Month: January 2020

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 86

Launch of the new St Edwards Way Wareham to Shaftesbury walking route | Lidl urged to give unwanted land to Shaftesbury | Two stand-up nights to put Shaftesbury on the comedy map | Long-standing chairman bows out of the Carnival committee | Extra flowers for Shaftesbury this summer Read More

Derek Beer Leaves Shaftesbury Carnival After Five Decades Of Service

Shaftesbury Carnival’s AGM packed the Town Hall on Monday night. Alfred’s Matt and Steve Appleby spoke with former chairman Derek Beer, who bows out after 39 years. And they heard how carnival funds the lifeline Car Link service.

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Uplifting Military Peacekeeping Stories To Raise Cash For Motcombe Church

A Motcombe man will share personal reflections on his military peacekeeping duties as a fundraiser for the village church this Saturday evening.

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Shaftesbury In Bloom Plan More Summer Flowers Following Council Donation

Shaftesbury in Bloom hope to extend the town’s floral displays this year. And the volunteers will be better equipped to maintain the town centre flowers after the Town Council donated time-saving equipment.

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Lidl Urged To Give Unwanted Cattle Market Land To The People Of Shaftesbury

Shaftesbury Civic Society wants part of the Cattle Market site donated for community use. Lidl says that 0.6 hectares is spare and not required for their proposed store.

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Faster ‘Game Changer’ Broadband Speed For Shaftesbury And Nearby Villages

Ultrafast broadband is coming to the Shaftesbury area. Openreach is rolling out full fibre to 27 ‘hard to reach’ market towns and villages across the Southwest, and a Shaftesbury IT expert says some villagers should enjoy a better online experience.

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Return Of Shaftesbury Outdoor Music Event Delayed Until 2021

Plans to reinstate ‘Music in the Park’ in Shaftesbury have been postponed until 2021. The organiser says he has received significant interest in his proposed daytime music and performance event, which will now form part of next year’s Shaftesbury Fringe.

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Expert To Share Ideas And Inspiration For Your Winter Garden At Shaftesbury Talk

The director of the Yorkshire Arboretum is the headline speaker at next month’s Shaftesbury Snowdrops Study Day at the Arts Centre. Dr John Grimshaw has featured the flowers in several of his gardening books. He spoke with Alfred.

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New Shaftesbury To Wareham Walking Route Launches With Special Events In March

A new rambling route between Wareham and Shaftesbury will be launched with a series of special events in March. Shaftesbury Town Council has supported the initiative after some councillors recognised the walk’s tourism potential.

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Two New Stand-Up Nights Boost Shaftesbury’s Comedy Venue Reputation

Shaftesbury is famous for the iconic Gold Hill view. Now, with the launch of two comedy nights and dozens of stand-ups appearing at Shaftesbury Fringe, two comedians believe we could soon be known for humour, as well as the Hovis ad.

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