NEWS! We have moved our offices and main contact point to The Hub on Church Street, Lyme Regis (see 'contact us')
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 St Michael's Business Centre. This is a part of our building which is used by other businesses, and community groups to get the support, information and facilities they need.
Lyme Regis Development Trust (LRDT) seek additional Trustees to bring new skills, fresh ideas, sound leadership, and good governance, to our range of exciting projects.
Our Development Trust uses its property as a basis to generate funding and activities for local social benefit.
LRDT own St Michael’s Business Centre, The Hub and another small unit. Its activities currently include Youth Clubs, Job Club, work training, volunteering opportunities, internet help, careers advice, business support, office space for local businesses, and Lyme’s Fossil Festival. But we already plan a lot more including affordable housing, food training, a video and audio recording studio, and work support.
For more information please contact Peter Jeffs (CEO) on firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE see our new 'Rooms to Hire' section
Large, smaller, and interview rooms to hire at St Michaels. Hall, and cafe to hire at the Hub.