The proportion of your council tax that funds Shaftesbury Town Council, won’t increase from April. But the overall bill for 2020-2021 is likely to rise by around 4%. Dorset Council, Dorset Police and the Fire Service need more of our money.
Shaftesbury Town councillors have decided they can’t take on and develop the Rotary Club’s cycle speedway track, proposed for Wincombe recreation ground. But councillors want to discuss working with the fundraisers to create a non-specialist community cycling facility in The Maltings area.
If a local politician’s response to the climate emergency influences your general election vote, you might want to book a seat at a Shaftesbury Town Hall debate on 21st November. Four men, each hoping to become Shaftesbury’s next Member of Parliament, will share their environmental credentials and answer questions.
Shaftesbury’s Tourist Information Centre team is urging Dorset Council to apply its tourism funding fairly across the county and support our town’s TIC, before it runs out of cash in 2021. The Mayor has suggested moving the TIC into the Town Hall building. Alfred reports.
Shaftesbury Town Council has revealed how much of our council tax it needs to deliver its services next year. And at last night’s public meeting, council officers outlined the council’s planned community, environmental and economic development projects covering the next five years.
Do you want to know what Shaftesbury Town Council hopes to achieve over the next five years? Are you interested in how much income the Town Council receives each year and what they intend to spend that money on? On Tuesday (29th October) councillors and council staff will present their five-year strategic plan.
Shaftesbury’s Mayor has warned the Town Council that it will take ‘at least one year’ before the roads on the northern part of The Maltings can be adopted by Dorset Council. Councillor Tim Cook says that residents are likely to face lengthy disruption while developer Persimmon brings the highways up to the required standard.
Shaftesbury was well-represented in Sturminster Newton last night as MP Simon Hoare answered constituents’ questions on environmental issues. Alfred went along.
Shaftesbury Town Council is encouraging residents to apply to join a working party to help find ‘an interim solution’ to the Mampitts Lane bus gate issue and address concerns over Pound Lane speeding.
Shaftesbury Civic Society has urged councillors representing Shaftesbury to be more proactive in protecting the town from further estate building.