Wedding planner Rosie Barrett is based in Donhead St Mary. Rosie tells Alfred how much money has been lost to the Shaftesbury area economy because her 2020 events have been cancelled.
The Dorset branch of the countryside charity, CPRE, warns that Dorset Council and BCP’s annual homebuilding target could be increased by 48%.
Shaftesbury Town Council will continue to pay the Citizens Advice Bureau £4,000 annually to support residents with benefits and consumer rights information.
Dorset Council is adding £1 million to a government fund designed to help businesses and communities improve broadband speed in rural areas, where there is a poor connection.
A Dorset councillor has questioned whether the authority can balance economic growth proposals with the need to tackle the climate emergency.
Shaftesbury Town Council has reduced or waived charges for renting their property to reflect the challenges caused by coronavirus.