Shaftesbury Town Council is launching an environmental competition to ‘create a sense of excitement’ and ‘enhance Shaftesbury as a beautiful and interesting place to live’.
When Gary Mantle, Chief Executive of the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, told the inaugural Planet Shaftesbury meeting that one of his team had reduced her monthly waste to fit a jam jar, there were audible gasps inside the Town Hall.
Trees are being planted across Shaftesbury this week in a joint initiative between the Town Council and Shaftesbury Tree Group. Read More
Brigit Strawbridge of Shaftesbury’s Bee Group is hoping that their February workshops will create a buzz around town. Many locals have been trying to help bees thrive by avoiding pesticides and growing pollen-rich plants.
Climate Change could strip Duncliffe Wood of its bluebell carpet and chalkland streams could run dry. Those were two worrying visions of the future, shared with over a hundred people who filled the Town Hall for Thursday’s ‘Planet Shaftesbury’ meeting.
Two special trees will be planted at either side of a main road into Shaftesbury, to ‘welcome’ motorists. Shaftesbury Tree Group wants a small leaved lime placed on either side of the Blandford Road on the Shaftesbury Parish boundary, just before the Royal Chase Roundabout.
A team of thirty volunteers who keep our streets and open spaces tidy have been recognised for their huge contribution to Shaftesbury life.
Many towns and cities offer themed walking tours. A guide, dressed in Georgian garb, can lead you around Bath or in Wells, a tour will take you to view the filming locations for the movie ‘Hot Fuzz’. But, as always, Shaftesbury is offering something different.
It’s Father’s Day on Sunday and the Shaftesbury Snowdrops Festival team is inviting locals to mark the occasion by planting bulbs to say ‘thanks’ to their dads.