Month: March 2019

Shaftesbury Town Council Unconvinced By High Street Traffic Proposals

Shaftesbury Town Council has deferred making a decision on proposals for tackling High Street traffic congestion. Councillors wanted more evidence to show that there is a traffic problem before accepting Dorset County Council’s plan.

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New Finds And Future Plans Shared At Shaftesbury Abbey 2019 Opening

Shaftesbury Abbey wants to do more to encourage the town’s new residents to learn about our Saxon heritage. ThisIsAlfred attended the 2019 season opening and heard how locals of all ages have a chance to view some of the recent archaeological finds dug up during the museum’s SAVED project.

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Dog Walking Restrictions Will Be Introduced On Sunday

If you’re a dog walker, new rules being introduced on Sunday could prevent you from taking your pet onto some local land. Regulations tackling failure to clear up dog mess and dog lead restrictions will come into force.

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Protecting Our High Street And Preventing Overdevelopment – An Expert Shares Advice

Are you concerned about empty shops in Shaftesbury or unhappy at proposals to build more housing estates? Expert, Ian Harvey, believes locals have the power to do something positive.

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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 42

A sensory garden for Shaftesbury Hospital | Lionel Blair visits Shaftesbury | The hunt for the missing Shaftesbury church| Church organists wanted for St James’ | The Americans promoting Shaftesbury Stateside Read More

National Treasure Entertains Shaftesbury Crowd With Showbiz Stories

A ‘national treasure’ has been in Shaftesbury this lunchtime Star of TV, film and theatre, Lionel Blair, officially opened the town’s Churchill Homes development.

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New Shaftesbury Fringe Leader Shares Vision For Festival

The volunteers arranging England’s third largest fringe festival never really stop. Preparations are ongoing almost all year round. And as we head towards the fourth Shaftesbury Fringe, between 5th and 7th July, an experienced Shaftesbury event organiser has stepped in to help head-up the weekend.

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Work Underway To Enhance Shaftesbury’s Memorial Hospital Gardens

Work is underway to transform the Westminster Memorial Hospital’s garden into a space that is even more appealing to patients, passers-by, bees and butterflies.

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Interesting Radar Survey Find In Hunt For Missing Shaftesbury Church

Archaeologists trying to locate a ‘missing’ Shaftesbury church have found two interesting features beneath the Bury Litton churchyard.

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Shaftesbury Church Asks Potential Organists To Pipe Up

Shaftesbury’s piano and keyboard players are being offered the chance to learn a larger and louder instrument. The St James’ church team is hoping to recruit organists who can turn their hand to playing the often highly personal music choices to mark significant life events.

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