Lyme Regis Development Trust has just received a grant for £7,050 from section 106 funding, allowing it to press ahead with the creation of an exciting new amenity for the community. The Men’s Shed concept originated in Australia and is now spreading throughout the UK. It’s a simple idea – equip a shed with state-of-the-art carpentry tools and allow men (and women!) of a certain age loose. It may be a simple idea but pays dividends on several levels, providing a social hub and sense of community for older men and women, while providing a valuable resource for the town.
For more information go to http://lyme-online.co.uk/news/mens-shed-concept-comes-to-lyme/
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Here’s one of the dinosaurs made during a recent activity at The Hub for Fossil Festival, but have you ever held an actual fossil or mineral? How did you know it was a fossil? What is a fossil? Do you know why minerals are important and that we can even search for them in space!
At the Natural History Museum in London, we ask questions about specimens like fossils and minerals every single day. The Museum has millions of objects, which include everything from fossils to butterflies to meteorites and minerals. We are bringing some exciting things to The Hub in Lyme Regis as part of the great Fossil Festival. Drop in to our hands-on activities lead by Museum scientists where you can explore fossils and other amazing treasures from our famous collections. Learn to use questions and other scientific ideas to examine specimens to learn more about the natural world and be like a Museum Scientist for yourself. Fantastic, informative, fun and free!
At The Hub we are looking for volunteers to paint our cafe space for the launch of our community cafe in May. The dates we would like to paint on are the 13th and 14th of May, 10am-3pm. You will be provided with a delicious lunch and refreshments whilst part of the team, come for 1 day or 2. The paint has been donated by B and Q in Chard and Terry O’Grady, we just need you!
The Hub, as part of the Lyme Regis Development Trust, is considering offering a Summer Activity Programme in 2019 for primary school aged children, subject to there being a requirement and then being able to secure funding. We would initially offer this for 2-3 weeks in the summer holidays as a pilot to gauge if this could work for longer holidays and possibly at other times of the year.
We would give young people the opportunity to take part in sports, cookery, arts and crafts, music and drama. This varied programme would be led by professional session leaders and would work in partnership with other local organisations, which may mean some of the sessions taking place outside of The Hub, subject to the necessary permissions being sought.
We need to demonstrate the there is a need and want for this in the community and would be grateful if you could complete the short questionnaire by following this link.
Young people can use the different spaces at The Hub, taking advantage of our special rental rates. Sarah Crossley rented The Hub for her photography college work (Art and Design Foundation Diploma). She said “I was able to use the space for £10 for the day and had a great time shooting with my models, who all felt comfortable modelling in this space. There was a stage and large hall which worked fantastically for me to have plenty of room to set up my studio and get my models ready.”
“It’s so great and refreshing to have a space like this available for people like me to use in Lyme Regis. I honestly wouldn’t have been able to produce the fashion photographs that I did without The Hub as it really allowed me to spread out and use their facilities. We need more young people to be encouraged to follow their creativity, and I feel that The Hub can really help make this possible.” This is some of her photographs!
Lyme Regis Youth Football Division donated football goals to The Hub Youth Club for youth club to use during their busy Wednesday and Friday sessions. Julia Durrant, Secretary and Treasurer said “the football club is happy to support local youth in our community and we hope having the football nets at The Hub Youth Club will encourage more young footballers”.
The Chairman of Lyme Regis Football Club, Martyn Wright, is keen to get a girls football team established and after their visit at The Hub both Ella McCallum and Mya Jallow said that they would love to try football on a Wednesday and that it was really exciting to have the chance to play in a girls team.
“The Hub Youth Club is delighted to be supporting Lyme Regis Football Club to give local young people opportunities to take part in quality supporting activities” said James Ward-Rice, Youth Worker.
Youth Club it is open on Wednesday at 6.30pm for under 13 years and 7.00pm on Fridays for the Senior Session. Lyme Regis Youth Football Club train at Anning Road on Wednesdays and you can contact Martin at Martyn.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Music Mamas is a new class starting at The Hub on Friday March 8th at 11am for one hour. This is a relaxed, informal and fun singing group for mums and there babies and toddlers. It is led by Ellie Walker, who is an experienced choir leader, community musician and mum. Please book https://www.music4minis.co.uk/