Save The Three Cups Hotel

The Three Cups Hotel

Campaigning for preservation of the hotel where J.R.R. Tolkien stayed and gained inspiration for his mythology. Jane Austen, G.K. Chesterton, Tennyson and H.W. Longfellow were also guests. The hotel featured in the film, “The French Lieutenant’s Woman”. Please send articles to me, Andrew Townsend, at or add a comment. Thanks to David Moss for all his work. Comments are closed at WDDC for the plans to redevelop the site but you can still write to the papers.

Sunday, June 02, 2013

In whose interest?

The meeting of Lyme Regis Town Council on 22nd May was reported in the latest View from Lyme Regis newspaper. Click here to read on-line.

Some councillors abstained to defeat a key recommendation to save The Three Cups AS A HOTEL apparently claiming that the people of the town don't want that. I don't think so because I was at the meeting in Lyme Regis on 24/4/09 when 235 people voted unanimously in favour of compulsory purchase to keep The Cups AS A HOTEL.

If the councillors are so sure of public opinion, perhaps they could produce details of their polls, sample sizes and statistics etc. Otherwise, it might be reasonable to work with the existing data and act in the interests of the people who elected them. Or if they are in any doubt, why not have a Town Poll to make sure?


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