What's On in Lyme Regis  Your  Guide to Events and Organisations


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Business Link Wessex Help and advice on setting up and running a business contact: advice@businesslinkwessex.co.uk
CAB: Citizens Advice Bureau:
Open on Wednesdays at the Community Offices, St Michaels Business Centre, Church Street Lyme Regis 10am - 3pm.   Calls diverted to Bridport office nr. library, next to TIC in South Street outside these hours.  Telephone  01297 445325  Website http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/  email advice@bridportcab.org.uk  Bridport 01308 456594
Carers UK   0808 808 7777
Devon County Council   Exeter  01392 382000
Dorset County Council   Dorchester  01305 251000

Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre 


Tel: (+44) 01297 442138
Lyme Regis Town Council
  Guildhall Cottage, Church Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3BS.  Opening hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm (Now open through lunchtime)   enquiries@lymeregistowncouncil.gov.uk  Fax 01297 443773 01297 445175
Post Office   Broad Street, Lyme Regis    01297 442836
SSAFA  Forces Help     0800 731 4880
TOP: Tax Help for Older People:  

Tax Help for Older People is a service from the charity Tax Volunteers providing free, independent and expert help and advice for older people on lower incomes who cannot afford to pay for professional tax advice.
With over 420 volunteers and a national call centre, it doesn't matter where you live.

We provide a caring and friendly help and advice service on personal tax issues through our own expert advisers that is jargon-free, independent, confidential and individual to your needs

A national charity, based in Dorset, available through a low-cost phone line.  01308 488066

Low Income Tax reform Group
  People on low incomes need their taxes to be as simple as possible. Our aim is to persuade politicians and HM Revenue & Customs to make the tax system easier and fairer for all.  http://www.litrg.org.uk/
Animal Welfare (also see Environment)
Cats Protection   East Devon Branch 01404 822752

MarineLife Biscay Dolphin Research Programme
Dorset Wildlife Trust   West Dorset Group  Meets: Friends Meeting House, Bridport  http://www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk  01308 868985
International Fund for Animal Welfare
IFAW Animal Action Week Office, Berkeley House, 186 High street, Rochester, Kent ME1 1EY
Munchkins Miniature Shetland Rescue   Rescue abandoned, abused and neglected Miniature Shetland ponies. Based in East Devon see www.mini-munchkins.org 01297 553829
RSPCA    24 hours 0870 55 55 999
Taylors' Rehoming Centre
  Higher Dairy, Kingston Maurward, Dorchester 01305 259672

West Dorset Cats Protection


We are a small active Group working to help needy cats in an area both rural and urban; our work is in the towns of Weymouth, Dorchester and Bridport and the surrounding villages.  We care for cats at our private addresses - we do not have a 'rescue centre'.  Good, permanent homes for our cats are always needed! 01305 262737

West Dorset RSPCA    0870 555 5999
Wildlife news Marine life website www.marine-life.org.uk


The Arts/Entertainment:  also see this current month's listing of events and 'Regular Events'
B Sharp  
Lyme Regis Art Society    Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesday from October to March See daily events listings for details
Lyme Regis Dramatic Society


The Society has been staging two plays a year and is open to all members of the community with an interest of any aspect of drama.  It has made many donations to Charities and contributed towards the cost of new seating, stage curtains and the P.A. System at the Marine Theatre.   Members also enjoy play readings on a regular basis.   www.lymedrama.org.uk
Lyme Regis Film Society   Meets alternate Sundays 5.30pm Sept to March Ring for details

Each season runs from September to the following March and the films are shown fortnightly

New members are always welcome but our membership is limited by the size of the venue   01297 443038

Lyme Regis Fossil Festival   info@fossilfestival.com

Lyme Regis Museum
Open all year: April to October daily 10am to 5pm, and November to March Wednesday-Sunday 11am to 4pm.  We have over 70 volunteers and new ones are always most welcome - working on our research, educational and events programmes or manning our admissions desk and shop.  01297 443370
Lyme Regis Musical Theatre   Operetta and Musical Comedy, with annual production in May. Rehearsals every Tuesday evening in St. Michael's Church Hall.   01297 443382

Lyme Regis Organ School

  The Anglican parish church of St. Michael the Archangel is fortunate to possess a particularly fine and recently built 50 rank three-manual organ with mechanical action. The organ was built by Anton Skrabl of Slovenia and has received widespread praise. The School also has access to several other quality pipe organs in the area. 
Lyme Regis Pantomime Society    

Lyme Regis Town Mill
   The Watermill and Mill Shop are open  The site also includes Galleries, Craft Studios and cafe.   Invitations to private views 01297 443579
Lyme Regis Town Band has established itself as an integral part of the town's social life.  The impetus for the formation of the current Band was a donation provided by an international film company following the filming, in Lyme Regis, of 'The French Lieutenant's Woman' by John Fowles, a resident of Lyme Regis. It has now grown to a full Concert Entertainment Band of 34 players (plus some young learners).
Lyme Regis Writers   Group   Welcomes writers of all genres and experience.  Members share their writing and enjoy constructive and supportive feedback.  2.30 - 4.30 , every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. Tea/coffee kitty 50p Possibility of publishing a group collection next year.  St Michaels Business Centre, Pooles Court, DT7 3DB  Meets every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month.  Further info: 01297 22677
Lyme Youth Theatre  
 Creating tomorrow’s theatre at the Marine Theatre.   Lyme Youth Theatre holds Saturday classes during term time, occasional workshops and a week summer school in August.   Ages:  5 – 19.  Visit the web site:  Lyme Youth Theatre  01297 442394

Marine Theatre

The Marine Theatre is an “unexpected jewel by the sea”
 But: The building is old  · It needs frequent repairs: If you feel you would like to be part of this process, and/or could consider making a simple donation, or help in any other way, please contact The Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis  DT7  3QA  01297 442394

 NADFAS   National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies  Meets at Bridport Arts Centre
Regatta and Carnival Committee:   Organise Carnival Week and various fund-raising events throughout the year

  Whether you are 8 or 88, membership of Theatre Friends offers you the chance to support the Marine Theatre by keeping it lively and progressive.  Our main aim is to raise funds for improvements to the theatre by organising special events.  We have monthly quiz nights and many other social events; see our latest Newsletter for more information: TheatreFriends Membership  see Website


Clubs/Fund Raising/Social
Amnesty International


Local branch meets  at Hallett Court, Queens Walk, Lyme Regis DT7 3BL
Axe Valley Mini Club   Meets White Hart, Colyford 3rd Fri of every month 8pm 
Cancer Research UK Lyme Regis branch   Organises various fund- raising events throughout the year. Contact Philip Evans

Carnival & regatta
  Lyme Regis Regatta & Carnival
Lyme Regis Community Bingo Association Weekly Bingo in aid of Lyme Regis fire Brigade; Lyme Regis Football Club; St Michael's Primary School, Lyme Regis Playgroup; Lyme Regis Pantomime Society; Christmas Lights Committee; Over 70's Christmas Dinner Committee, at Woodmead Hall
Over 70's Christmas Dinner Fund    
Montagu Lodge 665

We warmly welcome anyone interested in finding out more about Freemasonry and visiting Brethren from other lodges.  Contact us at: 665@dorsetfreemasonry.info or via our website and Facebook page www.dorset-freemasonry.org/default.asp?1=9 

 www.facebook.com/LymeRegisMasonicHall  We meet at: Masonic Hall,  Lyme Regis  DT7 3QE

The Monmouth Club


The Monmouth Club is a group of retired businessmen who meet socially over lunch on a monthly basis.

Rotary Club
of Lyme Regis
  Meets  Thursdays see website for more details
Lyme Regis & Charmouth RNLI Supporters   Raising funds to support Lyme Regis Lifeboat.  Organisers of Lifeboat Week 

Lyme Regis and Barfleur Twinning Association

Discover more about future plans and 'entente cordiale' with our twin town Barfleur, Normandy. 
Lyme Regis/St Georges Twinning Association    
Lyme Regis Woodroffe Association The Woodroffe Association is an organization for ex-students and staff of former Lyme Regis Grammar School and the Woodroffe School.
Parents Get Together   Tuesdays10-12 term times only Baptist Church Hall. Crèche for under 5's:
TheatreFriends   Whether you are 8 or 88, membership of Theatre Friends offers you the chance to support the Marine Theatre by keeping it lively and progressive.  Our main aim is to raise funds for improvements to the theatre by organising special events.  We have monthly quiz nights and many other social events; see our latest Newsletter for more information: TheatreFriends Membership  see Website
Uplyme Ladies Group   Walks, speakers, demos.  Meets every 3rd Monday evening
Uplyme Morris Men   Musicians and dancers wanted
Weddings: Lyme Regis beautiful Guildhall is licensed for civil marriage ceremonies
Weldmar Hospice Shop


Shop in Broad Street  www.weld-hospice.org.uk   01297 445557




Abbeyfield Society   Abbeyfield House, Silver Street: Privacy and Companionship
Amnesty International Group    
Anti-Social Behaviour: 01305 252267  WDDC, Community Safety Co-ordinator
Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Dorset County Council 01305 221000  
Dorset Police Non-emergency 101
 Emergency ring 999
Lyme Regis Police Station, Hill Road, (by the Fire Station, Woodmead Hall car park) is no longer manned
Dorset Police Safer Neighbourhood team Mobile
07500 816 312
This is for non-urgent issues 
Electricity 0800 365900  
Environment Agency 0845 988 1188 Floodline
Environment Agency 0800 807 060 Incident Helpline
Gas Emergencies 0800 111999  

Lyme Regis Development Trust 

Lyme Regis Town Council  Offices 01297 445175 Open 9am -1pm & 1.30pm - 5pm Mon - Thurs:  9am -1pm & 1.30pm - 4.30pm Fridays.  Guildhall Cottage, Church Street 
Police 101 replaces
01202/01305 222222
Non-emergency contact number - 101 - for Dorset Police now in service for 24/7 help of non-emergency nature.  101 replaces 01202/01305 222222.
Continue to use 999 for Life threatening incidents or crimes in progress
Post Office 01297 442836 Broad Street, Lyme Regis:  Helpline 08457 22 33 44
Royal British Legion     More info see  Royal British Legion
Safer Neighbourhood Team 07500 816312
South West Water 0800 169 1144
SWEB Energy 0800 056 3863
Trading Standards 01305 22 40 12
Transco 0800 111 999 Gas Emergencies


Education/Environment   Also see Recycling  

Boat Building Academy

'Practical, professional or purely for pleasure - come and learn boatbuilding or woodworking skills at the Boat Building Academy in Lyme Regis.  Whether you want a professionally recognised boatbuilding qualification, a few days by the sea learning practical skills, or to build your own boat, there is a course for you.  Our boat building training courses are hands-on, taught by experts and vary in length from 1 day to 38 weeks. Based on Lyme Regis's famous Monmouth beach in Dorset. This stretch of coastline is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Our students come from every profession and from all over the world. Many will go on to work in the marine industries but our courses also appeal to those taking a sabbatical from their 'real' lives or simply escaping the rat race.'01297 445545

Civic Trust Heritage Open Days:

The Civic Trust is concerned with improving and regenerating the environment in places where people live and work
Coast Path Action Group Keep the South Coast path on the coast
Campaign to Protect Rural England: Dorset Branch  Influence decisions made about the future of your local area to protect and enhance the environment
Devon Wildlife Trust Baywatch Project:  See the first detailed seabed map of Lyme Bay: log on Baywatching pages
East Dorset Heritage Trust  'committed to the care of our environment for the benefit of future generations'
English Nature Manage the Undercliff between Lyme Regis and Seaton
Family Learning 01305 783311 Help your children get off to a good start at school.
Fossil Hunting Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre
Fossil Festival


Fossil Walks  Tel: 01297 443370 From Lyme Regis Museum: Planned around tide times on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, additional days in school holiday periods.  Book in advance at the Museum
Fossil Walks  Dr Colin Dawes, 1pm Sundays, Weds & Fridays; meet at The Forge Fossil shop
Jurassic Coast
Love Lyme's Beaches Group Any enquiries please contact Matilda Bark on 01305 221752 or m.bark@dorsetcc.gov.uk

This group is an open group for people who love Lyme's beaches. The group meet once a month to carry out beach cleans in Lyme Regis and organise their own community campaigns to help keep the beach litter free and the local bathing water quality high. There is no group membership fee. No booking required, under 18’s need to be accompanied by an adult, all equipment provided, just wear sturdy footwear and wrap up warm!  This group is on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/LoveLymesBeaches

Lyme Net 01297 444570 Advice and guidance on training and employment opportunities, help with 'Universal Jobmatch', search for jobs online, tips on job applications basic skills and general learning advice and opportunities for the community of West Dorset and East Devon.

Lyme Regis Library
01297 443151

Silver Street
Lyme Regis

 The library offers access to a wide range of services including books for adults and young people, feature films and music to hire, reference and information services, local history. It also provides free internet access for all.  Search the online library, reserve and renew online

Open:  Monday 10am to 1.00pm and 2pm to 5pm: Tuesday 9.30am to 1pm; Wednesday 2pm to 5pm; Thursday Head Space: Exclusive session for young people only 5.30pm to 7.00pm   Friday 2pm to 6.30pm; Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm

Head Space is a place where young people can meet every Thursday from 5.30pm to 7.30pm in Lyme Regis Library. It is for people between the ages of 11 and 20, giving them a chance to have free access to books, internet and all library services with only people of their own age. This is a drop-in session with a programme of activities, where young people can stay for as long as they like. For more information, please contact Lyme Regis Library on 01297 443151

Rhyme Times Lyme Regis Library Gets Lively:  Under 5s Bounce and rhyme sessions are fun for babies, toddlers and their parents or carers. Loads of noisy fun and instruments to shake and rattle.  Noisy fun for under twos and you! Rhyme time! Clap, tap, wiggle and jiggle together. We combine stories, songs, rhymes and instruments to rattle and shake to help young children get the most from their library.   It is also a nice way of introducing babies and toddlers to their local library!

Lyme Regis Society    Objects: ' To safeguard the natural and architectural beauty of Lyme Regis and its neighbourhood, in accordance with its civic requirements, and to promote interest in its cultural and historical associations'.  The Society is registered with the Charity Commission and is affiliated to the Council for the Protection of Rural England.
Mrs Ethelstons Primary School 01297 442 210 Church of England Primary School: Pound Lane, Uplyme, Nr Lyme Regis, DT7 3TT.
Police 01308 422 266   'Can You Help?'  Crime Prevention, news and more:
Police, Local : 01297 442603
Recycling Recycling of  Clothing at Holmbush Car Parks.  Large items can be taken to Bridport Recycling Centre.  More info on this site at Recycling
Safer Neighbourhood Team 07500 816312
St Michaels School 01297 442623  
St Michael's CE VA Primary School, Kings Way, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3DY.  
Turn Lyme Green   Doesn’t have regular meetings but are an ongoing campaign.
Lyme Regis u3a
A range of interest groups. As few as two or three people may meet in participants homes. Studies are all undertaken at the group’s own agreed speed.  Members are encouraged to see the value and take pleasure in learning for its own sake.  Lyme Regis u3a
Woodroffe School

01297 442232

The Woodroffe School, Uplyme Road, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3LX


Crimestoppers 0800 555 111

Defibrillators around
Lyme Regis

Dial 999
Information given on the defibrillator and phone for how to access: instructions are then  given on how to use whilst awaiting paramedics. 
No experience necessary

Harbourmasters Office (outside - available 24/7) by the Lifeboat Station
Jubilee Pavilion, (outside so available 24/7)
,The shelters, Marine Parade (by Boylos Surf shop)
Masonic Hall (outside so available 24/7)
, Broad Street:  opposite the Royal Lion:
The Mariners Hotel (inside),
top of Silver Street;
Lyme Bay Dentistry (inside),
lower end of Broad Street;
Lyme Regis Golf Club (inside),
Timber Hill
Woodmead Halls (outside - available 24/7), Hill Road
Lifeguards on the beach - (July and August only) Tel 07891 538 675
Victoria Pier:
by Fishermens College
Dorset Police Non-emergency 101
 Emergency ring 999
Lyme Regis Police Station, Hill Road, (by the Fire Station, Woodmead Hall car park) is no longer manned
Electricity 0800 365900  
Environment Agency 0845 988 1188 Floodline
Environment Agency 0800 807 060 Incident Helpline
Gas Emergencies 0800 111999  
Police 101 replaces
01202/01305 222222
Non-emergency contact number - 101 - for Dorset Police now in service for 24/7 help of non-emergency nature.  101 replaces 01202/01305 222222.
Continue to use 999 for Life threatening incidents or crimes in progress
Safer Neighbourhood Team 07500 816312
South West Water 0800 169 1144
SWEB Energy 0800 056 3863
Transco 0800 111 999 Gas Emergencies


Lyme Regis
Bowls Club

(Affiliated to Bowls England and Bowls Dorset)

The Lyme Regis Bowling Club, founded in 1937, has 7 rinks and currently has around 120 full members. Feedback from visiting clubs suggests that this is one of the best greens in the South West of England. The setting down by the Cobb Harbour is a delight, with the sea and beaches close to the green and with a large outdoor raised viewing area overlooking the green.  We are open from late April to late September. Hours are 10am to 6pm.  There is a fine Clubhouse with a licensed bar that is open to visiting bowlers and limited catering is available with details on request. Unless the Club has a full rinks fixture at least two rinks are available to the general public to hire and a club steward will be on hand to book you in. Woods and shoes are also for hire.  Charles Mercer Green,  Monmouth Beach, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3LG       see  Lyme Regis Bowls Club

Uplyme and Lyme Regis Cricket Club

Uplyme and Lyme Regis Cricket Club  If you are under 14 and would like to practice with the Colts, in Uplyme on Tuesdays 18.00-19.30 from the 1st week in May onwards. 

Cycling Dorset Cyclists Network:  Lyme Regis & Bridport Group campaigns on behalf of all cyclists and cycle users

Lym Valley Croquet Club

Tel: 07909 111512

King George V Playing Field, Uplyme.  The club has one permanent half size court available, up to three other courts are available on club days,  new members are always welcome, coaching available throughout the season.   The club plays both association and golf croquet.

Dance Shall we Dance? £6 per class Charmouth Village Hall,  Wesley Close,  Charmouth.  Phone Glenn Bayliss 07505798258 for details

Exercise class for 50+
Helen French
07725 465 360 
'Use It or Lose It!' 
A mixture of cardio, Zumba, Pilates, yoga, balance & strengthening exercises all to music!  contact Helen French 07725 465 360.
‘Fit Training with Iris’ Monday 5:30pm-6:30pm BodyBlast   Tuesday 9.15am-10.15am Fit Training Thursday 9.30am-10.30am Mamma Fitness   the Scout Hut in Uplyme
Flamingo Swimming Pool

01297 35800


Lyme Regis Football Club


Lyme Regis have three teams playing in the Perry Street and District League. The first team play in the Premier division, the reserves in Division One and the Bantams in Division Four. They were formed in 1885 and are one of the oldest members of the Perry Street League. Lyme Regis play at their Davey Fort Ground and have a big pedigree in Dorset cup football over the years. Currently the teams play in Amber and Black.

Uplyme Football Club

Tel: 01297 444807


Lyme Regis Gig Club  The aim of the L.R.G.C. is to offer the sport of Cornish Pilot Gig Rowing to anybody who wishes to try ocean rowing, and by doing so, encouraging fitness and spirit within the community.
Lyme Regis Golf Club Lyme Regis Golf Club, Timber Hill
Kickboxing  07833 157436 Held every Thursday evening between 8pm-9pm. Classes are suitable for both adults and children and are great for fitness, self defence, weight loss and confidence. £5 per session, no contracts or direct debits. Telephone , 1st Dan Instructor on 07833 157436 or email diane@lrdt.co.uk. www.hublyme.co.uk

  Pilates exercise in Baptist church hall in Lyme Regis on a Monday and Thursday. 
 Lyme Regis Sailing Club Lyme Regis Sailing Club is situated next to the harbour at the foot of Cobb Hill. The well equipped clubhouse has a bar, galley, male and female changing facilities with showers, and a sun deck which overlooks the harbour and sea. The Club is open to all who desire to sail or who have an interest in the sport. Club Secretary 01297 442373

Lyme Regis Sea Angling Club
01297 445949 Lyme Regis Sea Angling Club is a family-friendly sea fishing club based in the beautiful Dorset town of Lyme Regis. We run competitions and matches throughout the year for both adults and juniors. These are a great place to learn to fish, as well as get tips and advice from the more experienced anglers. Club members get a 10% discount on tackle and supplies from The Tackle Box shop, as well as a reduced fee on participating charter boats on competition days.

You can join the club at any time. Annual membership is £12 for adults, £6 for OAPs and Juniors are FREE! To join, simply pop into The Tackle Box shop in Marine Parade, Lyme Regis.  You can find out all about the club at our website:
Lyme Regis Sea School   01297 442644  Lyme Regis Sea School is an RYA Recognised Training Centre offering sailing tuition to both adults & children. It is annually inspected and abides by all the requirements of the regulatory body. Safety at all times is the first priority and all instructors are fully trained.  
The Tunnel
Target Sports Club
The Tunnel
Axminster Road
Dorset DT6 6BY
Tel: 01297 560049
Fax : 01297 561388
Email: info@thetunnel.co.uk

 the Target Sports Centre, is proud to be affiliated to the National Rifle Association at Bisley and aim to provide an all round understanding to both Air, Small bore and Full bore shooting.   The Target Sports Centre offers training facilities at all levels from the novice, the elite including Team GB and Quality Assured Maritime Firearms Competency assessments.  Our dedicated team of instructors and range officers enable us to maintain our centre of excellence. We provide full supervision and pride ourselves on being able to provide NSRA qualified Range Officers.
 We are open to both members and non members.

Lyme Regis Taekwondo Club 07738 38 38 44
Meets Tuesdays 5pm-6.15pm for Children, 6.15pm - 7.30pm for Adults.  at The Scout Hut, Rhode Lane, Uplyme.   The Club is a friendly local club that's been running since 2005, set up by myself. it is a WTF (World Taekwondo Federation) Taekwondo club which is recognised by the Olympics. We are also members of Dorset Taekwondo Association. We cater for all ages from 4.5yrs upwards and all abilities. We also take part in many community events in Lyme. 
Contact Master Sharon Ward (4th Dan),  Lyme Regis Taekwondo Club, 07738 38 38 44 or email  lymetaekwondo@hotmail.co.uk  or see  www.lymeregistkd.co.uk
Ramblers Association Dorset   01305 262911  

West Dorset Ramblers

Walking with our group gives you the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful, unspoilt coastline and countryside of West Dorset, as well as the camaraderie of a friendly group of people.

We try to plan two walks a week, which vary in length from around five to 15 miles but are typically seven or eight miles. They usually start at 10am and each attracts an average of a dozen or so members.

You’re welcome to join us on our walks whether you live in and around the area, or are a visitor to it. Just look at our walks programme, select a walk, ring the leader for details and come along.

After you’ve enjoyed a few walks with us, you’re encouraged to join the Ramblers. As a member you’ll have insurance cover, you can go on group holidays and events, and you can lead walks, You’ll also receive a discount on walking gear at some major outdoor shops. West Dorset Ramblers



Emergency Defibrillators

See information on the defibrillator for how to access: instructions then given on use.
24/7 Masonic Hall (outside), Broad Street.  Opposite the Royal Lion: between Lyrinda's and Options; 
24/7 Jubilee Pavillion, Marine Parade
Victoria Pier
The Mariners Hotel (inside), top of Silver Street; 
Lyme Bay Dentistry (inside), Broad Street;
Lyme Regis Golf Club (inside), Timber Hill
Axminster Hospital Minor Injuries Unit 01297 630400 open 8am - 9pm daily
Action Research 01297 443506  
Alzheimer's Society  Tel:  01305 259740  Memory cafe: A chance for people with dementia to come and join with others for a chat, activities and coffee and cake. Activities include craft, games, quizzes, music and reminiscence. Run by Alzheimer’s Society.  Memory Café,  Woodmead Halls,  Hill Road,  Lyme Regis   10:30am-12noon alternate Tuesdays

Bathing Water Quality

Check on the 'Your Environment' pages
Beaches:  Marine Conservation Society Good Beach Guide
Boots Chemist 01297  442026 Broad Street
Bridport Community Hospital 01308 422371  
CancerCare Dorset 01305 269898

 Public Cancer Information Centre

Cruse Bereavement Care: 01308 260216 Meets once or twice each month, Lyme Regis Medical Centre
Lyme Bay Dentistry  01297 442907  Offer appointments to people that live in the Lyme Regis area as well as holiday makers who need emergency treatment.  Temple House, 63 Broad St, Lyme Regis, DT7 3QF.
Dorset County Association for the Blind 01305 261096  
Dorset County Hospital 01305 251150  

Dorset Emergency Care Service

0845 600 1013 Urgent Medical advice between 6.30pm and 8.am Monday  to Friday Tel
Health visiting and public health 01297 446115 Over 75's health check service, bereavement service, Health Promotion and Smoke Stop
The Herb Society: Herbs and their potential for healing
Home Health Catalogue 01297 442981 Lloyds Chemist, Next to  Lyme Regis Medical Centre, Uplyme Road
Hospice of the Heart 01308 427393 Web Site and Courses about understanding holistic palliative care.
Kent House Dentist 01297 443442  
Kent House Health Centre 01297 443399 Silver Street
Littlehurst Surgery 01297 560872  
Lloyds Pharmacy 01297 442981 at Lyme Regis Medical Centre Uplyme Road
Lyme Regis Medical Centre 01297  445777
8am - 6.30pm
Mon - Fri
 8am -1pm weekends/Bank Holidays & 6.30pm - 8pm Weekdays tel 442254: 
Prescriptions 446119 or email prescriptions@lymepractice.nhs.uk Uplyme Road
Lyme Care Ltd 01297 444986 Local care for locals by locals
Medical Loan Service: 01308 424259 Red Cross;  Bridport
Memory Cafe  01305 259740 

A chance for people with dementia to come and join with others for a chat, activities and coffee and cake. Activities include craft, games, quizzes, music and reminiscence. Run by Alzheimer’s Society.  Memory Café,  Woodmead Halls,  Hill Road,  Lyme Regis   10:30am-12noon alternate Tuesdays  For more information please call 01305 259740 

NHS Direct 0845 46 47 24 hour health information
NSPCC 0808 800 5000  
Optician 01297 442617 Mr. G Hayden
PIKS Disease Support Group  
Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital 01392 411611  
Safer Neighbourhood Team 07500 816312  
Samaritans 0845 790 9090  
South West Multiple Sclerosis Society 01202 772998  
SSAFA Forces Help 0800 731 4880 Support for ex-service and families
Weldmar Hospicecare Trust 01305 215300 Herringston Road, Dorchester DT1 2SL
Weymouth Women's Refuge 01305 772295  
Home and Garden
Allotments Association 01297 443909
House Of Flowers

01297 444 743

Flowers, bouquets, flower design

Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

All talks are held at Uplyme Village Hall and are free of charge to members unless otherwise stated. Non-members pay a temporary membership fee of £3.  For more details contact jennyhlyme@hotmail.co.uk  07773 604137

The Launderette 01297 445 807. ‎

Dry Cleaning, Laundry, Laundrette: Russell House, Lym Close, Lyme Regis, DT7 3DE

National Gardens Scheme: Gardens open to the public
Recycled Products


Kids & Youth

01297 445213

1st Lym Valley Scouts, Cubs & Beavers

The Scout Hut, Rhode Lane, Uplyme, Devon, DT7 3UX.  For booking the Scout Hut for private hire or other information contact Paula Wyon-Brown 01297 678351


Beavers is for girls & boys aged between 6 & 8 years old, we meet on a Wednesday at 6pm till 7.15pm  The leaders are Penny Coplestone 01460 220031 and Karen Yelland 01297 442072 lymvalleybeavers@aim.com


Cubs is for boys & girls aged between 8 and 10 ½ years old, we meet every week between 6.00pm till 7.30pm on a Thursday.  The Leaders are Joe Street 07738 177977, Brian Street & Claire Palmer. lymvalleycubs@yahoo.com


Scouts is for girls & boys aged between 10 ½ and 14 years old, we meet every Wednesday between 7.30pm & 9pm   The Leaders are Bruce Khan 01297 443202 and Karen Yelland 01297 442072

Beavers, Scouts, Cubs, Explorer Scouts: Charmouth

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1st Charmouth Scout Group - Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorers

The Scout Hut, Barrs Lane Recreation Ground, Charmouth DT6 6PS



Beavers is for girls & boys aged between 6 & 8 years old, we meet on a Monday from 5.30 - 6.45pm.  Contact: Kevin Payne - 07976 534517 - payne.kevin6@gmail.com



Cubs is for boys & girls aged between 8 and 10 ½ years old, we meet on Thursday between 5 and 6.30pm.  Contact: Kevin Payne - 07976 534517 - payne.kevin6@gmail.com



Scouts is for girls & boys aged between 10 ½ and 14 years old, we meet Thursday between 6.45 and 8.30pm. Contact: Kevin Payne - 07976 534517 - payne.kevin6@gmail.com

Explorer Scouts
Explorers is for girls and boys aged 14 - 17. We meet on  Wednesday from 7 - 8.30pm. Contact - Clare Mackenney - 07932 089602 - claremackenney@yahoo.co.uk

Lyme Regis Pre-school:

01297 442257  Children's Centre,  Kingsway
Lyme Regis Majorettes The aim of Lyme Regis Majorettes troupe is to promote an interest in baton twirling, dance, choreography and fitness. To also develop team work, loyalty, commitment, respect, self confidence and most of all enjoyment for everyone. 
The Hubs’ Toddlers Meet every Thursday at The Hub, Church Street, Lyme Regis between 9.30-11.30. An informal, friendly session for parents and toddlers to meet and socialise. Refreshments available for a small donation. Lots of arts and crafts to do, ride-ons, slide and soft play-mats for babies to relax on. £1 per child. Telephone 01297 444266 or email admin@lrdt.co.uk www.lrdt.co.uk
Lyme Youth Theatre  
Contact the Theatre Office  01297
 Creating tomorrow’s theatre.  At the Marine Theatre.   LYT holds Saturday classes during term time, occasional workshops and a week summer school in August.   Ages:  5 – 19.  Visit the web site.    Lyme Youth Theatre
Music - BSharp  info@bsharp.org.uk  07947 334138 BSharp are Music Making at The Hub every Tuesday Music making and event planning is for all young and interested musicians. Have your say and talk about your ideas at one of the sessions.  They are a 2-hour workshop led by young music leaders for their peers supported by a professional musician and leader. The Hub, Church Street or email
Parents Get Together  Tuesdays10-12 term times only Baptist Church Hall. Crèche for under 5's: Tel 01297 20572
Woodroffe School  & PTA Tel 442232
Youth Academy  01297 444266 Wednesday and Friday nights are Youth Club night at The Hub.  Senior Club: Friday for ages 14-21 year olds 7.00pm to 9.30pm.  Junior Club: Wednesdays 6.30-9pm for ages 8-13 years.  There’s lots of different activities and projects to keep you busy.  There’s the latest in games and music to choose from.  The sessions are supervised by our trained Youth Workers and they are always available for you to talk to.  All young people welcome - just turn up! £1 admission charge for all sessions.  The Hub, Church Street or email admin@lrdt.co.uk.  Youth Academy | Lyme Regis Development Trust (lrdt.co.uk)


Media:  News/Radio
Dorset Farm Radio
Briport News:
 01308 455 902
01308 422 388
01308 425 884
West Dorset Broadcasting Action Group:


Nursing/Retirement Accommodation
Fairfield House Residential Home 01297 443513 Charmouth Road
Lyme Regis Nursing Home 01297 442322 Pound Road
Shire House Residential Home 01297 442483 Sidmouth Road
Tree Tops Residential Home 01297 443821 Timber Hill



Other Local Links  
Lyme Bay Holidays

01297 443363

Wessex House, Uplyme Road, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3LP
Travel & Transport

Travelling to Lyme Regis by Road

 Destinations by bus



Lorries, Large campers, caravans and towing boats, should AVOID the Town Centre when you approach Lyme Regis. This area cannot accommodate large vehicles and you will get STUCK, it is also the wrong end of town for the Cobb. 
Cobb Road has a weight restriction and is too narrow for campervans/large vehicles

Fuel Available at
: Uplyme Service Station, B3165 Approx. 2 miles from The Cobb, at Uplyme

Abbotsbury;  Axminster;   Beer;   Bridport;   Burton Bradstock;  Charmouth; Chideock; Colyford;    Dorchester;  Exeter;   Morecombelake;    Poole;  Poundbury;  Rousdon;  Seaton;  Sidford;  Sidmouth;  Uplyme;  West Bay;

Air Travel   Exeter Airport
Axe Valley & West Dorset Ring and Ride To book:
01404 46529
Available to anyone classed as 'rurally (includes Lyme Regis) disadvantaged':  Travel from your own front door. 
Axminster to Bridport Bus see First Group
Coach Travel   National Express  http://www.travelinesw.com/

01392 382800

or see www.devon.gov.uk/devonbus
First Dorset 08700 106022  
Rail Travel

National Rail Enquiries

08457 48 49 50

National Rail  By train from London Waterloo Station  Take the Exeter St. David's train, operated by South West Trains. Get off at Axminster station (approx. 2 1/2 hours). Take the No. 31 bus from outside the station (hourly service; the bus destination is Weymouth). The journey is 25 minutes to Lyme Regis.
Alternatively, from Waterloo, take the Weymouth train. Get off at Dorchester South station. Take the No. 31 bus (the destination is Axminster) from the station. The journey is about one hour to Lyme Regis, through picturesque countryside.
Parking 01305 251010 Car parks at:  Charmouth Road; Holmbush; Cobb Gate; Broad Street; The Cobb area (3)
Save money on parking in West Dorset with a Shopper's Permit for 6 months for 2 hours parking per day in most short stay car parks.  See www.dorsetforyou.com/parking
Road Problems   Potholes, overflowing drains, overgrown hedges etc. Inform West Dorset on their site
Town Bus service



0870 608 2608

Venue Hire
Baptist Church Hall 01297 442302  
Civil Ceremonies

 01305 225153

The Guildhall:  Contact the Superintendent Registrar    also see www.lymeregistowncouncil.gov.uk/pages/CivilMarriagesandPartnerships.htm
Civil Ceremonies

01297 446 910 

Hix Oyster and Fish house, Cobb Road, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3JP

The Fire Station   Meeting rooms available for Community use.  Contact Lyme Fire Watch Manager, Hill Road Fire Station,  Monday evenings 7pm - 9.30pm
The Football Club   Davey Fort, Charmouth Road  
The Guildhall 01297 445175 Has disabled access and a hearing loop.  Meeting Room available to local organisations: Lyme Regis Town Clerk
The Hub 01297 444266

The Hub has a variety of different spaces available to rent, including the large sports hall, catering kitchen and smaller office spaces.  You can also hire the complete building for residential stays.  Telephone 01297 444266 or email admin@lrdt.co.uk  www.lrtdt.co.uk

Marine Theatre 01297 442394 Seats 220 or 300 standing plus 30 in the bar.  Church Street.  Tea/coffee facilities available
The Masonic Hall 01297 442746 Seats 80 maximum, kitchen available, use of cups etc up to 40. Broad Street
Saint Michael and St George 01297 443796 Catholic Church Old School Room, Silver Street, seats 25-30, kitchen available
St Michaels Church Hall 01297 443372 Seats 50 - 100  St Michael the Archangel Church Street
St Michaels School Hall 01297 44262 Kingsway
The Scout Hut 01297 678351

Rhode Lane, Uplyme, Devon, DT7 3UX  For booking the Scout Hut for private hire or other information contact Paula Wyon-Brown

Lyme Regis Town Mill 01297 443579

Town Mill Community Room Seats 12 comfortably Small Workshops and Group Activities.  Use of kitchen

Uplyme Village Hall 01297 443819 Seats 150, kitchen available
Weddings  01305 225153 Civil Ceremonies at the Guildhall:  Superintendent Registrar
Woodmead Halls 01297 443942/
07856 630975
Seats up to 200.  Small Halls also for hire. Kitchen available. Hill Road.
Woodroffe School Hall 01297 442232  
Baptist Church 01297 445281 Broad Street: The minister, pastor Shaun Sweeney, will lead the services at 10.30 and 6.30. There is a creche and youth activity group at 10.30 called 'Take Five'. There are events throughout the week see website: lymeregisbaptistchurch.co.uk
St Michael and St George 01297 32135  Times of Mass:  Lyme Regis 11.00 on Sundays.  Seaton 5.30 pm on Saturdays;  Axminster 9am on Sundays
Times on Holidays of Obligation: Lyme Regis 7pm on the eve (vigil) of the feast; Axminster 10am at St Mary's RC School, Axminster;  Seaton 5.30 pm on the Holy Day. Silver Street, Lyme Regis. 
St Michael the Archangel

01297 560409

 The Rev Jane Skinner:
Sunday Services:  8am Eucharist;  10am Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) 
followed by coffee in the Church Hall, Fairtrade products for sale 3rd Sunday in the month.  Midweek Service: Eucharist 10am Wednesdays.  St Michael's Cookery Books for sale £1 each. Church Street
Uplyme Church


 Pound Road, Uplyme 10am  Sunday gathering for all ages. Children welcome.  6pm A more traditional Sunday gathering.

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