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Town Council Applauded As Assessors Award Top Marks

Shaftesbury Town Council has been recognised for its ideas, drive and governance.

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Plaque Honours Motcombe Couple For Contribution to Village

Two Motcombe residents have been honoured for their longstanding commitment to fundraising and village life.

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Shaftesbury Council Decides Which Community Groups It Will Support Financially

Shaftesbury Town Council has awarded around £26,500 in grant funding to 29 local projects, clubs and organisations.

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Melbury Abbas Man Set To Impress With Enhanced Shaftesbury Fringe Performance

Five years ago, Noel Bowman left the Met for the peace and quiet of Melbury Abbas. After swapping London’s toughest beats for leafy North Dorset, Noel concentrated on his music. Now the former Metropolitan Police Choir member returns to Shaftesbury Fringe, after a year of polishing his performance skills.

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New Chamber Of Commerce Chair Shares Her Vision For More Events and Landlord Engagement

Shaftesbury Chamber of Commerce has a new Chairman. Virginia Edwyn-Jones hopes to create more events in our town’s calendar, and she wants engagement with landlords to ensure that our High Street remains vibrant, with many independent stores.

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Dorset’s First Young Traders’ Market Offering Free Stalls In Shaftesbury

Young entrepreneurs are being offered free trading space at Shaftesbury’s monthly Sunday High Street market. Alfred spoke with organiser Steve Dauwalder and heard why he’s establishing Dorset’s first ‘Young Traders Market’.

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A Shaftesbury-Based Artist Is Hoping To Change Lives Through His Art

David Viña has witnessed the power of artistic expression in his home country of Venezuela, which is in the midst of an economic and humanitarian crisis. The 22-year old Father’s House volunteer is now preparing for his first Shaftesbury art display, during Fringe 2019.

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Street Art Will Showcase The Best Of Shaftesbury Fringe

Anyone who visits Shaftesbury Town Centre over the next few weeks will be in no doubt that the fourth Shaftesbury Fringe is on from 5-7th July.

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Matt And Steve Appleby Present The Carnival Show – Episode 4

Matt and Steve Appleby of Kipling Carnival Club present news and information from the carnival circuit.

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Shaftesbury’s Free Benefits And Legal Advice Sessions Are Supported By Council

Shaftesbury Town councillors have praised North Dorset’s Citizens Advice Bureau and they have awarded the service £4,000 in funding.

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Why Overseas Students Spend Their Summer Learning English In Shaftesbury

Every summer, overseas students come to Shaftesbury to learn English. The teenagers stay at Wincombe Park, an impressive 19th-century house set in 375 acres of park and woodland. 

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Tales Of Peking To Paris In A Pink Rolls Will Fundraise For Local Church

A Shaftesbury man who drove a classic British car 15,000 kilometres from Peking to Paris is sharing his story to raise funds for Donhead St Andrew’s church.

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THISISALFRED IS APPLYING FOR A COMMUNITY RADIO LICENCE FOR SHAFTESBURY

If we’re successful, the radio station will be based in Shaftesbury and will be broadcasting on FM next year.

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