Community

An Uphill Struggle – Creating A Shaftesbury To Motcombe Cycleway

Would you use an off-road cycle path linking Shaftesbury with Motcombe and Gillingham? Some Shaftesbury Town councillors believe that a route cutting through Redrow Homes’ soon-to-be built ‘Cranborne View’ estate at Littledown would offer the best bike access to our town.

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93-Year-Old Thanks ‘Friendliest Town In The West’ For Returning Wallet

A 93-year old Shaftesbury man says he is delighted that irreplaceable photographs inside his missing wallet have been returned.

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New Year’s Honours For The ‘King’ And ‘Queen’ Of Motcombe

Two of the fifteen Dorset residents awarded New Year’s honours live in Motcombe. It’s an impressive achievement for a village with fewer than 1,500 people.

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Come And View Incredible Christmas Lights In Shaftesbury

The Lloyd-Jones family have spent hundreds of pounds transforming their Shaftesbury home with thousands of bulbs, illuminated Santas, penguins and reindeer. They hope that locals will view their stunning display and raise money for a club that helps North Dorset youngsters with special needs.

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Can You Help Save Shaftesbury’s Memory Café?

Shaftesbury’s Memory Café will close in the spring unless more locals use the service.

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New Quaint Lamps For Shaftesbury Streets

Streetlights in two more Shaftesbury streets are being replaced with more traditional lamps.

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Pearly King And Queen Make Shaftesbury Appearance

A Pearly King and Queen toured Shaftesbury’s pubs on Friday night. Dave and Paula Hemsley are members of a tight-knit group of families that carry on the fundraising tradition started by a East End road sweeper during Queen Victoria’s reign.

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Shaftesbury Schoolboy Wins International Ballroom Dancing Title

We have a World Champion living in Shaftesbury. 15-year-old Adam Parry has just returned from France where he was crowned ‘Open World National Amateur Ballroom Champion’ along with his dance partner, Lauren King.

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Shaftesbury Council’s Wilderness Bid Was Not Enough – Despite Cash Boost From Locals

Shaftesbury Town Council’s community-backed bid for ‘The Wilderness’ has been unsuccessful at auction this afternoon.

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Motcombe Residents Tackling Speeding Drivers

Motcombe residents have taken their campaign to reduce speeding into their own hands. Literally. ThisIsAlfred’s Keri Jones visited the village to meet locals who have been promoting safe driving with homemade ‘lollipop’ patrol signs and speed guns.

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