Andy Hargreaves

The Volunteers Helping Shaftesbury’s ‘Significant’ Number Of Homeless People

Up to twenty-five people rely upon Shaftesbury’s Open House for emergency aid, food parcels or benefits advice each Tuesday. Alfred visited and heard how the service makes a difference and why organisers would like additional funding.

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Shaftesbury Under 7’s Share Their Ideas On Making Our Town Better

Britain’s new MPs could pick up some good policies from our local Rainbows group. For their communication badges, each of the 5 to 7-year-old girls shared ideas for a better Shaftesbury. Suggestions ranged from reducing plastic to a radical relocation plan! Read More

Planning Inspector Rejects Developer’s Appeal Over Housing Estate On Shaftesbury Slopes

A new estate of ‘up to 23 houses’ will not be built on Shaftesbury’s lower slopes near Enmore Green.

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Matt And Steve Appleby Present The Carnival Show – Episode 12

The Alfred Carnival Show with Matt and Steve Appleby brings you the latest carnival news, information and events. Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 79

Support for family following Shaftesbury smallholding arson | The home-made Christmas tree pulling the crowds to Ridge Way | Tony Hawkins’ popular tea dance | Motcombe’s Santa Run bigger than ever | A Christmas concert to fund tree-planting Read More

Festive Tunes To Fund New Trees For Shaftesbury

Trees can play an important role in addressing the climate emergency. A ten-year-old tree can absorb up to 22kg of carbon dioxide each year. Next week, a Christmas concert will raise cash for more trees for Shaftesbury.

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Micro-Donkey And Music Planned For Sunday’s Seasonal Procession In Motcombe

Motcombe residents and their friends will have a new way to celebrate the countdown to Christmas this Sunday as a donkey leads singers and musicians through the village. Barney Mauleverer told ThisIsAlfred that he’s excited to have organised this brand-new village event.

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Massive Street Market And Festive Shopping This Sunday In Shaftesbury

Shaftesbury town centre will be the place for seasonal shopping and festive fayre on Sunday. Some shops are opening especially, to coincide with the large Christmas market.

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Home-Built Christmas Decoration Attracts Sightseers To Shaftesbury Close

Alfred headed to a quiet Shaftesbury residential street to see why a home-made Christmas decoration has become a star attraction.

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Cha Cha Cha And A Cuppa – Why Locals Love Tony’s Shaftesbury Tea Dances

A Daily Telegraph interview with Miriam Margoyles is posted on the Shaftesbury Tea Dance Facebook page. The headline reads ‘Old People Are Despised, Overlooked and Forgotten’. Tony Hawkins’ Saturday socials aim to ensure that’s not the case in Shaftesbury. Alfred’s Keri Jones went along on Saturday.

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