Mark Hawes quit the London rat race and moved to the Shaftesbury area to pursue his dream. He wanted to work with trees. His Semley-based tree-climbing business now operates across England and at prestigious summer festivals.
A major project to improve the experience of visitors to the Shaftesbury area has received almost £1.7m from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Two journalists known for reporting Shaftesbury area news have published a new book that uncovers Wiltshire’s stories and curiosities. Fanny Charles and Gay Pirrie-Weir launched ‘Deepest Wiltshire’ in Tisbury on Sunday.
A Shaftesbury-based tree expert will share the special qualities of the town’s nearest ancient woodland during guided walk later this month.
Shaftesbury people are passionate about trees. Our town has its own tree walk and a highly active Tree Group. Their last public presentation was so packed it was ‘standing room only’. So if you want to hear one of Britain’s most respected tree authors and photographers talk and show incredible images, you might need to book your tickets today.
The Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding National Beauty is applying for International Dark Skies Reserve status in March. If the US based judging panels approves the bid, the status could bring extra cash into our local economy.
Many Shaftesbury residents love walking along our wooded slopes, ancient hollow ways and sunken lanes. And Shaftesbury Town Council want’s you to tell them which ones aren’t good enough. Read More