For most Shaftesbury residents, Easter was a time to relax and enjoy the company of friends and family. But some locals who traded from Melbury Business Park will have had a holiday weekend they will never forget, following a huge blaze that destroyed the industrial estate and their premises.
Staff from Shaftesbury’s BV Dairy are training for a tough, triathlon-style event to raise cash for The Stroke Association.
If you want to know where and when you’re most likely to find a parking space in Shaftesbury Town Centre, the Town Council has the answers.
Two experienced builders from Syria are helping to refurbish Shaftesbury’s Oasis Pool as volunteers because they want to ‘give something back’ to our community.
Shaftesbury’s Mayor has condemned Persimmon’s attitude toward the community and its customers during Thursday’s public meeting to discuss their new planning application.
According to statistics, 2.5 million people in Britain struggle to read. But since 2015, Shaftesbury’s Read Easy volunteers have been helping locals improve their literacy skills. ThisIsAlfred heard how the coaching has boosted the confidence of one Shaftesbury man so much, he’s taken to the stage.
Shaftesbury Civic Society is opposing plans to build new houses on land alongside the A30, which is ring-fenced for employment use. They have launched their ‘Prevent Persimmon Jobs Before Houses’ campaign ahead of next week’s presentation by the developer to the public and Town Council.