Residents of The Maltings will be asked whether they want a four-foot hedge or fence erected alongside the East Park’s green, which is used as a play area.
The councillor who oversees planning for Dorset Council explains why there have been delays in determining planning applications.
On today’s show: Boost for Shaftesbury tourism promotion | Consultation planned over Maltings ‘safety’ hedge | Dorset Council to handle planning applications faster | Shaftesbury resident teaching everyday English worldwide | Marmalade proves popular as market returns | Herbalist Julie Wood on mugwort | A mystery pond noise in Semley
Shaftesbury business owner Shirley Allum has objected to the daytime High Street road closure, introduced on 15th June. Shirley says she is losing trade because people can’t park outside her...
Recent allegations of bullying have prompted two Shaftesbury councillors to propose a system for logging complaints about aggressive or offensive email or telephone communications.
The health champion volunteers at Shaftesbury’s Abbey View Medical Centre have created an outdoor space for local people to enjoy.
Insect numbers are in rapid decline. Gary Mantle, the CEO of Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, explains the reason behind the downturn and why it presents a serious problem.
Claire offers a fascinating insight into some of the previous occupants of this long-established town centre street.
On today’s show: Shaftesbury pedestrianisation opponent offers concession | Shaftesbury Council agrees policy for abusive calls | Volunteers needed to ‘reclaim’ Breach Common | Encourage insects by reducing pesticides says Wildlife Trust | The history of Parson’s Pool | Abbey View’s Community Garden | David Kerswell’s North Dorset Farming diary – cereal crops | Sounds of the waterwheel at Cann Mill
Since 2004, HGVs have frequently become stuck on St John’s Hill. There have been complaints about inappropriately fast driving along the B3091 between St James Church and Guys Marsh, too.
There’s a new resource for Shaftesbury and North Dorset residents seeking information about mental health support services.
Matt and Steve Appleby are known for presenting ‘The Carnival Show’ on Alfred. The Kipling Carnival Club members have been volunteering as marshals on the High Street pedestrianisation barriers.
On today’s show: Shaftesbury lorry-ban campaigners demand action | COVID causes Shaftesbury shop closure | North Dorset’s new mental health resource | Carnival crew quiz shoppers on pedestrianisation | Crowdfunder for Shaftesbury womens football | ‘Stocktaking’ on Wardour smallholding | Poetry from Catherine Simmonds | Day breaks at Ludwell’s watercress beds
Shaftesbury’s Member of Parliament, Simon Hoare, shares his verdict on our town’s temporary High Street pedestrianisation.
A new information service, designed to help nonfarmers understand what’s going on in the fields around Shaftesbury and across Dorset, launches today.