell, 19 Middle Road, SO41 9HE.
Tel. 01590 674707.

*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 and woodturning techniques. New members welcome. Meets Tuesday evenings 7.00 - 10.00 pm and Wednesday morning 10am-12.30pm. Contact: Alan Leagas. Tel. 01590 719154.

*Workers’ Educational Association, Lymington & New Milton (Classes at LCC)
Branch Hon. Secretary: Paul Renton-Skinner, Elmore House, Durnstown, Sway, Hants. SO41 6AL. Tel. 01590 682403. Email:
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. The Branch organizes a variety of Liberal Studies courses throughout the year that anyone can attend.

Weeightwatchers*Weightwatchers (Meets at LCC)
Weight loss meetings held in the Community Centre:
Tuesdays 6.30pm-8pm. Wednesdays 9.30am-11am. Tel. 0845 677 7788.

Lymington Film SocietyLymington Film Society 2014/15

Meetings on the 2nd Sunday evening once a month in the Fuller McLellan Hall.
Lymington Film Society formed in 2009 runs a season of films from October to May all of which have been chosen for their subject matter as well as cinematic appeal.

Non members tickets £5.00 per film on the door. For enquiries please e-mail, More information on Lymington Film Society please see

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: who will inform candidates of the next course and handle any enquiries relating to courses.

MLAP July 2012

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