Month: July 2018

Bring In A Paid Negotiator To Get The Best For Shaftesbury, Says Councillor

Negotiating a deal with a multinational business takes special skills. Not every person or organisation has the experience or ability. So why doesn’t Shaftesbury Town Council appoint an expert who can get the best for the town from major supermarkets operating here?

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Get Your Finds Identified At Gold Hill Museum

If you have found something unusual in your garden, whilst on a walk or during a metal detecting session, you could get your object identified at Gold Hill Museum on Saturday.

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Over 100 Applicants For Twelve Affordable Homes In New Shaftesbury Rent To Buy Scheme

Paul Eaton and Helen Caines get the keys to their new house in Chilmark Glade at the end of the month. And they’re looking forward to moving in. Paul knows how he wants to personalise their new place.

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Inspired By Wimbledon? Then Give Shaftesbury’s Community Tennis Club A Go

Anyone for tennis? If watching Wimbledon has made you yearn for a match then you might want to visit Shaftesbury Community Tennis Club, to see what’s on offer for members.

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Head To The ‘Big Session’ At Six Penny Handley This Saturday

If you’re looking for a day and evening out near Shaftesbury this Saturday, 7th July, head for Sixpenny Handley. The village is hosting a family-friendly day filled with food, fine music and entertainment.

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Shaftesbury’s Mayor Wants Site Suggestions For New Speed Awareness Sign

Shaftesbury Town Council is buying an electronic display board in an effort to reduce speeding on the town’s roads.

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Alfred Podcast – Episode 05

This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire:

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First ‘Jumble Trail’ Should Fill Estate Streets With Bargains

If you love bargain hunting then Indus Road looks like the place to shop between 10am and 2pm on Sunday 29th July. It is currently the Shaftesbury street with the most homes registered for the town’s first ‘Jumble Trail’. But that could change as residents of different areas sign up to take part in this community buying and selling event.

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Shaftesbury’s Gold Hill Fair Pulls In The Crowds

It’s difficult estimating how many people attend Gold Hill Fair. There are no tickets or turnstiles. And because the event takes place around the High Street and Park Walk, people can come and go as they please. But it was obvious to anyone attending on Sunday that locals still love it. And why wouldn’t they? It’s fun and it’s free!

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Shaftesbury’s ‘Amazingly Friendly, Tolerant And Supportive’ Community Made Fringe A Success

The co-chairman of Shaftesbury Fringe, Natalie Evans, says she is both ‘exhausted’ and ‘ecstatic’ following the success of the third annual performance festival.

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