Wonderful feedback from 1st Chipping Sodbury Scouts who stayed at The Hub for weekend. This is what Simon Bateman, their Leader said:
..It has become traditional for us to get away for a walking weekend at the end of January, so this year we chose the South West Coast Path as our challenge. We often stay in bunkhouses and Scout halls, rather than the usual tents or hammocks enjoyed the rest of the year round, so when an internet search brought up The Hub in Lyme Regis our mind was made up quickly.
To have Lyme Regis as a base is fantastic, but the central location and facilities offered by The Hub were the icing on the cake for us. Sleeping for 25 was straightforward, with three or four separate areas, comfy camp beds and toasty central heating. Fish and chips from Lyme’s Fish Bar welcomed us on Friday evening, which Diane kindly pre-ordered for us. In fact nothing was too much trouble for Diane, the booking was really straightforward and efficient, we were met on arrival and shown every one of the extensive facilities, there really was nothing more we could have asked for.
The Scouts are used to fending for themselves, living off a wood fire, so a fully equipped kitchen was the height of luxury for them. We enjoyed cooked breakfasts both mornings and a curry feast on the Saturday evening. There were more than enough chairs and tables to go round and even a lift to bring the food up from the kitchen.
We have a strict “no phones or electronics” policy for the Scouts, which meant we were able to subject them to the playlists on our phones, which we could connect to one of the sound systems at The Hub. There are a number of televisions and sporting activities, depending on your requirements, but after a long day on the trail our Troop were more than happy to opt for dinner then bed.
There are more than enough toilets and showers in the building and it is clear that building is well cared for. All of the equipment is new, in good repair and the whole fabric of the building is evidently thoroughly cleaned and well looked after. It’s obvious that a lot of work goes into keeping this place in great shape.
We had a superb weekend and only scratched the surface of the range of activities on offer in the area. Having stayed at many places over the years, I must say that this is the best place we have ever hired and I would recommend it to any Scout, Guide or youth group, of any age or size. Just make sure you leave some weekends free for us to come back!
Thank you Diane, for your kind and thoughtful attention; before, during and after our stay. We are all looking forward to a return visit in the not too distant future…
Another new class at The Hub! Starting on 22 February Active Age Pioga is a low impact, dynamic and flowing class performed to relaxing classical music. A great way to stay healthy, active and free from muscular aches and pains. Share the poster with your friends and come as a group. Telephone Charlie for more informtion on 07470299494.
On Friday mornings between 10.30-11.30 California Fitness run a Tabata circuits class which involves a mixture of resistance and body weight exercises using barbells, kettlebells and of course your body weight. Sessions always include core / ab work and cardio, with isolation thrown in. The sessions cost £5 so just turn up and give it a go!
Written by Harry Bullmore
In recent years, Lyme Regis has played host to a growing number of musical and art based events. Hosting events such as the B Sharp Busking Festival, Guitars on the Beach, the Big Mix Festival, and the impressive array of performances on offer at the Marine Theatre, the town continues to attract and showcase a wide range of fine performing pedigree. However, until now, there has not been a publicly available studio space available for local artists and performers.
As a result, the Lyme Regis Development Trust (LRDT) has worked with grant funding from Power to Change to create the town’s own digital media centre, located in The Hub.
Peter Jeffs, CEO of LRDT, said, “LRDT always tries to fill the gaps in what is available to the Lyme Regis Community. Of course, it is hoped that young people might use this facility for recording and promoting music or to learn about film making, but there is also the opportunity for local artists to develop their own skills and work, or for local businesses to generate social media advertising with attractive content.”
The equipment will allow its users to experience and experiment with high quality audio recording, as well as green screen and CGI technologies. The Hub will also offer the opportunity for further training and support using the equipment, courtesy of a team of experts, as well as an induction and familiarisation session.
Diane Earle, manager of The Hub, said, “I think it will be really good for young people to have access to, and gain experience with this equipment. It’s a new facility, so come and use it!”