Andy Hargreaves

New Shaftesbury To Wareham Walking Route Launches With Special Events In March

A new rambling route between Wareham and Shaftesbury will be launched with a series of special events in March. Shaftesbury Town Council has supported the initiative after some councillors recognised the walk’s tourism potential.

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Two New Stand-Up Nights Boost Shaftesbury’s Comedy Venue Reputation

Shaftesbury is famous for the iconic Gold Hill view. Now, with the launch of two comedy nights and dozens of stand-ups appearing at Shaftesbury Fringe, two comedians believe we could soon be known for humour, as well as the Hovis ad.

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Matt And Steve Appleby Present The Carnival Show – Episode 14

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

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Shaftesbury’s Health Centre To Offer Childminding For Smear Test Mums After Community Event Success

A Shaftesbury childminder’s offer of free childcare to help mums attend smear tests will be adopted by our town’s health centre.

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The Coolest Jazz – Coming to A Village Hall Near Shaftesbury

The Dave Brubeck Quartet was arguably the coolest jazz group in history. Their music will be faithfully reproduced in Ashmore Village hall on 30th January. Alfred found out more.

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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 85

New monthly Shaftesbury walks are launched | A new, safer cycling route around Shaftesbury is planned | Lidl store plans meet Town Council’s approval | The Shaftesbury mum offering free childcare so mums can have health checks Read More

Shaftesbury Councillors In Deadlock Over Angola 76 Plans

Planners in Dorchester will decide the immediate future of Angola 76. Shaftesbury Town Council is unable to agree on what guidance to offer Dorset Council.

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Shaftesbury Council Approves Of Lidl Store Following Amended Design

Shaftesbury’s councillors have supported plans for a Lidl store on the Cattle Market. The Town Council had objected to the store’s design in June. Lidl has amended its proposal, and if Dorset Council backs this application, the store could open by autumn.

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New Shaftesbury Guided Walks Programme Starts With Snowdrops

A programme of themed Shaftesbury walks will launch in February. The organiser aims to guide visitors and residents around our stunning viewpoints, and the first monthly event will showcase the impressive snowdrop displays around the town.

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Positive Response To Plans For A Safer Cycling Circuit Of Shaftesbury

Proposals for making Shaftesbury a cycle-friendly town have been shared with Planet Shaftesbury. On Thursday night the environmental group’s members learned that a cycling circuit could be in place by summer.

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