• 1 Lymington Community Centre 70 years fundraising campaign
  • 2 Lymington RNLI welcomes fundraising boost from care home residents
  • 3 Holiday childcare in Lymington and the New Forest
  • 4 February half term in Lymington and New Forest
  • 5 Lymington's Golf Centre and Adventure Golf open to all
  • 6 Real Food Catering: February Recipe Chinese Soy Pork
  • 7 John Cooper Carpets Lymington New Forest Greendale Cooperative Member
  • 8 Disputed Wills - Life Matters for Lymington from Lester Aldridge
  • 9 Town Council presents first Community 'Big Pot' grants for 2019
  • 10 The Montagu Arms recruits new head chef from one of the world’s best restaurants
  • Lymington Community Centre 70 years fundraising campaign

    Lymington Community Centre: heart of the community for 70 years, used by 4,000 weekly

    £2 million fundraising campaign underway to meet the needs of the next generation and the next 70 years

    Over the 70 years since it opened in 1948 and supported by a huge number of passionate volunteers Lymington Community Centre has contributed enormously to the local area, offering both Proposed new look lymington centre entrance recreational and educational facilities to all, always vibrant and busy - it's used and enjoyed by up to 4,000 people every week.

    A reception was held recently at the Centre to present plans for its future development as part

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  • Lymington RNLI welcomes fundraising boost from care home residents

    Lymington RNLI welcomes fundraising boost from care home residents

    Colten Care's Belmore Lodge presents cheque to Lymington RNLI 

    The party from Colten Care's Belmore Lodge care home at the Lymington RNLI lifeboat station, from left: Mary Bates, Hilda Snelling, Maureen Marks and Janette Banks. Behind Maureen is Lifeboat Station Operations Manager Nick Hayward Saving lives at sea was the theme of the day as RNLI fundraisers from a Hampshire care home visited their local lifeboat station. Four residents of Colten Care’s Belmore Lodge in Lymington took a minibus trip across town to meet some of the 21 volunteers whose vital work they support. 

    The hosts explained how the Lymington crew has responded to more than 110 callouts in the past two years, with an official ‘pager alert to launch’ target of just six minutes.

    Recent emergencies

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  • Holiday childcare in Lymington and the New Forest

    Looking for childcare in Lymington and the New Forest?

    School holidays are great! Except when you have to work.

    Updated 13 February 2019

    girl and boy at childcare Finding things for the children to do whilst you are working can be a real chore. In a bid to try and make things slightly easier for you, here is a summary of holiday children that is usually on offer in and around Lymington.

    Start planning your school holidays now - you will generally find that activity days get booked up well in advance.

    Do get in touch with us if you know of any other holiday childcare

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  • February half term in Lymington and New Forest

    What’s on in Lymington and the New Forest over Half Term

    Things to do during the February school holidays in the New Forest area 

    WhatsonHalfTerm LymNF 4k wallpaper adorable blur 1148998 600x400 There are lots of exciting things to do in the New Forest, Lymington and surrounding areas this February half term. Here's our guide of what's on locally for visitors and locals. For those having to juggle work with school holidays, we have information about holiday childcare .

    To see what's on day by day, take a look at our Events Calendar  for the Lymington, New Milton and New Forest area. Remember, if you're organising a local event

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  • Lymington's Golf Centre and Adventure Golf open to all

    Lymington's Golf Centre and Adventure Golf open to all

    Nine hole golf course open to non members and new miniature adventure course for children and adults

    lymington golf centre matt vineer golf pro Does everybody know about this fabulous and friendly golf facility on the edge of Lymington? Whether you're local or visiting the area, Lymington Golf Centre and New Forest Adventure Golf offer the perfect day out. 

    Lymington Golf Centre consists of a 9 hole golf course with fabulous views of the Solent and beyond, which is open to non members on a pay and play basis at very reasonable rates. In 2018 the adventure golf

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  • Real Food Catering: February Recipe Chinese Soy Pork

    Lymington.com Recipe for February:  Chinese Soy Pork

    Fiona Hill from Real Food Catering gives us a simple, tasty, seasonal recipe for February

    "Chinese soy pork is not only a family favourite but also a family affair: my daughter has improved my original recipe and we love it even more now!  And for Chinese New Year of the Pig, what better way to celebrate right now - the best news of all is that this is a really simple recipe too. Real Food Catering recipe for February:  chinese soy pork

    You can make this recipe with either chops, tenderloin or like me for the Lymington Rotary club a whole loin.


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  • John Cooper Carpets Lymington New Forest Greendale Cooperative Member

    Need a new carpet? Try the fabulous new Greendale ranges

    At John Cooper Carpets, Lymington and New Forest stockist for Greendale Carpets

    John Cooper Carpets is the local stockist for Greendale Carpets in Lymington and the New Forest, and your local, friendly, expert supplier of top quality john cooper carpets jan19 greendale bright colours wool twist 800 competitively priced carpets and flooring.

    Greendale Carpets & Floorings is a multi-million pound, member owned flooring cooperative cooperative, a not-for-profit mutual trading company with over 140 independent retail store members. It supplies over 200 ranges of carpet (containing over 6500 colours) including wool twists, loop piles, velvets and super soft touch Saxony’s covering all price ranges.  


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  • Disputed Wills - Life Matters for Lymington from Lester Aldridge

    Will your beneficiaries inherit more than you bargained for?

    The importance of a will which reflects your precise wishes!

    A good will should reflect your wishes, be valid and ensure that your estate is distributed in the way that you want. In England and Wales, you can leave your lester aldridge solicitors happy outcomes 800 estate to whomever you like e.g. relatives, charities and pets.

    Wills can also include unusual last requests or funeral instructions. 

    Your beneficiaries may however inherit more than you bargained for!

    However, this freedom can come at a price, as some wills can cause family disputes or cause claims to be made

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  • Town Council presents first Community 'Big Pot' grants for 2019

    Town Council presents first Community 'Big Pot' Grants for 2019.

    £10,000 awards for the New Forest Disability Information Service and St Mark's Parish Church

    Lymington & Pennington's Town Mayor Anne Corbridge has presented Community 'Big Pot' Grants to two very worthwhile local causes, the New Forest Disability Information Service and St Mark's Parish Church Council.

    Mayor Anne Corbridge presents Jacqui Keable from New Forest Disability Information Service with a cheque for £10,000 The Community ‘Big Pot’ Awards form part of a grant set up over the course of two financial years. A total of £100,000 has been allocated from monies received by the Town Council from the Buckland Farm development scheme. The Town Council has approved that

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  • The Montagu Arms recruits new head chef from one of the world’s best restaurants

    The Montagu Arms recruits new head chef from one of the world’s best restaurants

    New Forest restaurant sees return of Matthew Whitfield as they bid au revoir to Matt Tomkinson.

    Matthew Whitfield new Head Chef at The Montagu Arms Beaulieu New Forest Luxury New Forest hotel The Montagu Arms has announced the appointment of new head chef Matthew Whitfield, who returns to the UK after working at one of the world’s top restaurants.

    Matthew joins the award-winning Terrace restaurant fresh from the three-Michelin-Star Eleven Madison Park in New York – currently ranked fourth in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.

    The famed EMP has been in the top five of the world’s restaurants

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New Forest Business Expo 2015 - over 70 exhibitors, more than 500 visitors

The first ever New Forest Business Expo, held at Berthon Boatyard Lymington on 3 June, was a great success!

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Over 500 visitors came to the first ever New Forest Business Expo in Lymington 

Over 500 visitors, mainly businesspeople but also including interested members of the public, came to support New Forest businesses and promote the New Forest as a great place to do business.  The sun shone after a terrible couple of days at the beginning of the week - lucky once again in Lymington!  The atmosphere all day long in and around the marquees on the waterfront at Berthon was busy and professional yet also informal and relaxed, as exhibitors and visitors mingled to connect and network together.  

Over 70 exhibitors reported making many new contacts, and also doing actual business on the day

As previously reported the Expo was previously sold out in terms of exhibition space with over 70 businesses from a wide range of sectors of the local economy on show - from 5 star hotels to fudge, luxury yacht charter to coffee, solicitors to sash restoration, asset management to electrical and energy, networking groups and business organisations. All day long the social media channels were buzzing and exhibitors were enthusing about the networking they were doing and the new contacts they were making.

Click if you'd like to see the full list of NF Business Expo exhibitors 2015.


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Fascinating Tours of Berthon's Working Boatyard, and great catering by Fine Food 4 Sail Lymington

Everybody enjoyed the Lymington waterside in the sunshine, whilst those who went on the Berthon group guided tours discovered that Berthon really is a world class working boatyard - much more than a marina. The on-site cafe Fine Food 4 Sail provided excellent breakfasts and all day catering and will now be on the map for many more customers.

Expo organised by NFBP, supported by local independent businesses

The Expo was organised by New Forest Business Partnership with the support of Thebestofthenewforest, Lymington Retail Group, Escape Yachting Lymington and of course lymington.com by Bartley Marketing

You'll excuse me for showing off the Bartley Marketing and Lymington.com stand - for those who didn't see it!  

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The fabulous “desk” beside me was leant to us by BluBambu Living, it’s a boat wine rack cum shelves, very useful as well as gorgeous. Dave who owns BluBambu dropped it off at the Expo for us and picked it up at the end...while it was with us we “sold” it at least three times so it’s probably gone now but you can see lots more lovely and unusual furniture if you go down to the BluBambu showroom at Sadlers Farm in Lower Pennington Lane.

The desk was a useful height for people filling in their entries to our free prize draw. The marketing related prizes will be announced later but the “on the day” champagne was won by David Warrilow of London IP, a London based firm of Intellectual Property specialists. David’s recently moved to Lymington and is offering Free IP Audits for New Forest businesses –  read about London IP in Lymington

Bartley Marketing specialises in promoting and championing local business with smart local marketing, including via our website lymington.com! Do get in touch with US if you’d like to talk about how we can promote and champion your business locally!  email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01590 612902!


Expo exceeded all expectations - and proved the demand for a local business showcase

Matthew Lawson, Chairman of New Forest Business Partnership and also owner of Escape Yachting Lymington said: “The Expo exceeded all our expectations and proved that there is indeed a demand on the part of local businesses to connect and showcase locally. The buzz of busyness and business was fantastic, and watching quality conversations between quality people taking place all around us was highly satisfying – especially after we’d worked so hard to make it happen!”

Anthony Climpson, New Forest District Council employment and tourism manager was the original driving force behind getting the Expo off the ground and he was delighted.  As he says:  "People don't think of the New Forest as a great place to do business, they think of trees and ponies...we're working to change that and join up those fantastic businesses based here, make networks and connections between them."

Chris Whatley Marketing Manager of Berthon said "We want to support local businesses and we understand that, as a large employer, we need to work with others in the area not just for our staff but for our clients as well.  We see this as an important networking event, and also a chance to promote the New Forest as a good place to do business."

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Lots more lowdown on the event can be found on the NFBP blog  http://www.nfbp.org.uk/nfexpo2015-success/

For information about membership of the New Forest Business Partnership and report on the Expo:  http://www.nfbp.org.uk/


Plans are already being made to make the Expointo an annual event and much bigger next year.  Local businesses who’d like to register their interest in exhibiting next time should get in touch with NFBP – there’s a contact link on the blog.





Jane Porter 5 June 2015


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    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.


    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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