Special Branch – How A Former Met Cop Started Christmas Tree Sales In Shaftesbury

A former Metropolitan Police officer is selling Christmas trees outside Shaftesbury Town Hall. Alfred’s Keri Jones spoke with Simon Burge and heard why he switched from the police force to firs – and picked up some tree care tips.

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How The Chamber Of Commerce Will Help Pop-Ups Open In Empty Shaftesbury Shops

Shaftesbury Chamber of Commerce aims to make it easier for pop-up shops to fill empty town centre premises. They have created pop-up lease paperwork, which should meet landlord requirements and help locals who want to try out new retail ideas. Read More

Marketing Skills Give Aimee A Head Start With Shaftesbury’s First Loctician Business

Shaftesbury boasts an impressive range of businesses for a rural community with under 8,000 residents. Now our town can add a ‘loctician’ the range of services. Alfred met the marketing expert who is swapping her computer keyboard for a crochet needle as she offers a little-known professional skill.

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Santa and Free Gifts For Children At Shaftesbury Christmas Lights Switch On

Shaftesbury Chamber of Commerce volunteers are looking forward to launching the town’s countdown to Christmas with their traditional evening of festive food, singing and seasonal surprises. Late Night Shopping is on 2nd December.

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Motcombe’s Black Pig Retreats Nominated For Two Awards

The owner of Motcombe’s Black Pig Retreats says she is ‘very excited’ at being nominated for two awards. Alfred’s Keri Jones visited Carolyn Bourchier to see how the glamping business has creatively embraced sustainability measures.

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The Shaftesbury Businessman Using Army Skills To Identify Heat Loss In Local Homes

A former soldier has applied his army training to help the environment and diagnose medical issues in animals. Alfred’s Keri Jones visited Anthony Walker of Thermosurvey at Shaftesbury’s Wincombe Business Park to see how drones aid his diagnosis.

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Shaftesbury High Street Business Named ‘Best Shop’ In National Awards

Shirley Allum says she is ‘on cloud nine’ after her business was awarded a lingerie industry ‘Oscar’ on 14th November.

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The Shaftesbury Invention That Turned A Singer Into An Eco-Entrepreneur

The creator of an eco-friendly modular building system, favoured by prestigious British companies, is making Shaftesbury his research and development base.

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Outdoor Leader Offers Shaftesbury Visitors Adventures On Electric Bikes

A Motcombe outdoor leader is helping visitors discover the stunning scenery of Shaftesbury and the Cranborne Chase on two wheels. Dan French is applying his experiences from his award-winning Exmoor Adventures to his new North Dorset-based adventure business.

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Award Winning Experts Hired To Help Improve Shaftesbury Market

Some Shaftesbury residents have expressed disappointment at the reduced numbers of stalls at the monthly Sunday markets. That has prompted the Chamber of Commerce and the Town Council to recruit award-winning market experts to help shape a plan for a unique street-shopping experience for our town.

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