Projects in Lyme Regis benefit from £123,000

West Dorset District Council and Lyme Regis Town Council are working together to support local projects in and around Lyme Regis.

Cllr Daryl Turner, ward member for Lyme Regis and Charmouth, said: “We appreciate the effect that grants like these can have on local sport, cultural and community projects. There are some exciting new and established projects that will really be able to see the impact of this money for generations to come.”

Cllr Cheryl Reynolds, ward member for Lyme Regis and Charmouth and member of Lyme Regis Town Council, said: “The funding will be of huge benefit, not only to the successful organisations but also the wider community. A wide variety of projects and organisations have been awarded funding. This provides valuable support for community and social infrastructure in Lyme Regis.”

Section 106 money [contributions from local developers] totalling £123,000 have been allocated to a variety of projects such as grants to:

  • Lyme Regis Football Club towards their new 60-seater grandstand
  • Lyme Regis Sea School Trust for 3 new dinghies
  • Lyme Regis Gig Club to buy a pilot gig
  • Uplyme and Lyme Regis Cricket Club for a new roller
  • 1st Lyme Valley Scout Group to refurbish their toilets and storage area at the scout hut
  • Lyme Regis Development Trust for a community workshop
  • The Town Mill Trust for all-weather pathways and an electro-hydraulic acutator
  • Town Mill Arts Lyme Regis Ltd to create a garden with a sculpture display area
  • A better lighting system for the Marine Theatre
  • The town council for their project to bring illumination to the Langmoor and Lister Gardens
  • Lyme Regis allotment association for a realignment of the main vehicle entrance