‘The pen is mightier than the sword’, according to the saying. But the power of the protest song could be considered even more potent in demonstrating discontent, uniting activists and bringing about change.
In November, Shaftesbury Town Council turned down Redrow’s plans for 170 homes at Littledown because they thought the development was ‘mundane’. Last night, councillors backed amended plans for the estate but there was disappointment voiced at its ‘urban’ appearance and concern that requested sustainability measures are not included.
If you operate a tourism business in the Shaftesbury area, you could start cashing in on our dark skies. An expert in stargazing tourism will share inspiring case studies during a talk at the Royal Chase Hotel.
A team of Shaftesbury in Bloom volunteers has started their 2019 programme by tidying the Royal Chase roundabout. It’s a big job.
Shaftesbury’s refurbished Bell Street toilets are open for business. The project run by social enterprise Build Love offered on-the-job skills training to Guy’s Marsh prisoners reaching the end of their sentences. And it was completed within budget and almost on schedule.
Members of Shaftesbury Town Silver Band say they are ‘ecstatic’ following their success in a regional band competition last Saturday.
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Shaftesbury locations for mobile electronic indicator boards, which flash up the speed of passing vehicles, have been approved by Dorset County Council Highways.
A planning application made by local business Angola ’76 has broadly divided opinion between Shaftesbury locals who value the live music venue and residents who object to noise disturbance.