Groups in the past have done some of the following:
Coastal processes and landforms
How does the coast influence tourism?
Weather and Climate
How does the weather influence development?
How does Lyme benefit from its climate?
Tourism – benefits and drawbacks
Tour of town to note tourist and resident businesses
Discussion of tourism issues with Town Council or Hoteliers Association
Project to assess drawbacks and benefits
Land use conflict
Property prices – where will it end?
Facilities for locals vs. tourists
What about the farmers?
Traffic problems in Lyme
Talk from Lyme Regis Development Trust on the Traffic Survey
What are the traffic problems?
What can be done?
Conservation vs. development
Preservation of an ‘unspoilt’ environment
Cost-benefit analysis of conservation
Who benefits from development?
Development of a small coastal town
Visit to the Lyme Regis Museum and town walk
Study of factors influencing development in Lyme
How does development affect quality of life?
How do the development factors studied affect people in Lyme and at home?
What could change in future?
Comparison of two UK regions
Comparing factors in home region to those in Lyme
Assessment of levels of development in both areas
Benefits and drawbacks of tourism in Lyme Regis.
How does the town cope with a doubling of its population in the summer?
How does seasonal employment affect the local population?
What are the current issues affecting farmers today?
How can farming survive?
Organic farming and food issues
Retail trade – local and tourist
Restaurants, hotels and cafes – a way of life?
Other service industries around Lyme
Youth issues and action – talk with Lyme’s Youth Forum
Politics at the grassroots level – talk with Lyme Town council