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March 28, 2020

The Foodbank is open once a week for anyone facing a short term ‘food crisis’ and we will be able to tell you which agencies to contact to obtain Foodbank vouchers. We open every Wednesday 10-12 at the Hub, Church Street, Lyme Regis, DT7 3DB.

Following the Government’s new announcement we will remain open for the foreseeable future and have put in place all the necessary protective measures to enable you to collect your food safely and quickly.

We recognise that you may not be able to meet us face to face but might need further information and/or how to donate food, please contact us by email - manager@lymeforward.com or call 01297 445021 and leave a message before each Wednesday.

March 20, 2020

We’re here to make a difference to people’s lives. Will you join us?

LymeForward is a thriving and innovative Community Interest Company which is deeply embedded in the local community of Lyme Regis and surrounding areas.
As a not for profit social enterprise, our culture and values are person centred and our purpose is to make a difference to people’s lives - be they service users, staff, volunteers or citizens.

It has been an exciting journey for everyone at LymeForward as our growth looks set to continue. As part of our business evolution we are looking for new Directors (voluntary) to join our Board and enhance our committed and passionate organisation. We are keen to attract committed and dynamic individuals who are prepared to actively contribute to decisions and support the actions required for the future development of LymeForward.

We welcome people from all diverse communities and are interested in those with passion, experience of Human Resources, finance, campaigning, fun...

February 19, 2020

Dorset Council is conducting a review of how to financially support the voluntary community sector beyond March 2021. This is a real chance to put your views about how you think Dorset Council will manage their funding for the sector after the 2020-21 and also a chance to comment on the possible criteria for the new grants programmes, so every reply is very important in influencing the decision-makers.

Use the link HERE to complete the survey

The consultation process will close on the 11 March 2020.

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The Directors of Lyme Forward CIC would like to welcome Sue Jones who has taken up the role of Operations Coordinator with effect from Monday 23 March 2020. Sue has a wealth of experience of working with people and volunteers, having worked across the education sector. We very much look forward to working with her in developing the future agenda of LymeForward together with existing services to make a difference to people’s lives living in and around Lyme Regis.


We would also like to give special thanks and appreciation for Chris Tipping’s fantastic contribution to LymeForward CIC and service development. Chris took up his role as Chief Executive Officer with Lyme Regis Development Trust on 1 January 2020 and has kindly provided us with some interim support over the last few weeks. We wish you well Chris in your new role and look forward to staying in touch.


Sue can be contacted at manager@lymeforward.com

Coronavirus Update

​During the current lockdown, the Memory Cafe and all other gatherings have had to be cancelled in line with Government instructions.
However, the Foodbank continues to operate on Wednesdays, 10.00am - 12.00
at the Hub.

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LymeForward is registered as a Community Interest Company No 10381732

Financially supported by Lyme Regis Town Council and Dorset Council

with additional support from Charmouth & Uplyme Parish Councils