Last week (7 February), West Dorset District Council’s Strategy Committee gave the go–ahead to provide a financial boost to seven different projects across the area.
Cllr Mary Penfold, portfolio holder for enabling, said: “I am really pleased that the council has been able to provide support to these projects.
“Each scheme will provide significant benefits to local communities and West Dorset as a whole. I look forward to seeing these projects develop.”
The projects include:
A one-off grant of £25,000 has been awarded to the Bridport Museum Trust to help with the cost of urgent conservation works for its collection. The council has also set aside £10,000 to commission a specialist building survey of the museum’s store and offices at the Coach House on Gundry Lane.
A one-off grant of £60,000 has been awarded to Beaminster Town Council to support its project to build a skatepark to meet the needs of young people in both the town and surrounding villages.
A one-off grant of £70,000 has been awarded to Beaminster Town Council to support the provision of a new public toilet in Beaminster – plans are at an early stage.