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