Andy Hargreaves

Queen Congratulates Shaftesbury Couple On Their Special Occasion

Many people would be rather grumpy if their morning started with persistent knock at the door. But the Chairman of Shaftesbury Arts Centre, Jenny Parker, didn’t mind postman Jerome ringing the bell this morning.

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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 27

Shaftesbury’s new, zero waste sustainable store | We tour the refurbished Trinity Centre | Christmas lights are on and Shaftesbury’s best-decorated doorway is named | Pop-up art gallery at Father’s House | MP Simon Hoare launches Motcombe’s new hall building project Read More

Council Won’t Change The Wilderness If Their Auction Bid Wins

Shaftesbury town councillors have unanimously agreed to place a bid to buy The Wilderness. And councillors were clear that they have no intention of turning the green space into an outdoor gym, in the light of recent press reports.

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‘No Massive Risk’ As Shaftesbury Council Backs Buying Old Budgens Store

Shaftesbury Town Council has agreed to make a bid to buy the former Budgens supermarket on Bell Street.

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Trinity’s Transformation Can Benefit Shaftesbury Says Trustee

The former Trinity Church is a Shaftesbury landmark, its tower standing high above the town’s skyline. But many people are unaware of the role that this building now has in the community.

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Three Artists Host Pop Up Art Show In Shaftesbury This Week

There’s a new, pop-up art gallery in Shaftesbury this week.

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Crowds Arrive For Shaftesbury’s Late Night Christmas Shopping Event

Hundreds of locals and visitors flocked into Shaftesbury for late night shopping and the Christmas light switch on last night. The streets were filled with festive music from the Shaftesbury Town Band and Community Choir. Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee Member James Thrift acted as MC and introduced the star attraction, Shaftesbury singing trio Belle Street, to the Town Hall balcony. Read More

MP Breaks Ground At Site Of New Hall For ‘Special Motcombe’

Building work on Motcombe’s new community hall, at the side of the current Memorial Hall, has begun.

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Eco Entrepreneur Reveals Plans For Shaftesbury’s New Plastic-Free Shop

22-year-old Lucy Barfoot is very excited. She believes that she is about to change the way people in Shaftesbury shop.

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A Shaftesbury First – Singing The Countdown To The Christmas Light Switch On

Shaftesbury’s Christmas lights will be turned on during a special ceremony on Monday evening. Popular close harmony trio Belle Street will add some seasonal sparkle to the occasion, when they lead the crowd’s countdown to the big switch on from the Town Hall balcony. Read More