The Lymington Society has launched an “I Love Lymington – Shop Local -Save Jobs” campaign to persuade local people to support retailers and businesses and reboot the local economy after the 3-month lockdown. This initiative is supported by the Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and we very much welcome their support.
The Shop Local – Save Jobs campaign will involve banners in the town and on the approaches to town, as well as posters and flyers being in shops and community facilities. Local people and retailers are invited to download the poster and display it in your shop windows to show support for this important initiative.
The banner is also available for download here
The Society has welcomed the important change of heart by the Hampshire County Council (HCC), which has now deferred parking charges until at least September, after the Society urged the HCC to scrap those charges in a letter to HCC Deputy Leader Councillor Humby earlier in the month.
Today was supposed to be the Lymington Society’s summer garden party. It’s one more event cancelled due to our need to protect ourselves from this insidious disease. The one compensation is that the weather is not exactly favourable! This really is a cloud with a silver lining, or possible vice versa. We’re in lockdown but not shutdown. The committee has been meeting virtually, and members will shortly be receiving a newsletter to keep you up to date with the Society’s activities behind the scenes.
Lymington Society members and invited guests
I’m sorry to have to tell you about the postponement of the Society’s AGM, which was to be held on the 24th of March.
We have reached a point in the coronavirus pandemic where it is clear that infection is now going to be prevalent in the community, and is going to be particularly dangerous for older people.
Older people make up a significant number of our membership and whether or not the government prohibit gatherings of this type, which some governments already have, it would be imprudent of the Society to arrange a function where there was a risk that any of our members or guests could become infected.
I am sure that none of you will be surprised that the committee has decided to postpone the meeting until we see how things develop in the future and to reschedule the meeting at an appropriate stage when the country has received the “all clear”.
We will advise you on social events in the light of current circumstances but currently none of the social events can be relied on to go ahead without further confirmation from the Society.
We are really sorry to have to postpone our program but the other parts of the Society’s work of making representation on planning matters and any other issues still continue.
Clive Sutton, Chairman
On Friday March 13th at the Community Centre there will be a talk from eminent local historian Barry Jolly about Sir Harry Burrard Neale.
His research has uncovered fascinating insights into the motives behind the building of the monument. Friends of Sir Harry and members of the public are invited to attend.
Tickets are available from Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-real-sir-harry-the-man-the-myth-and-the-monument-tickets-95010309393
On Tuesday February 4th we have a private viewing at the St Barbe museum and art gallery of the new exhibition “South by Southwest Landscapes” by Jeremy Gardiner.
The Private View will be conducted by exhibition curator, Steve Marshall who is well known to LymSoc members and who never fails to bring exhibitions to life, with his deep knowledge of artists and the art scene in the UK.
As usual, there will be a Drinks Reception from 6:00 pm with the Private View starting at about 6:30 pm. Tickets are available on the door. Cost £5.00 – to include Refreshments.
Stanwell House Hotel 6pm to 8pm
We welcome members and guests to our annual Christmas drinks party which is always a very popular event and helps kickstart the festive season
Please e mail email@example.com if you would like to attend so we have an idea for catering
Entry fee £8.50 on the door
On Friday the Lymington Society and the Friends of Sir Harry jointly presented a talk from Dan Snow about the British Navy in the 18th Century, and Sir Harry Burrard Neale’s place in it.
We’ve never had a sell-out for a social meeting before, and apologies to those members who were unable to attend. We packed the Fuller-McClellan Hall to its fire safety limit.
The talk itself was a fantastic hour of largely impromptu information and entertainment, full of fascinating insights into the importance of the Navy in 18th Century Britain. It was an incredibly expensive undertaking, but it fuelled the industrial revolution, with its demand for high quality steel, and the latest in machinery, and it enabled the expansion of the empire.
Many thanks to Dan for this tremendous talk
The Lymington Society has issued a press release in defence of the “Green Arteries” open approaches to the town, in response to the planning application by Renaissance Retirement to build a large development on Stanford Hill. Please click here for details.
Community Centre Malt Lounge 6.30pm
Come along and hear about the work of the committee regarding planning issues and local initiatives such as plans for the Quay and improvements to the Town
As a Civic society it is really important that members have their say in local issues which affect the Town and local environment and we look forward to meeting members and hearing their views.