Month: February 2020

Organisers Of New Shaftesbury-Area Walking Festival Want Your Route Recommendations

A new walking festival will be held in the countryside around Shaftesbury later this year. Organisers say walk highlights could include Iron Age forts, Neolithic earthworks and a Roman road. Jon Woolcott from Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty told Alfred that volunteer guides are being recruited, too.

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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 90

Find out about an exciting new discovery in ‘Shaftesbury Abbey – The Movie’ | Calls to do more for Shaftesbury’s homeless after tragic death in High Street | Shaftesbury is recruiting a social media expert to boost tourism | Council objects to extra Redrow homes at Littledown Read More

Shaftesbury Explorer To Share North Pole Conservation Vision During Village Talks

Pen Hadow, the Shaftesbury-based Arctic explorer and environmental campaigner, will tell locals why a North Pole marine park must be established during talks in both Fontmell Magna and Donhead St Andrew this spring.

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Shaftesbury Councillor Wants More Help For Homeless Following Tragic Death

It’s been a week since 48-year old Phil Gilbert was sadly found dead on Lloyds Bank premises in Shaftesbury High Street. Dorset’s coroner hasn’t been able to trace Phil’s next of kin. Alfred spoke with locals who want more done for Shaftesbury’s homeless.

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Shaftesbury Council Objects To Redrow’s Plan To Build Extra Houses Alongside A350

Shaftesbury Town councillors have registered a list of objections to a developer’s plans to build additional homes on the new Littledown estate. Alfred’s Keri Jones reports from Tuesday’s planning meeting.

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Matt And Steve Appleby Present The Carnival Show – Episode 15

Matt and Steve Appleby present their latest programme of Carnival news, events and gossip.

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Shaftesbury Movie Features Stunning Drone Footage And Exciting Historic Discovery

If you enjoyed Countryfile’s aerial shots of our town, you’ll love ‘Shaftesbury Abbey – The Movie’. The Arts Centre will screen the story of the recent archaeological digs in a film that features stunning drone footage and captures the most exciting local discovery in decades.

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Wanted – Social Media Marketing Experts To Boost Shaftesbury’s Visitor Numbers

If you have social media marketing or design experience, you’re being invited to apply for work to encourage more visitors to Shaftesbury. The Town Council is altering its tourism approach as it aims to keep our town’s economy vibrant.

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Computer Expert Puts Shaftesbury On The Map With 10,000 YouTube Subscribers 

You might expect videos of Gold Hill to encourage visitors to Shaftesbury. But some people have been drawn to our town after watching tutorials produced by a Shaftesbury businessman and computer expert. Graham Lord’s ‘how to’ videos have attracted so many viewers, YouTube is now paying him.

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Shaftesbury Singer And Artist Creates New Look For Fringe 2020 Programme

Shaftesbury Fringe has unveiled the vibrant new look to its publicity material. Shaftesbury artist and Fringe performer, Anne-Louise Richards, told Alfred what inspired her makeover of the festival’s programme cover.

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