Community

Bored? Find New Hobbies With Shaftesbury Library’s Saturday Sessions

Shaftesbury Library hopes to inspire you to take up a new hobby. Over the next five Saturday’s you’ll be able to learn about different pastimes from ham radio to yoga.

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Two Brewers Landlady Reveals Her Plans For Angola ‘76

On Saturday 26th January, Sally and Andy Francis will ‘call time’ at Ye Olde Two Brewers for the final time.The couple are leaving the St James Street pub to take on the management of Angola ’76 on Mustons Lane.

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Why A Busy North Dorset Road Will Close For Three Months On Monday

The C13 road through Melbury Abbas will be closed between Spread Eagle Hill and the B3081 at Cann Common for twelve weeks from Monday. Dorset County Council is installing technology to tackle the controversial traffic tailbacks caused when large vehicles get stuck in the narrow village.

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An Uphill Struggle – Creating A Shaftesbury To Motcombe Cycleway

Would you use an off-road cycle path linking Shaftesbury with Motcombe and Gillingham? Some Shaftesbury Town councillors believe that a route cutting through Redrow Homes’ soon-to-be built ‘Cranborne View’ estate at Littledown would offer the best bike access to our town.

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93-Year-Old Thanks ‘Friendliest Town In The West’ For Returning Wallet

A 93-year old Shaftesbury man says he is delighted that irreplaceable photographs inside his missing wallet have been returned.

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New Year’s Honours For The ‘King’ And ‘Queen’ Of Motcombe

Two of the fifteen Dorset residents awarded New Year’s honours live in Motcombe. It’s an impressive achievement for a village with fewer than 1,500 people.

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Come And View Incredible Christmas Lights In Shaftesbury

The Lloyd-Jones family have spent hundreds of pounds transforming their Shaftesbury home with thousands of bulbs, illuminated Santas, penguins and reindeer. They hope that locals will view their stunning display and raise money for a club that helps North Dorset youngsters with special needs.

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Can You Help Save Shaftesbury’s Memory Café?

Shaftesbury’s Memory Café will close in the spring unless more locals use the service.

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New Quaint Lamps For Shaftesbury Streets

Streetlights in two more Shaftesbury streets are being replaced with more traditional lamps.

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Pearly King And Queen Make Shaftesbury Appearance

A Pearly King and Queen toured Shaftesbury’s pubs on Friday night. Dave and Paula Hemsley are members of a tight-knit group of families that carry on the fundraising tradition started by a East End road sweeper during Queen Victoria’s reign.

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