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.
NEW TOWN CLERK APPOINTED
Lymington & Pennington Town Council is pleased to welcome Caroline Godfrey as the new Town Clerk.
Caroline comes to us from Milton Keynes and has over 20 years Local Government experience - much spent leading on Governance, spearheading initiatives, and working with the Local Community and Partnerships.
Caroline said "In addition to supporting the statutory work and priorities of the Town Council, I am really looking forward to working with colleagues, local residents and partners to bring forward some of the exciting projects being delivered in this beautiful area".
CANCELLATION OF FORTHCOMING MEETING
The Policy & Resources Meeting scheduled for Tuesday 7 April has been cancelled.
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.
LYMINGTON ITALIAN PIAZZA - SUNDAY 5 JULY
This event begins at the Lymington Yacht Haven at 10am where 40 cars and their drivers will meet before arriving into Lymington High Street in spectacular fashion. They will begin to make their way into the Lymington High Street with a Lymington police escort at 12 midday. These fantastic cars will park up from midday until 4pm. Music and family entertainment for the whole family. It will be a fun day for everyone. There will be an Italian Market where you can also take advantage of some fantastic continental foods. A day not to be missed.
Cost: Free of Charge
Venue: Lymington High Street
See the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lymington-Piazza-Italia-2015/1550017291915557?ref=hl and the video of the event in 2014 http://youtu.be/9f0bVTcJBLQ
ART IN THE PARK - BATH ROAD RECREATION GROUND
Following the success of this event in 2014 it has been decided to run this again commencing every Sunday starting on 7 June for 8 weeks ending on 26 July 2015 from 11am to 4pm. Come along and view paintings, photography, pottery, sculptures, stained glass, vintage shopping etc. Children's entertainment is also provided and local musicians will be performing at the historic bandstand (weather permitting). Entrance is free of charge.
Interested exhibitors can contact the Town Economic Development Officer - Colm McCarthy on 02380 285668 or 07525 405 943 for more details.
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.
2013/14 AUDIT REPORT
The Council are pleased to note the clean audit report for 2013/2014 as published on the web site under 'Transparency'.
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
* associated Documents are available from the agendas homepage.
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
See the Events Listing