Community

‘I Will Not Be Beaten’ – Craftsmen Thank Supporters After Melbury Blaze

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.

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Portrait Of Departed Regular Takes Pride Of Place In Shaftesbury Pub

A portrait of one of Shaftesbury’s departed characters has been creating interest after it was hung up in his ‘local’.

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BV Dairy Staff Supporting Stroke Association With Exmoor Endurance Challenge

Staff from Shaftesbury’s BV Dairy are training for a tough, triathlon-style event to raise cash for The Stroke Association.

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Scouts Will Parade In Shaftesbury This Sunday

Scouts will march through the streets of Shaftesbury on Sunday for the town’s first St George’s Day Parade for over a decade.

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New Study Offers Shaftesbury Town Centre Parking Options

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.

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Syrian Brothers Help Shaftesbury Pool Refurbishment Project

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.

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The First Shaftesbury Spring Clean Is A Success

Shaftesbury residents young and old have been tidying up the town’s open spaces today.

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‘We Don’t Trust Persimmon’ – Shaftesbury Town Council Object To New Estate

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.

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How Tales Of The Taliban Are Boosting A Shaftesbury Man’s Confidence

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.

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Campaign Against Persimmon Plans Launched by Shaftesbury Civic Society

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.

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