During the summer, the committee has been working closely with Shaftesbury Town Council’s business manager, Brie Logan, to assess and explore the supermarket site’s long-term viability and to develop what many of us now know as ‘Project Belle’
The newly formed Economic Development Advisory Committee held an inaugural formal meeting on 31st October 2018 and the Council are delighted to be working in partnership with the following members of the Shaftesbury business community.
Jackie Upton King MBE– Twenty years of Community Regeneration experience, currently Hon.Sec. Secretary of the Civic Society takes on the role of Chair
Jemma Ricketts – Owner of Enchanted Plants and business entrepreneur takes on the role of Vice Chair
Tim Edwyn Jones – Chartered Surveyor and Chair of the Neighbourhood Plan
David Perry – Owner of Shaftesbury Wines and Chair of the Chamber of Commerce
Keri Jones – Journalist and owner of ‘This is Alfred’
Julia Markus – Business Outreach Officer – adult education
Anna McDowell – Chair of Swan’s Trust and business owner of Dorset Buttons
Bill Walsh – Property Developer
Norman King – Property Developer
Kirsty Schmidt – Manager of the Grosvenor Arms
Councillor Lester Taylor will be supporting the group as the Lead Councillor, however he will not be part of the Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee are looking forward to keeping the wider community updated on progress with Project Belle over the coming weeks.