Community

Fifty Locals Honoured For Enhancing Shaftesbury With Flowers

There may be some sore hands in Shaftesbury this morning due to the amount of clapping at last night’s Shaftesbury In Bloom Awards at the Town Hall.

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What Would You Put On Shaftesbury’s Old Budgens Site?

Shaftesbury residents will be asked for suggestions on how the former Budgens store on Bell Street could be redeveloped.

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Shaftesbury Donates Four Times The UK Average To Poppy Appeal

The Chairman of Shaftesbury’s Royal British Legion Branch says he is grateful to townspeople for their strong support of the charity.

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‘Mundane’ Plans For New Shaftesbury Estate Refused

Plans for a new Shaftesbury housing estate were turned down last night (Tuesday). Shaftesbury town councillors didn’t like the design or the orientation of the 170-home development proposed for Littledown, opposite the entrance to Wincombe Business Park.

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Shaftesbury Meeting Suggests Civil Disobedience To Tackle Climate Change

Many scientists believe that recent extreme weather events such as freezing winters, hot summers, storms and floods are warning signs that the world is facing an environmental crisis. And on Thursday, a national eco-activist group will address Shaftesbury residents to encourage them to take action. Read More

A Tale Of Two Churches – Compton Abbas Celebrates 150 Years Of St Mary’s

Compton Abbas residents have been celebrating a special anniversary. St Mary’s Church is 150 years old. But, as ThisIsAlfred discovered, villagers have many historic events, customs and characters to talk about.

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Halloween Special – The Secrets Of Shaftesbury’s Most Haunted Places

You might expect Shaftesbury, one of England’s oldest and most historic towns, to be overrun with ghosts – or at least stories about apparitions. But as Keri Jones discovered, very little regular paranormal activity has been reported. It’s just the occasional phantom sighting.ThisIsAlfred toured some of our town’s haunting hotspots.

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Does Shaftesbury Need A High Street Statue To Honour Its Founder?

Most people who live in Shaftesbury love our Saxon hilltop town. Landscape architect Bernard Ede does, but the Bimport resident believes there’s always potential to make things better.

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Signs That The Community Cares – Motcombe Residents Restore Old Road Markers

You won’t get lost in Motcombe – thanks to a dedicated bunch of village volunteers. Residents have almost completed a year long project to repair and restore four historic signposts and a mile marker. Read More

Shaftesbury Public Loos Will Be Refurbished By Spring

Shaftesbury Town Council has committed to refurbishing the Bell Street public toilets. And councillor Tim Cook says that smarter, refreshed facilities should be ready for early in 2019.

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