Aldi wants a Shaftesbury store | Janet Swiss’ Shaftesbury murals | Bright Blooms’ new owner | Bat expert wanted in Shaftesbury | Shaftesbury Library’s lucky dip | Tourism returns to Shaftesbury | New Shaftesbury Rotary president
Shaftesbury School, Shaftesbury Primary, Motcombe Primary and St Andrews School in Fontmell Magna are now part of the Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust.
Donhead St Mary Parish Council will consider applications from community groups that have faced funding challenges during the lockdown.
Shaftesbury personal chef Philippa Davis has been exploring the most interesting local produce on sale around Shaftesbury.
Shaftesbury bird expert Alex Chapman presents the latest in his series about North Dorset birdlife.
Alex tells us how to identify garden birds and offers advice on what to feed them to encourage their return.
On today’s show: Sherborne Academy takes on Shaftesbury area schools | Cash for Donhead St Mary’s good causes | Fontmell Magna life coach Lottie Trump | Chef Philippa reviews Motcombe Village Shop’s treats | Shaftesbury birder Alex Chapman | Stour Row’s hollyhocks | Enmore Green birdsong
Alfred’s travel correspondent, Roy Mitchell, reveals that the number rail passengers using train services from Tisbury and Gillingham has plummeted.
Alfred talks with Shaftesbury artist Janet Swiss about her historically accurate Shaftesbury murals – on display at Gold Hill Museum and Swan’s Yard.