Ever since Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed his four-stage 'roadmap' out of lockdown, local event organisers have been busy putting together plans for a summer of events in Lyme Regis.
The pandemic decimated last year’s events calendar but there is renewed optimism this year’s flagship events including Lifeboat Week and Carnival Week will go ahead.
If the vaccine rollout continues to succeed and cases stay low, social contact rules could be eased outdoors from May 17th and all legal limits on social contact could be removed from June 21st.
Fingers crossed Lyme Regis can look ahead to a summer where people can meet up with friends and family and enjoy some fun times in the sunshine.
Lyme Regis Football Club has announced it will be going ahead with its popular Sausage & Cider Festival on Saturday, July 3.
Chairman of the Lyme Regis Lifeboat supporters group Ken Lavery confirmed plans are under way for the return of Lifeboat Week to Lyme Regis in July with a provisional programme being considered for the week beginning on July 24.
“We feel we have to be optimistic and hope that restrictions will be lifted by late July.
“We are making plans to stage as many events as possible during the week, including old favourites and new activities subject to any Covid-19 restrictions which might still be in place.“
Lifeboat Week has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for the RNLI’s life-saving charity since the 1970s with the last event in 2019 raising a record £40,000.
A spokesperson for Lyme Regis Carnival Committee revealed August’s Regatta and Carnival Week is to go ahead with plans being put together for a bumper week packed full of fun events culminating in the carnival procession on Saturday 14 August.
Lyme Folk Weekend is due to take place over the August bank holiday weekend.
Keep an eye on our events section to keep up to date with what’s on this summer in Lyme Regis.