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Litter Pick – this Sunday 3rd July – See you there

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JUNE NEWSLETTER IS OUT

Updates on the library sunflowers which remind the town’s new Ukrainian residents of the sunflowers growing in their home country, nurdle hunting, a possible bathing beach campaign and boomerang bags. Follow this link

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AGM and TALK… Tuesday 21 June

All are invited to our AGM to receive the report and accounts for 2021/22. If you would like to come, could you please rsvp and we will send you the agenda, report and accounts in advance. Email enquiries@turnlymegreen.co.uk or ring … Continue reading

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MAY NEWSLETTER

Latest news of activities. All invited to join in. Just email enquiries@turnlymegreen.co.uk. We have been planting sunflowers at the library… hosting talks… arranging litter picks… tackling water pollution in our river Lim.

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A Talk: Wild life..Plant life.. Farms – Can they thrive together?

Tuesday 24th May  7.00 for 7.15pm  Driftwood Cafe, Baptist Church, Broad St, Lyme Regis Laura Williams & Paul Butter  from In My Back Yard, Bulstone Springs Farm & Axe Vale Conservation Society. Our speakers will discuss the impacts of farming practices … Continue reading

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MAY LITTER PICK

Join in on SATURDAY 21st MAY. 10.00 – 11.30amMeet at the RNLI shop at the Cobb We will provide litter pickers, bags and gloves, but we also thought, in order to reduce plastic, we would encourage participants to bring a … Continue reading

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A garden at the Library?

Calling all children! Plant a sunflower in front of the library. The seedlings are ready. Just choose one and plant it. Certificates will be given and children will be able to visit their plants over the summer. Which one will … Continue reading

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APRIL NEWSLETTER

Catch up on news of the latest beach clean and litter pick and ‘kicking up a stink about sewage’. Click here to read

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MARCH NEWSLETTER

Sunflowers, litter, events and material – appeal for help Turn Lyme Green and Plastic Free Lyme Regis are committed to taking action to address environmental issues and engage more people who care about the place where we live or visit.  … Continue reading

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GREAT DORSET BEACH CLEAN @ Lyme

Join the local litter pick in Lyme on Sunday 3 April. 1000-1130am. Meet at the RNLI shop at the Cobb to collect your litter picker and bag. If you want to come along please email Caroline / Janet on litterpicklyme@gmail.com.Families … Continue reading

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FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER

Read about latest on tackling pollution in our River Lim, keep cups survey, meetings with local businesses and other topical issues. Click here.

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NEWSFLASH – February newsletter

Dates coming up fast in February: Tues 15th ‘Our Farms and Food. Talk & Q&ASun 20th Beach Litter Pick Sun 13th and 27th Apple Tree Pruning WorkshopWed 9th Closing date for views on oil drilling in PuddletownALL DETAILS HERE

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OUR FARMS AND FOOD

We are hosting an evening with two speakers and Q&A on this topical issue.OLIVER HEMSLEY (Hollis Mead Farm) DAN POWELL (Landbase Dorset)How farms can be adaptable and enhance nature. Plus, a look at the politics of food and farming and … Continue reading

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January Newsletter welcomes 2022

Our January newsletter highlights our first ever Seed Swap and plans to make this an annual event. Also the plague of single use cups is debated and a survey for readers on views for refills and keep cups. And the … Continue reading

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SEED SWAP Saturday 29 January 11.30am – 1.00pm

Who? This is Turn Lyme Green’s first seed swap -It’s National Seed Swap Day What? Bring seeds to share with other gardeners and find ones you would love to plant Where? The Driftwood Café, The Baptist Church, at the top of Broad Street, Lyme … Continue reading

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DECEMBER NEWSLETTER IS OUT

Bringing some festive cheer – including a picture of our plastic free Christmas tree at the local festival. Also news of the team monitoring pollution in our River Lim and an outline of TLG projects in 2022. Follow this link … Continue reading

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NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

Follow this link to latest news – including updates on water pollution in our River Lim and the start of a citizen science scheme for testing the water in the coming year.

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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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