WELCOME to Experience Lyme Regis

The ultimate, news, views and events website for Lyme Regis

Experience Lyme Regis brings together three of the West Country’s most experienced journalists – experienced newspaper manager Philip Evans; award-winning photographer Richard Austin and Lyme Regis reporter/editor Francesca Evans.

All three were born and educated in Lyme Regis – and between them they have  many years of experience working all over the world.  All three have one thing in common – a love of the town in which they were born.

Joining them will be the social media voice of Lyme Regis, Matt Puddy, whose presence on Facebook is followed by hundreds, never dull, always controversial.

From time to time we will also be inviting guest contributors to have their say on local affairs and well as introducing a readers’ forum.

With links to Lyme Regis’ favourite and most success local newspaper, the View from Lyme Regis, and the Lyme Regis Experience magazine, the Experience Lyme Regis website is compulsive reading and viewing for all who live or visit Dorset’s premier resort.

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TOWN councillors have called for West Dorset District Council to treat Lyme Regis fairly in discussions regarding the possible transfer of assets. The district council has been holding discussions with town councils in the area for months, with regards to them taking on more assets and services, such as Tourist Information Centres (TICs) and public toilets. The discussions have so far been kept largely under wraps and Lyme Regis councillors were told at the recent Strategy & Finance Committee ..
Philip Evans

Philip Evans

Veteran journalist and newspaper manager Philip Evans is Chairman and Chief Executive of Capital Media Newspapers Limited, publishers of the View From series of titles in West Dorset, East Devon and South Somerset. He also leads a management team in London publishing eight titles in Central, West and South London.

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Richard Austin

Richard Austin

Richard Austin is one of the most celebrated photographers in the country, with many of his captivating images regularly used within the national press. Home and abroad.

Born and raised in Lyme Regis, Richards discovered early on in his career that the beautiful local landscape provides a fruitful bounty for those searching for enduring and iconic photographs.

Francesca Evans

Francesca Evans

Lyme Regis editor and Colyton reporter for View From Newspapers. Francesca gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University before joining the paper full-time in 2011. She is now editor of the Lyme Regis edition, as well as a sub-editor on the East Devon and South Somerset editions, and reporter for Colyton.

Matt Puddy

Matt Puddy

The “social media voice of Lyme Regis”, Matt Puddy presence on Facebook is followed by hundreds, never dull, always controversial.

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