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Fire Eating, Dragons and Lanterns – The Finale Of Shaftesbury’s Snowdrop Season

Thousands of visitors come to Shaftesbury every February to view the beautiful white, seasonal blanket of snowdrops. The Snowdrop Season’s main event, the Study Day of expert speakers and specialist bulb sales, draws snowdrop lovers, or galanthophiles, into our town from all across the country. But for many youngsters and proud parents, the snowdrop lantern procession that ends the event is a highlight.

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Want To Grow Your Own? New Shaftesbury Allotments Available From May

More Shaftesbury residents could be able to grow their own fruit and vegetables from this spring. Tomorrow night, town councillors will be asked to approve a plan to create allotments on a 1.6 acre plot of land on the main Salisbury Road, opposite the Persimmon estate.

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Colourful Bunting Will Boost Shaftesbury Town Appearance This Summer

Shaftesbury Chamber of Commerce is spending ‘a four figure sum’ on bunting to enhance the appearance of our town centre. And as the Chamber chairman explains, the traders and business organisation has been keen to source from a local supplier and to avoid decorations that use plastics.

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Cars Written Off Overnight In St James Following Collision With Van

Residents of St James are counting the cost after a van collided with a number of parked cars in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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The Mystery Of The Medals and Bust Left Outside A Shaftesbury Hotel

Staff at Shaftesbury’s Grosvenor Arms Hotel are trying to reunite a wooden chest, filled with family heirlooms, with its rightful owner.

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Town Council Rejects New Housing Development With ‘Diabolical’ Access

Plans to build six homes alongside the Royal Chase roundabout were opposed by Shaftesbury Town Council last night. John Rodon Ltd wants to develop land at the end of Paddock Close, next door to the Half Moon pub.

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Shaftesbury Mum Excited By Supportive New Running Forum

A Shaftesbury mum has created an online community for runners to share their routes and advice. Laura Langley says she’s ‘excited’ at how quickly her Faceboook forum has developed, since its launch earlier this month.

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How Refurbishing Shaftesbury’s Loos Is Reshaping Lives

Shaftesbury’s public loos will be open for the start of the tourism season The work is being undertaken by a one-woman social enterprise, determined to help men leave Guys Marsh Prison with increased options for their future employment.

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Shaftesbury Filmed Today For Major New BBC Series

A new BBC series and an accompanying book should boost Shaftesbury tourism because part of the story is set on Gold Hill.

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Commercial And Community Support Will Help Shaftesbury FC Thrive Says Chairman

The Chairman of Shaftesbury Football Club says he’ll relinquish his role if a new chairman, prepared to invest in the club, came forward. Steve Coffen has also outlined how SFC hopes to achieve future league success by following a new commercial strategy and by encouraging more volunteer involvement.

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