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Shaftesbury Council Hopes To Speed Up Grants Process To Aid COVID-19 Recovery

Shaftesbury community groups could get grant cash faster, if Shaftesbury Town Council backs proposals made by one of its committees.

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How Shaftesbury Residents With No Internet Can Respond To Pedestrianisation Survey 

Alfred listener Nigel asked how residents who choose not to use the internet can have their views recorded in the Town Council’s online High Street pedestrianisation survey.

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Dorset Council Ends Free Parking For Shaftesbury’s Key Workers

Dorset Council is no longer offering free parking for key workers in their Shaftesbury car parks.

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Young Residents Asked How Dorset Council Can Make Life Better

Dorset Council is asking under 18’s for their views on what the local authority can do to make life better for them and future generations of young people.

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Shaftesbury Council Object To Design Of Redrow Show Home In ‘Gateway’ Position

Shaftesbury Town Council says Redrow’s Littledown show home isn’t appropriate for the location.

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Shaftesbury School Head Confident About Safety Procedures As More Pupils Prepare To Return

Tim Farrer, headteacher of Shaftesbury School, talks on The Alfred Daily about the challenges his team has addressed as they prepare to welcome back more pupils.

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Should Shaftesbury’s Mayor Serve A Double Term?

Shaftesbury’s mayor usually serves for a term of one year, but this could change due to COVID.

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Castle Green Protected From Development

Castle Green will be protected from development after councillors supported a new legal agreement with a charity, Fields in Trust. They will help make sure that there is no building on this open space.

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Councillors Back Car-Free Shaftesbury High Street For Safer Shopping

Shaftesbury Town councillors have voted to support a proposal by the Chamber of Commerce to temporarily pedestrianize Shaftesbury High Street. It’s hoped that suspending most traffic will encourage shoppers back when many shops reopen from the 15th June.

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