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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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All Change at LymeFoward CIC

The Directors of LymeForward CIC would like to welcome Lisa Charleton and Mary Ward who have taken up the role as Operational Managers (job share) with effect from 20 July 2020.

Lisa and Mary have a wealth of knowledge between them having worked as volunteers for LymeForward and respectively have a diverse range of skills, knowledge and experience from the airline and aviation Industries. We very much look forward to working with them both in developing plans for the recovery phase of Covid-19, reestablishing services and the future agenda of LymeForward working collaboratively with community services to make a difference to people’s lives living in and around Lyme Regis.

Lisa and Mary can be contacted at manager@lymeforward.com


We would also like to give thanks to Sue Jones for her very supportive contribution to LymeForward CIC during the Covid-19 pandemic. We wish her well with her stained glass workshops and craft business.

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