Steve and Matt Appleby are back with the ThisIsAlfred.com Carnival Show. Episode 9 features coverage from Frome and Shaftesbury Carnivals. Read More
A Shaftesbury businessman hopes to raise cash for Cancer Research UK after finishing first on a 26-mile night-time walk across London.
Shaftesbury Town Council will withdraw their ‘Project Belle’ bid for the former Budgens store on 31st October if there are no further developments. The decision could free-up £50,000 for improved tourism signage.
Two Shaftesbury men are planning to leave Britain on Boxing Day for a 4,000-mile drive to The Gambia in a three-wheeled Reliant Rialto. Jonathan Buttress and Nick Merry will have to traverse beaches and minefields as part of their fundraiser for Dorset Mind.
Proposals to block Mampitts Lane to through traffic continue to polarise opinion. Shaftesbury Town Council has been asked for a public meeting with one resident claiming that the restriction would be environmentally unsound and would make the east of town ‘a ghetto’.
Shaftesbury Town Council is planning a major event to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day next May. The music of the 1940s will feature prominently but a proposed fly-past of planes letting off fireworks could be canned, after the Council voted to halve its funding contribution.
Casablanca comes to Coppice Street on Friday when Shaftesbury’s Girl Guides host a Moroccan themed evening at the Football Club as a final fundraiser for their new hall. Alfred met the event organisers.
If you are involved with a community project that requires cash, Dorset Council could offer you up to £6,000 if your initiative addresses their areas of need.
An outdoor bar and a larger selection of big cart entries should help make Saturday’s Shaftesbury Carnival a fun and memorable event.
Car Link, Shaftesbury’s dial-a-ride scheme, has expanded during 2019 under the stewardship of a local couple who took on this vital, voluntary service. Keri Jones found out more.