Essential reading for all those with Lyme Regis at heart, by veteran local journalist Philip Evans. To view more comment and opinion pieces, visit our Blogs section.
OUR new council will sit for five years, a year longer than usual to fall in line with the new Dorset Council’s first term. During that time one of the town council’s prime issues will surely be Lyme’s continuing traffic problems, an issue that many believe is unsolvable. […]
AM I hearing things? Was that laughter I heard in the Guildhall. After many years when the atmosphere in the council chamber has been, shall we say, a little sombre, there was an air of excitement, anticipation and, yes, enjoyment, when our new town council met for their first full meeting. […]
WITH five new councillors and the prospect of a new mayor being elected, last week’s meeting of Lyme Regis Town Council was always going to be – shall we say – interesting. And whilst rumours during the day circulating in town were predicting a few fireworks, no one expected it to be quite so explosive. […]
WHEN the new town council takes over running Lyme Regis in May, one of the first issues on the agenda is bound to be the fee which the makers of Mary Anning film ‘Ammonite’ have paid for disturbance money. […]
THESE past few months have seen Lyme Regis Town Council seemingly struggle from one crisis to another. In fact, the life of the last two councils will almost certainly go down as the town’s most controversial eight years of local government. […]
I’VE had a few remarks expressing surprise about my suggestion in last week’s column that it might be a good idea if we looked upon the pending creation of the new Dorset Council, and the election of a new town council, as an opportunity to forge a new wave in local government. […]