Community

More Bee Friendly Planting As Shaftesbury Council Takes On New Land

Shaftesbury Town Council is planning bee-friendly planting in a public open space, which will soon be transferred to the town’s ownership.

Read More

Shaftesbury Town Council Unconvinced By High Street Traffic Proposals

Shaftesbury Town Council has deferred making a decision on proposals for tackling High Street traffic congestion. Councillors wanted more evidence to show that there is a traffic problem before accepting Dorset County Council’s plan.

Read More

Dog Walking Restrictions Will Be Introduced On Sunday

If you’re a dog walker, new rules being introduced on Sunday could prevent you from taking your pet onto some local land. Regulations tackling failure to clear up dog mess and dog lead restrictions will come into force.

Read More

Protecting Our High Street And Preventing Overdevelopment – An Expert Shares Advice

Are you concerned about empty shops in Shaftesbury or unhappy at proposals to build more housing estates? Expert, Ian Harvey, believes locals have the power to do something positive.

Read More

National Treasure Entertains Shaftesbury Crowd With Showbiz Stories

A ‘national treasure’ has been in Shaftesbury this lunchtime Star of TV, film and theatre, Lionel Blair, officially opened the town’s Churchill Homes development.

Read More

Work Underway To Enhance Shaftesbury’s Memorial Hospital Gardens

Work is underway to transform the Westminster Memorial Hospital’s garden into a space that is even more appealing to patients, passers-by, bees and butterflies.

Read More

Shaftesbury Church Asks Potential Organists To Pipe Up

Shaftesbury’s piano and keyboard players are being offered the chance to learn a larger and louder instrument. The St James’ church team is hoping to recruit organists who can turn their hand to playing the often highly personal music choices to mark significant life events.

Read More

Why The C13 Melbury Abbas Road Closure Is Being Extended

The closure of the C13 road through Melbury Abbas will be extended until the end of May.

Read More

Volunteers Improving First Impressions Of Shaftesbury

A team of Shaftesbury in Bloom volunteers has started their 2019 programme by tidying the Royal Chase roundabout. It’s a big job.

Read More

Guys Marsh Prison Staff Praise Life-Changing Loo Project

Shaftesbury’s refurbished Bell Street toilets are open for business. The project run by social enterprise Build Love offered on-the-job skills training to Guy’s Marsh prisoners reaching the end of their sentences. And it was completed within budget and almost on schedule.

Read More