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July 18, 2017

The local Coastal Community Team (CCT) is holding a public open meeting on Friday 28th July at 10.00am in the small Woodmead Hall, to discuss the ideas that emerged from the recent CCT workshop and how these might fit into a coordinated funding bid to the Government's Coastal Community Fund.

Anyone unable to attend the  meeting is welcome to send in ideas to Adrian Ragbourne (adrian@lymeforward.co.uk / 442237) or Tony Colston (tony@tppfirst.com / 07770-275641).

What has happened so far?  On 3rd July, as part of LymeForward's Annual General Meeting. fifty local residents attended a workshop Their task was to share suggestions for making the Lyme Regis, Charmouth and Uplyme area an even better place to live and to visit, with the emphasis on the quality of our environment and facilities.

Keeping and increasing local employment opportunities is important in our area, and also a key objective of the Coastal Community Fund. So workshop participants tried to identify examples of investment with...

July 17, 2017

Local organisations and groups from the Lyme Regis and Charmouth area met on 26th June 2017 at the Woodroffe School to share their views around healthcare in the area.

The event was organised by NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) as part of the on-going process to explore the future of primary medical and community services in and around the town.

Those attending were invited to give their views on a number of possible options on how local services could look, feeding back through smaller groups. All the feedback gathered will be used to inform the on-going review process.

Adrian Ragbourne of LymeForward Health and Wellbeing Group helped organise and attended the event. He said “It is important that people and organisations from in and around Lyme Regis in Charmouth have their say about any changes to services that will affect them and I am pleased that views have already been sought and so many people turned up to find out more and let the CCG know what they think.

It was great...

June 2, 2017

How would you improve the seafront from Monmouth Beach to Charmouth, taking in also the gardens, Cobb Gate and Theatre Square, if the money could be found? What might improve these areas in ways that would enhance their quality for those who live in, and visit, our unique spot? Could local jobs be created by investment in sympathetic, restrained economic developments?

Such questions will be at the heart of a workshop led by the Coastal Community Team at 7.30 on Monday 3rd July, following LymeForward's Annual General Meeting, in Woodmead Halls.

As a partner in the Dorset Coast Forum, the local CCT succeeded last year in bringing around £300,000 into the area, primarily for upgrading the 'Lyme Trail' river walk between Uplyme and the Town Mill. Another round of bidding opens in the autumn, so the CCT wishes to collect ideas suitable for packaging together as a comprehensive bid. The workshop is the start of that process.

These major bids for government funds must fit tight government criter...

June 1, 2017

North Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group has published the headline responses to its recent consultation on Health Care Provision, further details here; and to the Mental Health Acute Care Pathway Review consultation, which can be found here

April 24, 2017

Following on from the success last year in drawing in nearly £60,000 from the Coastal Revival Fund,  the Coastal Community Team have been awarded £274,000 to create the Lyme Regis Trail Link - an artist inspired trail connecting the Town Mill and Uplyme village. In addition, the CCT will share £396,000 to deliver our local element of four other projects including The West Dorset Welcome Project enhancing our coastal paths, Digital Connectivity to provide WiFi on the seafront in Lyme, Community Art Installations to reduce the amount of ‘left behind’ food and litter on our beaches and Connecting Coast through Activities which will further develop Dorset’s iCoast website to provide a more cohesive offer for visitors and better support the local economy.  

The public footpath that runs from the Town Mill to Uplyme Village Hall in Lyme Regis is a well utilised footpath all year round, but provides difficult and limited access for the elderly, wheelchair users and families with push...

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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
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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