LymeForward Weekly Update - w/c 23rd June 2020 View in browser

1. Lyme Regis Death Café Continues Through Lockdown

Tracey West has worked fantastically to keep the Death Café going through the lockdown. Monthly meetings have continued by using Zoom and the people involved have been really pleased to be able to continue to take part.

Hopefully, with the gradual easing of the lockdown, it won’t be too long before everyone can start meeting in person again. In the meantime, if you would like to keep up with when the Death Café is meeting please have a look at their Facebook Page

2. Covid 19 – latest updates

The Government announced recently that the Alert Risk Level for Covid 19 in England has reduced to 3 from 4. Though at the time of writing this there have not been any major changes to the lockdown restrictions due to this, this may change over the coming weeks. To keep up to date with any changes please keep an eye on the Lyme Regis Town Council website and the Government Covid 19 information page.

3. Virtual Extraordinary Full Council meeting

The council will be holding its first virtual meeting on Wednesday 24 June 2020 at 7pm. It is an extraordinary Full Council meeting and the public can attend, listen and participate remotely.

There will be no printed agendas due to the restrictions in place. A copy of the agenda can be downloaded here.

Guidance on how to access meetings using the Zoom platform is available here.

To ensure the smooth running of the meeting, we’re asking members of the public who’d like to speak to notify us in advance by email, with details of the issue they’d like to raise.

4. Uplyme Community Sponsorship

Uplyme Community Sponsorship are getting ready to welcome a Syrian refugee family to the area and they are looking for items to furnish the house. If you are able to donate any items on the list please complete THIS FORM and email to

5. Carer Support Dorset

All the latest news from Carer Support Dorset can be found HERE

6. The latest guidance and information for Businesses from Dorset County Council

Guidance for businesses coming out of lockdown

Guidance for businesses is available on our Covid-19 webpages. These are being continuously updated to keep you and your business informed as the restrictions gradually lift. You will find a range of regulatory guidance to clarify requirements on topics such as:

  • What can open and when
  • Keeping staff and customers safe
  • Licences
  • Take-away food
  • Waste

Officers from various services are working together to find answers and solutions for local businesses to enable them to reopen safely and legally.

If you have a question regarding regulatory matters affecting your business and reopening Dorset high streets safely you can find more information and a link to get in touch HERE

Thousands of pounds of free advertising for the business community

We are delighted to partner with the Dorset Echo to offer local businesses in the Dorset Council area with a great marketing opportunity, worth thousands of pounds. The aim is to promote, support and revitalise the economy on Dorset’s high streets in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. 30 packages are available to randomly selected businesses across the Dorset Council area. To find out how to apply and the savings that can be made, please click this LINK. The closing date for applications is 30 June. 

Test and Trace workplace guidance

The guidance on the NHS test and trace service for employers has today (15 June) been updated.
If there is more than one case of coronavirus associated with a workplace, employers should contact their local health protection team to report the suspected outbreak.
HERE IS A LINK to a tool that identifies the relevant local health protection team has been included in the guidance.

Overnight accommodation providers

Overnight accommodation providers including hotels guest houses, Airbnbs and privately owned holiday lets, campsites and holiday parks must remain closed at this time. We have seen increasing numbers of complaints from members of the public that we take very seriously and continue to investigate. 

More information can be found HERE

Food Industry: Going back to business after lockdown

Do you have a South West based food business restaurant, café or takeaway? FSB wants to help you. This free, online event is open to all businesses in this sector.

More information can be found HERE

VisitBritain/VisitEngland business recovery webinar programme

Find out about our new series of business recovery webinars to help you get back on track following the coronavirus pandemic.

Developed by VisitBritain/VisitEngland, these webinars will provide you with practical insights and valuable information to support your business needs, and help to drive the nation’s tourism recovery. 

For further information and to register please use this LINK

7. Awareness events that you may be interested in:

Men's Health Week has just ended but there is still lots of information available about men's health and some that are particularly relevant at this time. Please look at this LINK

Cervical Screening Awareness Week. Cervical Screening is extremely important for women and it is something that the NHS is really keen to make sure every woman is aware of. Please have a look HERE to find out more.

8. Some on-line Arts lectures that you may be interested in:

The Arts Society has an online lecture every two weeks which can be found by clicking HERE. This can be watched by those who are not members. Do encourage your friends to watch it too.

As always, if you have anything you want to include in our weekly bulletin, please contact Sue Jones via email or 01297 441224

Sue Jones


01297 441224

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