Month: January 2019

Shaftesbury Charity Hope Will Offer Mental Health Crisis Support

North Dorset residents who are experiencing a mental health crisis should soon have a place to turn to for help.

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Success For Shaftesbury Carnival – Voted Best In Wessex

Shaftesbury’s Carnival has been voted the best in the Wessex Carnival circuit. It’s the first time that our town has taken the top award in the five years that judges have scored each procession.

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Shaftesbury Slimming World Boss Reveals How The Group Saved Her Life

If you live in Shaftesbury, there’s a good chance you’ve seen Charlene Higgins’ name on the signs and posters she’s put up to promote her weight loss franchise. But, as ThisIsAlfred.com discovered, Charlene is proactive in her promotion because she believes that Slimming World saved her life.

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Shaftesbury Art Centre Previewing This Year’s Gallery Artists

Shaftesbury Arts Centre’s Gallery is giving us a preview of the artists they are hosting this year. And there’s a chance for you to win prizes with your Shaftesbury or snowdrop inspired art, too.

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Protest Placards Call For Car Parking At Shaftesbury Cattle Market

Shaftesbury Cattle Market closed on Thursday. The site’s long-term future is still under discussion, but two protestors were clear about what they want to happen immediately. They want the gate unlocked so cars can park there once again.

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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 31

Shaftesbury Cattle Market closes | Changes at the Two Brewers and Angola ’76 | Why people are praising Bill Sherriff | Can you help uncover Duncliffe Wood’s history? | Shaftesbury Library showcases hobbies | Why Shaftesbury is being promoted as a wedding venue Read More

Important Day In Dorset History As Shaftesbury Cattle Market Closes

Shaftesbury Cattle Market closed today. ThisIsAlfred.com’s Keri Jones was there.

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The Unsung Hero Keeping Part Of Shaftesbury Shipshape

William Sheriff shrugs off suggestions that his actions represent the perfect example of good citizenship. He doesn’t expect public praise for the hours he has spent voluntarily cleaning the exterior of the former Budgens superstore on Shaftesbury’s Bell Street.

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Shaftesbury’s Royal British Legion Launches Armed Forces Covenant

Shaftesbury’s Royal British Legion is urging local businesses to treat serving and retired military personnel with respect. Last night their members presented a copy of the Armed Forces Covenant to Shaftesbury Town Council.

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Shaftesbury Snowdrop Event Organiser ‘Not Concerned’ By Early Flowering

180,000 Snowdrops have been planted around Shaftesbury since 2012. Tim Cook, who was Mayor at the time, had a vision of creating Britain’s first ‘Snowdrop Town’ as a legacy of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

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