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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...

April 4, 2017

Although the deadline of midnight on Monday April 3rd 2017 to send in your comments on the Local Plan Issues and Options has now passed, information is still available about the issues.This page gives you all the background information on the review process, this is the Issues and Options paper itself. 

The planners are asking these questions specifically relating to Lyme Regis in the local plan review:

  • Lyme Regis has grown at an average of 15 dwellings per year over the last 5 years. Given the constrained nature of the Lyme Regis area, should we plan for a lower level of growth or maintain the current level of growth?

  • Are there any additional issues related to the development of the site options  identified in the Plan?

  • What are the infrastructure requirements for the development of the site options, individually or in combination with others?

  • Do you agree that the vast majority of the additional growth proposed for the period up to 2036 should be accommodated at Dorc...

March 21, 2017

The report from Adrian on recent LymeForward work, prepared for the Partnership meeting on Thursday 23rd March is available.

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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