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February 18, 2018

The next LymeForward Partnership meeting is on Thursday 15th March at 2.00pm in the Woodmead Halls.  Our County Councillor Daryl Turner will be updating us on what is happening on the restructuring of Dorset Councils, and (emergencies permitting) our relatively new PCSO Amanda King - see earlier post - will be joining us. Do come along to keep in touch with developments in many fields.

January 31, 2018

PCSO Amanda King (no. 6090) is the Police Community Support Officer for Lyme Regis and Charmouth and is part of the Neighbourhood Policing Team based in Bridport but with an outreach base used by the Fire, Ambulance and Police services situated behind the Woodmead Hall car park in Lyme Regis.

Amanda is committed to Lyme Regis and patrols both on foot and by police vehicle.

PC Kirsti Frecknall is also part of Lyme Regis Neighbourhood Police Team and works in Lyme Regis on a regular basis although also has commitments in other areas.

With the cut-backs in police funding and consequent reduction in staff resources, Amanda relies heavily on public support and information about concerns regarding public safety, anti-social behaviour and possible criminal activity. The Neighbourhood Policing Team is also encouraging residents to consider setting up Neighbourhood Watch schemes where they do not already exist.

You can contact Amanda King by calling 101 and giving her name and/or number (6090).

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January 25, 2018

The Health & Wellbeing Group have documented all the services provided into Lyme Regis, Charmouth and vicinity to provide a baseline reference document to monitor any future changes and to provide a checklist when reviewing the tender for the Lyme Regis Medical Centre and Community Services contract currently held by Virgin Care. At the very least, skim the contents - you will certainly find details of services and support groups you did not know about and which may well be of great interest to you or someone you know. Read more about the group's work here.

January 25, 2018

Meet and Remember’ – a memory café for Lyme, Uplyme and Charmouth - is re-starting in a new venue on the third Wednesday in the month, from February 21st 2018 onwards. Thanks to the Lyme Regis Football Club, we will be offering a supportive, friendly environment for those experiencing memory loss or who have recently been diagnosed with dementia and the friends/relatives/carers who support them.  If you would like to find out more, please call 07704902604 or email lymememory@gmail.com or just come along!

January 2, 2018

The popular Lyme Regis Community Lunches were re-launched just before Christmas.

Organised by LymeForward, the lunches will now be held monthly for the over 50s at the Baptist Church Hall, with a two-course meal prepared by local chef Chris Tipping.

The first lunch saw almost 40 guests, including the Mayor of Lyme Regis, Councillor Michaela Ellis, and her husband Alan, tuck into a traditional turkey dinner followed by Christmas pudding.

Festive entertainment was provided afterwards by the Lyme Luggers ukulele group.

LymeForward would like to thank chef Chris Tipping and all volunteers who helped on the day, the Regatta & Carnival Committee, Tesco, Co-operative and the Lyme Luggers.

The next lunch will be held on Wednesday, January 10th at 12.30am with steak and kidney pie (vegetarian option available) and apple crumble and custard on the menu.

Tickets cost £6 and are available at Penny Black Café behind the post office. Please disclose any dietary requirements at the time of booking.


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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