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FILM SERIES: Protecting our Soil & Seeds

Turn Lyme Green is hosting a series of 3 films during October, November and December on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Curated by Suzy Gallina, the films explore the tragedy of how our soil is being depleted and the … Continue reading

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POLLUTION IN RIVER LIM

Warning signs have now been posted by the river to stop people from wading. TLG has put freedom of information questions to SouthWest Water and is writing to both the town and county councils. Also links have been made with … Continue reading

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AXMINSTER CHRISTMAS ECO FAIR – calling all exhibitors

Plastic Free Axminster is holding a Christmas Eco Fair on Saturday 27th November in the morning at The Guildhall in Axminster. The organisers are looking for crafters who may be interested in having a table (£10). Hand made silver jewellery, … Continue reading

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Great Big Green Week – Lyme Regis open eco homes – 25 and 26 September

Dorset Greener Homes – Owners of over 40 homes across Dorset will showcase how to live with a lower carbon footprint: – some new builds, a few retrofits, and a lot of enthusiasm among the hosts (and visitors we hope). … Continue reading

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Great Big Green Week – Bridport Activities – September 18 – 26

A week of special events to get everyone thinking about climate change leading up the COP26 West Dorset Friends of the Earth have organised many events starting on Saturday 18th September – talks, plays, workshops. All details can be found … Continue reading

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Great Big Green Week – Festival of the Sea – 25 September

MARINE THEATRE Lyme Regis from 2pm Free event Turn Lyme Green will have a stand at this event highlighting the damage caused by water pollution and the Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) to limit the deluge of single use plastic bottles. … Continue reading

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Great Dorset Beach Clean @ Lyme Regis

This annual event is on Sunday, 23rd May. 10-11.30am This year you will need to sign up in advance to follow covid advice. Contact Krys Lavery on rnli1824@btinternet.com Have fun and show your love for our beaches.

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Welcome to Laura Noel, TLG new chair

We welcome Laura Noel, our new chair, and give huge thanks to Jo Smith Oliver who has been chair for 4 years. To read more, link to our May newsletter

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April Newsletter

Features steps to keep our beaches clean. Read all about it.

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March Newsletter

Want to learn more about air source heat pumps? Ground source pumps? And how about grants available for wall and roof insulation to make your home more energy efficient and save money too? These articles and others in our March … Continue reading

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E CARS coming to Lyme – Survey until April 6th

Would you like to see a community-led electric car club in Lyme Regis? Or even an electric bike sharing scheme? The club would have electric cars available to book from as little as half an hour for an all-inclusive price … Continue reading

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January Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is out! It features e-bikes and updates on our Food Bank and Lyme Community Volunteers, ready to help during this lockdown. Also how to use our local Freecycle groups and a callout for interest in a car … Continue reading

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LAST CHANCE! Let Dorset Council hear what you have to say

It’s your last chance this month to comment on the county proposals for its Climate Emergency Strategy and Action Plan.   The deadline is Wednesday 20th January.  One important comment is to press the council to bring forward their target … Continue reading

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A Plastic Free Christmas

Making small changes and swaps to some of our much-loved Christmas traditions is easy and can also be fun and creative. Here are some top tips for keeping it plastic free! The UK uses roughly around 227,000 miles of wrapping … Continue reading

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GOOD NEWS – plastics banned

We desperately need some good news and here it is!  Plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds have finally been banned.  This came into effect on 1st October 2020 and is a brilliant step towards reducing the use of single use … Continue reading

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DORSET COUNCIL consulting on climate action

Dorset Council has published its draft Climate Emergency Strategy and Action Plan and wants to hear from individuals and organisations. We would like to encourage everyone to give their views using the online form and you can find the full … Continue reading

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NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

Our November newsletter is now out. A variety of topics, featuring ‘How and Why to Reduce Period Plastic’… and including ‘Stop Discharging Raw Sewage into our Seas and Rivers’, car share opportunity and films to watch.

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OCTOBER NEWSLETTER – energy special

Check out our October newsletter, featuring information on how to change your energy supplier to one offering green renewable energy to your home. Volunteers needed for a number of projects.. see if any of these interest you. We are always … Continue reading

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Get your share of WATER POWER

URGENT Act by Friday 9th October !!! Are you a customer of Southwest Water? Act now, apply for your FREE share in the company and have your say about how they deal with sewage coming into our seas and rivers. … Continue reading

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COUNCIL SUPPORTS CLIMATE CHANGE OBJECTIVES

TLG and Plastic Free Lyme welcomed the Council’s consideration of a range of actions tackling environment issues at the Council’s recent meeting. Members approved a host of recommendations to support their decision to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030. … Continue reading

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