Lyme Lunge the latest local event to be called off

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Swimmers dash to the sea in the 2018 Lyme Lunge

SEVEN months since lockdown measures were first introduced, the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect life in Lyme Regis with more events cancelled this week.

The latest events to be called off due to COVID-19 restrictions include the popular Lyme Lunge, which was set to be held on New Year’s Day.

Organised by the Rotary Club of Lyme Regis, the Lunge usually sees hundreds dash into the sea for a New Year dip while raising thousands of pounds for charity.

The Rotary Club is also expected to shortly make a decision about its annual Carols Around the Tree service, usually held just before Christmas.

There has been no announcement yet on the RNLI’s Christmas Day swim in Charmouth.

Lyme Regis Christmas Lights Committee has announced that it will be lighting up the town for the festive season, but there will be no big switch-on event.

Other winter events to be affected by the pandemic including bonfire and firework night, which has been called off, and Remembrance, with commemorations expected to be scaled back in November.

The Marine Players have also cancelled their November production of ‘The Haunting of Hill House’.

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