Community

Syrian Brothers Help Shaftesbury Pool Refurbishment Project

Two experienced builders from Syria are helping to refurbish Shaftesbury’s Oasis Pool as volunteers because they want to ‘give something back’ to our community.

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The First Shaftesbury Spring Clean Is A Success

Shaftesbury residents young and old have been tidying up the town’s open spaces today.

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‘We Don’t Trust Persimmon’ – Shaftesbury Town Council Object To New Estate

Shaftesbury’s Mayor has condemned Persimmon’s attitude toward the community and its customers during Thursday’s public meeting to discuss their new planning application.

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How Tales Of The Taliban Are Boosting A Shaftesbury Man’s Confidence

According to statistics, 2.5 million people in Britain struggle to read. But since 2015, Shaftesbury’s Read Easy volunteers have been helping locals improve their literacy skills. ThisIsAlfred heard how the coaching has boosted the confidence of one Shaftesbury man so much, he’s taken to the stage.

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Campaign Against Persimmon Plans Launched by Shaftesbury Civic Society

Shaftesbury Civic Society is opposing plans to build new houses on land alongside the A30, which is ring-fenced for employment use. They have launched their ‘Prevent Persimmon Jobs Before Houses’ campaign ahead of next week’s presentation by the developer to the public and Town Council.

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More Bee Friendly Planting As Shaftesbury Council Takes On New Land

Shaftesbury Town Council is planning bee-friendly planting in a public open space, which will soon be transferred to the town’s ownership.

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Shaftesbury Town Council Unconvinced By High Street Traffic Proposals

Shaftesbury Town Council has deferred making a decision on proposals for tackling High Street traffic congestion. Councillors wanted more evidence to show that there is a traffic problem before accepting Dorset County Council’s plan.

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Dog Walking Restrictions Will Be Introduced On Sunday

If you’re a dog walker, new rules being introduced on Sunday could prevent you from taking your pet onto some local land. Regulations tackling failure to clear up dog mess and dog lead restrictions will come into force.

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Protecting Our High Street And Preventing Overdevelopment – An Expert Shares Advice

Are you concerned about empty shops in Shaftesbury or unhappy at proposals to build more housing estates? Expert, Ian Harvey, believes locals have the power to do something positive.

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National Treasure Entertains Shaftesbury Crowd With Showbiz Stories

A ‘national treasure’ has been in Shaftesbury this lunchtime Star of TV, film and theatre, Lionel Blair, officially opened the town’s Churchill Homes development.

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