Community

Positive Response To Plans For A Safer Cycling Circuit Of Shaftesbury

Proposals for making Shaftesbury a cycle-friendly town have been shared with Planet Shaftesbury. On Thursday night the environmental group’s members learned that a cycling circuit could be in place by summer.

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Civic Society Re-Assessing Town Forum Idea After Shaftesbury Council Declines Participation

Shaftesbury Civic Society is considering how to proceed after the Town Council rejected its proposal for a quarterly forum of community groups and decision-makers to discuss residents’ concerns.

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Shaftesbury Town Council Supportive Of Westminster Memorial Hospital Plans

Shaftesbury Town Council has supported plans to convert a house on Abbey Walk into a workspace for the Westminster Memorial Hospital. And councillors did not object to plans for a road linking the main hospital and staff car parks.

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Free Child Minding To Assist Shaftesbury Mums Attending Cervical Smear Tests

A Shaftesbury mum has joined-up with a fellow childminder to encourage women to take the cervical smear test. Sammi Shah of Bluebells Childminding told Alfred why she’s keen to support Cervical Cancer Prevention Week.

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Shoppers Flock To Help Woman Following Four-Car Incident In Shaftesbury

Onlookers rushed to help a pedestrian who became stuck between two parked cars on the High Street this morning.

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Popular BBC TV Show Is Coming To Film In Shaftesbury

BBC1’s Countryfile is coming to Shaftesbury next month to feature our town’s snowdrop celebrations. Business and community leaders say that promotion on a programme watched by 4million viewers could provide a welcome boost to our visitor economy.

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Dorset Council Planning New Link Road To Relieve Shaftesbury Traffic

Dorset Council staff are now working on detailed proposals for a new road to divert extra traffic from Shaftesbury. Alfred heard why the Enmore Green Link Road project is unusual.

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Sherborne Takes On Shaftesbury’s Local Academy Trust

The Academy Trust operating four Shaftesbury area schools has been given permission to merge with its larger Sherborne-based counterpart.

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Poor Reliability Forcing Shaftesbury Rail Passengers To Drive To Salisbury

Railway passengers are driving 21 miles from Shaftesbury for a better train service. Now our town’s residents, unhappy with rail reliability from Gillingham, are being urged to complain.

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How The Round The World Yacht Race Has Changed A Shaftesbury Man’s Life

A Shaftesbury man has returned safely from the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. 71-year-old Tim Chappell sailed the 5,200 nautical miles between Cape Town and Perth. He tells Alfred how the experience has changed is life.

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