Turn Lyme Green promotes sustainable living in Lyme Regis.  Set up in 2007, we engage the community in environmental issues.  We meet regularly, plan campaigns and events, and have fun. Collaboration with other environmental groups in West Dorset and beyond is an important part of keeping everyone informed and up to date.  TLG acts local, thinks global.



SUCCESS!   In June 2018 Lyme Regis gained title, Plastic Free Lyme Regis, from the Plastic Free Communities initiative of Surfers Against Sewage.   Lyme Regis is the first town in Dorset – and 24th in the country out of over 300 applying – to receive this accolade.   Local businesses, organisations and residents are all taking steps to reduce single-use plastics.   For more information, visit our new web site for Plastic Free Lyme Regis:


Annual General Meeting and Green Drinks
Tuesday, 12 March
7.15 for 7.30. Blue room, Royal Lion, Broad St Lyme Regis.
All members and supporters are welcome and we hope that many will come to hear a report from our Chair, Jo Smith Oliver, to receive the annual accounts, to confirm the subscription rate for the coming year and to elect our officers. We would like to make this a gathering to take stock of all achievements in the past year, especially with our Plastic Free Lyme Regis campaign.

The evening gives us a chance also to look forward and toss around ideas and thoughts. So please come with ideas, topics and comments to discuss on the night and we will be able to update everyone on plans in the making. As always we are grateful to the Royal Lion for hosting our monthly meetings so why not stop in the bar downstairs to get your drink and bring it upstairs to the meeting. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Badgers in Britain
Tuesday, 9 April
7.15 for 7.30. Blue room, Royal Lion, Broad St Lyme Regis.
Ian Mortimer will be talking about  badgers.  He writes… The aim of the talk is to cover the ecology of badgers and thereby to dispel some of the myths and misunderstandings that prevail. I will cover evolution, biology, setts, diet, reproduction, communication and social organisation.   An informative and memorable evening for us.

TALK:  Sir Ghillean Prance and the Importance of the Amazon Rainforest
Thursday, 7th March
Woodmead Halls.  2.30pm

The Friends of Lyme Regis Philpot Museum is hosting this wonderful, informative talk by Sir Ghillean – The Relevance of the Amazon Rainforest to Climate Change and Species Survival.   This is a special opportunity to hear from such a distinguished botanist who is also a local resident and patron of Turn Lyme Green.

Entry for member is £2.00;  for visitors £3.00


More Lyme Regis businesses are joining the Re-Fill scheme which has received so much national publicity recently.  Refill is a free tap water initiative designed to reduce plastic pollution and promote healthy hydration by making refilling a water bottle easy, social and rewarding!  Hats off to the 20 businesses taking part in Lyme Regis .. as others join we will let you know.    If anyone wishes to join, just contact Litter Free Coast and Sea who co-ordinate locations in Dorset.  There is also an app which can show ReFill locations near where you are.

Penny Black Café                                Cornish Bakery
Aroma Coffee House                          Galley Café
The Good Food Store                         Roly’s Fudge Pantry
Mulberry Manor                                 Bell Cliff Restaurant
Frank & Beans Gelateria                   Tierra Kitchen
Alexandra Hotel                                  Red Panda
Old Bonded Store Tearoom              The Nags Head
Lyme’s Fish Bar                                  Costa
Courtyard Cafe                                    Baboo Gelato
SWiM                                                    Hook Farm and Caravan Park
Lyme Regis Brewery