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.
2) 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.
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.
4) 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!
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.
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.
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.
9) 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.
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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