Lymington and Pennington Town Council
Welcome to the Lymington and Pennington Town Council Web site.
Please use the links on the left hand side to navigate around the site to view information about the Town Council and the beautiful coastal area of Lymington and Pennington. We hope that you find the information on this web site useful.
CHARTER MARKET Take a look at our updated Market Page and meet the traders.
The Council has a current vacancy for a Town Clerk - please see all the relevant information under 'Vacancies' http://www.lymingtonandpennington-tc.gov.uk/11566 - the closing date is 30 January 2015.
LYMINGTON COMMUNITY CENTRE
Lymington Community Centre have asked us to display the following advertisement. Please note that any further information should be sought direct from the LCC.
Centre Manager, £25-30,000 pa. Lymington Community Centre, a registered charity, seeks an enthusiastic, experienced manager to lead its staff and volunteers, and to develop the Centre's use. S/he will have a commercial background, excellent interpersonal and team leadership skills. Responsibility for administration, fundraising, maintenance of the fabric of the centre are all part of the role. This is a unique opportunity "to make a difference" in our community. This is a fulltime position. For further details and application form, contact firstname.lastname@example.org . Closing date 13 Feb 2015
Woodside was looking at its best when it was judged by South East in Bloom. Below is a photograph of the Mayor, Cllr Michael White and Bob West (far right) receiving the award in Brighton in September.
The tennis courts have been resurfaced and work has started to sort out the croquet field.
ST THOMAS' GRAVEYARD RESTORATION DISCOVERS WWI HERO
A memorial to Delville Wood hero Private Oswald Perry has been rediscovered during works by the Lymington and Pennington Council to clear St Thomas' graveyard of unsightly piles of compost, bramble, and self-seeded trees which were destroying some graves.
Pte Perry, who had worked as a drapery warehouseman in Lymington, joined the 23rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers died on 28 July 1916 at the age of 38 at Devil's Wood. He went to France in November 1915 and served in the trenches at Bethune and Cambrin before moving to the frontline at Festubert, Givenchy, Souchez and the Somme. Sadly, his body was never recovered, but his name is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial as well as on the Lymington cenotaph. (source: Lymington War Memorial: John Cockram and Richard Williams)
Cllr White, Mayor of Lymington and Pennington said that it was fitting that the Council should restore the graveyard as a mark of respect to those buried there. Phase 1 which involved the tree works and the restoration of the railings around the grave of Admiral Rogers is nearing completion. Phase 2 will look at lifting fallen and buried gravestones, and repairing and making safe graves that have been damaged. The Council is working closely with the church and the diocese to make sure that what is done is acceptable and done properly.
Ray Mayes who compiled the Historic Lymington Town Trail leaflet has kindly agreed to design a suitable information board about the graveyard. In addition the Council would like to hear from anyone who may be interested in researching the graves and creating a record of who is buried where. While a record exists of those buried in the graveyard no record exists of where they are buried. This exercise could well turn up more interesting information about Lymington's past.
BURRARD NEALE MONUMENT
The Council is supporting an initiative to improve and restore the obelisk and surrounds erected in memory of Admiral Sir Harry Burrard Neale at Walhampton. This monument can be seen from various points in the town. For more information on this important project please click on Burrard Neale Brochure [5Mb]
POTHOLES: While this Council does not repair roads, potholes and pavement issues can be reported online at http://www3.hants.gov.uk/index/transport/roadproblems.htm where you can also view the progress of items reported.
MEETING TIMES: Meetings of the Planning, Amenities and Policy and Resources Committees and Council meetings start at 6pm. Access to meetings is from 15 minutes before the start of that meeting.
Please note that the Amenities, Policy & Resources and Council meetings are held in the NFDC Council Chamber, Town Hall, Avenue Road, Lymington. Planning meetings are held in the Mayor's Parlour in the Town Council Offices. Access is at the rear of the building. Should you require any further information, please do contact the Town Council for assistance.
SEE AGENDA Homepage
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SEE MINUTES Homepage
on the Council Pages
Calendar of meetings for 2014/2015 More details
What was Lymington
Discover Lymington's early history and salt production in the Middle ages and more.
What can I do Today?
Check out some of the fantastic facilities available to use in Lymington and view our What's Coming Up section
Visit our Charter Market every Saturday
Take a Historic walk through Lymington Historic Town Trail [11Mb]
Treat your kids to picnic in Woodside Park and follow the fairy trail. Woodside Fairy Trail Map [2Mb]
Fancy a Dip in a Sea Water bath?
The open air sea water baths are open from May to September. The Kiosk is still currently open.
What's Coming Up