Trees screening Lymington Police Station

Police station trees thumbThe Society has a special interest in these silver maple trees as they were donated and planted by Society members in 1980.  A member living opposite became concerned recently that possible future closure of the station might result in the loss of the trees.  We enquired of the National Park Authority, now responsible for Tree Preservation Orders, and discovered that they were unprotected.  We are pleased to report that as a result there are now Tree Preservation Orders on all the trees in front of and beside the Police Station.  We are grateful to the member who drew our attention to the situation.

If you’d like to read the original article from the Southern Evening Echo in 1980 click here.

Burrard Neale Monument Planting Day 28th February

BN Monument Jan 2015-11The Burrard Neale 250 team would like to thank all those who took part in the very successful Volunteers Weekend on the 3rd and 4th of January when a working party from Lymington Society and Hampshire Conservation Volunteers (HCV) helped clear decades of overgrowth at the Burrard Neale Monument site.

Efforts now turn to starting the task of restoring the site with the planting of 1200 Holly and other plants including field maple, dogwood, hazel, dog rose and blackthorn.The first volunteer planting session takes place on the 28th of February and the Burrard Neale 250 team would appreciate help from Lymington Society members to make this day successful.

Experienced volunteers from the HCV will be on hand to advise so even the least experienced will be very welcome to come along and give a hand.

Please come prepared for a bit of digging in suitable clothing/boots etc. and meet at the Monument at 10.00 am on Saturday the 28th of February. Parking is available at the nearby Walhampton Gold Club or the car part of the Waggon and Horses on Undershore Road

Peter Stone will be on hand to help run the day and can be contacted on 01590 672673 if you need to contact him

Chairman’s Address from AGM

cropped-logo_small.jpgLymington Society AGM March 2014

Chairman’s Address

Thank you all for coming. Last year I described 2012 as a welcome rest from all those major controversial issues such as the Ferries, Redrow and Wetherspoons. In 2013 again the business of the Society has been more routine.

One feels a bit guilty for not being in a maelstrom of controversy with public meetings being called to resolve important planning issues, but really the business of an amenity society should normally be a programme of watchfulness over planning matters and keeping up the interest of its membership and the population of the town generally in preserving and maintaining what we feel best reflects Lymington itself.

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Visit to Tim Phillips’ Vineyard at Ramley House – NOW 26th July

vineyardFollowing the very successful and fascinating talk on Tim’s project to turn the hugely overgrown walled garden of Ramley House into a functioning vineyard we are now planning the follow up visit to the see the results of all Tim’s endeavours.

As set out above this has now been moved to the following Saturday the 26th and I would be obliged if you could spread the word that this is now taking place a week later.

The entrance will be sign posted on the day so make your way to Ramley House in Ramley Road at about 1.45 pm on the 26th

There is no fee for this event and no tickets are needed – Just turn up.

There is very limited parking outside and Tim has asked if people try and car share if at all possible. Tim has asked that you park in the gravel layby next to the bus stop where there is parking for about 6 cars.

Solent Music Festival 11th-14th September 2014

smfThe  2014 Festival taking place in St Thomas Church in Lymington this September.  Sam Haywood, the artistic director and resident pianist has invited exceptional musicians to perform with him. The Endelion Quartet will play on Friday and on Saturday. On Saturday the programme includes a festival commission from child prodigy Alma Deutscher. On Sunday we welcome back clarinetist Katherine Spencer and the Galliard Ensemble. Fringe events include late jazz at Stanwell House Hotel, no tickets are required for this BUT a reservation is necessary for the dinner.

Tickets are available from The Solent Cellar.

To view the programme click here


Summer Garden Party: 58 The High Street 17th June 2014

gardenparty2014Summer Garden Party
Garden of 58 The High Street, Lymington
6.00 pm – 8.00 pm. Tuesday the 17th of June 2014
With the kind permission of Mr and Mrs James McWhirter, the Lymington Society is very pleased to announce that the venue for this years Summer Garden Party is the truly extraordinary garden of 58 the High Street, Lymington. Hidden behind the doors of one of Lymington most historic houses, just opposite St Thomas’ Church, the garden or gardens within are both very large for the centre of town and absolutely beautifully laid out and presented. A real feast for the eyes.
Catering will be provided with Pimms and or wine on arrival as well as the usual delicious party snacks.
Cost £7.50 to include entry and refreshments

Tickets for all events can be purchased as usual from Solent House Dental Centre, Cannon Street, Lymington. Email: Tel 01590 672986.

Talk: How a Lymington Firm Leads the World in Helping to Conserve the World’s Fishing Stocks 29th April 2014

FishingFrom Lymington to Somalia, The Maldives and Beyond
Illustrated Talk by Steven Akester
How a Lymington Firm Leads the World in helping to Conserve the World’s Fishing Stocks;
6.00 – 8.00 pm Tuesday April the 29th Lymington Community Centre
As Michael Caine didn’t actually say “not many people know” that in Lymington we have an amazingly successful local business with a global reputation and truly global reach helping to protect and conserve the worlds fishing stocks.
Stephen Akester, Director of MacAlister Elliott & Partners (MEP) will tell the story of how a local business created in Lymington in 1977 went on to become an internationally renowned firm that now provides services to governments in Africa and Asia financed by the international institutions of the World Bank, EU and UN.
In addition closer to home MEP has become one of just 20 official certifiers who help ensure that the fish you buy is sustainably sourced.

Entry £5.00 to include Refreshments

Tickets for all events can be purchased as usual from Solent House Dental Centre, Cannon Street, Lymington. Email: Tel 01590 672986.
Limited numbers of tickets are usually available on the door for most events.

Lymington Society AGM 24th March 2014

cropped-logo_small.jpgLymington Society AGM, Plus Illustrated Talk by Colm McCarthy
Lymington and Pennington Economic Development Officer
7.00 pm – 9.30 pm Monday the 24th of March 2014 Lymington Community Centre

The Lymington Society AGM is the main business meeting of the year when Members get a change to stand for the Committee or nominate fellow members to the Committee. Election of officers takes place for the year ahead and following a report from the Chairman on the Society’s activities in the year; current important issues are debated and discussed.
Following the business section of the meeting, we are pleased to announce that Colm McCarthy the Lymington and Pennington Council Economic Development Officer will give a Talk. Originally brought in to boost the Sea Water Baths, Colm has now been given the task of helping to revitalise the economy of the town and will set out his plans for achieving this task. No charge for this meeting. Refreshments from 7.00pm. Meeting starts at 7.30pm

Wine Tasting and Talk: Tuesday 28th January 2014

vineyardTim Phillips is the man behind a new local vineyard that has been constructed in the walled garden of what was Ramley House in Ramley Road, Pennington. Starting when he purchased the garden in 2007, Tim tamed the 200 year old walled garden which had been unused for up to 30 years and had his first crop in 2010. Tim will describe his journey from the derelict walled garden to today’s flourishing vineyard. Hopefully Tim will be able to bring wines from his vineyard for us to taste. A visit to the vineyard will be included in the event on a date to be arranged.

Cost is £5.00 to include the Wine Tasting and Tour of Vineyard.

6pm-8pm Lymington Community Centre

Tickets for all events can be purchased as usual from Solent House Dental Centre, Cannon Street, Lymington. Email: Tel 01590 672986.
Limited numbers of tickets are usually available on the door for most events.