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January 10, 2020

Recent reports in local press such as this in the East Devon News  show just how far the talks initiated by LymeForward's Health & Wellbeing Group have progressed, with an agreement in principle being reached before Christmas to formalise a cross-border forum and to start delivering the vision of joined-up Place- Based Care for those living in the Axminster/Seaton/Lyme Regis triangle, regardless of current artificial commissioning boundaries.

January 10, 2020

Dorset Council is looking for your thoughts on the future of the Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre (TIC). This service is currently run by Dorset Council, based in a building owned by Lyme Regis Town Council.

A public consultation opened on Monday 16 December2019  and will run until Monday 10 February 2020. Please complete the survey to have your say here .

Two drop-in sessions have been scheduled, one of which is for local businesses/organisations. The sessions will be held on:

· For businesses/organisations – Tuesday 14 January at 2pm – 4pm in Woodmead Hall (small hall)

· For members of the public – Wednesday 22 Jan at 10am – 12pm in Woodmead Hall (small hall)

Cllr Tony Alford, Portfolio Holder for Customer, Community and Regulatory Services will be available to answer any questions and listen to views along with officers from Dorset Council.

Dorset Council are keen to hear from local organisations about how any changes to the current TIC service would affect you.

August 7, 2019

...to the Hub, where it shares space with Lyme Regis Devlopment Trust. A move that makes a great deal of sense as both organisations work for the good of Lyme Regis alongside the Town Council. Their differing legal structures complement each other and offer greater opportunities to apply for funding. Full contact details are available here. Please note that although the office is only open 3 days a week, phone and email messages are checked daily.

July 30, 2019

Dorset HealthCare’s ‘Steps to Wellbeing’ service is offering a free Mindfulness course in the autumn, open to anyone registered with a Dorset GP. This will be led by Ellie Sturrock, a senior therapist who works regularly in Lyme and is a member of the National Network of Mindfulness Teachers.

Mindfulness helps us to live with a fuller awareness of life and an ability to relate to the difficult bits with greater kindness and clarity. It improves our ability to break unhelpful patterns and to grow new ones. We also start to enjoy the simple things and give up desires for the things we can't have and can't be.

Mindfulness can help people with anxiety and/or depressive symptoms, or who live with some form of difficulty. This could be in the internal world, such as cancer diagnosis, back pain, an ageing body, or the external: family problems, boredom, no spare time.

A short ‘taster’ session for anyone interested in the course will be held on Thursday 15th  August from 10.00am - 11.30 at Lyme R...

July 4, 2019

“Oh sleep! it is a gentle thing, beloved from pole to pole!” So said the Ancient Mariner in Coleridge’s poem, and so, probably, say all of us. Yet large numbers of people do have periodic or long-term difficulty in getting a good night’s rest.

Arranged by LymeForward, on Thursday 18th July, from 3.00pm to 4.00pm, in the small hall at Woodmead Halls, Ellie Sturrock is offering a free, open, session for anyone who would like practical sleep advice. This offers a combination of treatments for managing poor sleep. These are all psychological and behavioural, with no medication involved. It does not actively treat restless legs or sleep apnoea, but for early morning waking, insomnia, night time worries or nightmares, this will give you some strategies to use right away.

Ellie is a senior therapist with Dorset Healthcare’s ‘Steps to Wellbeing’ service. A most interesting and sympathetic professional who works regularly in Lyme Regis, she says: “All are welcome. No charge, no booking, just come...

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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