Community

Motcombe’s New Hall Will Be Built Following Grant Award

Work to build a second community hall next to Motcombe’s Memorial Hall will begin within weeks. Read More

Shaftesbury’s Hovis Loaf Is Back After Nesting Robin Delays Repairs

The Hovis loaf is back on display at the top of Gold Hill. On Wednesday evening, the restored and renovated fibreglass sculpture was driven up the cobbles in a van, before a group of four volunteers carefully manoeuvred the artwork into place opposite the Salt Cellar restaurant.

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Why Walkers Keep Joining Shaftesbury’s Fastest Growing Community Group

Walking is one of Britain’s favourite pastimes. And since Walking For Health launched in January, dozens of locals have become fitter and have forged new friendships on the weekly walks arranged by Shaftesbury’s fastest growing community group.

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Cornish Village Thanks Shaftesbury For Christmas Lights

A Cornish seaside village will have a brighter Christmas this year thanks to Shaftesbury Chamber of Commerce.

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Alfred Announces Plans For Community Radio Licence

The Shaftesbury news reports and local information that you listen to on ThisIsAlfred.com could soon be broadcast on air, on a new FM radio station.

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Shaftesbury Student To Trek To Everest Base Camp For Charity

A Shaftesbury student is about to begin a challenging trek through the Himalayas to raise cash for a charity undertaking life-saving research.

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Teenage Fundraisers Plan Friday Fete To Help Young Carers

You don’t usually get the chance to attend a fete on a Friday. But on 24th August, eleven teenage volunteers will kickstart the Bank Holiday weekend with stalls and fun activities on Shaftesbury’s Park Walk.

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Guaranteed Cash For Cancer Charity Fundraiser In Shaftesbury

A cancer charity has been guaranteed at least £500 from a Shaftesbury fundraiser after the Town Council waived Town Hall hire costs and made a significant donation.

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Semley School Pupil Sorts Out Shaftesbury Litter Spot

Any Shaftesbury resident can help make our town a better place to live, whatever their age. That’s Aoife Henty’s experience. The 9-year old Semley School pupil wrote to Shaftesbury Town Council with her concerns over the amount of litter piling up in foliage behind the Tesco car park recycling bins.

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Praise For Shaftesbury’s Firefighters After Record-Breaking Month

Shaftesbury’s fire station crew has been very busy recently. They received a record number of callouts in July – a total of 65 shouts during the month. They’ve also received a lot of praise.

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