Council hands over grants for £180,000 in Lyme Regis

PUBLISHED: 09:42 28 October 2016 | UPDATED: 09:42 28 October 2016

Mayor Owen Lovell, centre,watched by LymeForward directors Sally Holman and Chris Boothroyd

Mayor Owen Lovell, centre,watched by LymeForward directors Sally Holman and Chris Boothroyd

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The final two organisations to receive major funding from Lyme Regis Town Council have signed their grant agreements.

Lyme Town Clerk John Wright and Mayor Owen Lovell, present a cheque to David Edwards, chairman of LymeArts Community Trust, Clemmie Reynolds, director of the Marine Theatre, and trustee Chas HallLyme Town Clerk John Wright and Mayor Owen Lovell, present a cheque to David Edwards, chairman of LymeArts Community Trust, Clemmie Reynolds, director of the Marine Theatre, and trustee Chas Hall

LymeArts Community Trust, which runs the Marine Theatre, will receive £120,000, and LymeForward, the local area partnership, will receive £60,000, both over the next four years.

The town council allocated a combined £365,700 over the next four years to seven local organisations.

LymeArts Community Trust will use the funding to help cover the core running costs of the theatre, and to pay for capital improvements to the building.

LymeForward will use its funding to help deliver community planning and engagement in Lyme Regis, and support the council in delivering community-based objectives, such as the residents’ survey group Lyme Voice and community engagement through social media.

The grant agreements were signed by Mayor Owen Lovell and town clerk John Wright and representatives of both organisations last week.

LymeArts chairman David Edwards said they were pleased with the council’s financial commitment to the theatre.

LymeForward director Chris Boothroyd said their grant ‘enables the excellent community work led by Adrian Ragbourne, with support of a wide range of volunteers, to continue’.

Grant agreements were previously signed by Lyme Regis Gig Club, the Hub, Lyme Regis Fossil Festival, Lyme Regis Football Club, and B Sharp.


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