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.
Month: February 2020
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.