Project Belle – public consultation

Town Hall, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8LY

FROM:         The Town Clerk, Mrs Claire Commons
DATE:          Monday 19th November
SUBJECT:    Project Belle – public consultation

Project Belle – public consultation

Shaftesbury Town Council may want to buy the former Budgens store. Do you agree with the proposal?

As part of the feasibility process the Council want to hear from the community. At this stage of the process the Council is asking one question:

Do you support Shaftesbury Town Council’s plan to buy the Bell Street supermarket for the community?

We need just one answer – Yes, I support this plan or No, I don’t support this plan.

There are 2 events this week; pop in to the Town Hall on either Wednesday 21st between 10 and 2 or 5 – 7 or Thursday 22nd between 10 and 4. Alternatively pick up a questionnaire from the Town Hall or online at:

The survey is available to complete until the end of November.

As yet, no decision has been made on what the property could be used for. There could be multiple uses. It’s a large site. It could be divided between leisure, retail space, community facilities, business units and affordable accommodation. There’s no guarantee that the bid will be successful. If it is accepted, ALL residents will be asked which use(s) would bring the greatest benefit to our community.

Benefits of buying the Bell Street supermarket
-Creating affordable, new retail and business space
-Keeping our Town Centre vibrant
-Offering new business and leisure opportunities
-Local employment
-Locals direct and deliver the project
-Removing an eyesore and creating a great first impression for visitors

If the Council’s bid succeeds, we’ll ask you how you want the site to be used.

For further information contact Shaftesbury Town Council, Tel: 01747 852420 or email: