LYME REGIS could be getting a Chamber of Commerce.

Cllr Cheryl Reynolds, chairman of the tourism, community and publicity committee, pitched the idea to a meeting of the committee last week.

It will now be discussed full council on November 1.

The idea comes after Cllr Reynolds and Tony Colston, chairman of the Lyme Regis Business Group, attended Dorset’s first Town Chamber Conference, which was held at Kingston Maurward College in Dorchester in September.

The event was hosted by Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) and included speakers from the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the Dorset Councils Partnership.

A report to the committee states: “Lyme Regis Business Group was formed in July 2013 with the aim of supporting the economic well-being of the town. However the group has been failing for some time now and is no longer viable.”

Cllr Reynolds told the committee she wanted a Lyme Regis Chamber of Commerce to include all types of workers, including hoteliers, retailers, B&Bs, homeworkers, fishermen and manual workers such as plumbers and builders.