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.
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.
In the current climate it’s easy to forget that the internet can be a force for positivity and good, in the right hands. And when Kim Master’s fingers hit her keyboard, she’s working to share stories and experiences that bring families together, enrich childhoods and celebrate the hidden treasures on Shaftesbury’s doorstep.
Shaftesbury Town Council has been debating the challenges faced by our High Street. Councillors will pursue government grant money for town centre regeneration – and they could buy an empty retail unit to rent out cheaply, as a temporary ‘pop up shop’ or display.
Shaftesbury’s Carnival Committee members hope to continue their 2018 successes this year and the group is planning to put fun at the heart of their fundraising.
North Dorset District councillors have rejected a plan to build a small housing estate of up to 55 homes alongside Shaftesbury’s Higher Blandford Road.
Shaftesbury has been a Fair Trade Town since 2008 and Bimport resident, Arthur Simmonds, has been one of the main drivers of this initiative.
More vehicles are parking on Park Walk, but the space is a scheduled monument, not designed for traffic and there are concerns about the safety of children who play along the promenade.
Fancy an affordable European short break, where you’ll gain a unique insight into French or German life? Simon Pritchard is Chairman of Shaftesbury’s Twinning Association and he’s keen to encourage more residents to visit our twin towns.