BEAMINSTER Town Council has pledged £3,000 to the town’s museum extension.

Planning permission was granted for a two-storey extension to Beaminster Museum last year, which will enable the team to have more space for storage and displays.

The request for a grant towards the project was discussed at a town council meeting last month.

Town clerk Christine Bright said: “They have now got planning permission for the extension and they are now starting to apply for funding.

“They have been awarded a grant from West Dorset District Council of £15,000 and are now seeking Lottery funding and grants from various trusts.

“They are asking whether the town council can provide them with a grant towards the project.”

Cllr Robin Cheeseman suggested “pledging so much” as he thought the project was “a good one”.

It was agreed to pledge £3,000 from next year’s budget for when the project gets started.