Month: October 2018

Halloween Special – The Secrets Of Shaftesbury’s Most Haunted Places

You might expect Shaftesbury, one of England’s oldest and most historic towns, to be overrun with ghosts – or at least stories about apparitions. But as Keri Jones discovered, very little regular paranormal activity has been reported. It’s just the occasional phantom sighting.ThisIsAlfred toured some of our town’s haunting hotspots.

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Retired Bishop To Honour Priest Who Opposed Nazis

A former Bishop of Bath and Wells will honour an outspoken opponent of Hitler through words and music in Enmore Green next Tuesday.

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Does Shaftesbury Need A High Street Statue To Honour Its Founder?

Most people who live in Shaftesbury love our Saxon hilltop town. Landscape architect Bernard Ede does, but the Bimport resident believes there’s always potential to make things better.

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Signs That The Community Cares – Motcombe Residents Restore Old Road Markers

You won’t get lost in Motcombe – thanks to a dedicated bunch of village volunteers. Residents have almost completed a year long project to repair and restore four historic signposts and a mile marker. Read More

Shaftesbury Pub Experiments With Meat-Free Meal Night

Shaftesbury’s Mitre Inn is marking World Vegan Day with an entirely meat-free menu. Read More

Shaftesbury Public Loos Will Be Refurbished By Spring

Shaftesbury Town Council has committed to refurbishing the Bell Street public toilets. And councillor Tim Cook says that smarter, refreshed facilities should be ready for early in 2019.

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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 21

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

‘Project Belle’ announce plans for Shaftesbury’s empty Co-op building. ThisIsAlfred speaks to Jackie Upton King, the group’s Acting Chairman about the community-led bid for the site. (00:35)

Alfred spends an evening with Tiffany Longley-Wolff to hear some of the success stories from her Shaftesbury performing arts school. And we visit her brand new, bespoke building to discover what a difference the new facilities make. (04:02)

Shaftesbury is getting electronic vehicle speed indicators, but which streets will have them? And why? ThisIsAlfred asks the Mayor. (12:21)

Alfred meets Keith Bunting, the Shaftesbury man making real sundials, not mass-produced factory fakes. Keith creates outdoor timepieces for clients all over the world. (16:12)

Have you got a well? Then Gold Hill Museum wants to know about it. Janet Swiss will explain what she wants to find out as she plans her 2019 exhibition. (25:06) Read More

‘Project Belle’ Announce Plans For Empty Shaftesbury Supermarket

The empty supermarket on Bell Street could be transformed into a multi-use retail, leisure and community space if a community-led plan is successful. Read More

Shaftesbury’s Breast Cancer Charity ‘Boobs’ Holding Event On Saturday

The Shaftesbury area has its own breast cancer awareness charity called ‘Boobs’ and Saturday is their biggest night of the year. Boobs volunteers have arranged an evening of fun, facts and fundraising at Shaftesbury Youth Club. Read More

Will Speed Reduction Signs Be Placed On Your Shaftesbury Street?

Electronic boards that flash up the speed of passing vehicles are being positioned in parts of Shaftesbury where people drive too fast. Read More