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
Month: January 2020
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.
A Motcombe man will share personal reflections on his military peacekeeping duties as a fundraiser for the village church this Saturday evening.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.