Andy Hargreaves

Ancient Shaftesbury Oaks Celebrated In Art Exhibition

People are passionate about trees in Shaftesbury. Just the fact that our town has its own Tree Group reveals the strong level of interest.

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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 43

The Shaftesbury Abbey team share some of their recent archaeological finds | Shaftesbury Arts Centre’s experimental comedy is a first | Bee friendly planting for Salisbury Street Green | Gold Hill Museum marks the centenary of the year that Shaftesbury was sold three times | Plans proposed for reducing traffic congestion on the High Street Read More

Shaftesbury Audiences Offered New Experience With Experimental Play

Shaftesbury Arts Centre is trying something different for their latest theatre production.

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Walkers Wanted To Help Re-enact Historic Procession To Shaftesbury

A Shaftesbury woman is recruiting ramblers to check footpaths ahead of the re-enactment of a historic procession across Dorset.

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Campaign Against Persimmon Plans Launched by Shaftesbury Civic Society

Shaftesbury Civic Society is opposing plans to build new houses on land alongside the A30, which is ring-fenced for employment use. They have launched their ‘Prevent Persimmon Jobs Before Houses’ campaign ahead of next week’s presentation by the developer to the public and Town Council.

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Was Your Home Sold In 1919? Find Out At The New Gold Hill Museum Exhibit

Shaftesbury’s Gold Hill Museum opened for the 2019 season today and one of the special displays tells the story of our water supply. The second presentation documents the dramatic events of 1919, when our town was sold – three times!

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More Bee Friendly Planting As Shaftesbury Council Takes On New Land

Shaftesbury Town Council is planning bee-friendly planting in a public open space, which will soon be transferred to the town’s ownership.

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Shaftesbury Town Council Unconvinced By High Street Traffic Proposals

Shaftesbury Town Council has deferred making a decision on proposals for tackling High Street traffic congestion. Councillors wanted more evidence to show that there is a traffic problem before accepting Dorset County Council’s plan.

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New Finds And Future Plans Shared At Shaftesbury Abbey 2019 Opening

Shaftesbury Abbey wants to do more to encourage the town’s new residents to learn about our Saxon heritage. ThisIsAlfred attended the 2019 season opening and heard how locals of all ages have a chance to view some of the recent archaeological finds dug up during the museum’s SAVED project.

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Dog Walking Restrictions Will Be Introduced On Sunday

If you’re a dog walker, new rules being introduced on Sunday could prevent you from taking your pet onto some local land. Regulations tackling failure to clear up dog mess and dog lead restrictions will come into force.

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