Lyn Community Development Trust To manage projects for the benefit of the community

Present Projects

Market Hall

Relaunch of the Market Hall as a venue for regular usage

Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance

To identify and bring to operational readiness a night landing site in North Devon and to provide better access for the Devon Air Ambulance service in emergencies

Woodside Bridge appeal

In late 2016, the iconic Woodside Bridge, situated at the Lynmouth end of the Watersmeet Valley, collapsed and had to be demolished. It was the longest single span bridge on Exmoor but for various reasons, no formal authority has responsibility for it. In response to local concerns, the Trust is leading the campaign to reinstate the bridge, alongside supporters such as the Exmoor National Park Authority and the National Trust. We are seeking to raise £50,000 from a variety of sources both locally and across the wider area, to enable visitors and residents alike to once again be able to cross the East Lyn river near Middleham Gardens as people have done for generations.

Affordable Housing Project

The Trust has agreed to be the lead organisation in seeking provision of affordable housing in the locality. It is working closely with partner organisations such as North Devon District Council, Wessex Community Land Trust and others to identify suitable areas for development. The key point is that this housing will be specifically available for local residents. The public will be updated regularly on progress via local newsletters such as the Lyn Valley News.