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.

Visit our sister web site for Plastic Free Lyme Regis


JULY: GREEN DRINKS – looking forward to a greener future
Tuesday, 9 July
Blue Room, Royal Lion Hotel,   7.15 for 7.30pm

Join us for an evening to find out what’s happening locally and in nearby communities to focus attention on the variety of initiatives, UK Government and UN reports relating to threats to the climate and loss of biodiversity

– Extinction Rebellion  (groups now in Bridport and Seaton)

– Climate Emergency Declarations being made around the country ( the new Dorset Council, Bridport and Beaminster councils have all made declarations.  One is under consideration by Lyme Regis Town Council).

Learn more and think about actions we can take as  groups or as individuals.  Representatives from a host of eco minded groups nearby are being invited to join us.

Friday Film Nights! continuing 14, 21 and 28 June    7pm

This 8 week film series started in May and there are more to watch. The films have proved very popular. ‘Our Planet’ – a groundbreaking new collaborative series narrated by Sir David Attenborough. The films showcase the world’s natural wonders, iconic species, wildlife spectacles that still remain, whilst setting the backdrop to the current critical moment in our history.

The Driftwood Café and Church is hosting the series for Turn Lyme Green, giving us all a chance to learn more about the future we are facing on our planet. Come to them all. Come to a few; dip in and out. Either way you are in for a treat. The viewings are free. Refreshments will be available. Please spread the word to family and friends.

We have become the greatest threat to the health of our planet – for the first time, the global connections that all living things rely upon are breaking, but if we act quickly, we have the knowledge and the solutions to make our planet thrive again. Never has it been more important to understand how the natural world works, and how to help it. We’re the first generation to know what we’re doing, and the last who have a chance to put it right. ‘Our Planet’ is the story of our changing planet, and what we can do to help it thrive.


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
Costa                                                     The Nags Head
Lyme’s Fish Bar                                  Costa
Courtyard Cafe                                    Baboo Gelato
SWiM                                                    Hook Farm and Caravan Park
Lyme Regis Brewery                          Lyme Regis Library
The Town Mill                                     Lyme Bay Café



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: