A message from Prof. Sir Ghillean Prance, our Patron:
“I could not be more delighted that Lyme Regis, the town in which I live, is turning green. This new intiative is vitally important and will set an example to many other communities. It will also be useful to me as I speak on environmental issues around the world that my own local community is addressing environmental issues. I urge you to support TURN LYME GREEN in every way possible.”

Comments about our Plastic Bag campaign:

letwin-prance.jpg“I am delighted that the issue of plastic bags is being raised in Lyme Regis.  These bags cause significant environmental damage, and it is right that we should all be moving towards other, more environmentally friendly ways of carrying our shopping.” Oliver Letwin MP


“This is a very timely and important campaign!  British shoppers get through a staggering ten million plastic bags in one year, many of which take up to 1,000 years to decompose. I’d encourage everyone to get involved with this campaign, to refuse and reuse bags, and to press for legislation that makes both retailers and consumers think twice when it comes to free plastic carrier bags.” Caroline Lucas MEP

“Turn Lyme Green is a tremendously positive, dynamic and professional group.  The Low Carbon Lifestyle Tour event that they held in Lyme Regis was one of the best organised and most enjoyable events of my tour of Britain, so I am sure that anything they do will be hugely effective and a pleasure to take part in.” Mukti Mitchell Director, The Low Carbon Lifestyle Tour & Mitchell Yachts Ltd. The Low Carbon Lifestyle Tour & Mitchell Yachts Ltd.

“I am delighted to support Turn Lyme Green – an important initiative and one that many can learn from”.Sophia Tickell, Chairperson, SustainAbility

“Local people making a difference locally – well done.” Dorset Agenda 21

Our funders:


LYME REGIS TOWN COUNCIL in supporting Plastic Free Lyme Regis


LYME BAY HOLIDAYS for its valuable support for the Plastic Free Lyme Regis campaign and sharing information with its visitors on its holiday lets.

In kind support:

The many volunteers in the Lyme Regis community – thank you.