Community

Shaftesbury Groups Partner For £1m Town Centre Enhancement Bid

A £1m bid for cash to enhance Shaftesbury town centre has been submitted to grants body, Historic England. If the funding is awarded, it will be used to tackle empty shops, enhance the street markets, improve the appearance of the town centre and celebrate Shaftesbury’s heritage.

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Man ‘Shot Inside Shaftesbury Town Hall’ Returns To Share His Story

A former Shaftesbury Grammar School pupil has revisited the Town Hall for the first time since he was hospitalised following a firearms incident there. Alfred’s Keri Jones heard his incredible story.

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Teenage Fundraisers Arrange Two-Day Pop-Up Car Wash In Shaftesbury

If your car needs cleaning or you fancy a cheap piece of cake and a cuppa, a group of Shaftesbury-area teenagers are inviting you to visit their pop-up charity carwash and tea tent.

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Shaftesbury Residents Encouraged To Take A Stand Against Scammers

If you’re worried about being conned out of your cash by a telephone, email or online scam, you might want to attend an event at Shaftesbury Library on Tuesday. Read More

The Kind-Hearted Worker Who Helped Save A Shaftesbury Sculpture

‘Blessing’ is a Shaftesbury town centre sculpture that hundreds of residents and visitors pass each day. Alfred heard how a kind-hearted workman repaired this artwork and lifted the spirits of its creator when she was at a low ebb.

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Shaftesbury Almshouse Seeks Support For Accommodation Upgrade

Chubbs Almshouse has provided affordable accommodation for Shaftesbury’s elderly citizens since the 17th century. Now, the locally-based charitable trust needs to find a source of affordable finance to update their rooms to meet today’s expectations.

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Lower Speeds Needed On The Maltings And Bus Gate ‘Won’t Help’ Says Shaftesbury Councillor

A Shaftesbury councillor has called for traffic calming and reduced speed limits on the eastern development, but he’s unconvinced that plans to block Mampitts Lane to through traffic with a ‘bus gate’ will be beneficial.

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Glorious Shaftesbury Gardens Offered As A Tranquil Retreat

Shaftesbury residents seeking peace and solitude are being offered an escape within 375 acres of gardens and woodland at Wincombe Park. Co-owner Phoebe Fortescue has listed her estate in the Quiet Garden Movement register. Read More

Shaftesbury Stories Are At The Heart Of Bee Campaigner’s New Book

25,000 people follow Brigit Strawbridge’s Twitter posts about the environment and, in particular, bees. Now the Shaftesbury-based campaigner is getting ready to launch her first book and it’s set to put our town in the spotlight. Read More

Tyres Removed From Shaftesbury Play Space To Encourage Toddlers To Return

Some features of the Great Ground sensory garden, built by teenage volunteers last year, will be removed. Residents living near the green space attended Shaftesbury’s Town Council meeting on 2nd July to urge councillors to restore the space to its previous state.

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