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.