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