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Syrian Brothers Help Shaftesbury Pool Refurbishment Project

Two experienced builders from Syria are helping to refurbish Shaftesbury’s Oasis Pool as volunteers because they want to ‘give something back’ to our community.

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Book Revealing Special Wiltshire Stories and Places Launches In Tisbury

Two journalists known for reporting Shaftesbury area news have published a new book that uncovers Wiltshire’s stories and curiosities. Fanny Charles and Gay Pirrie-Weir launched ‘Deepest Wiltshire’ in Tisbury on Sunday.

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Extinction Rebellion Procession Around Shaftesbury Streets On Saturday

Shaftesbury’s streets will be brought to a standstill for a short time on Saturday when local people form a slow procession of walkers and cyclists around the town to raise awareness of the threat of climate breakdown.

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Shaftesbury Poet To Share Her Observations In Debut Fringe Show

A Shaftesbury resident will perform her poetry in public for the first time at Shaftesbury Fringe this July.

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A Night Of Music, Dance And Prosecco Planned In Historic Shaftesbury Church

St Peter’s is a beautiful church, which offers a quiet place of peace and reflection a few steps away from the bustle of Shaftesbury High Street. But on Saturday 11th May, this space will be filled with music and dance.

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Shoppers Welcome Lidl Plans But ‘Waste Of Space’ Is Challenged

Lidl presented their plans for a supermarket on the Cattle Market site during a public exhibition on Thursday. ThisIsAlfred went along and found that while many residents welcome the store, there are calls for Lidl to rethink their site design.

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Why No Shaftesbury Businessperson Should Feel That They Are Working Alone

Running a small business or operating as a sole trader can sometimes be rather lonely but Shaftesbury Chamber of Commerce is trying to change that.

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Surprise Morris Dance Display Entertains Shaftesbury Sunday Market-goers

Shaftesbury’s Sunday shoppers have been treated to an unexpected Morris dancing display. A group of musicians and dancers from Plymouth Morris put on the free show while breaking their homeward journey to Devon.

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The First Shaftesbury Spring Clean Is A Success

Shaftesbury residents young and old have been tidying up the town’s open spaces today.

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‘We Don’t Trust Persimmon’ – Shaftesbury Town Council Object To New Estate

Shaftesbury’s Mayor has condemned Persimmon’s attitude toward the community and its customers during Thursday’s public meeting to discuss their new planning application.

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Sustainability Sessions Launch in Shaftesbury Area With Advice On Buying Wood Products

On Sunday, you’ll learn how to make sure that you’re buying sustainable imported wood products when author of over thirty environmental books, Edward Parker, will launch Sustainability Dorset’s programme of bi-monthly ‘Sustainability Sunday’ talks in Fontmell Magna.

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How Penguins Will Persuade Shaftesbury Shoppers To Donate £1,000

Shaftesbury Arts Centre is trying a new approach to fundraising this weekend. They want you to go to the bank, withdraw some cash and hand it over to one of their volunteers.

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