Speaking on The Hub, Kathryn Haskins, director of the award-winning hotel in Pound Street, said: “It’s such a wonderful organisation and the space they provide for young people in the town is of such great importance.
“We hope to help not only financially, but also by facilitating those interested in working in the hospitality industry by offering training and opportunities.
“The hospitality industry has such huge scope for travel and amazing opportunities for young people we are thrilled to work with youth club and those that may be interested in this industry.”
Diane Earle, manager of The Hub, added: “Having monthly financial support from The Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant for work at The Hub youth club is key to keeping the sessions open and staffed by our professional youth workers and is very much appreciated.”
Trustees of Lyme Regis Development Trust, which runs The Hub, and staff from The Alexandra Hotel recently celebrated their new partnership at the trust’s Christmas lunch for supporters in the run up to the festive season.
If other local businesses would be interested to hear how they could financially help The Hub, please contact Diane on 01297 444266 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.”