Posted On:Dec201804


LYME Regis Development Trust (LRDT) has received £24,500 to make The Hub fully accessible for wheelchair users. The Trust received the grant from the Coastal Revival Fund, introduced in 2015-16 to help coastal areas to bring at risk heritage and community assets back into economic use.  The grant will allow for the main entrance to The Hub, managed by LRDT, to be made fully accessible for wheelchair and mobility users.  LRDT chief executive Terri Tipping commented: “We are privileged to have been successful with this bid. This will enhance the accessibility to The Hub which will not only be of benefit to our customers, but also to our groups who use the building.  “Over the last 36 months, helped by the previous Coastal Revival Fund grants, LRDT has invested heavily in The Hub to improve facilities and help with its long term sustainability.  Conscious of the difficult physical situation as a result of its original design, this proposed project will transform the ease of access to our ground floor cafe, toilets and accessible shower room. The integral lift then provides easy access to the upper floor where users can enjoy the sports hall.”

“We are planning to start the works early 2019.”