Politics

Shaftesbury Council Can’t Take On Cycle Speedway Project But Suggests Alternative

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.

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Your Chance To Quiz Shaftesbury’s Next MP About His Climate Emergency Plans

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.

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Money Saving Move Suggested For Cash-Strapped Shaftesbury TIC

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.

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Park Runs, Pop-Up Shops And Pool Improvements – Shaftesbury’s Five-Year Plan Goes Public

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.

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Shaftesbury Council To Outline Its Five-Year Vision And Award Cash To Environmental Projects

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.

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Maltings Residents Face Disruption And A Long Delay Before Roads Are Adopted

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.

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Shaftesbury MP Says He ‘Gets’ Climate Change As He Answers Public Questions

Shaftesbury was well-represented in Sturminster Newton last night as MP Simon Hoare answered constituents’ questions on environmental issues. Alfred went along.

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Shaftesbury Council To Explore Better Bus Gate Options By Recruiting Residents To Panel

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.

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Councillors Urged To Protect Shaftesbury From Developers

Shaftesbury Civic Society has urged councillors representing Shaftesbury to be more proactive in protecting the town from further estate building.

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Halloween Deadline For Shaftesbury Council Bell Street Supermarket Bid

Shaftesbury Town Council will withdraw their ‘Project Belle’ bid for the former Budgens store on 31st October if there are no further developments. The decision could free-up £50,000 for improved tourism signage.

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