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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

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 56

A new curriculum could improve the life chances of Shaftesbury Primary pupils | The Shaftesbury Swifts Group share their plans to keep the birds coming back to our town | A new Shaftesbury pop-up art gallery opens | A Shaftesbury mums plans ‘forest school’ style workshops for young schoolchildren | The quirky choral group, The Sylvafield Singers Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 55

We hear about Shaftesbury Cycle Speedway plans with Rotarian Tony Morgan | King Alfred’s Kitchen reopens as a tearoom and tapas bar | Plans to plant two thousand trees in Shaftesbury gains support | Archaeological digging at up to fifty sites around the oldest parts of Shaftesbury is approved | A chance to see art and secret gardens in Enmore Green Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 54

Bill Ridgewell, a Shaftesbury D-Day veteran, returns to Normandy after 75 years | Shaftesbury Chamber of Commerce’s new chairman shares her vision | A plaque honours a Motcombe couple’s service to the village | A free business opportunity for Shaftesbury’s under 30s Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 53

We meet the Semley businessman making a success of tree climbing events at summer festivals | Peking to Paris in a Pink Rolls Royce – a fundraiser for a church in The Donheads | Why overseas students come to Shaftesbury to learn English | Shaftesbury’s swimming pool offers water-based fitness sessions | Shaftesbury Fringe uses street art to promote its 179 performances Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 52

Shaftesbury advert is ‘part of national heritage’ says Hovis boss | Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for Shaftesbury’s Steps in Time traditional dance group | Shaftesbury’s new all-youth drama group ready for their debut show | The second Shaftesbury Civic Day will encourage ‘togetherness’ | Meet Mavis – the vintage lorry adding extra appeal to Shaftesbury events Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 51

Coffee Companions tackle loneliness in Shaftesbury | Dorset Council turns down a new estate planned for Enmore Green | Shaftesbury’s original pop-up art shop | The emotional experience of the Shaftesbury handpan sessions | New CCTV cameras could identify where anti-social revellers are coming from Read More