Welcome to LymeForward

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 we aim to improve our community's economic and environmental sustainability. This is your chance to have a say in the future of your town, to get involved in delivering solutions - and to have fun!

Our mailing address is:


The Town Mill

Mill Lane

Lyme Regis, Dorset DT73PU

To contact us admin@lymeforward.co.uk or telephone 01297 441224

The minutes from our June meeting are now available here.

Our next quarterly meeting will be at 2pm on Thursday October 13th 2016 in The Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 

Latest News

Our next Health and Wellbeing meeting will be held in December

Local Area Partnership

West Dorset District Council have agreed to fund Local Area Partnerships for at least another 12 months; they will be contributing £6000 which for us is a reduction of £5000 per annum. LymeForward have entered into a new agreement with WDDC to deliver community planning.

Lyme Regis Town Council have agreed to fund LymeForward for the next 4 years at £15000 per annum. This will enable LymeForward to continue to deliver support to the local community. We are currently negotiating a new agreement with LRTC to deliver community development.

Coastal Community Team (CCT) News 

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

Please see the links below to access the official press release from the Dept. of Communities and Local Government and the links to the BIG Lottery website where you can access the forms and guidance.

£90m has been announced over 4 years with minimum grants of £50k and a maximum of £4m – we have submitted a number of bids with local organisations, and with Dorset wide groups to benefit the local area.



Thank you

LymeForward Meetings for 2016 :   

 Our next meetings are on 

                                                     Thursday 13th October 2016 and December 8th 2016

                                                     All at 2pm, Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis

                                                     Everyone is very welcome to attend



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