Andy Hargreaves

Which Shaftesbury Street Needs An Electronic Speed Indicator Sign?

Do you believe motorists are speeding through your neighbourhood? Shaftesbury Town Council wants you tell them where their new speed indicator sign should be placed. But there are concerns that Dorset Council’s criteria may rule many of our town’s roads as ineligible.

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Shaftesbury Resident Shares Stories Of The Happiest Place On Earth

It’s claimed that the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is the happiest place on the earth. Shaftesbury resident David Grierson knows this. He’s been there, seen it and he’s got the T-shirt!

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International Award And Second Book For Shaftesbury Nature Writer Brigit

Strawbridge has won a prestigious award for her narration of the audiobook to accompany ‘Dancing With Bees’. And the French Mill Lane author is writing e a second title following a successful book tour, which included a Cheltenham Literature Festival appearance.

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Wildflower Verge Trial Being Considered In Shaftesbury

Four grass verges in Shaftesbury could be seeded with wildflowers to increase biodiversity.

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How Shaftesbury, Cancer And Social Work Has Influenced Zara McQueen’s Art

Zara McQueen is one of Shaftesbury’s most-loved artists. Ahead of her latest exhibition, Alfred heads to her ‘shed’ in St James, where Zara explains how her recent experience with cancer has changed her work. Zara also tells Keri Jones why being Jewish is important to her and how her passion for Shaftesbury inspires her art.

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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 71

Flooding brings challenge for Gold Hill 10k runners | Enmore Green’s Fountain Inn to reopen | Community Front Room adds to Shaftesbury mental health provision | Big support for Shaftesbury’s Neighbourhood Plan | Shaftesbury area band Sorry About Shaun on why their songs are catchy Read More

Maltings Residents Face Disruption And A Long Delay Before Roads Are Adopted

Shaftesbury’s Mayor has warned the Town Council that it will take ‘at least one year’ before the roads on the northern part of The Maltings can be adopted by Dorset Council. Councillor Tim Cook says that residents are likely to face lengthy disruption while developer Persimmon brings the highways up to the required standard.

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Shaftesbury Area Named One Of Only Fourteen ‘Dark Sky Reserves’ In The World

The night skies around Shaftesbury have been awarded special recognition from a panel of astronomers based in Arizona. The Cranborne Chase Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty has gained Dark Sky Reserve status.

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Shaftesbury Area Favourites ‘Sorry About Shaun’ Start Autumn Tour

Shaftesbury area band ‘Sorry About Shaun’ kick off their autumn tour in Motcombe on Saturday. Their Coppleridge Inn gig coincides with the release of their third EP, ‘Summer’.

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Learn How To Save A Life With Shaftesbury Rotary Club

Would you know what to do if you were first on the scene when somebody had suffered a heart attack? Shaftesbury Rotary Club has arranged a session where you can learn how to use a defibrillator and how to react.

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