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.
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.
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 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.
The empty supermarket on Bell Street could be transformed into a multi-use retail, leisure and community space if a community-led plan is successful. Read More
The Shaftesbury area has its own breast cancer awareness charity called ‘Boobs’ and Saturday is their biggest night of the year. Boobs volunteers have arranged an evening of fun, facts and fundraising at Shaftesbury Youth Club. Read More
Electronic boards that flash up the speed of passing vehicles are being positioned in parts of Shaftesbury where people drive too fast. Read More
Shaftesbury Chiropractic is offering a free examination for all local youngsters during the half term break. ThisIsAlfred’s Keri Jones went for a check up to find what is involved and why it’s considered important.
The organisation that tackles racial or religious discrimination in Dorset says they’ve handled no direct complaints from Shaftesbury. And Dorset Race Equality’s Chief Officer says that Shaftesbury people have been supportive of Syrian families settling in the town. Read More
Two of Shaftesbury’s ‘Leading Ladies’ will offer an insight into the workings of local government at a Shaftesbury Civic Society event on Wednesday. Read More