• 1 Covid-19 and self-isolation in the New Forest area - Local Help
  • 2 Covid-19: New Forest businesses offering delivery
  • 3 Three Cornered Leek Pesto from Real Food New Forest
  • 4 Fairweather’s Garden Centre Beaulieu - ingenious no-yeast bread recipe
  • 5 New Forest Activities 25% off gift vouchers over £100
  • 6 COVID-19 working from home in the New Forest
  • 7 Child contact in Lymington New Forest lockdown - Lester Aldridge
  • 8 The Honeypot emergency action plan: can you help?
  • 9 The not the toilet roll news from The Natural Health Hub, Lymington
  • 10 Communities rally round to support care home residents
  • Covid-19 and self-isolation in the New Forest area - Local Help

    Covid-19 and self-isolation in the New Forest area - Local Help

    Coronavirus in the New Forest area - community and volunteer groups - useful local information

    New Forest Coronavirus planning 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:

    Local Helpline for vulnerable

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  • Covid-19: New Forest businesses offering delivery

    Covid-19: New Forest businesses offering delivery

    Many New Forest businesses are offering local delivery to help those in self-isolation during the coronavirus situation.

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    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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  • Three Cornered Leek Pesto from Real Food New Forest

    Three Cornered Leek Pesto - a thrifty nutritious meal

    Create a delicious meal on a shoestring!

    three cornered leek 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.

    Ingredients for Three Cornered Leek Pesto

    2 small bags

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  • Fairweather’s Garden Centre Beaulieu - ingenious no-yeast bread recipe

    Can’t find strong flour or yeast? No worries…

    No yeast bread recipe from Fairweather Garden Centre Beaulieu doesn't even require strong flour

    fairweathers garden centre no yeast breadThis 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!

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  • New Forest Activities 25% off gift vouchers over £100

    Do you want something awesome to look forward to?

    New Forest Activities - gateway to fun in the New Forest

    new forest activities kayak calm water 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!

    Buy a gift voucher from New Forest Activities and it's 25% off if priced £100 or more

    If you buy a £100+ gift voucher from New Forest Activities, they'll give you 25% off, giving you even more to

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  • COVID-19 working from home in the New Forest

    Keep to a routine and dress for a day’s work!

    Some tips for the new army of home based workers “thanks” to the coronavirus crisis

    working from home on the sofa 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

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  • Child contact in Lymington New Forest lockdown - Lester Aldridge

    Child contact during lockdown

    Child contact during Lymington and New Forest coronavirus crisis  - with Lester Aldridge

    lester aldridge sam edwards 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

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  • The Honeypot emergency action plan: can you help?

    The Honeypot emergency action plan: can you help?

    Lymington Mayor's chosen charity for 2019/2020 plea to support young carers during this highly stressful and anxious time and afterwards

    Lymington Mayor presents honeypot charity with cheque in 2019 at Italia event 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. 

    Respite breaks for young carers have been cancelled 

    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

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  • The not the toilet roll news from The Natural Health Hub, Lymington

    The not the toilet roll news from The Natural Health Hub

    Spreading a 'posidemic' with yoga online, consultations and therapies via e-courses and new - The Daily Dose!

    by Sue Leach, owner of The Natural Health Hub in Lymington.

    toilet paper 3964492 1280 600x400 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

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  • Communities rally round to support care home residents

    Communities rally round to support care home residents

    Kind-hearted communities served by Colten Care’s 21 homes in the south have been doing their bit to cheer up residents separated from loved ones because of coronavirus.

    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.

    penpals at Colten Care homes during the Coronavirus crisis 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.

    Natalie wrote:

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  • LYMINGTON.COM:
    NEWS, EVENTS AND LOCAL INFORMATION

    Lymington.com provides you with information about the town of Lymington and its surrounding area, including the New Forest National Park. Find here news, events, things to do and local information, including where to stay, where to eat and drink, as well as places to visit. The Lymington.com Directory provides a comprehensive guide to local businesses and organisations, with a search function enabling you find what you are seeking and a review function so that you can tell others what you think!

  • LYMINGTON:
    GEORGIAN MARKET TOWN AND FAMOUS YACHTING CENTRE

    Lymington is a pretty Georgian market town in the south of the New Forest. The town's sheltered position on the western bank of the beautiful Lymington river has made it an important settlement since the Iron Age. For many years Lymingtonians have made their living from the sea or the river - as boatbuilders, fishermen, sailors and in past centuries as salt workers and even smugglers! Today Lymington is an internationally famous yachting centre with a population of almost 17,500.

  • SAILING IN LYMINGTON:
    PERFECTLY LOCATED FOR THE BEST SAILING IN THE BRITISH ISLES

    It’s not surprising that Lymington is one of the “Best UK Coastal Towns in Which to Live”. Combined with accessible road and rail links north to London, west to Bournemouth and east to Southampton and beyond, as well as the car ferry service to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, the town combines practicality with pleasure; the perfect work-life balance. There are many excellent schools and a wealth of local sports, clubs and leisure activities.

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