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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 66

Meet the Motcombe thatcher with a Gold Hill roofing challenge | The Shaftesbury man whose life was changed by a Twitter post | Port Regis School plans to go carbon neutral by 2025 | A million-selling author will tell budding Shaftesbury authors how to make money from publishing Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 65

Hi-tech table unveiled at Shaftesbury day centre open day | Bike charity Hope2Cycle, turning unwanted bikes into funding for mental health projects | Shaftesbury author to publish new book on the history of UK forestry | Shaftesbury Carnival appoints first Carnival Prince | The history of Shaftesbury’s shoe scrapers Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 64

White Hart Link is now complete | Headstrong – Shaftesbury’s mental health project | A clothes swap planned for Shaftesbury | The Grosvenor Arms Hotel starts an autumn talk programme | Town centre eyesore to be refurbished | Why scarecrows will fill our streets during September Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 63

New Italian restaurant preparing to open in Shaftesbury | The Shaftesbury firefighter who has opened a gym | Planning VE Day 2020 and memories of Shaftesbury wartime bombing | The AONB is told we’re not yet dark enough for Dark Sky status | Mampitts Lane ‘bus gate’ road block divides opinion. Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 62

Marte Marie Forsberg’s new Shaftesbury shop | The controversial new TIC paint colour | Shaftesbury’s historic maces valued at £675,000 | Repair café planned for Donheads pub | New social cycling group launched Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 61

Exciting Shaftesbury Abbey excavation discovery | Abbots Greengrocers is moving – its boss wants your ideas | Alfred hears why residents of The Maltings want a community facility locally | Could a Shaftesbury fountain help to reduce single use plastics? | Top marks for the Westminster Memorial Hospital team and good news in the ‘save our beds’ campaign Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 60

From boardroom to bookstores nationwide – the BV Dairy director who is now a published author | A huge Shaftesbury art auction will raise funds for women and children affected by abuse | St John’s Hill residents talk about their HGV safety fears | Discover Shaftesbury’s second Tree Walk map | Shaftesbury will host a new  literary festival will launch in 2020 Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 59

We meet the man shot at Shaftesbury Town Hall | Work starts on the £100,000 Shaftesbury Arts Centre makeover | Shaftesbury Town Council declares a climate emergency and starts its plastic-free journey | Shaftesbury’s zero waste shop doubles in size | Three key Shaftesbury organisations join forces for a £1 million town centre enhancement bid Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 58

A Shaftesbury bee expert launches a new nature book that could put our town on the map | The history of Shaftesbury’s Chubbs Almshouse | Hear about the latest archaeological dig at Shaftesbury Abbey | Discover a private retreat garden at Wincombe Park | The story behind the Shaftesbury Library garden sculpture Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 57

Shaftesbury Fringe –the biggest ever | Help name Shaftesbury’s new estate streets | Why Extinction Rebellion held a funeral on Gold Hill | The Shaftesbury pupils hoping for a peaceful place in school | Why Great Ground locals want their play area restored Read More