Month: February 2019

Shaftesbury Residents Challenged To Fit Monthly Waste Into A Jam Jar

When Gary Mantle, Chief Executive of the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, told the inaugural Planet Shaftesbury meeting that one of his team had reduced her monthly waste to fit a jam jar, there were audible gasps inside the Town Hall.

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‘Statement Trees’ Planted At Entrance To Town – With More To Come

Trees are being planted across Shaftesbury this week in a joint initiative between the Town Council and Shaftesbury Tree Group. Read More

A Snowdrop Stroll To Start Shaftesbury Snowdrop Season

Shaftesbury Snowdrop Season is underway and there’s an easy way to take in the spectacle of some of these seasonal flowers in bloom. Shaftesbury’s Walking For Health group is hosting guided snowdrop spotting walks.

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New Arts, Crafts and Design Enterprise Transforms Empty Shaftesbury Shop

Shaftesbury now offers even more for shoppers who love unique art and craft items. This morning, Cath Henson and Anita Horak opened their second Kit and Kaboodle shop in the former Superbooks on Shaftesbury’s High Street.

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Become A Town Councillor And Help Decide Shaftesbury’s Future

Shaftesbury Town Council is holding two information events designed to encourage residents to stand for Council.

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New Manager Of Squires Says Why The Job Suits Him Perfectly

Shaftesbury clothes shop, Squires, has a new boss. And while a 31-year old former teacher may initially appear to be an unusual choice for manager of this long-established gentleman’s outfitter, ThisIsAlfred discoveredtrainee tailor, Ben Denham, is switching careers to take on his ‘dream job’, running this iconic shop.

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Fifty Years As A Shaftesbury Greengrocer – Abbotts Boss Shares Memories

Paul Rowe has served the Shaftesbury public his last parsnip, potato or pomegranate. The owner of long-established Abbotts Greengrocers handed over the keys to employee Ross Townsend today.

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New Shaftesbury Shop Owner Promises Less Plastic And Online Offer

A long established Shaftesbury shop has a new owner from today. And High Street gift and card retailer, Cranbornes, has been sold to someone who arguably knows the business better than nearly anyone else.

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Retired Estate Agent Richard Keenlyside Shares Feelings About Gilyard Scarth Closure

Shaftesbury High Street estate agency, Gilyard Scarth, has closed. The company has shut its Gillingham and Sherborne offices too, but for many Shaftesbury people, Richard Keenlyside was the face of the business.

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