In response to a number of requests for information, we have created this guidance page. If you know of any special voluntary help that has been set up to help people in Lymington and the greater New Forest area during the coronavirus crisis, please get in touch and we will add to the page. This page will be shared regularly on our social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and in our free direct email to subscribers - subscribe here: lymington.com/subscribe or see sign up form at the end of this page.
Updated 1 April 2020:
Updated: Thursday 2 April
Dining at home like royalty with no shopping, prepping or cooking, and practically no clearing up. A silver lining to social distancing?
A number of local businesses in the hospitality sector from hotels to restaurants to pubs to caterers have enterprisingly and swiftly got their acts together to provide home cooked meals delivered to your doorstep....plus a number of other services are available during the crisis.
Please find here a list of New Forest businesses offering local delivery to help those in self-isolation.
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Fiona Hill from Real Food brings us a comfort recipe full of healthy ingredients for times of austerity.
This is Three Cornered Leek (wild garlic) it grows everywhere at this time of year and makes a wonderful pesto which is very easy to make. So take a look in your garden, or you may find it while you're out getting your daily exercise.
As Fiona says you can use any sort of nut, this is hazelnut, but you can use walnuts, almonds and cashews, much cheaper than the traditional pine nuts, with three cornered Leek and olive oil.
2 small bags…
This recipe for no-yeast bread has been very popular on social media and already tried by many with positive results! Fairweather’s Garden Centre head chef Karl’s no-yeast bread recipe might be useful especially as yeast seems to be one of the things which hasn’t come back into most shops!
Are you going stir crazy locked down at your house?
Are you longing for a chance to get out in the fresh air and spend time doing something different?
Don't miss out on New Forest Activities' great voucher offer, which will help you make the most of your Summer, when hopefully, we can all get outdoors and enjoy it to the fullest again!
If you buy a £100+ gift voucher from New Forest Activities, they'll give you 25% off, giving you even more to…
Some of us have enjoyed working from home for years, decades even, it’s second nature and poses us no problems in fact we revel in the advantages – including flexibility and the time saved on travelling.
Now though lots of people have taken their work home who have never done so before - and working from home has for many become yet another of the challenges posed by the coronavirus.
Regular Lymington.com reader, email subscriber and social media follower Gill Hepburn is normally based in the friendly offices of Station Financial in New Milton – expert and friendly…
One of the many complex challenges presented by the coronavirus crisis: this month’s Life Matters for Lymington article is by Samantha Edwards of the Lester Aldridge Family team.
If you have concerns about sorting out other aspects of “legal” life right now, from updating your will to completing a power of attorney to a host of other legal matters, do take advantage of the free consultation always on offer from an expert and friendly member of the Lester Aldridge team. Virtual meetings and advice available through phone, email, Skype and Zoom. See details below.
Many parents who have children that are the subject of…
The Honeypot Children’s Charity offers both respite breaks and outreach support to young carers in the New Forest area, many of whom would otherwise have nowhere to turn. Honeypot was chosen by Lymington Mayor, Cllr Anne Corbridge, as the 2019/2020 charity.
Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus outbreak Honeypot have had to cancel respite breaks until further notice and due to their financial situation, all operations staff are now 'furloughed workers'. This includes team leaders, play workers, operations office and site management staff. Although this is hard…
by Sue Leach, owner of The Natural Health Hub in Lymington.
Our mission at The Hub is to spread a posidemic. Think positive… there are many positives to come out of this weird time. Communities helping each other, all of us valuing the small things in life, everyone slowing down, treasuring the sunshine. The Hub remains (virtually) open – we have gone online for our yoga and as many consultations as we can and some of our therapists are offering new e-courses. Plus we’re launching The Daily Dose, a subscribers’ only feed of exclusive…
As movement restrictions from the government have tightened, the family-owned care home provider, Colten Care, has moved from advising relatives to ‘think twice’ about coming in to halting non-essential visits altogether. Friends, families and community contacts have immediately responded by sending in letters, postcards, emails, photos and drawings.
Team members at Colten’s Chichester home, Wellington Grange, say they have been inundated with goodwill wishes after a Facebook message by Healthcare Assistant Natalie Agate received more than 2,200 shares, 200 likes and around 150 comments.