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Lymington & Pennington Town Council - "By Sea & Forest Enchanted"


Lymington's Christmas event was hugely popular again this year.  Thank you to all that came to enjoy the festivities.  This stunning photograph, taken by William Bonett, beautifully captures the merry mood of the evening.

Christmas Carol Singing 2017

Lymington's Christmas Lights have been generously sponsored by:-
·      Lymington & District Chamber of Commerce & Industry
·      Pizza Express, Lymington
·      Buchanans Jewellers of Lymington
·      New Forest Tax Accountants
·      The Perfumery at Lymington
·      Mine's A Pasty

The Snow Globe at the Christmas Market on 24th November 2017 has been generously sponsored by:-
·      Draycott Chartered Surveyors
·      Heppenstalls Solicitors
·      Scott Bailey Solicitors

The Christmas Trees at Pennington, by St Thomas Church and on the Quay have been generously sponsored by:-
·      Colten Care
·      One Stop Shop, Pennington
·      Eric Robinson Solicitors

Fresh Air + Free Activity = Maintaining Community Mental & Physical Health

A new chess table has been installed at Bath Road, enjoying stunning views of Lymington River.  This is great for mental wellbeing and also has easy access for wheelchair users.  All you need to bring is chess / draughts pieces.

Two new table-tennis tables have been installed at Woodside Park for use by all ages and abilities.  Just bring a paddle + ball to enjoy this fresh air activity for free.

Chess Table  Table Tennis

Pennington Common Play Area

The new play area on Pennington Common was officially opened by Mayor Dunning on 26 September 2017.  Local children have delighted in the new equipment that they helped choose.

Pennington Common Play Area 2 2017  Pennington Common Play Area 1 2017

South & South East In Bloom - 2017 Awards

Lymington & Pennington did 'blooming' well this summer by achieving the following coveted awards:-


Pennington Common  -  Common/Open Space of the Year Award

Woodside Gardens  -  Silver Gilt Award

St Thomas Churchyard  -  Silver Gilt Award

Pennington Common  -  Silver Gilt Award

Lymington & Pennington Towns  -  Silver Gilt Award

Britain In Bloom 2017 1

All thanks to the hard work of the Town Council's landscaping team and to our community for its pride in keeping Lymington & Pennington 'spick and span'!

Special thanks also goes to Colten Care's staff and residents at Belmore Lodge and Linden House along with Thomas Tripp on Stanford Road and Our Lady St Joseph School for showing the judges and Mayor around their beautiful gardens.

Improve your fitness for free at Woodside Gardens

A new Outdoor Gym was installed in September 2017 in Woodside Gardens and is now open for all to use, free of charge.  Lymington and Pennington Town Council have invested just under £20,000 in the project, led by Cllr Peter Allen, Chairman of the Amenities Committee.

The Outdoor Gym is situated adjacent to the tennis courts and consists of nine pieces of equipment.  One of which is for wheelchair users to access easily.

outdoor gym 1 outdoor gym 2

The first 'Lymington Seafood Festival', held on Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th August 2017, proved to be hugely popular - attracting tourists, locals and national press interest.

There was something for everyone at this free event, with a vast variety of food and drinks stalls and music to be enjoyed throughout the weekend.

'Go New Forest' blog

Seafood Festival - crowds Seafood Festival - Band Seafood Festival - lobsters Seafood Festival - Cookery Demo

Recent vandalism experienced at the children's play area in Woodside Park was repaired free of charge and within 24 hours by local residents and businessmen Richard Thorne (Director of Mr Treehouse & Mr Zipwire) and Charles Finch (owner of CMF Builders).

Their kind generosity and hard work is hugely appreciated and is a shining example of the people in our area.


  • Dial 999 if a crime / anti-social behaviour is in action.
  • Take photos if safe to do so.
  • Dial 101 to report vandalism to Hampshire Police.

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Vandalism before Vandalism after

Enjoy a leisurely stroll through historic Lymington  adobe icon Historic Town Trail [11Mb]

adobe icon Woodside Fairy Trail Map [2Mb] Follow the enchanting trail in Woodside Park to find where 'The Fey of Woodside' dwell.


Lymington & Pennington Town Council is pleased to announce that following much hard work and careful negotiations, £1,710,625 will be paid into the public purse for access rights over the Town Council's land in Alexandra Road.

The deal, which has been under negotiation over a period of 3 years, was led by Cllr. Doug Rogerson, Chair of the Council's Planning Committee and Town Clerk, Caroline Godfrey.

The Town Council would like to acknowledge the excellent support received from Land Valuer Andy Cochran of Woolley & Wallis and the Council's solicitor John Hatchard of Moore Blatch.

"This result demonstrates what can be achieved when skilled and experienced officers worked closely with dedicated and knowledgeable councillors. It is a perfect example of a highly effective and efficient local authority in action" - Caroline Godfrey, Town Clerk.

"The Conservative led Town Council, of which I am proud to be a member, has been instrumental in securing these funds and thus create a once in a lifetime opportunity to identify and support worthwhile and innovative projects for the long-term benefit of the residents of Lymington & Pennington" - Cllr Rogerson.

Our office opening hours are:

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 09:00-16:30
Wednesday: Closed
Friday: 09:00-15:30

We are located at:
Town Council Offices
Town Hall
Avenue Road
SO41 9ZG

The Council is working with the Lymington Society to improve and restore the obelisk erected in memory of Admiral Sir Harry Burrard Neale at Walhampton.  This monument can be seen from various points in the town.

Although Lymington & Pennington Town Council does not repair roads, potholes and pavements, issues can be reported online at where you can also view progress of items reported.