Community

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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‘Project Belle’ Announce Plans For Empty Shaftesbury Supermarket

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

Shaftesbury’s Breast Cancer Charity ‘Boobs’ Holding Event On Saturday

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

Will Speed Reduction Signs Be Placed On Your Shaftesbury Street?

Electronic boards that flash up the speed of passing vehicles are being positioned in parts of Shaftesbury where people drive too fast. Read More

Is Your Child’s Spine Fine? Free Check Ups In Shaftesbury

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.

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Shaftesbury People Are ‘Welcoming’ Says Dorset Race Equality Boss

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

‘Leading Ladies’ To Explain How Shaftesbury Town Council Works

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