Top 10 Most Read – find out what Lyme Regis is talking about this week

LYME Regis is welcoming the month of May with another busy Bank Holiday weekend, and the LymeOnline website has welcomed 7,169 visitors over the past week.

But what is everyone reading this week? Don’t get left behind in the local conversation – here’s our top 10 most viewed articles from the past seven days:

1) LymeOnline Digital Edition – 1,041 views

Our latest digital edition of the LymeOnline newspaper – flick through the pages on screen to catch up with the latest local news, sport, entertainment and events.


coastguards2) Emergency services called to 12 people cut off by tide – 441 views

Lyme Regis coastguards and lifeboat crew were called out last Sunday to assist 12 people who were cut off by the tide between Lyme Regis and Charmouth.


police seafront3) Lyme Regis council bids for government funds for seafront security – 435 views

The town council has big for almost £50,000 in government funding to pay for security guards to patrol the seafront this summer following increased reports of anti-social behaviour.

vote4) MEET THE CANDIDATES: Lyme Regis Town Council By-Election – 367 views

Caroline Aldridge, Vicki Elcoate, Christopher Service and Tara Webb are standing for election to Lyme Regis Town Council on May 6th – find out more about the candidates before placing your vote!

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5) Dorset Council to tackle hazardous A-boards on high street – 289 views

The council has said it will be working to remove signage it considers a safety risk to the public from Dorset high streets – something which is considered a long-running issue in Lyme Regis.

Belinda Bawden6) Councillor accused of ‘victimising’ chairman of LymeForward in heated ‘personal attack’ – 229 views

Town councillor Belinda Bawden was accused of “victimising” Sue Davies, chairman of LymeForward, during a meeting last week – claims which she says are “wild and inaccurate”.

7) Crews called to fire in Uplyme woodlands  – 288 views

Lyme Regis, Charmouth and Axminster fire crews were called last Saturday after an incinerator fire spread to woodlands in Woodhouse Lane, Uplyme.


Bridport Medical Centre8) More volunteers needed as COVID vaccination roll-out continues – 206 views

West Dorset’s roll-out of the COVID vaccination has been among the most successful in the country, but more volunteers are now needed to ensure it continues to run smoothly.

Stonebarrow Manor9) Plans to convert Charmouth manor house into five cottages – 190 views

Dorset Council has received a planning application for the changes at Stonebarrow Manor, on the corner of Stonebarrow Lane and The Street.


county lines10) Young people involved in county lines drug dealing returned home with ‘utmost care’ – 150 views

Dorset councillors were told that to return vulnerable young people without appropriate measures in place could put them at risk of repercussions, often violent, from the gangs which sent them.

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