A POPULAR food festival in Lyme Regis has been cancelled just 12 days before it was due to begin.

Eat: Lyme Regis 2024 was due to begin on Saturday, April 27 on the seafront in Lyme Regis

The festival is part of a group of festivals ran by the not-for-profit social enterprise eat: Festivals, which runs festivals across the UK.

The festivals aim to bring a range of producers and products from the local area into the town for a one-day festival.

Eat:Festivals have confirmed they are refunding all the producers in full.

The event planned was a free community event, with award-winning food & drink producers from the Lyme Regis area, family entertainment and community stalls.

Organisers blamed Dorset Council which they said 'pulled the plug with 12 days notice'.

They have made a number of claims which the News has been unable to verify

The News has contacted Dorset Council for comment.

You can read the full story in this week's Bridport News.