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 APRIL 2022 



Saturday 2nd April


Cancer Research Big Breakfast
Cooked full English £7 or bacon and sausage sandwiches £4.  8am to 1pm Woodmead Hall OR  Takeaways and deliveries also available  Tel 07796 951 991


Sunday 3 April


Great Dorset Beach Clean:

Come and join us on our FREE Great Dorset Beach Clean at Lyme Regis and Charmouth! Help clean up your local beach and make it a much safer place for wildlife and us.

The annual beach clean-up returns as part of the  Bring your friends and family and lend a hand at any of the designated beaches.  Please wear suitable clothing and shoes for the conditions  Help to remove plastics and other rubbish from the shore.
The vast majority of litter found on Dorset’s beaches is made of plastic, which steadily accumulates if not removed.  As standard plastics never degrade, they circle around the world in ocean currents and can cause long-term damage.  Whales, dolphins and turtles can mistake floating plastic bags for the jellyfish which form part of their diet. Once swallowed the plastic bag blocks the stomach and leads to a slow death through starvation.

Sunday 3rd  Lyme Regis:  10am  Meeting point & Briefing by the slipway near the Cobb,   Bags, buckets and picker-uppers supplied to give Monmouth beach a spring clean.

Sunday 10th Charmouth  3pm at the wooden bin compound in the car park .

Stay for as much or as little as you like! All equipment is provided.  All children need to be accompanied by an adult.  No need to register, just turn up on the day!  Please wear suitable footwear and clothing for the weather.



Sunday 3 April


Lyme Bay Chorale Spring Concert 2022:  BRAHMS Requiem
Musical Director: Alex Davies  Soloists: Chloe Stratta & David Fouracre    Piano: Andrew Millington & Aleks Szram  
Tickets are £15 on the door or £13 in advance from Fortnum Smith & Banwell, Lyme Regis (cash sales only) or from choir members. There's no charge for young people aged 18 and under.   4pm  Lyme Regis Parish Church (St Michael the Archangel)




Wednesday 6th



Lyme Regis and Charmouth Lifeboat Supporters Annual General Meeting

6 for 6.30pm  at the Powerboat Club, Monmouth beach.  All welcome






Friday 8th April 2022 Last day of term



   end of term






Lyme Regis u3a talk The Word Forest Organisation

From April, Lyme Regis u3a is resuming ‘in person’ talks at the Woodmead Hall.  On Friday 8th April at 11am, Managing Director Simon West will present the truly inspiring story of the Lyme based charity The Word Forest Organisation.  Over the past 5 years, the charity has planted trees, predominantly in Kenya, built schools, empowered women and facilitated education.  Following a severe drought, the focus has been on Kenya in order to help recovery there and also because trees grow ten times faster than elsewhere on the planet.

Details are available on the lymeregisu3a.org web site; membership costs just £12 pa and non members are welcome to the talks for a contribution of £2.


Annual Lyme Regis Town Meeting
The Annual Town Meeting is not a council meeting.  It is a meeting of the town electors and often involves the town council's partners such as Dorset Police and Dorset County Council. 

The Town Council will give notice  of the meeting through the local press and staff will be happy to advise on the best way of getting items on to the agenda.

The Annual Town Meeting is 7pm  in the Woodmead Halls,  Residents and non-residents are entitled to attend the meeting.  To raise for debate any issue concerning the town questions to be notified in advance to the town council offices: email admin@lymeregistowncouncil.gov.uk



The Bellowhead kingpin returns
Jon Boden has become the ‘stand out performer of his generation’, according to The Guardian. Jon is a traditional folk artist, but one whose repertoire extends far beyond the familiar boundaries of the genre. He visits Lyme with the Remnant Strings for a very special show. The Remnant Strings features Helen Bell (viola), Morven Bryce (violin), and Lucy Revis (cello).  JON BODEN & THE REMNANT STRINGS £18.00 advance / £22.00 on the door 



Legendary sax player comes to Lyme Regis  He's played with the Beatles, Paul McCartney, T Rex, The Who, Cliff Richard and Mark Ronson. Now legendary sax player Howie Casey brings his 11 piece band to the Marine to celebrate The Beatles and The Wings, who he toured with in the early 70s. Don’t miss a rare opportunity to see this great band.  £17.00 early bird | £16.00 under 18s | £19.00 general admission | 10% discount for members   www.marinetheatre.com

Sunday 10th 


The Great Dorset Beach Clean


Come and join us on our FREE Great Dorset Beach Clean at Lyme Regis and Charmouth! Help clean up your local beach and make it a much safer place for wildlife and us.

The annual beach clean-up returns as part of the  Bring your friends and family and lend a hand at any of the designated beaches.  Please wear suitable clothing and shoes for the conditions  Help to remove plastics and other rubbish from the shore.  
3pm at the wooden bin compound in the car park. (For Lyme Regis see 3rd April)




Friday 15th April 2022 Good Friday






Sunday 17th Easter Sunday


Lyme Regis Easter Bonnet Parade’,

3pm Broad Street  The event is open to all ages with prizes awarded for the most creative bonnets in each age category (0-5, 6-10, 11-16 and adults).  Grab the glue and get your creative juices flowing.
You have until 2pm on Easter Sunday to produce your masterpiece. 
Entrants are invited to assemble in Lyme Regis Baptist Church for 2pm for judging with the parade commencing outside the church at 3pm.  Led by the Mayor of Lyme Regis and Lyme Regis Majorettes, the entrants will make their way down Broad Street to Cobb Gate then proceed along Cart Road and Marine Parade to the Jubilee Pavilion.



Award-winning comedian, radio presenter and regular compere at Glastonbury Festival, Sally Anne Hayward headlines April's comedy club. There's support from Alex Kitson and Jeremy Flynn, and Tom Glover is still the resident compere. Come along for the best value comedy club in the South West  £12.00 advance | £15.00 on the door | 10% discount for members     www.marinetheatre.com



 Monday 18th April Easter Monday  Bank Holiday

in aid of Lyme Regis Christmas Lights.  Windsor Terrace 12 noon

Thursday 21st

Lyme Regis Carers’ Café

  The Driftwood Café, The Baptist Church, Lyme Regis  The Third Thursday of every month – Thursday 21st April, Thursday 19th May, Thursday 16th June, Thursday 21st July, Thursday 18th August, Thursday 15th September.  From 11am till 1pm – stay all morning or just drop in.  Anyone who looks after a friend, relative, partner or neighbour is welcome.  You do not have to be a registered carer. lymeregiscarerscafe.co.uk


Saturday 23rd April St Georges Day

Monday 25th April 2022 


Tuesday 26th April 2022 

The Lyme Regis Society presents their annual AGM.

Followed by A Talk: What Lies Beneath: The Story of The Cups Hotel
by Bob Speer  To be held at 2pm. Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis. DT7 3PG 

All Welcome. Members Free. Visitors £2.00. Please check website for further information: https://www.lymeregissociety.org.uk/


April 27th Wednesday

TALK. ‘Head Gardeners’ by Ambra Edwards.
 An award-winning writer and garden historian, Ambra will be talking about the lives, vision and achievements of these often undervalued but very different Head Gardeners. Accompanied by beautiful photographs.   7.30pm, Uplyme Village Hall. Refreshments from 7pm. Members free; guests £3.  www.ulrhs.wordpress.com


Saturday 30th April – Sunday 1st May

THE LYME REGIS FOSSIL FESTIVAL 2022  Family Friendly Festival





Dogs and Beaches

Dogs need to be on a lead all year on
Marine Parade, Cart Road, Gun Cliff, Church Cliff Walk, the Harbour, the Cobb, Lister & Langmoor Gardens

Lyme Regis's front beach:
Dogs are banned
1st May until 30th September then must be on lead no longer than 2 metres
Dogs allowed all year
Monmouth Beach, Cobb Gate & East Beach.

Charmouth Beach:
no dogs from 1st May to 30 September.
Please check local notices to verify this information
Dog waste must be cleared up and disposed of properly and dogs must be under the handler's control at all times.  Failure to comply may result in a fine or prosecution.


What's on in the Galleries

Every Breath We Take

Paintings by Christine Allison

8 March until 24 April

Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum

This exhibition is Dorset artist Christine Allison’s tribute to the planet’s most important and too often undervalued resource: trees.   As Christine says, “Now more than ever we need to take notice of the trees we have around us. These wonderful growing organisms are our second pair of lungs, our ventilators and our lifesavers.  I am celebrating the trees around me in my paintings and drawings. I want people to wake up and notice our trees, to pay attention and care for those we have and plant more everywhere.  This Easter I pledge to plant even more trees from the sales of paintings in this exhibition.”  

For the opening times of Every Breath We Take, please visit www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk, and for more information on Christine’s work, go to www.christineallison.com.


Waterline 2022


Abstract Photos by Lois Wakeman and Tricia Scott

26 April until 12 June

Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum

The second in a long-term collaboration between two like-minded artists, Tricia Scott and Lois Wakeman, this fascinating exhibition of contemporary abstract photography focuses on the weathered and textured surfaces of boats.   Both photographers like to look for things that many people would walk past, or over, unseeing.  Living by the coast, seaside subjects naturally suggested themselves.  Visitors are invited to lose themselves in imaginary scenes created by peeling paint, corrosion and worn wood and to admire the surprising patterns revealed when the boats are hauled out of water for the winter.  Intrigued by the abstract and painterly nature of the photos, people at previous shows have enjoyed reading their own interpretation into them. “Are you sure these aren’t paintings?” is a common reaction.

Waterline 2022 is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10.00-17.00 and Sundays 10.00-16.00, admission fees to Museum apply and for further information, please visit www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk



The Uplyme & Lyme Regis Horticultural Society has launched the programme and schedule for its 93rd Summer Flower and Produce Fair, to be held on 9th July 1-5pm at Uplyme Village Hall and King George V Playing Fields.

Jo Benke-Smith, the society’s chairperson, and Fiona Walker, vice chair of the society and lead organiser of the Summer Flower and Produce Fair, took advantage of the recent warm, sunny weather to launch the programme and schedule on site.

 This year the society is celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and in recognition of The Queen’s Green Canopy initiative has chosen TREES as the theme of the show. Many of the show’s 147 competition classes reflect this and there are opportunities for everyone – experienced or novice – to take part. Entries are free with full details of the show classes and rules to be found in the programme.

 Any surplus from the show will support three charities: The Woodland Trust, Uplyme United Charities/Uplyme Community Fund and Headlight Action East Devon.

 Copies of the schedule and programme can be obtained free of charge from Uplyme Village Stores, Raymonds Hill Post Office and Ginger Beer, Lyme Regis. It can also be downloaded from the society’s website ulrhs.wordpress.com



Old notes & coins,  overseas coins, banknotes?

 The Rotary Club of Lyme Regis are collecting them and other money for charity.  There are collecting boxes in the Royal Lion Hotel, Martin Diplock Estate Agents, Lyme Regis and Fortnam, Smith & Banwell Estate agents in Charmouth.

So have a look at the back of the drawer or old an old sock where you put last year’s foreign currency that you will never use again as the Club can recycle it - including out of date currencies. To date they have raised almost £1000.00 for good causes.


Lifeboat Week 2022

 Saturday 23rd -  Friday 30th July


Making it easier to visit
Citizens Advice in Lyme Regis

Wednesdays: 10am-3pm
St Michael's Business Centre, DT7 3DB

Dorset AdviceLine:   03442 451291





Lyme Regis Foodbank is run by volunteers to help individuals or families in our community who face a short-term 'food crisis': being without food or means to obtain food owing to temporary financial, medical or social support problems.

The Foodbank relies on voluntary donations of suitable products from generous-minded people. Items such as those on this list are the staples of the Foodbank, so anything you can contribute, however little or much, is welcome.
More info

All local organisations and charities

are invited to have a stall at the
May Fete

Playing Field, Anning Road  May




Do take advice about safe tide times before setting off for more than fifteen minutes hike, without a guide, along our beautiful beaches: - what appears to be an easy bit of ground to scramble over is more likely to be a treacherous mud slide - don't take a chance!

Fossil walks

Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre: Booking  Essential Tel 560772

Daily Fossil Walks
Sat - Tues with Brandon Lennon from the anchor, Cobb Gate Tel 07944 664 757

Liz Jones Memorial Walks

A selection of 11 walks around Lyme Regis area  to do at your leisure 
see here for maps

Lyme History Walks



 Meet at the Marine Theatre


 “Discover the unique and colourful history of Lyme Regis with experienced tour guide


 Chris Lovejoy   01297 443140


Jane Austen Tours


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