Uplyme and Charmouth to benefit from Gateway Card

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LYME Regis Town Council has agreed that its Gateway Card scheme should be expanded to include Uplyme and Charmouth residents.

The council launched the Gateway Car a year ago exclusively for Lyme Regis residents, with participating businesses offering discounts for card-holders.

On reviewing the first year of the scheme this week, councillors agreed that residents in neighbouring Uplyme and Charmouth should also be able to benefit from the card, and businesses in the two villages would be asked to take part.

Councillor Stan Williams said: “We need to get Uplyme and Charmouth on board. We rely on them for facilities, such as the tennis courts, and we should all be friends working together.”

Councillor Sean Larcombe added: “Surely this would encourage more people into the town and it can only be good for the local economy.”

There are currently 22 participating businesses in the Gateway Card scheme. No figures have been given to show how well the scheme is used.

Councillors agreed that now the scheme has been running for a year, they should have “another push” on the project to encourage more businesses to take part and more residents to use it.

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