Alfred Daily

The Alfred Daily – 4th July 2020

On today’s show: Dorset Council sprayed controversial weed killer on Park Walk | Peter Wells’ recommended Shaftesbury walks | Street art promotes return of Shaftesbury Fringe in 2021 | Salt Cellar owner proud café survived lockdown | Shaftesbury chicken keeper Kate Scott | Shaftesbury Carnival chairman’s positive COVID test | Shaftesbury book blogger Karen Cole | Paul Merefield’s pub quiz | Nick Crump records Ashmore Woods at dusk

The Alfred Daily – 3rd July 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury reopens to overnights visitors | Shaftesbury batman or batwoman wanted | Shaftesbury library to offer ‘lucky dip’ | New manager for Shaftesbury Abbey on opening weekend | Motcombe’s long serving landlord welcomes back regulars | Medicinal herbalist Julie Wood on St John’s Wort | Cows splashing in the Sturkle

The Alfred Daily – 2nd July 2020

On today’s show: Aldi wants a Shaftesbury store | Shaftesbury Arts Centre gallery reopens | Shaftesbury Rotary’s new president plans bigger spring event | Shaftesbury Town Council propose faster grant cash response | Shaftesbury filling station reopens as traffic increases | Claire Ryley with Tout Hill’s history | North Dorset baby barn owls feeding

The Alfred Daily – 1st July 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury High Street pedestrianisation survey opens | New beginning for Shaftesbury florist | Shaftesbury’s self-isolating support service changes | Shaftesbury art bounces back from lockdown | North Dorset farming expert David Kerswell on TB | Tagging lambs at Wardour | The sound of the weir on the River Stour

The Alfred Daily – 30th June 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury country house opens its gardens | Guys Marsh men to sew new products | Shaftesbury TIC launches Dorset flag facemask | David Toulson on Shaftesbury’s connection with an iconic king | Rodney Atwood on Melbury Abbas’ history | Wildlife-friendly gardener ‘Dirty Nails’ on cooking with chard | A June evening at Littledown Woods

The Alfred Daily – 29th June 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury schoolgirl’s campaign in response to Dorset beach littering | Shaftesbury Arts Centre launches online talent contest | Natural playpark proposed for St James | Ashmore’s spooky unseen spirits | Clive Whitbourn’s North Dorset nature diary | Catherine Simmonds reads ‘Bright Fields’ | Phygelius – as seen on Bell Street | An agitated squirrel in Ashmore

The Alfred Daily – 28th June 2020

On today’s show: Changes ahead as Angola 76 plans to reopen | New food and craft market for Shaftesbury area | Shaftesbury’s ‘missing’ St Lawrence Street | Kate Scott’s chickens ruffle feathers | Barkley Johnson’s fairy story with a twist | Shaftesbury pedestrianisation marshal Lisa Burton | A Breach Lane blackbird by Nick Crump

The Alfred Daily – 27th June 2020

On today’s show: Planning Inspector dismisses St James house appeal | Shaftesbury’s fire chief urges caution over barbecues | Kids asked how Dorset Council can make life better | Police warn Maltings motorcyclists | John Parker on the legacy of Douglas Childs | ‘Over the garden fence’ with Kate Pickard and Karren Burkett | Paul Merefield’s pub quiz | Karen Cole reviews ‘Broken Silence’ by Liz Mistry | A raven in flight at Ashmore

The Alfred Daily – 26th June 2020

On today’s show: A developer wants to build estate on Shaftesbury slopes | Climate protest on Gold Hill | The ‘new normal’ way to get a haircut in Shaftesbury | How Breach Lane was named | Jazz returns to Park Walk | Herbalist Julie Wood on a mind relaxing flower | Pheasants at West Orchard

The Alfred Daily – 25th June 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury High Street pedestrianisation extended | Shaftesbury open air pool’s summer plans | Shaftesbury Camera Club can improve your pics | New direction for shopkeeper Vanessa Cole | Robert Mullins on the guns of Park Walk | Summer evening Birdsong on Castle Hill