Thursday, 9 July 2009


Went to the opening of Blackmore Vale Credit Union's newest outlet - in Shaftesbury. Great news for members, who won't have to go to Gillingham any more.

The Shaftesbury branch will be open every Thursday morning in St Peter's Church.

Shades of the moneylenders in the temple!

This is a seriously excellent grass-roots community project which deserves broader recognition.

Here's Bob Walter MP for North Dorset - already a Credit Union member - making his first deposit in Shaftesbury.