Andy Hargreaves

A Loading Bay On Bell Street Could End A Blockage

Joshua Ritchie appears very relaxed, considering he’s had to address Shaftesbury Town Council over a yellow-line road issue that would make most residents see red.

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93-Year-Old Shaftesbury Dancer Starting Monthly Tea Dances

Tony Hawkins loves ballroom dancing – and he wants you to enjoy it, too! The 93-year-old Bimport resident is hosting a tea dance at 3pm at the Town Hall this Saturday, 24th November.If the three-hour-long event proves popular, it could become a regular fixture.  Read More

Shaftesbury Council Could Purchase The Wilderness

Shaftesbury Town Council could purchase and protect a unique part of Shaftesbury’s landscape after members of the Recreation and Open Spaces Committee voted to bid for The Wilderness at auction, if a residents’ survey supports their proposal.

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Shaftesbury Students Offered Support In Reducing Exam Stress

The school exam period can be a testing time for teenagers. That’s why a Shaftesbury based children’s counsellor is offering her ‘less stress toolkit’ at a two hour workshop on Wednesday 21st November.

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Motcombe Should Not Become A Shaftesbury Suburb Says Draft Neighbourhood Plan

Motcombe should retain its village identity and not become a suburb of Shaftesbury or Gillingham. That’s the key message in the draft version of Motcombe’s Neighbourhood Plan.

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Good News For Shaftesbury Stargazers – LEDs Have Reduced Light Pollution

The Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding National Beauty is applying for International Dark Skies Reserve status in March. If the US based judging panels approves the bid, the status could bring extra cash into our local economy.

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Shaftesbury’s Newest Estate Agent Says The Town Is In Demand

Estate Agent Matt Boatwright’s name is now splashed across his Bell Street offices. Matt shared his opinion with ThisIsAlfred.com about the new housing estates planned for Shaftesbury, why the town remains popular and why he’s decided to re-brand his business.

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Celebrating Shaftesbury’s Trees – A Day Of Fun At Duncliffe Wood

Shaftesbury’s residents are being invited to Duncliffe Wood for a special event later this month.

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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 24

Resident will be asked what they want on the former Budgens store site, if the Council bids to buy it | Have archaeologists uncovered Saxon Shaftesbury? | Shaftesbury gives generously to the Poppy Appeal | Fifty Shaftesbury residents received awards for their beautiful flowers and gardens | A Shaftesbury business is named ‘best company in Dorset’ | A teenage tenor plans a return-visit concert following his Shaftesbury Fringe success Read More

Shaftesbury Designer Offering Sustainable Christmas Tips

A Shaftesbury designer will show you how to cut Christmas gift and decoration costs and add creative sparkle.

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