Town Council says ‘No’ to Shaftesbury Persimmon housing plans | National promotion for successful Shaftesbury candlemaker | How Read Easy has changed a Shaftesbury man’s life | Comedian Cally Beaton is returning home for Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Read More
Shaftesbury’s Mayor has condemned Persimmon’s attitude toward the community and its customers during Thursday’s public meeting to discuss their new planning application.
On Sunday, you’ll learn how to make sure that you’re buying sustainable imported wood products when author of over thirty environmental books, Edward Parker, will launch Sustainability Dorset’s programme of bi-monthly ‘Sustainability Sunday’ talks in Fontmell Magna.
Shaftesbury Arts Centre is trying a new approach to fundraising this weekend. They want you to go to the bank, withdraw some cash and hand it over to one of their volunteers.
According to statistics, 2.5 million people in Britain struggle to read. But since 2015, Shaftesbury’s Read Easy volunteers have been helping locals improve their literacy skills. ThisIsAlfred heard how the coaching has boosted the confidence of one Shaftesbury man so much, he’s taken to the stage.
A Shaftesbury-based tree expert will share the special qualities of the town’s nearest ancient woodland during guided walk later this month.
A retired TV executive, who made programmes about the arts, is heading up a new blues band performing its first, full-length gig in Shaftesbury this Sunday. Alan Benson used to produce and direct TV’s ‘The South Bank Show’ and ‘Omnibus’.
Traditionally, the sound of ringing tills was considered to be music to a retailer’s ears. In 2019, it is the attention-diverting burst of an iPhone message alert that makes the owners of Shaftesbury’s Botanical Candle Co happy.
Former Shaftesbury School pupil Cally Beaton has been on the board of major TV companies in New York, Amsterdam and London. Legendary comedian Joan Rivers spotted her comedy talent and told her to pursue a stand-up career. A frequent QI panellist, Cally is appearing at Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 and she’s looking forward to catching up with former school friends and maybe her first love.