Andy Hargreaves

How A New Group Is Trying To Save Shaftesbury’s Swifts

Shaftesbury’s swift colonies have probably been here since Saxon times. Modern construction means there are fewer gaps and spaces where the birds can nest. Now, a new Shaftesbury-based project hopes to secure the future of swifts in our town.

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‘Forest School’ Style Nature Workshops Planned For Shaftesbury Schoolchildren

Three parents, who are passionate about wildlife and the environment, hope to launch an outdoor learning experience for Shaftesbury-area youngsters.

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Final Countdown To This Weekend’s Biggest Shaftesbury Fringe Yet

A new Fringe app, sustainable fashion, improved car-parking arrangement and a chance to win cash with your photos are new additions to Shaftesbury Fringe.

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Better Enforcement Of Parking Restrictions Could Address High Street Safety Concerns

Shaftesbury Town Council will meet with traders and Dorset Highways to discuss High Street traffic problems caused by unloading, inconsiderate or illegal parking.

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Final Rehearsals For Shaftesbury Singing Group Formed Especially For Fringe

Nine singers who formed a group with the sole intention of performing at Shaftesbury Fringe are putting the final touches to their debut show this weekend.

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New Homes Resembling ‘A 1995 Tesco’ Opposed By Shaftesbury Council

A housing development proposed for the town centre crams too many homes into a high-profile site, according to Shaftesbury Town Council.

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No Decision Yet On Controversial Cann Quarry Plan

Shaftesbury Town Councillors have deferred making a decision on plans to quarry at Cann.

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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 55

We hear about Shaftesbury Cycle Speedway plans with Rotarian Tony Morgan | King Alfred’s Kitchen reopens as a tearoom and tapas bar | Plans to plant two thousand trees in Shaftesbury gains support | Archaeological digging at up to fifty sites around the oldest parts of Shaftesbury is approved | A chance to see art and secret gardens in Enmore Green Read More

Shaftesbury Primary’s New Teaching Approach Could Improves Pupil’s Life Chances

The Headteacher of Shaftesbury Church of England Primary School, like most teaching professionals, wants to make a difference to the lives of his pupils. And a new approach to teaching English at the school could do that.

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Former Mayor Made Freeman Of Shaftesbury Posthumously

A former mayor of Shaftesbury was awarded the town’s highest honour in a ceremony in the Town Hall last night, 18 months after losing his battle with cancer.

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