A POPULAR venue is living up to its name, boasting more than 800 visitors in one month alone. 

The Hub in Lyme Regis is home to a diverse range of clubs, including kick-boxing, youth club, yoga, B Sharp and Hub Jams.

The venue hosts South West Kickboxing, a local, independent martial arts school that caters to all ages and abilities, twice a week. Instructor Gareth Taylor said: “The Hub, for me, was the only choice when looking for a venue for my club as I have learnt and been boxing there for some 30 years. It is the perfect place for these sorts of activities to be held.”

It is the quantity and quality of activities on offer that has persuaded new visitors to try events at The Hub, which provides entertainment for all ages and interests. 

Deborah Wren, whose daughter attends The Hub’s Youth Club, said: "My 11-year-old always comes home red faced from running around, tired and happy. I do think the leaders deserve some sort of medal.” 

The Hub’s growing success shows no signs of stopping, as it continues to add more clubs and events to its schedule. Manager Diane Earle said: “It is great that October was so busy for us, and the rest of the year looks to be more of the same with two new after school clubs starting in Lyme Regis Under 8s football team training and Rugbytots.”

The venue’s continuing growth has recently received a further boost, with a number of donations from local businesses. The Co-op Community Fund, Montagu Masonic Lodge and Candles on the Cobb have all made generous donations to the Lyme Regis Development Trust, which it plans to use to complete renovations of The Hub’s new kitchen and cafe area in time for the new year.