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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 7pm on Monday 3rd July 2017 in The Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. The agenda and reports will be available nearer the time. In the meantime the reports and agenda for our March meeting are available below.

Coastal Community Team (CCT) News 

Following on from the sucess last year in drawing in nearly £60,000 from the Coastal Revival Fund,  we 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 pushchairs/infants. Moreover, it links with the permanent sculpture trail in Lyme, the South West Coast path, and a number of other local walking routes and will encourage visitors to explore Lyme whilst providing an attractive and inspiring environment for locals.   Lyme Regis and Charmouth CCT collaborated with Dorset Coastal Community Team (DCCT), led by the Dorset Coast Forum, who submitted the overall bid and were awarded £5.6 million to deliver the Dorset Coastal Connections – People and Places project.

Recent 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.

We can support you if you wish to submit an exprssion of interest available at



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

Thank you

LymeForward Meetings for 2017 :   

Our next meeting date will beJuly 3rd 2017 at 7pm (our AGM)

agenda, coordinators report, minutes from October meeting

and then

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