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Community boost for Lyme Regis

Community projects in Lyme Regis are benefiting from funding by developers of housing in the town.

A total of £123,000 of Section 106 money has been allocated to a variety of schemes and initiatives.

Section 106 money is the contribution made by developers as part of the planning process for housing.
Grants have gone to:

o Lyme Regis Football Club towards their new 60 seater grandstand
o The Sea School Trust for three new dinghies
o The gig club for a new pilot gig
o Uplyme and Lyme Regis cricket club for a new roller
o 1st Lyme Valley scout group to refurbish their toilets and storage area
o The town’s Development Trust for a community workshop
o The Town Mill Trust for all-weather pathways and an electro hydraulic acutator
o Town Mill Arts to create a garden with a sculpture display area
o A better lighting system for the Marine Theatre
o The town council for its project to illuminate the Langmoor and Lister Gardens
o The allotment association for realignment of the main vehicle entrance


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

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.”

Opening Doors recently told how Section 106 funding from developers at Poundbury had been used for the benefit of community projects in Dorchester, including a new 3G artificial football pitch at Dorchester Town Community Football Club.