Community

Work Underway To Enhance Shaftesbury’s Memorial Hospital Gardens

Work is underway to transform the Westminster Memorial Hospital’s garden into a space that is even more appealing to patients, passers-by, bees and butterflies.

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Shaftesbury Church Asks Potential Organists To Pipe Up

Shaftesbury’s piano and keyboard players are being offered the chance to learn a larger and louder instrument. The St James’ church team is hoping to recruit organists who can turn their hand to playing the often highly personal music choices to mark significant life events.

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Why The C13 Melbury Abbas Road Closure Is Being Extended

The closure of the C13 road through Melbury Abbas will be extended until the end of May.

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Volunteers Improving First Impressions Of Shaftesbury

A team of Shaftesbury in Bloom volunteers has started their 2019 programme by tidying the Royal Chase roundabout. It’s a big job.

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Guys Marsh Prison Staff Praise Life-Changing Loo Project

Shaftesbury’s refurbished Bell Street toilets are open for business. The project run by social enterprise Build Love offered on-the-job skills training to Guy’s Marsh prisoners reaching the end of their sentences. And it was completed within budget and almost on schedule.

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Electronic Traffic Speed Indicator Sites Chosen But ‘Speeding Rat Run’ Ineligible

Shaftesbury locations for mobile electronic indicator boards, which flash up the speed of passing vehicles, have been approved by Dorset County Council Highways.

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Mayor Has Strong Views On How New Lidl Should Look

Shaftesbury Mayor doesn’t want the town’s new Lidl store to resemble the supermarket’s Blandford outlet.

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Owner Outlines Angola ’76 Plans But Objector Wants Compromise

A planning application made by local business Angola ’76 has broadly divided opinion between Shaftesbury locals who value the live music venue and residents who object to noise disturbance.

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Improvements And New Exercise Sessions For Shaftesbury Pool

Shaftesbury’s Oasis Swimming Pool will be ‘massively refurbished’ before it opens in the spring.

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Experience North Dorset’s Best View On Your Special Day

If you’re planning a wedding, get-together or social event in Shaftesbury you’re being offered the chance to take in North Dorset’s finest view during your special day.

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