Council Won’t Change The Wilderness If Their Auction Bid Wins

Shaftesbury town councillors have unanimously agreed to place a bid to buy The Wilderness. And councillors were clear that they have no intention of turning the green space into an outdoor gym, in the light of recent press reports.

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‘No Massive Risk’ As Shaftesbury Council Backs Buying Old Budgens Store

Shaftesbury Town Council has agreed to make a bid to buy the former Budgens supermarket on Bell Street.

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Shaftesbury Council Vote Against Streetlights For Hawkesdene Lane

Shaftesbury Town Councillors have narrowly turned down a proposal to add four new streetlights to the narrowest stretch of Hawkesdene Lane.

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New St James Path Closed ‘To Keep Residents Safe’

The newly installed footpath across St James Park is to close because of safety fears. Read More

Parish Chairman Highlights Melbury Abbas Traffic Campaign Achievements

Melbury Abbas Parish Council recently raised over £7,000 towards a legal review of Dorset Council’s decision to advise lorries to pass through the village on the way to Poole. Plans for this judicial review were dropped because of concerns over escalating legal costs. But the villagers’ actions have already resulted in some small changes.

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Bring In A Paid Negotiator To Get The Best For Shaftesbury, Says Councillor

Negotiating a deal with a multinational business takes special skills. Not every person or organisation has the experience or ability. So why doesn’t Shaftesbury Town Council appoint an expert who can get the best for the town from major supermarkets operating here?

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Shaftesbury’s Mayor Wants Site Suggestions For New Speed Awareness Sign

Shaftesbury Town Council is buying an electronic display board in an effort to reduce speeding on the town’s roads.

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Shaftesbury Area Could Benefit From A New Cross-County Constituency Says MP

Proposed changes to Parliamentary constituencies could be good for Shaftesbury, The Blackmore Vale and Cranborne Chase according to a local MP.

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Controversial Cattle Market Sale – Report From Public Meeting

Shaftesbury Town Council will spend up to £10,000 on legal advice to establish whether there are grounds to challenge North Dorset District Council’s sale of the Cattle Market. Councillors could vote to commit more money, depending on the initial consultation.

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‘Positive Changes’ at Shaftesbury Council Praised – And Their Success Will Be Shared With Councils Nationwide

The woman appointed to check Shaftesbury Town Council’s books, paperwork and procedures has commended the authority follow its recent changes.

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