Month: January 2019

Working Together For Shaftesbury Bees- Bee Group Workshop Announced

Brigit Strawbridge of Shaftesbury’s Bee Group is hoping that their February workshops will create a buzz around town. Many locals have been trying to help bees thrive by avoiding pesticides and growing pollen-rich plants.

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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 34

Shaftesbury’s High Street is not dying says traders | Council could buy an empty shop for pop-ups | Ali’s hand car wash is back | Fringe’s quirkiest venue to date | How Shaftesbury Carnival helps good causes Read More

Shaftesbury Council Discusses Buying An Empty Shop For ‘Pop Ups’

Shaftesbury Town Council has been debating the challenges faced by our High Street. Councillors will pursue government grant money for town centre regeneration – and they could buy an empty retail unit to rent out cheaply, as a temporary ‘pop up shop’ or display.

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Carnival AGM Recognises Hard Work And Funds Shaftesbury Good Causes

Shaftesbury’s Carnival Committee members hope to continue their 2018 successes this year and the group is planning to put fun at the heart of their fundraising.

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Developer Responds After Council Rejects Shaftesbury Housing Estate Plans

North Dorset District councillors have rejected a plan to build a small housing estate of up to 55 homes alongside Shaftesbury’s Higher Blandford Road.

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Shaftesbury Group Reveals Extent Of Fair Trade Choices

Shaftesbury has been a Fair Trade Town since 2008 and Bimport resident, Arthur Simmonds, has been one of the main drivers of this initiative.

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Shaftesbury’s Shopkeepers Consider Challenges Posed By Two New Supermarkets

Lidl is coming to the Cattle Market site and Aldi will soon open a new store at Kingsmead, on the Shaftesbury side of Gillingham. ThisIsAlfred asked local traders how they felt about two new discount retailers on our doorstep.

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Ali’s Popular Hand Car Wash Business To Reopen Following Cattle Market Sale

When Ali Alan announced that his car wash on Shaftesbury’s Cattle Market site was closing, residents expressed their disappointment on Facebook. Now there’s good news. He’s re-opening.

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Preventing Parking on Park Walk – Are Signs The Best Solution?

More vehicles are parking on Park Walk, but the space is a scheduled monument, not designed for traffic and there are concerns about the safety of children who play along the promenade.

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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 33

The Planet Shaftesbury group packs the Town Hall to launch their local climate change campaigns | Making Angel Square safer | Shaftesbury paramedics open their cat hotel | Make friends in France and Germany with Shaftesbury’s Twinning Association | Viv’s world record attempt – playing rugby on Everest Read More