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