Three Shaftesbury environmental projects have been given £1,000 in the Town Council’s ‘Wild About Shaftesbury’ competition. During Tuesday’s award event, it was revealed that the developer of a new Shaftesbury housing estate will support one of the group’s biodiversity goals.
This month’s Shaftesbury Remembers session has been the best attended to date. Alfred squeezed into the packed library, viewed the pictures and heard residents share their personal memories of old Shaftesbury – stories that you won’t find in the history books.
Shaftesbury Town Council has revealed how much of our council tax it needs to deliver its services next year. And at last night’s public meeting, council officers outlined the council’s planned community, environmental and economic development projects covering the next five years.
Staff at Shaftesbury’s Abbey View Medical Centre hope to improve patient well-being through their newly launched ‘Health Champions’ initiative. Project volunteers have started working to address social isolation and potentially reduce the demand for GP’s time.
Shaftesbury Library has offered residents an insight into different beliefs and cultures from around the world. On Thursday, Dorset Race Equality Council presented their inaugural multi-cultural awareness session. Alfred attended the Diwali themed event.
A unique Shaftesbury souvenir has gone on sale again, over a decade after supplies last sold out. Sue Clifford, of Shaftesbury’s Tree Group, tells Alfred why she has arranged a reprint of a bag featuring our iconic landmark hill.
Planting more trees in Shaftesbury will improve locals’ wellbeing and potentially reduce pollution and noise, according to Tree Group expert Bernard Ede, who will explain the organisation’s vision and suggest areas that would benefit from new trees in his talk this week.
Campaigners who want to ban HGVs from St John’s Hill says that new signage is making a difference but more still needs to be done.
What events or activities do you think should be arranged in Shaftesbury to help residents’ mental health? Dorset Mind has asked locals to help shape their services during the launch of a wellbeing peer support group at a Town Hall event on Thursday. Alfred was there.