Month: October 2018

Pop Up Theatre Celebrates WW1 Peace At Shaftesbury Library

Shaftesbury Library will host pop-up theatre on Thursday afternoon, when actors will perform excerpts from a play that recounts how North Dorset celebrated the end of the First World War.

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Shaftesbury Council Wants to Know Which Footpaths Require Improvement

Many Shaftesbury residents love walking along our wooded slopes, ancient hollow ways and sunken lanes. And Shaftesbury Town Council want’s you to tell them which ones aren’t good enough. Read More

The Lifeline Transport Service Helping Isolated Shaftesbury Residents

Debbie Simmons is looking forward to a quieter time this winter. The phone in her St James Street cottage has been ringing both day and night for four years!

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Shaftesbury’s Grosvenor Arms Judged One Of Dorset’s Best Hotels

There are hundreds of hotels in Dorset – TripAdvisor lists 1,305 properties and not every accommodation provider is featured on that website. So it’s easy to understand why the team at Shaftesbury’s Grosvenor Arms Hotel is celebrating after being singled out as one of the best hotels in the county.

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Quilting Group’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition Inspires New Members

The North Dorset Quilters should be pleased with their 20th anniversary exhibition after it inspired new members to join. Read More

Shaftesbury Farmer Selling Land Promises No-Build Clause

A Shaftesbury farmer who is selling a much-loved area of fields and woodland says that he’ll make sure that the land isn’t built on. Read More

New Approach To Shaftesbury GP Appointments Is Working

Let’s face it, most of us don’t want to talk about medical matters on the phone. Nevertheless, since April, when you call to book a GP appointment in Shaftesbury, you have to explain why you want to see a doctor. Depending on your symptoms, this could prove rather uncomfortable. Read More

Call For ‘Humanitarian’ Repairs To Historic Shaftesbury Yard

Residents living in a secluded and historic part of Shaftesbury want the Town Council to take on their road maintenance because of safety concerns. Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 18

This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: The story behind the Kipling Club’s award-winning Carnival entry. | Choosing Shaftesbury’s most creative windows in the Chamber of Commerce contest. | Ashmore – home of Screenbites – the film and Dorset produce festival. | The Shaftesbury area could attract stargazing visitors and an observatory. | Vocal coach Rebecca Chambers helps singers around the world. | Shaftesbury barber Geoff Coward is running the London Marathon after witnessing the bravery of a friend’s daughter. Read More

Children’s Cancer Charity To Benefit From Shaftesbury Barber’s Marathon Run

Geoff Coward spends his entire working day standing on his feet. So you wouldn’t expect him to want to run for miles before and after work every day, training for the London Marathon. Read More