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Letter to the Chancellor - support for coastal constituencies

Dear Chancellor,

We are writing to you as a group of MPs representing coastal constituencies. As the National Coastal Tourism Academy (NCTA) told the DCMS Select Committee on Tuesday 19 May 2020, the impact of Covid-19 will have a detrimental effect on constituencies like ours.

Statement - launch of discretionary payments by Dorset Council

Businesses that were not eligible for Government funding through previous COVID related financial support schemes are being invited to apply for business support funding through the discretionary grant fund, from lunchtime today, Monday 1 June until the closing date on 14 June.

Statement - Sandbanks ferry announces return to service

The Sandbanks chain ferry is scheduled to resume service on Wednesday 17 June. The service is planned to commence at 07:00 hours from Sandbanks, with 3 crossings per hour in each direction as usual until 23:10 hours from Studland.

Update - testing sites in Dorset

Sat (09-May)

- Blandford

- Dorchester

Sunday (10 May)

- Weymouth

- Bridport

Monday (11 May)

- Weymouth 

- Bridport

Tuesday (12 May)

- Weymouth

- Bridport

Wednesday (13 May)

- Dorchester

Statement - timetable update for GWR rail services

You may have seen the announcement made by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps today (12 May) about a phased return to work, if not I thought it might be helpful to share the media release issued by the Department for Transport here.