Business

Shaftesbury’s Shopkeepers Consider Challenges Posed By Two New Supermarkets

Lidl is coming to the Cattle Market site and Aldi will soon open a new store at Kingsmead, on the Shaftesbury side of Gillingham. ThisIsAlfred asked local traders how they felt about two new discount retailers on our doorstep.

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Ali’s Popular Hand Car Wash Business To Reopen Following Cattle Market Sale

When Ali Alan announced that his car wash on Shaftesbury’s Cattle Market site was closing, residents expressed their disappointment on Facebook. Now there’s good news. He’s re-opening.

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From Caring For People To Caring For Pets – Shaftesbury Paramedics Open Cattery

Shaftesbury paramedics Paul and Rhonda Tubbs have made a life-changing decision. For the past 25 years, the couple have worked day and night, saving lives. Now, to improve their own quality of life, they’ve opened their own cattery at their West Melbury home.

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Council Promotes Shaftesbury As Wedding Venue

Shaftesbury Town Council is promoting our town across Dorset as a great wedding venue.

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Shaftesbury’s Sunday Market Boss Gets Tough On Plastics

Shaftesbury’s monthly Sunday markets will be greener from March. Steve Dauwalder, owner of The Anonymous Travelling Market, has informed his stallholders of his new plastics policy. From next year, his traders will need to meet recycling requirements when they sell refreshments.

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Changes To Tesco Parking In Shaftesbury Divides Opinion

Car parking is often an issue in Shaftesbury. And the decision by Tesco to reduce the length of time that vehicles can stay in their car park before risking a £70 penalty charge has divided local opinion.

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Eco Entrepreneur Reveals Plans For Shaftesbury’s New Plastic-Free Shop

22-year-old Lucy Barfoot is very excited. She believes that she is about to change the way people in Shaftesbury shop.

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Shaftesbury Chain Store Could Close As Local Indie Shop Announces Opening

Shaftesbury’s Edinburgh Woollen Mill shop has announced its closing down event. But the Chamber of Commerce hopes that posters suggesting the business will soon cease trading may not reveal the full picture. The closure news came on the day that a new, sustainable store announced its Shaftesbury opening. Read More

How Brexit Uncertainty Has Focussed Shaftesbury Businesses

ThisisAlfred visited the Wincombe Centre to hear how many Shaftesbury entrepreneurs use the business units to establish their new ventures. Keri Jones learned heard about the centre’s expansion and why its manager believes Brexit uncertainty is encouraging local businesses to determine what they do best.

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The Shaker Box Maker Exporting To The States From Shaftesbury

The Shaker movement reached its peak in the Victorian era. The sect, famous for their beautiful woodworking, migrated to the USA from Northern England. They considered that making simple, perfectly handcrafted furniture was an act of worship. You might be surprised to learn that a Shaftesbury craftsman is creating both cotemporary and tradition Shaker-inspired wooden boxes. And he’s exporting them to The States.

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