A good idea could win £100 for a Lucky Lyme resident

PUBLISHED: 15:03 30 September 2017

Lyme Regis harbour. Ref mha 14-16SH 1739. Picture: Simon Horn

Lyme Regis harbour. Ref mha 14-16SH 1739. Picture: Simon Horn

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Cash prize is up for grabs at the town council’s ‘Time to Talk’ public consultation

Lyme Mayor Michaela Ellis. Picture: SUBMITTEDLyme Mayor Michaela Ellis. Picture: SUBMITTED

A cash prize is being offered to Lyme Regis residents who take part in the town council’s public consultation.

The authority is inviting the community to have its say on what’s important to the town at an event called Time to Talk.

Contributors will be in with a chance of winning £100 – just for giving an opinion or suggestion.

Time to Talk will be held on Friday (October 6), from 2pm to 7pm, at the Woodmead Halls.

Feedback will help councillors make important decisions when it comes to setting next year’s budget.

Anyone who attends will be entered into a prize draw, with the chance of winning a £100 cash prize.

Those who cannot attend will still be entered into the prize draw if they submit their views by email - admin@lymeregistowncouncil.gov.uk - or write to Lyme Regis Town Council, Guildhall Cottage, Church Street, Lyme Regis, DT7 3BS, including their name and address.

The mayor, Cllr Michaela Ellis, said: “Time to Talk will be a very informal event, when people can drop in at any time and have their say.

“This is a real opportunity for residents to influence the council’s plans for the future, share any concerns, get answers, and speak to their local councillors.

“The councillors are representing all residents of the town, so it’s important we know what the community really wants so we can work for the bnefit of everyone.

“We try to engage with the public in many ways, including through the local press, on social media, and at council meetings, but it’s difficult to reach the whole community.

“That’s why we’re offering this cash prize to people who engage with us through Time to Talk. Hopefully it will provide an incentive to those who don’t normally speak up, and in return the council will gather valuable local views.”

This is the second event of its kind during the current council administration, the first being held in September 2015.

As in 2015, the public will be asked to tell the council if they approve of proposed future projects.

These include refurbishing the Marine Parade and Candles on the Cobb Pavilion toilets, introducing beach and seafront weddings, and improving park and ride by extending the period of operation and finding new sites.

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