Useful contacts in the Lymington and New Forest area
Emergency Police, Fire, Ambulance, Coastguard - 999
- EMERGENCY number. Should be used only when urgent attendance by the emergency services is required – for example someone is seriously ill or injured, or a crime is in progress. Calls are free, and 999 can be dialled from a locked mobile phone.
Non-Emergency Police Number - 101
- Use 101 when you want to contact the police, but it’s not an emergency A general rule is “if the crime is not currently in progress, use 101.” Can also be used to give information about a crime committed, or to contact the police with a general enquiry.
- Also consider Crime Stoppers - 0800 555 111 - https://crimestoppers-uk.org/
Non-Emergency Medical Number - 111
- Replaced the former NHS Direct service. Use this for illnesses and minor injuries where life isn’t threatened, but you would like some advice on what to do next. Calls are free.
New Forest - Animal Emergency
- Road traffic accidents involving Forest animals should be reported immediately to the Police by dialing 999 (emergency) or 101 (non emergency).
- If you find a sick, injured or distressed pony, cow, donkey, pig or sheep, contact the Verderers’ Office on 023 8028 2052 (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm), or the Forestry Commission on 0300 067 4600 (24 hours).
- If you find a sick, injured or distressed deer, contact the Forestry Commission on 0300 067 4600 (24 hours).
Find the Rules of the New Forest here.
- Gas escapes - 0800 111999 - https://sse.co.uk/help/emergencies/gas-leaks
- Telephone landline faults - 0800 800151 - https://www.bt.com/help/home/landline/#/
- Electrical emergencies - 105 (or your electricity provider) - https://sse.co.uk/help/emergency-phone-numbers
- Southern Water (waste water services) - 0845 2780845- https://www.southernwater.co.uk
- Sembcorp Bournemouth Water (water services) - 08005 878979- http://www.bournemouthwater.co.uk/
- Floodline - 0845 9881188 - https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/warnings
- National Rail Enquiries - 03457 484950 - http://www.nationalrail.co.uk
- South Western Railway - 0345 6000 650 - https://www.southwesternrailway.com
- Brockenhurst Station live departures
- Lymington Town Station live departures
- Lymington Pier Station live departures
- National Rail Enquires journey planner
- More Bus (Bus routes from Bournemouth, New Milton, Beaulieu and Hythe) - 01202 338420 - http://www.morebus.co.uk/
- Bluestar (Bus service from Southampton areas, Ashurst, Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst) - 01202 338421 - http://www.bluestarbus.co.uk/
- New Forest Cango Bus (Lymington - Sway - New Milton) - 01983 716956 - https://www.morebus.co.uk/services/SQ/C32
- New Forest Tour operate open top buses during the summer months - 01202 338420 - http://www.thenewforesttour.info/
- Southern Vectis operate buses on the Isle of Wight - 0330 0539 182 - https://www.islandbuses.info/
- Wightlink (Lymington - Yarmouth) - 0333 999 7333 - http://wightlink.co.uk. Find live ferry updates here.
- Puffin Cruises (foot passenger ferry service and cruises, daily through the summer, Saturdays April to October) - 07850 947618 - https://www.puffincruiseslymington.com/
- Southampton Airport arrivals and departures
- Bournemouth Airport arrivals and departures
- Local Taxi and Airport Transfer Cars
Local Councils and Government
Hampshire County Council
- Responsible for roads and footpaths, education, highways and strategic planning within the county.
- Contact HCC at: Hampshire County Council, The Castle, Winchester SO23 8UJ - Telephone: 0300 555 1375
New Forest District Council
- Responsible for housing, council Tax, local planning, garden waste, benefits, car parking, road closures, recycling and waste collection.
- Contact NFDC at: New Forest District Council, Avenue Road, Lymington SO41 9ZG - Telephone: 02380 285000
- The aim of every Town Council is to work towards improving community well being and providing better services at a local level. Their activities fall into three main categories: representing the local community; delivering services to meet local needs; striving to improve quality of life and community well being.
- Find out more about Lymington and Pennington Town Council here. Address: Town Council Office, Town Hall, Avenue Road, Lymington, SO41 9ZG - Telephone: 02380 285893. Town Councillors contact details.
- Find out more about New Milton Town Council here. Address: Town Hall, 2 Ashley Road, New Milton, BH25 6AS - 01425 619120. Town Councillors contact details.
Members of Parliament
- New Forest West: Rt Hon Sir Desmond Swayne MP - 020 7219 4886 - 01425 629844 - http://www.desmondswaynemp.com/
- New Forest East: Rt Hon Dr Julian Lewis MP - 020 7219 4179 - http://www.julianlewis.net/
Registration Offices and Information
- Register a death within 5 days: 0845 6035637 - more information: http://documents.hants.gov.uk/registration/registeradeath.pdf
- Lymington Registration Office - Lymington Library - North Close, Lymington, SO41 9BW - 0300 555 1392
- Ringwood Registration Office - Ringwood Gateway, The Furlong, Ringwood, BH24 1AT - 0300 555 1392
- Totton Registration Office - Totton Hub, 1 High St, Totton, Southampton, SO40 9HL - 0300 555 1392
New Forest Authority
Find here information about the New Forest National Park Verderers, Agisters, Commoners and Rangers, including how the New Forest 'system' works.
- New Forest National Park - http://www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/
- New Forest Verderers - http://www.verderers.org.uk/ - Verderers Office: 023 8028 2052
- Forestry Commission - http://www.forestry.gov.uk/
- Natural England - http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/regions/south_east/
- New Forest Association (Friends of the New Forest) - http://newforestassociation.org/
- New Forest Commoners - http://www.newforest.hampshire.org.uk/today1.html
Places of Worship
- St Thomas Church, Lymington: 01590 676194 - http://www.lymingtonchurch.org.uk/
- United Reformed Church, Lymington: 01590 676306 - http://www.lymurc.org.uk/
- Lymington Baptist Church: 01590 672019 - http://lymingtonbaptist.org/
- St Marks Church, Pennington: 01590 672896 - http://www.stmarks-pennington.org.uk
- Quakers Religious Society of Friends, Lymington - 01590 677298
- Lymington Salvation Army Fellowship - www.salvationarmy.co.uk
- Our Lady of Mercy, Lymington (Catholic): 01590 676696 - https://www.nfwp.org.uk/lymington/
- Benefice of Boldre & South Baddesley (St Mary's Church South Baddesley, St John's Church Boldre, St Nicholas Church Pilley): 023 8084 8901 - http://www.bsbb.org.uk
- St Luke's Church, Sway: 01590 682358 - http://www.stlukeschurchsway.org.uk/
- All Saints Church, Milford on Sea: 01590 644992 - http://allsaintsmilford.co.uk/all-saints-milford-on-sea/
- Saint Francis of Assisi, Catholic Church, Milford on Sea: 01590 676696
- Milford on Sea Baptist Church - 01590 645469 - http://www.milfordonseabaptist.org.uk/
- The Methodist Church, Milford on Sea - 01590 641189 - http://www.milfordmethodist.org/
- St Mary's Church, Everton - 01590 644707 - http://allsaintsmilford.co.uk/st-marys/
- All Saints Church, Hordle and St Andrew's Church, Tiptoe - 01425 626565 - http://www.hordleandtiptoechurch.org.uk/
- River of Life Church, Tiptoe - 01590 682638 - https://www.riveroflifenewforest.org/
- Beaulieu Abbey Church, East Boldre Church, Exbury Church, Bucklers Hard Chapel - 01590 616329 - https://beaulieuchurches.org.uk/
- St Saviours Church, Brockenhurst - 01590 624584 - http://www.brockenhurstchurch.com/
- St Anne's Catholic Church, Brockenhurst - 01590 622301 - https://www.nfwp.org.uk/brockenhurst/
- St John the Baptist Church, Burley - 01425 402303 - http://www.burleychurch.co.uk/
- St Michael and All Angels Church, St Michael's Church Emery Down, All Saints Church Minstead, Lyndhurst - 023 8028 3175 - https://newforestparishes.com/
- Lyndhurst Baptist Church - 023 8028 4426 - http://www.lyndhurstbaptistchurch.org.uk/
- Our Lady of the Assumption and Edward the Confessor, Catholic Church, Lyndhurst - 023 8086 2270 - https://catholicchurchlyndhurst.org.uk/
- New Forest Disability Information Service: 01425 628750 - https://www.newforestdis.org.uk/
- Alzheimer's Society (New Forest & Southern Test Valley): 01590 644679 -
- Lymington Dementia Action Group: https://www.lymington.com/lymington-dementia-action-group
- Citizen's Advice Bureau: 0300 3309 009 - now based at Lymington Town Hall, open 10am to 4pm.
- Lymington Care Group: 01590 679187
- Samaritans: 0845 7909090
- Trading Standards: 01622 626520
- Tourist Information (at St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery Tourist Point): 01590 676969
- Lymington Community Centre: 01590 672337 - https://lymingtoncommunity.com/
- The Coates Centre: 01590 677198 - https://thecoatescentre.co.uk/
- Milford on Sea Community Centre: 01590 644861 - https://moscommunitycentre.org.uk/
- Boldre War Memorial Hall: 01590 679634 - http://www.boldrehall.org.uk/
- Sway Village Hall: 01590 682864 - http://www.swayvillagehall.co.uk/
- Brockenhurst Village Hall: 01590 622580 - http://brockenhurstvillage.org.uk/
- East Boldre Village Hall: 01590 626368 - http://www.eastboldre.org/
- Beaulieu Village Hall: 07922 475957 - https://beaulieuvillagehall.org.uk/
- Burley Village Hall: 01425 403501
- Emery Down and Bank Village Hall: 07896 134994 - http://emerydownhall.org.uk/
- Bashley Village Hall: http://www.bashleyvillagehall.org.uk/
- Bramshaw Village Hall: http://www.bramshawvillagehall.co.uk/
- New Milton Memorial Hall: 01425 629451
- Lymington Library: 01590 6035631
- New Milton Library: 0300 555 1387
- Ringwood Library: 0300 555 1387
- Lyndhurst Library: 0300 555 1387
- 24 hours A&E: Southampton General Hospital (University Hospital Southampton): 023 8077 7222 - https://www.uhs.nhs.uk/home.aspx
- 24 hours A&E: Poole Hospital - 01202 665511 - https://www.poole.nhs.uk/
- Minor Injuries Unit 8am to 9pm daily: Lymington New Forest Hospital: 01590 663000 - https://www.southernhealth.nhs.uk/locations/lymington-new-forest-hospital/
Other Hospitals and Hospices:
- Royal South Hants Hospital: 023 8063 4288 - https://www.uhs.nhs.uk/Ourhospitals/RSH/RoyalSouthHants.aspx
- Ashurst Birthing Centre: 023 8074 7690 - https://www.uhs.nhs.uk/Ourhospitals/NewForestBirthCentre/NewForestBirthCentre.aspx
- Princess Anne Maternity Hospital: 023 8077 7222 - https://www.uhs.nhs.uk/Ourhospitals/PAH/PrincessAnneHospital.aspx
- Royal Bournemouth Hospital: 01202 303626 - http://www.rbch.nhs.uk/
- Christchurch Hospital - 01202 486361 - www.rbch.nhs.uk/christchurch
- Oakhaven Hospice, Lymington: 01590 670346 - https://www.oakhavenhospice.co.uk/
- Milford on Sea War Memorial Hospital: 01590 648100
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