2016 Fossil Festival from 29th April to 1st May 2016


LRDT hosts Lyme Forward


A fantastic facility for youth in Lyme Regis


Please contact us for Minutes from recent Trust meeting


Community IT access, learning and work hub


Welcome to Lyme Regis Development Trust.   We are an organisation with a great track record since 1998, working for the community of Lyme Regis.  We are a charity, independent of other agencies, keen to deliver community projects. All surpluses are put back into the organisation and community projects.  For a small organisation we are very well respected regionally and nationally. 

Lyme Regis is an interesting mixture of opportunity and concern.  The natural, cultural and reputational assets are excellent.  The range of skills and knowledge of many local people is impressive.  But against this lie difficulties with rural isolation, a highly seasonal economy, and high living cost.

The idea behind the Development Trust is that we help individuals, groups and businesses to get what they need. We stimulate thought about where Lyme Regis is going, we help to fill the gaps between the work of other agencies, and we help to find the money and other resources to kick-start and test local projects before handing them over to the community.  We believe in Asset Based Community Development which builds on the talents already present in the community.

As well as our projects we also run Lyme Regis Resource Centre.  This is a part of our building which is used by other businesses, community groups, visitors, and local residents to get the support, information and facilities they need.



Lyme Regis Development Trust Film

Lyme Regis has recently become the custodian of Intégrité, the 38ft Bantry Bay gig built by the late John Kerr, which represents Great Britain in the Atlantic Challenge movement.

The Atlantic Challenge movement actively promotes that a least half of the crew are aged between 16-25.

A new Atlantic Challenge England committee has been formed under the auspices of Lyme Regis Development Trust to coordinate a training programme enabling young people to delight in the joys of Atlantic Challenge.

This film is a celebration of Intégrité and was created by David Beer, Commodore of Lyme Regis Sailing Club and the soundtrack is by Lyme Regis Shanty Singers led by music director Penny Dunscombe

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