Community

Help Make Shaftesbury A Dementia Friendly Town

At least 1 in 14 people aged over 65 have developed some form of dementia. That’s a surprising statistic, isn’t it? It was just one of many facts shared by volunteers from the Alzheimer’s Society’s ‘Dementia Friends’ initiative, at Shaftesbury Town Hall on Wednesday night.

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Mental Health Support Sessions In Shaftesbury Helping To Reduce Isolation

North Dorset is isolated and that can make accessing mental health support services difficult, especially if you don’t have a car. Finding people who understand what you have being going through can be problematic.

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Shaftesbury’s Westminster Hospital Wants Your Memories On 70th Birthday Of NHS

It’s obvious why people in this country have such a strong affection for the NHS – most of us who were born in Britain don’t remember life before the health service. Events to mark its 70th birthday have been held all over Britain and in Shaftesbury, the Westminster Memorial Hospital team needs your help in making their celebration special.

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Over 100 Applicants For Twelve Affordable Homes In New Shaftesbury Rent To Buy Scheme

Paul Eaton and Helen Caines get the keys to their new house in Chilmark Glade at the end of the month. And they’re looking forward to moving in. Paul knows how he wants to personalise their new place.

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Shaftesbury’s Mayor Wants Site Suggestions For New Speed Awareness Sign

Shaftesbury Town Council is buying an electronic display board in an effort to reduce speeding on the town’s roads.

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Tibetan Monks Delighted By Shaftesbury’s Hospitality

A group of eight Buddhist monks has left Shaftesbury to continue on their cultural tour of the UK. And the organisers of the trip say that locals were so hospitable, the monks would like to return to the town in the future.

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Special Status For Shaftesbury’s Hospital Could Keep The Building In Community Use

The people of Shaftesbury could be given the legal right to bid for the Westminster Memorial Hospital building if it is put up for sale in the future. Shaftesbury Town Council is applying for an asset of community value designation for the hospital.

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Experience The Fleeting Beauty Of A Tibetan Sand Mandala At Gold Hill Museum

A group of Buddhist monks is in Shaftesbury this week. And they’re inviting you to learn about their beliefs, their traditions and to view them creating beautiful art.

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Report Your Neighbour – If They Have a Great Garden!

You’re being encouraged to report your neighbours if their gardens deserve recognition and reward.

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Organisers Pleased With Shaftesbury’s First Civic Day – It Will Be Held Again

Most people who live here know that Shaftesbury is special. But it’s good to be reminded! And Thursday’s Civic Day events left locals in no doubt over the strong sense of local pride here.

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