Andy Hargreaves

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 108

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, Motcombe And Fontmell Schools Will Benefit Under Sherborne Academy Says CEO

Shaftesbury School, Shaftesbury Primary, Motcombe Primary and St Andrews School in Fontmell Magna are now part of the Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust.

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Donhead St Mary’s Good Causes Could Receive Cash Support

Donhead St Mary Parish Council will consider applications from community groups that have faced funding challenges during the lockdown.

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How Fontmell Magna Life Coach Lottie Helps People Achieve Goals

Fontmell Magna-based life coach Charlotte Trump tells us about her unusual career.

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The Best Local Produce In Motcombe Shop And Shaftesbury Market With Chef Philippa Davis

Shaftesbury personal chef Philippa Davis has been exploring the most interesting local produce on sale around Shaftesbury.

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Shaftesbury Area Garden Birds With Alex Chapman

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.

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The Alfred Daily – 6th July 2020

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

Why Country Market Stallholders Can’t Wait To Return To Shaftesbury Town Hall

This Thursday, the Country Market, formerly the WI Market, returns to Shaftesbury Town Hall.

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Concerns About Train Frequency As Shaftesbury Area Passenger Numbers Plummet

Alfred’s travel correspondent, Roy Mitchell, reveals that the number rail passengers using train services from Tisbury and Gillingham has plummeted.

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Janet Swiss – The Painter Bringing Shaftesbury’s Past To Life

Alfred talks with Shaftesbury artist Janet Swiss about her historically accurate Shaftesbury murals – on display at Gold Hill Museum and Swan’s Yard.

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