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Shaftesbury Carnival Launches New Award For Clever Thinking

Shaftesbury Carnival entrants have a new incentive for coming up with clever entries. A new award is being offered for ‘The Most Original Interpretation of a Theme’.

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Shaftesbury Area Drama Students Excel In Acting Exams

The acting talent of Shaftesbury area youngsters has been recognised with impressive exam results. All sixteen students enrolled on a new LAMDA course at Wincombe Business Park-based TLW Dance Academy gained a distinction in their solo acting assessments.

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Shaftesbury Youth Projects Are Being Offered Grants But You Need To Be Quick

If you have a community project that helps young people in the Shaftesbury area you’re being invited to apply for cash.

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Matt And Steve Appleby Present The Carnival Show – Episode 8

Matt and Steve Appleby  present a special episode of the Alfred Carnival Show from the Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show.

Shaftesbury School Friends Launch Mental Health Support Network With A Mini-Movie

A short film which aims to encourage a better understanding of mental health has been made in Shaftesbury. It will be screened at a social evening arranged by Headstrong, a support group formed by three men who became friends at Shaftesbury school.

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Dorset Council to Decide On Car Wash Following Shaftesbury Council Deadlock

A proposed hand car wash at Shaftesbury Football Club has split opinion on the Town Council. Members were unable to agree a position on the application following a confused Planning meeting, dominated by lease discussions.

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Special Events Planned For Shaftesbury’s VE Day Celebrations

Proposals to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day have been welcomed by a resident who attended the town’s original celebration. Robert Mullins shared his memories of wartime Shaftesbury, as Alfred learned about next year’s plans.

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Mampitts Lane ‘Bus Gate’ Divides Councillor Opinion

Pound Lane residents have told Shaftesbury Town Council why they want the controversial Mampitts Lane bus gate installed. They shared their safety concerns at Tuesday’s Planning and Highways Meeting, but not all councillors back blocking this route to through traffic.

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Shaftesbury Hospital League Of Friends Sign-Up Influential New Member

Volunteers from Westminster Hospital League of Friends have recruited Shaftesbury’s Member of Parliament as a new, paying member. Read More

Stunning Scenery And Social Interaction Is The Goal Of Shaftesbury’s New Cycle Group

A keen Shaftesbury cyclist is planning regular group bike rides to help people make friends and keep fit. Read More