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Lyme Regis Area Daily Diary   January  2021 Events
Covid 19: In these uncertain times please double check important details with the venue.  
We are doing our best to keep up with changes but aren't always notified!



Snow over Lyme Regis



Friday 1st 2021 Bank Holiday  HAPPY NEW YEAR

The Lyme Lunge is CANCELLED


Monday 4th January 2021







Tuesday 5th 2021  Twelfth Night 
Time to take down your decorations and Recycle your Christmas Tree


Monday 25th  Burns Night

JANUARY 29th - 31st


The Big Garden Birdwatch 
Watch for one hour: you can do your birdwatch with a cuppa, your favourite biscuit and your feet up.
More info:  The Big Garden Birdwatch





Unleash Your Inner Thespian  PLAY READING GROUP (ONLINE)

We've started a free online play-reading group. While we are all staying home, we want to keep in touch. And we want to enjoy some plays. Each month we will be reading a play out loud.

All ages and backgrounds are welcome to read or just listen. Each month the group will read a different play via Zoom. No experience or preparation is required. 

Our first title will be The Dark Lady of the Sonnets by George Bernard Shaw.  The play reading group will take place on Zoom on the last Sunday of the Month. Please email info@marinetheatre.com to book your place.  Free event  Starts at 3:00 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com


Events 2022

Grand Duck Race
A New Year’s Day Tradition!  Watch the ducks race down the River Lym  Raising money for Lyme's Christmas Lights. 12 noon Higher Mill Flats, Windsor Terrace.

Rotary Lyme Lunge 2022: Take a Plunge in the sea for Charity 
A fancy dress dip in the balmy waters of Lyme Bay 

13.00 hours at the Sandy Beach, all for charity.   Everyone welcome, whether ‘dipping’ or contributing to our charity collection. “If you would like to raise funds for the chosen Rotary charity: 2022   sponsors can sign up to Gift Aid if they wish:   If you have your own charity which you wish to raise funds for then please go ahead. It would help our cause if you would just email us with the amount raised.  If you just want a swim, feel free to join us, there is no obligation” 
 1pm  from the Sandy Beach (time to watch the Duck Race First).  


Wet suits allowed, preferably with fancy dress over the top, just a paddle in the sea is enough to say  you've 'done the Lyme Lunge'  for charity.  No doubt the collectors will get as wet as the Lungers!  Whether watching or lunging don't forget to arrive early. 

This event is weather dependent:  see here for Surf at Lyme Regis


2019 was in aid of Dorchester County  Hospital Cancer Appeal

Our chosen  charity for 2018 was SHELTERBOX, the renowned disaster relief charity run by Rotarians.  Watch the 2018 Lyme Lunge  on Youtube in aid of Shelterbox

watch the Lyme Lunge 2017  in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

watch the Lyme Lunge 2016


Watch the brides in the 2015 Formidable Lyme Lunge here:   The Formidable Lyme Lunge Parade  and   Formidable Lyme Lunge 



Beach clean
Please wear appropriate clothing.  Children welcome but mus
t be accompanied by a responsible adult.   Meet at 12:20 pm on the slipway opposite the RNLI shop. Equipment provided. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Hope to see some of you there. www.litterfreecoastandsea.co.uk




Dogs regulations

Dogs need to be on a lead all year on
Marine Parade, Cart Road, Gun Cliff, Church Cliff Walk, the Harbour, the Cobb (as a rough guide all solid surfaces)

Lyme Regis's front beach:
No Dogs
from 1st May until 30th September
Dogs on leads 1st October - 30th April

Dogs allowed
all year
Monmouth Beach, Cobb Gate & East Beach.

Charmouth Beach:
no dogs from 1st May to 30 September.

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.

Please check notices locally to verify this information

 What's on
in the Galleries


3 Dec-13 Feb (closed 3 Jan-3 Feb)
Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum

Come and see 'About a Bee’, Or fish for Ivor in the sea!

Then sing along in seaside rhyme, And learn how seagulls spend their time!  Pictures, words and whimsy shared by local author/illustrator Carolyn King from her books About A Bee, Along Came a Seagull and The Fish Lizard of Lyme.

The Rotunda Gallery at the Lyme Regis Museum is open Wednesday through Saturdays from 10am until 4pm (3 Dec-2 Jan and 3-13 Feb). Admission fees apply; social distancing and numbers controlled.  Bookable in advance at www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk



3 December - 18 January 2021
The Space Symondsbury

A showcase filled with a wide variety of original 2D and 3D arts and crafts that make ideal gifts for the holiday season.

The Gallery & The Space Symondsbury are open Thursdays through Mondays from 10.30 until 4.30, and admission is free, as is parking in the estate’s car park.  The galleries are Covid-compliant with government guidelines. Visit lymebayarts.co.uk 


3 December – 18 January 2021
The Gallery Symondsbury

An open exhibition of 2D and 3D artwork made by artists from the Southwest that focuses on and celebrates colour and form.

  The Gallery & The Space Symondsbury are open Thursdays through Mondays from 10.30 until 4.30, and admission is free, as is parking in the estate’s car park.  The galleries are Covid-compliant with government guidelines. Visit lymebayarts.co.uk 


Guided Walks and Tours

Fossil Walks

Fossil Hunting Walk 10am Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre Booking  Advised: Tel 560772

Rocks and Fossil Weekend Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre Booking  Advised: Tel 560772

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


The Big Garden Birdwatch

Taking part is simple and fun: All you need to do is watch your garden or local park: just settle down for an hour watching and recording the highest number of each bird species seen in your garden, or local park (not flying over) at any one time. 

More info:  The Big Garden Birdwatch


Recycle those unwanted Gifts

Please Donate them to:  

RNLI Shop, The Cobb:
Weldmar Hospice Shop, Broad Street:
Tenovus, Broad Street
Jumble Sales


Books to your Door
Unable to get to the Library? Housebound?

'If you are housebound or unable to get to your local library, we may be able to arrange for books to be delivered to your home, free at regular intervals by volunteers.  Read more


  Volunteers wanted

  Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival Committee 
see lymeregiscarnival.co.uk


Something in need of repair or
maintenance around town?

Sign cleaning, clearing and repair.  Unblocking drainage gullies,  small areas of footpath, roadway  or carriageway edge repairs
Report these problems to either Lyme Regis Town Council 01297 445175;
Dorset Direct 01305 221000
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