Every summer, overseas students come to Shaftesbury to learn English. The teenagers stay at Wincombe Park, an impressive 19th-century house set in 375 acres of park and woodland.
A Shaftesbury man who drove a classic British car 15,000 kilometres from Peking to Paris is sharing his story to raise funds for Donhead St Andrew’s church.
A new programme of income-generating activities has been launched at Shaftesbury Town Council’s Oasis swimming pool. Keri Jones from Alfred learned about the benefits of Aquafit, being offered for the first time.
Shaftesbury’s second annual Civic Day takes place on Wednesday 12th June. The event, which starts at 10am in the Town Hall, will recognise local heroes and showcase the best of Shaftesbury.
Shaftesbury Town Council has joined forces with local dog walking service ‘Mooches with Pooches’ to provide free dog poo bags for pet owners.
There’s no denying that the classic 1973 Hovis ‘boy on the bike’ advert has encouraged visitors to come to Shaftesbury. But there might now be additional interest in Gold Hill and our town. The TV commercial has been remastered and will be played on national television for a month.
A commercial that made Shaftesbury famous will be featured on national and regional TV tonight. The Hovis ‘boy on the bike’ advert from 1973 has been digitally enhanced ready for its re-release, this evening.
The Steps In Time dancers are a familiar sight at summertime events in and around Shaftesbury. The group has been teaching under 16-year-olds traditional English dances for 30 years. Now their work has been recognised through a prestigious award.