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.
Shaftesbury Town Councillors have narrowly turned down a proposal to add four new streetlights to the narrowest stretch of Hawkesdene Lane.
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.
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?
Proposed changes to Parliamentary constituencies could be good for Shaftesbury, The Blackmore Vale and Cranborne Chase according to a local MP.
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.
‘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.