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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 28

Volunteers use speed guns to tackle speeding in Motcombe speeding | Comedy nights starting at Shaftesbury Arts Centre | Why Shaftesbury photographer Bella West is exhibiting in Westminster | A Shaftesbury man who faced death wants to help coma patient’s families | Shaftesbury’s Tesco cuts parking time and locals react

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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 27

Shaftesbury’s new, zero waste sustainable store | We tour the refurbished Trinity Centre | Christmas lights are on and Shaftesbury’s best-decorated doorway is named | Pop-up art gallery at Father’s House | MP Simon Hoare launches Motcombe’s new hall building project Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 26

Shaftesbury Council turns down a plan for new streetlights along an ancient Shaftesbury way | Brexit uncertainty has focused Shaftesbury businesses’ minds, says The Wincombe Centre’s Wendy Ibbotson | We meet the Shaftesbury Shaker box maker exporting his work to The States | How changing parking permissions could end the blocking of a Bell St business entrance | We meet the Motcombe mum who has been wearing a sandwich board to encourage people to enter the village’s Santa Run Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 25

Good news for stargazers – Shaftesbury has reduced light pollution | Shaftesbury’s newest estate agent on why the town remains popular | Shaftesbury Council could purchase The Wilderness | Tony Hawkins – the 93-year-old Shaftesbury dancer starting monthly tea dances | Motcombe should not become a Shaftesbury suburb says draft Neighbourhood Plan Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 24

Resident will be asked what they want on the former Budgens store site, if the Council bids to buy it | Have archaeologists uncovered Saxon Shaftesbury? | Shaftesbury gives generously to the Poppy Appeal | Fifty Shaftesbury residents received awards for their beautiful flowers and gardens | A Shaftesbury business is named ‘best company in Dorset’ | A teenage tenor plans a return-visit concert following his Shaftesbury Fringe success Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 23

An exhibition to mark 100 years since the sale of Shaftesbury | The Shaftesbury artist selling fashion for falcons | The secrets of Compton Abbas Church | Another festive market for Shaftesbury | Why a new Shaftesbury housing estate was refused planning permission Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 22

This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire:

Alfred uncovers the spooky side to Shaftesbury. We tour the passages under Britain’s fifth most haunted hotel and talk with the landlady of the Ship Inn about her resident spirits. (00:30)

Signs that the community cares – Motcombe locals restore the village’s historic Dorset finger signposts and road markers. (13:07)

We chat with the retired Bishop who will honour a priest who opposed the Nazis. Learn more about this special talk. (17:17)

Would a King Alfred statue enhance Shaftesbury’s High Street? Open Spaces Group member Bernard Ede believes so and he tells ThisIsAlfred why. (21:40)

The Bell Street public loos will be refurbished by spring. Councillor Tim Cook tells Alfred why it is important. (24:34)

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 21

This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire:

‘Project Belle’ announce plans for Shaftesbury’s empty Co-op building. ThisIsAlfred speaks to Jackie Upton King, the group’s Acting Chairman about the community-led bid for the site. (00:35)

Alfred spends an evening with Tiffany Longley-Wolff to hear some of the success stories from her Shaftesbury performing arts school. And we visit her brand new, bespoke building to discover what a difference the new facilities make. (04:02)

Shaftesbury is getting electronic vehicle speed indicators, but which streets will have them? And why? ThisIsAlfred asks the Mayor. (12:21)

Alfred meets Keith Bunting, the Shaftesbury man making real sundials, not mass-produced factory fakes. Keith creates outdoor timepieces for clients all over the world. (16:12)

Have you got a well? Then Gold Hill Museum wants to know about it. Janet Swiss will explain what she wants to find out as she plans her 2019 exhibition. (25:06) Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 20

This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire:

There was a full turnout for Dorset’s toughest running event. We brave the rain to chat with runners and volunteers at Shaftesbury’s Gold Hill 10k. (00:30) Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 19

This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire:

A Shaftesbury artist wins an award with his eco-message ash tree painting. Alfred chats to West Melbury man Gary Cook about his distinctive and beautiful Dorset landscapes. (00.32) Read More