Month: October 2018

Civic Society Wants To Preserve Shaftesbury’s Greenstone Walls

Shaftesbury’s greenstone walls need protecting. And that’s why Shaftesbury Civic Society has launched a project that will catalogue every wall that they feel should be preserved. Read More

New Trees To Create A Green Gateway To Shaftesbury

Two special trees will be planted at either side of a main road into Shaftesbury, to ‘welcome’ motorists. Shaftesbury Tree Group wants a small leaved lime placed on either side of the Blandford Road on the Shaftesbury Parish boundary, just before the Royal Chase Roundabout.

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Unique Beauty Product Made In Shaftesbury Has Star Appeal

A Shaftesbury business has received A-list celebrity attention following the launch of a unique beauty product created from North Dorset-grown flowers and herbs. Read More

Shaftesbury Fire Station Offers ‘Have A Go’ Sessions

Do you want to do something vitally important for the Shaftesbury community? If so, have you considered joining the Fire Service? Read More

The Ups And Downs Of The Tough Gold Hill 10K

The relentless rain didn’t deter 250 of Dorset’s most dedicated runners this morning who ran the Gold Hill 10k Race. Read More

Classic Ealing Comedy Coming To Shaftesbury Stage

A classic British film comedy will be performed on stage this week when Shaftesbury Arts Centre’s music and drama group begin their four-night run of ‘The Ladykillers’ on Wednesday. Read More

Win Prizes – As Shaftesbury’s Best Decorated Home This Christmas

If you decorate the outside of your home this Christmas, you could win a prize. Shaftesbury’s Mayor, Piers Brown, has launched a Town Council competition to reward the people responsible for the best display.

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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 19

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

A Shaftesbury artist wins an award with his eco-message ash tree painting. Alfred chats to West Melbury man Gary Cook about his distinctive and beautiful Dorset landscapes. (00.32) Read More

Belles Of The Ball – Shaftesbury’s Singing Trio Host A Halloween Event

Joni Clowrey, Susan Grant and Charlie Greenwood are ‘Belle Street’. The women have quickly established themselves as one of Shaftesbury’s much-loved musical assets.The trio were the most talked about act at this summer’s Shaftesbury Fringe, with their close-knit harmonies, sassy performance and sparkling stage presence.  Read More

Shaftesbury Area Artist Wins Top Award In Prestigious National Contest

A West Melbury based environmental artist has won the top prize at a London art competition, entered by some of Britain’s best artists.

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