Summer Bus Timetables

Locally, our Dorset village is served by Somerset’s First Wessex Bus Service:

To travel further afield from Bridport to Dorchester, Weymouth, Lyme Regis or Axminster – please refer to the Wessex Coast Guide with the X51, X52 and X53 timetables which you can download & view HERE.
These timetables are valid from Sunday, 29th May 2022 for the summer season.

Safe travelling!


Broadwindsor Community Film Club

Friday, 16th July at 7.30pm. Broadwindsor’s Film Club are extending their invitation to include guests at their next film ‘Ammonite‘.

Ammonite (15) is directed by Francis Lee. Filmed in Lyme Regis, set in the 1840’s, acclaimed but overlooked fossil hunter Mary Anning (played by KateWinslet) and a young woman (played by Saoirse Ronan) sent to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever.

  • Film Club members – Free entry
  • Guests – £4
  • Refreshments available
  • Seats MUST be booked in advance by contacting:
    Emma or
    Margaret Wing – 01308 867252

It only costs £20 a year (£15 if you’re over 65 yrs.) to join Broadwindsor’s Film Club. Not only do you get free entry to the public showings, you can borrow the DVD too.  Ask Emma or Margaret for more information.


RNLI Lyme Regis Thank Broadwindsor Community

Jacqui Sewell, on behalf of the Post Office Users Group, received a letter from the Chairman of the RNLI Supporters Group, Ken Lavery after taking collection of all the books donated to the Post Office Group at the Comrades Hall.

Villagers responded by appearing with bags, cardboard boxes and with car boots loaded full of books at the Post Office on Friday, 23rd April.  Even more books had been left for collection at the Telephone Box Book Exchange.  Thank you to Broadwindsor Community Stores for providing some much needed cardboard boxes! The books were collected by a Lyme Regis RNLI Supporter earlier this week on Tuesday.

This year’s Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week is from Saturday 24 July 2021 – Saturday 31 July 2021

Keep up to date with Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week HERE.


Books! Books! Books!

Obviously, our well used Telephone Book Exchange has a limited capacity.  🙂
Each time, when tidied and cleared, excess books have been taken to the Comrades Hall.  There are now too many and the time has come to donate.

Lyme Regis RNLI Week which, all being well, will run from 24th July to 31st July this year, will be running a large secondhand book stall to raise funds that week.  They have arranged to collect our boxes of books from the Comrades Hall on Tuesday, 27th April when the Post Office Outreach service opens at 10am.

If you have any books you would like to donate, please bring them to the Comrades Hall, this Friday, 23rd April between 10am and 12 noon in order for them to be included in the donation.  Thank you.

Keep up to date with Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week HERE.



Grand Silent Auction Starts March 12th

Starting today and running until Sunday, 28th March, the Rotary Club of Lyme Regis are hosting a Grand Silent Auction of Goods & Promises. 

The event will be hosted online and is raising funds for Lyme Regis Food Bank, Julia’s House, Weldmar Hospicecare and the Alzheimer’s Society.

Mark Hix
Lot 3: A “Hix at Home” fish box plus a live “cook along with Mark”.

There are over 100 Lots with a vast range of fantastic offers including:

  • A voucher for a £250 discount on a Lyme Regis holiday cottage from Lyme Bay Holidays.
  • Cook-a-long lessons with celebrity chef, Mark Hix.
  • Autographed memorabilia from Lyme Regis resident & Deep Purple’s vocalist, Ian Gillan. Ian has kindly offered to personally sign the auction items on request 🙂
  • Half a day fishing off the Jurassic Coast.
  • A weekend experience at a Caterham Club Motor Race.

Bidding will begin at 12 noon on March 12th and will close at 9pm on Sunday, 28th March.

To get started, simply

  1. Click on the red ‘Sign in’ button.
  2. Register your contact details.
  3. You will then be able to place bids by clicking on the item and press “Bid Now“.
  4. Follow the online instructions.

To view all the Lots – Click HERE.

At the end of the auction, the winning bidders will be contacted by email, once payment is received. They will then be provided with an address in Lyme Regis from which their Lot may be collected.
Alternatively, the Rotary Club is able to arrange free delivery up to 10 miles.

You will be supporting four local charities, Lyme Regis Food Bank, Julia’s House, Weldmar Hospicecare and the Alzheimer’s Society, all of which have struggled to raise funds in the past year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

To contact Lyme Regis Rotary Club directly, please telephone the Secretary on 01297 560081.


Local Celebrity Chefs

Lesley Waters:

Born in London in 1960 and before becoming freelance, Lesley Waters, now aged 60yrs, worked at Pru Leith’s restaurant where she was promoted to senior chef and left with the position of Head Tutor of Leith’s School of Food & Wine.  Lesley started in television in 1989, regularly appearing in ‘Ready,Steady,Cook‘, ‘Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook‘ and ‘Great Food Live’.

From her her home in Halstock, a stunningly renovated 18th Century Farm, where she lives with her husband Tim and their two children, Lesley runs her Cookery School teaching all the classes herself and using local ingredients.  Lesley is also author of several Cookery Books.

Michael Hix:

Drive just 7 miles to the coast and you’ll find Mark Hix’s Kitchen Table. Join Mark at his Charmouth home where he will demonstrate and cook a stunning array of dishes based on the best of the season’s ingredients. There will be plenty of time to steal tips from Mark as he creates a British seasonal feast in front of your eyes which is then served as part of a four-course lunch with wines to match each course.
Even closer in Corscombe, Mark has just opened at the Fox Inn.

Matt Follas:

Masterchef winner in 2009, Matt opened his first restaurant The Wild Garlic in the 16th century toll house on Beaminster’s main square. He then moved onto opening the Bramble Cafe & Deli in Poundbury, Dorchester with his wife Amanda in 2016. This was sold in August 2020.
Matt’s new venture in Sherborne, Dorset and at the time of publishing, is yet to be named.


Harriet Mansell:

Harriet opened her first restaurant, called Robin Wylde, which is in a former ceramics shop on Silver Street, Lyme Regis on October 28th 2020.  Her menu will feature foraged food and local products.
Harriet has worked around the world in renowned restaurants and Michelin star kitchens, including cooking for the Qatari Royal Family in the Seychelles and the Murdoch family in the Caribbean.
The restaurant will be able to seat 32 people, however due to social distancing restrictions it will initially operate with a reduced capacity of 20 covers.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall:

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Hugh established River Cottage HQ in Dorset in 2004, and the operation is now based at Park Farm near Axminster in Devon. He has published numerous books, led several campaigns and activist shows as well as ‘mind the shop’ in Axminster.  “We will be doing all we can to help keep you well-fed and in touch with all the River Cottage activities both on and off-line. As ever, please do keep an eye on our social media where we will be regularly sharing recipes and information.”



2 Local Schools Report Covid-19

The information provided was sourced from the Bridport News website:

Mountjoy School, based in Beaminster, confirmed a person within the school had tested positive for Covid-19 and was last in the school on Wednesday, November 25th.

A statement on Mountjoy’s School’s website reads:

“We are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health Dorset and Dorset Council.  All close contacts of the confirmed case have been identified and asked to self-isolate. The person who has tested positive was last in school on Wednesday, November 25 and only one class group has been in contact.  Unless you have been specifically notified that your child is a close contact, you do not need to take any further action at this stage.”

The Woodroffe School, based in Uplyme Road in Lyme Regis, confirmed that a student had tested positive for Coronavirus while another student had their positive test result reversed following a laboratory error.

The school, which remains open, had sent a letter to parents and carers on Friday (November 27) confirming the news.

Public Health Dorset is aware of the cases within the West Dorset schools and are assisting them along with Dorset Council and Public Health England South West.

Sam Crowe, Director of Public Health for Dorset and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Councils said: “All close contacts of the confirmed cases have been notified and need to self-isolate for 14 days.

“Contacts of the confirmed cases should get tested if they go on to develop symptoms. Even if people test negative, they must still self-isolate for 14 days.”