A Motcombe man will share personal reflections on his military peacekeeping duties as a fundraiser for the village church this Saturday evening.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Shaftesbury childminder’s offer of free childcare to help mums attend smear tests will be adopted by our town’s health centre.
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.
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.