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Uplifting Military Peacekeeping Stories To Raise Cash For Motcombe Church

A Motcombe man will share personal reflections on his military peacekeeping duties as a fundraiser for the village church this Saturday evening.

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Shaftesbury In Bloom Plan More Summer Flowers Following Council Donation

Shaftesbury in Bloom hope to extend the town’s floral displays this year. And the volunteers will be better equipped to maintain the town centre flowers after the Town Council donated time-saving equipment.

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Lidl Urged To Give Unwanted Cattle Market Land To The People Of Shaftesbury

Shaftesbury Civic Society wants part of the Cattle Market site donated for community use. Lidl says that 0.6 hectares is spare and not required for their proposed store.

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Faster ‘Game Changer’ Broadband Speed For Shaftesbury And Nearby Villages

Ultrafast broadband is coming to the Shaftesbury area. Openreach is rolling out full fibre to 27 ‘hard to reach’ market towns and villages across the Southwest, and a Shaftesbury IT expert says some villagers should enjoy a better online experience.

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Return Of Shaftesbury Outdoor Music Event Delayed Until 2021

Plans to reinstate ‘Music in the Park’ in Shaftesbury have been postponed until 2021. The organiser says he has received significant interest in his proposed daytime music and performance event, which will now form part of next year’s Shaftesbury Fringe.

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Expert To Share Ideas And Inspiration For Your Winter Garden At Shaftesbury Talk

The director of the Yorkshire Arboretum is the headline speaker at next month’s Shaftesbury Snowdrops Study Day at the Arts Centre. Dr John Grimshaw has featured the flowers in several of his gardening books. He spoke with Alfred.

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Matt And Steve Appleby Present The Carnival Show – Episode 14

Matt and Steve Appleby present their latest programme of Carnival news, events and gossip.

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Shaftesbury’s Health Centre To Offer Childminding For Smear Test Mums After Community Event Success

A Shaftesbury childminder’s offer of free childcare to help mums attend smear tests will be adopted by our town’s health centre.

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Shaftesbury Councillors In Deadlock Over Angola 76 Plans

Planners in Dorchester will decide the immediate future of Angola 76. Shaftesbury Town Council is unable to agree on what guidance to offer Dorset Council.

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Shaftesbury Council Approves Of Lidl Store Following Amended Design

Shaftesbury’s councillors have supported plans for a Lidl store on the Cattle Market. The Town Council had objected to the store’s design in June. Lidl has amended its proposal, and if Dorset Council backs this application, the store could open by autumn.

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