Shaftesbury’s Hospital League of Friends helpers have devised an innovative way of raising funds for two new electric vehicles. The volunteers want locals to purchase the transport piece-by-piece.
A group of Shaftesbury residents wants the Town Council to call a public meeting to discuss concerns over the introduction of 5G mobile networks. Opponents claim that 5G could cause cancer, but public health agencies say UK safety standards are met.
More people are choosing non-religious services to mark life’s milestone events. Alfred meets Shaftesbury’s own celebrant, Elizabeth Tricks, who explains how she started in this career and how a celebrant can enhance your special occasion.
Two of Shaftesbury’s historic signposts will be renovated in a move that the Town Council hopes will please both residents and appeal to visitors. Read More
History, heritage and our town’s future development will feature in Shaftesbury Civic Society’s ‘Focus on the Local’ on 14th November. During the event, the Chairman of environmental pressure group North Dorset Campaign to Protect Rural Englandwill share his suggested changes to local house-building policy.
Tim Chappell is not afraid of challenges. As a young man, he motorbiked around Brands Hatch. And later this month, the former GCHQ ‘spook’, naval officer and Dorset policeman is heading to Cape Town, bound for Perth in the Clipper Yacht Race.
Some Shaftesbury residents have expressed disappointment at the reduced numbers of stalls at the monthly Sunday markets. That has prompted the Chamber of Commerce and the Town Council to recruit award-winning market experts to help shape a plan for a unique street-shopping experience for our town.
Local farmers and landowners will explain how the agricultural sector is responding to the climate emergency. Planet Shaftesbury has invited four experts to a Town Hall debate later this month.
Christmas is supposed to be the season to be jolly, but if the pressure of the preparations make you feel stressed, a Shaftesbury meditation expert is offering help. Dr Karen Janes of Natural Healing Energy is hosting three sessions to help locals relax in the run-up to December 25th.