2017 Fossil Festival from 28th April to 30th April 2017


need a meeting or activity room?


A fantastic facility for youth in Lyme Regis


Please contact us for Minutes from recent Trust meeting


Community IT access, learning and work hub


Our office is at The Hub on Church Street, Lyme Regis

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.  

The annual Fossil Festival, and The Hub, together with Lyme Regis Youth Club are all our projects and directly managed by us.  We also own the St Michael's Business Centre which supplies business units.

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 to fill the gaps between the work of other agencies, and we help to find the assets to kick-start and test local projects before handing them over to the community. 

 Do you need space for a meeting, indoor sports, dance, a party, music or theatre rehearsal, cheap group accommodation, a training room? Need somewhere quiet to work? do you want somewhere to run your own classes?  need to hire a catering kitchen, or need a studio and equipment for audio and video recordings?  Need A3 copying, scanning or printing?  Then contact us.



Trustees Please

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, business support, office space for local businesses, a video and audio recording studio and Lyme’s Fossil Festival. But we already plan a lot more including affordable housing, food training, a workshop space, community cafe, community radio station and work support.

For more information please contact Terri Tipping on terri@lrdt.co.uk


Our next annual general meeting will be held at 7pm on the 4th of July 2019 at The Hub, Church Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3DB.

PLEASE see our new 'Rooms to Hire' section

We have spacious office areas to hire at St Michaels.  Hall, and cafe to hire at the Hub.