Mayor Wants To Work With Bell Street Supermarket Owner For Shaftesbury’s Benefit

Shaftesbury’s mayor says he’s pleased that Bell Street supermarket has been bought by Richard Whittemore’s family-run convenience store and garage business.

“I’ve looked online at the company. They seem to have rave reviews from their customers,” said Andy Hollingshead.

The Town Council submitted a £500,000 bid for the old Co-Op store in 2018. The so-called ‘Project Belle’ would have developed the site for the community and to support new businesses.

Mayor, Cllr Andy Hollingshead

In our interview, Andy explains why he was disappointed by the attitude of the vendor and previous agents.