Circus may be coming to town

circusLYME Regis may be visited by the circus this summer.

The town council has received a request from Circus Ginnett to bring their show to Lyme Regis some time towards the summer holidays.

The company originally requested use of the Anning Road playing field but councillors felt this was not appropriate due to the field being used as a sports pitch for children, its residential location and a lack of nearby car parking.

Instead, they have suggested the circus could use Strawberry Field on the outskirts of town with parking available in the park and ride site opposite.

While the town council has a 999-year lease on Strawberry Field, off Charmouth Road, its use has been designated for recreational purposes only and still has to be approved by landowner Cliff Powley.

The council’s operations manager Matt Adamson-Drage said initial discussions with Mr Powley had been favourable.

Further discussions are now expected to be held between the council and Circus Ginnett.

A circus last came to town in 2010 when it was set up on the park and ride field in Charmouth Road.

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