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LymeForward is the local area strategic partnership for Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Uplyme and the surrounding area. LymeForward and other LAPs are part of the West Dorset Partnership.

The Partnership encourages local people, groups and organisations to work together for the good of the whole community. Through consultation and mutual support LymeForward aims to improve the community's economic and environmental sustainability. This is your chance to have a say in the future of your community, to get involved in delivering solutions - and to have fun!

The minutes from the October meeting are now available here.

The next quarterly meeting will be at 2pm on Thursday March 23rd 2017 in The Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. The agenda and reports can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page.

Latest News

The Dorset and East Devon Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) has been established to deliver Community-led Local Development in the area's fisheries sector having secures £800,000 of funding in March 2017. The FLAG aims to help support implementation of Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) reforms and to enhance economic growth in coastal communities by supporting the marine and fisheries sector. Key priorities are:

·         encourage and enable effective collaborative working across and within sectors

·         strengthen the aquaculture sector in Dorset

·         infrastructure and equipment improvements to enable safe, sustainable working ports and harbours

·         enable innovation to increase the value of catch and products

·         support the industry by enabling diversification, up-skilling and training, and increase the knowledge and         understanding of the sector to attract a younger workforce.

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Thank you to everyone who joined us on December 13th to hear Dr Forbes Watson (Chair of our Dorset NHS Clinical Commisioning Group) and Sarah Howarth (CCG involve team) talk about the proposals they have that will effect every one of us over the next few years in Dorset as they introduce changes to the way we access and receive our health services.


If you would like to make a referral to our Foodbank, please email adrian@lymeforward.co.uk or call Adrian on 01297 441224. We aim to deliver food parcels to eligible families within 24 hours. We rely on the generous financial donations to provide these parcels - if you would like to make a contribution please send cheques to LymeForward at the Town Mill or via a bank transfer to LymeForward via COOP Bank sort code 08-92-99 and account number 65818952

Coastal Community Team (CCT) News 

Following on from the sucess last year in drawing in nearly £60,000 from the Coastal Revival Fund, the Coastal Communities Fund Round 4 has been announced. 

Following a sucessful first stage bid, our collaboration with Dorset Coast Forum (a £12M bid) means we are now able to submit a final application with DCF for the Devon Way Path upgrade. This £200k project would offer an exciting opportunity to significantly upgrade to path between Uplyme and Lyme along the river Lym. 

We are also working on a feasibility project for seafront enhancements to Charmouth, including new access onto the beach from the promenade. 

Thank you

LymeForward Meetings for 2017 :   

Our next meeting date will be March 23rd  2017 at 2pm

agenda, coordinators report, minutes from October meeting

and then

July 3rd at 7pm (to include our AGM)

October 12th at 2pm


LymeForward CIC is a Community Interest Company No 10381732.

Registered Address:

The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PU

01297 441224 or email admin@lymeforward.co.uk

Our Local Area Partnership would not exist without the very generous help of many volunteers and funding from Lyme Regis Town Council and West Dorset District Council