If a local politician’s response to the climate emergency influences your general election vote, you might want to book a seat at a Shaftesbury Town Hall debate on 21st November. Four men, each hoping to become Shaftesbury’s next Member of Parliament, will share their environmental credentials and answer questions.
Local farmers and landowners will explain how the agricultural sector is responding to the climate emergency. Planet Shaftesbury has invited four experts to a Town Hall debate later this month.
Three Shaftesbury environmental projects have been given £1,000 in the Town Council’s ‘Wild About Shaftesbury’ competition. During Tuesday’s award event, it was revealed that the developer of a new Shaftesbury housing estate will support one of the group’s biodiversity goals.
A unique Shaftesbury souvenir has gone on sale again, over a decade after supplies last sold out. Sue Clifford, of Shaftesbury’s Tree Group, tells Alfred why she has arranged a reprint of a bag featuring our iconic landmark hill.
Planting more trees in Shaftesbury will improve locals’ wellbeing and potentially reduce pollution and noise, according to Tree Group expert Bernard Ede, who will explain the organisation’s vision and suggest areas that would benefit from new trees in his talk this week.
The night skies around Shaftesbury have been awarded special recognition from a panel of astronomers based in Arizona. The Cranborne Chase Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty has gained Dark Sky Reserve status.
Do you have experience of how organisations can reduce their carbon footprint? The Town Council is recruiting residents for a new climate emergency working group. Alfred spoke with Cllr Alex Chase, who is leading this project.
Shaftesbury was well-represented in Sturminster Newton last night as MP Simon Hoare answered constituents’ questions on environmental issues. Alfred went along.
Shaftesbury’s MP says he will be listening to locals’ ideas on how to address climate change during a meeting he will chair on Wednesday.