From a business and tourism point of view certainly locally, the announcements that have come out of the capital today have been welcomed by many.
It will mean that a whole raft of hospitality venues and the hairdressing industry can begin to make solid plans. Unfortunately for some sectors and businesses there is still a waiting game. This is certainly a step in the right direction to get the wheels of our economy turning again though.
Our local Member of Parliament Richard Drax spent time with our President and Claudia Webb Chief Officer of Weymouth BID today.
Richard talked with Local Florist Fiona Penny from Fiona Penny at Sunflowers. Fulvio Figliolini of Rossi’s Ice Cream, Weymouth which has been trading for 84 years.
Then he went on to talk to a couple of civilian security officers who were patrolling the town.
Finally a good look at Weymouth’s picturesque harbour one of the Jewel’s in our Crown. He talked there to cafe owner Keith Rupp of Custom House Cafe Weymouth
Richard’s message is that every life lost is a tragedy but he really hopes we get things going again and Weymouth & Portland will be able to see great prosperity and employment in the future in spite of this crisis.