Zero Carbon

Community Conversations

A series of ‘Lyme 2030 Vision Community Conversation’ events run by The Lyme Regis Development Trust and supported by the ‘Together for our Planet’ Lottery fund started on Saturday 9th April and will run up to the May Fete on Sunday 12th May as the consultation or listening stage of the development of a 2030 Net Zero Plan for the area.

Residents in Lyme Regis, Charmouth and Uplyme are warmly welcome to attend any or all of these events to share their hopes and dreams for a cleaner, greener, fairer future as we all learn how to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and our impact on the natural environment.

Everyone’s ideas are welcome and the more people who get involved in any projects as they develop, the more likely we are to make the positive changes we would like to see in our area.

A few key issues will emerge which could subsequently be developed into project proposals, possibly with support from some of the expert stakeholders in the ‘Future Town’ project.

The next dates will be:
• Tuesday 26th April from 3pm to 6.30pm at the Football Club
• Saturday 30th April from 11am to 3pm in the Hub Café as part of the Fossil Festival
• Monday 9th May from 6pm to 9pm at the Elms Community Centre in Charmouth
• Tuesday 10th May from 9am to 1pm at the Football Club
• Sunday 12th May from 1pm to 4pm at the May Fete on the Anning Road playing field

There will also be engagement with the local schools at different stages of the project.

Alongside the face-to-face events, an online community engagement platform will be available with options to pin ideas on a map which will then be collated and updated overnight to show which topics and which areas are generating the most interest or concern.

Traffic gridlock, parking chaos and poor public transport provision were at the top of respondents’ frustrations in the ‘Future Town’ research project led by the Royal College of Art (RCA) in 2020, with litter being the second.

What are your hope and visions for a cleaner, greener, fairer future for our area?
Here’s your chance to share your ideas.

Contact Belinda Bawden information on belindabawden@gmail.com or call the Lyme Regis Development Trust on 01297 445021