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



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.

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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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Lymington Camera Club is staging an exhibition of photographs of Town Council allotments from 14 - 28 August at Lloyds Bank, Lymington High Street.  Mayor Dunning opened the exhibition and said "The Council allotments are an important part of community life in Lymington and Pennington and the exhibition is a fitting celebration of the enthusiasm our allotment holders have for their gardens. We look forward to continuing to support the allotments."

Lymington Camera Club 2017

A perfect summer's day saw the Mayor open Lymington Rotary's 18th Summer Spectacular. This marked the 18th year of the event and record crowds of over 7,000 people passed through the gates of Woodside Park. It is thanks to Lymington and Pennington Town Council that this event is held in such wonderful surroundings which are maintained by Neil Brooks and the parks department.

The Summer Spectacular also witnessed a record amount of stalls selling local produce and merchandise together with a wide variety of food all of whom did excellent trade as did the Rotary Pimms stall. Many of these stalls were operated by local charities and organisations which now rely on the success of the Summer Spectacular as a major source of their income. The Lymington Sports Association gave Rotary use of the new Pavilion for the day which gave a rest area for the 47 Rotarian workers.

All the money raised by the Summer Spectacular will be distributed to deserving local charities and organisations over the forth coming months details of which may be seen at

Summer Spectacular 2017

Mayor Dunning with Lymington Rotary President Grahame Lewis and Assistant District Governor of Rotary Wessex, John Morgan (image courtesy of Steve Elson)

An evening under the stars watching a classic movie - and the weather was kind!  This community event, held in Woodside Gardens was enjoyed by all in attendance on Friday 04 August 2017.  We look forward to welcoming Hijack Cinema back to Lymington in the future.       

Outdoor Cinema August 2017

A fun day was had by all at the Lymington Italia Festival on Sunday 02 July 2017.  Through this event, Lymington & Pennington Town Council's Town Mayor was able to present the Stroke Association with a donation of £4000.  Well done to all those involved!

Italia Cheque Presentation 2017

(Photo: Left-Right: Mayor Barry Dunning,Andrew Peters (Deep Blue Financial) Tammy Angus (Stroke Association), Yvonne Hobbs (Stroke Association) & Rob Heard (Ferrari Club UK).

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

Lymington & Pennington Town Council is pleased to announce the commencement of the £344,000 extensive refurbishment programme on the Lymington Sports Ground Pavilion.

The Town Council has appointed contractor HH Drew to deliver the programme which once completed will provide new changing rooms and toilets plus improved disabled user facilities and an upgraded and extended clubroom.

The scheme is being funded with grants from the Football Stadia Improvement Scheme and the ECB, plus developer contributions and Town Council resources. 

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 here adobe icon Burrard Neale Brochure [5Mb]

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.