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Poppies - Image HBOWaterside Poppy Makers make over 3500 knitted and crocheted poppies to create a stunning display of remembrance in Hythe on 9 November

The display will be dismantled on Sunday 16th November and the poppies can be purchased for 50p either at Prospect Green during dismantling or at Faith Hope & Charity in St John’s St afterwards.


Christmas Weekend in Hythe- France at Home and the Mistletoe Fayre

Mistletoe Fayre in Hythe 29 November The Christmas season starts in Hythe on Friday the 28th November when ‘France at Home’ visits once again bringing delicious French cheeses, breads, pastries and deli items there are also beautiful gift ideas with a difference such as handbags, scarves, knitwear and shoes.

The following day, Saturday 29th November is the annual Mistletoe Fayre, this family friendly day has grown over recent years and this year is no exception as alongside the Art, Craft and Vintage Market there will be a Local Community Market featuring some of the best produce and crafts produced in the Waterside.


In the St John’s Church Hall, Waterside Cancer Support have their Christmas Fayre and in St John’s Church itself there is the not to be missed and stunningly pretty Christmas Tree Festival. Throughout the day there will be live music from local musicians and other entertainments such as face painting, funfair rides, hot chestnuts and candyfloss and, as in previous years, we can guarantee snow too. Other towns will offer you real reindeer but in Hythe we remain loyal to our very own ’Domino the Rein Donkey’, the rescued donkey who delights the children every year in his festive outfit.

Once again Father Christmas will be arriving on the Hythe Ferry and travelling through the village on the way to his grotto in Hythe Library where he will be meeting and greeting the children and they have an opportunity to write him a letter with their Christmas Wishes, Mums and Dads can browse through the indoor craft market in the library while they are waiting. At 4pm Father Christmas will also be making an appearance in the centre of the village to turn on the Christmas Lights.

This will be the perfect weekend to kick start your Christmas Shopping, meet friends for lunch or drinks at the many cafes, restaurants and pubs in Hythe or just socialise and have fun with the family.


Waterside Country Market

Dates of forthcoming Markets:
Fri 14th November, St Andrew's Church Centre, 10am - 12noon
Sat 15th November, Hythe Centre, approx 9am - 1pm
(weather permitting)
Fri 21st November, St Andrew's Church Centre, 10am - 12noon
Fri 28th November, St Andrew's Church Centre, 10am - 12noon
Fri 5th December, St Andrew's Church Centre, 10am - 12noon


Cakes & Crafts, Preserves & Plants.
Local honey, Amber Jewellery, Free-range eggs and more.



Don't forget to give some thought to Christmas goodies.
Country Markets offer an ordering service and some Markets take part in the Hamper Scheme. Please ask us for details.

Bespoke craft items make good Christmas presents.


Blue Star Bus number 9 stops right outside St Andrew's Church Centre approx every 20 minutes. See for details of bus times.

applying for a school place Oliver - 5-8 Nov at Waterside Theatre, Holbury



Community Information
Country Watch 7 November 2014

Leave your lights on at home

New Forest residents are reminded to leave lights on in their homes if they are going out in the dark winter evenings. Read More ....

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Dibden Purlieu Community Hall (used to be the W I Hall), in Lunedale Road Dibden Purlieu. As well as hosting a number of regular community activities, is available for hire at very reasonable hourly rates. Accessible for wheelchairs. Kitchen facilities. Garden area at the back. Regular bookings or one-off's welcome. Enquiries and bookings please phone 023 8084 8515
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Information and advice - before, during and after

Advice for Residents on Ash Trees and Chalara Ash Dieback - how to spot symptoms and what to do next (PDF)



Business Directory



NHS 111 Service

NHS111NHS 111 is a new service that's being introduced to make it easier for you to access local NHS healthcare services. Read more ...




Hythe and Dibden War Memorial HospitalHythe and Dibden War Memorial Hospital - 90 years old
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New Hospital for Hythe?
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Latest edition of the Hythe War Memorial Hospital News. (PDF) Every quarter it will bring you the latest news on plans and progress being made to local services and developments at Hythe War Memorial Hospital and Medical Centre.




What's On


Photo Galleries:

Waterside Natural History Society


ArboretumWaterside Natural History Society visit Blackwater Arboretum

The purpose of our visit was to look at autumn colour as the trees began to shed their leaves. It is however easier to see colours in the mind than in the field and even harder to take a photograph that truly represents an ideal.





Have you tried the New Forest East Freecycle?

The Freecycle Network, a nonprofit organization and a movement of people interested in keeping good stuff out of landfill.


Local Policing


Young People


Teens jumpingThe Handy Trust are running Drop-ins in the Hythe and Dibden area. We will be holding DROP-INS on MONDAY 10.30 - 12.30 and WEDNESDAY 6.30 - 8.30PM at HYTHE YOUTH CLUB.
NETLEY VIEW TUESDAYS AND THURSDAY from 10am till 12pm at St. Anne's Neighbourhood Centre, Warry's Close. Even if you just want a chat over a game of pool or a cup of tea we are there to help!!!!


It's Your Choice

It's Your Choice provides information, advice, guidance and counselling to young people aged 12-25 in the New Forest.
Our services in Hythe and Dibden are: Access All Areas drop in sessions particularly for young people who are seeking help with accessing work, training, education, run at Youth Support Services, Applemore on Tuesday 2-5 and Hythe Job Centre, Friday 1-4. We also have an Accommodation Adviser who covers the Hythe and Dibden area, and can help young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness - call our freephone helpline 0800 515819 for more information. Or visit our website


Local Transport


BlueStar busBus Timetables -

Click on the links below for information

Blue Star Bus website | Bluestar on Facebook Travel pages



Hythe Ferry - information can be found at


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Local travel information Listen Live to Travel Radio
(Also see Travel - on the Buses)






Local News

Leave your lights on at home

New Forest residents are reminded to leave lights on in their homes if they are going out in the dark winter evenings. 

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Eco-house weekend inspires people to go green

An open house weekend showcasing environmentally friendly technology attracted hundreds of visits from people interested in reducing their bills and saving energy around their home. 
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Switch on your bike lights

As the evenings draw in this autumn, cyclists are reminded to make sure they are seen by other road users.

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Dedicated resource to reduce animal accidents on roads in the New Forest

From October one of Hampshire Constabulary’s speed enforcement officers who’s dedicated to the New Forest, will be using new technology to concentrate on reducing animal related accidents as the nights become darker.

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Weather Information:


snow cloudUse the links below and on the left for helpful travel and weather information.

Met Office | Weather for our area

Tide times | Weather Services

Dibden Bay: ABP Port of Southampton:
Dibden Bay - information and links to external web sites

ABP Port of Southampton - Master Plan 2009 Consultation Document (a large PDF file - 14Mb)

Can you help a vital community service?
British Red Cross

British Red Cross volunteers are appealing for help at a vital community service in Hythe.

If you can give just a few hours a week, please get in touch on 01962 891660.

Handy Websites - Also see: A to Z web site listing
Exbury Gardens
Hampshire Councty Councit
The New Forest
New Forest Park Authority
New Forest District Council
Totton College
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