On today’s show: Shaftesbury business is well-placed for tourism opportunities when the crisis ends | How new store Pamplemousse has adapted | Food relief for Semley and Donheads residents facing hardship | Poetry inspired by ‘Clap For Our Carers’ by Janet Swiss | How the current events saved Fontmell Magna’s shop | Stoates’ Flour Mill is so busy, they are hiring! | Bella West encourages us to forge new business friendships | Heather Whitehead hikes along Breach Lane | Kate Pickard and Karren Burkett chat over their garden fence | Nick Crump’s daybreak bird song
On today’s show: Alleged dangerous driving in Shaftesbury | Bryanston School 3D prints PPE for Shaftesbury GPs | North Dorset police step up business patrols | Amber Harrison – Where in Shaftesbury? | Mary Myers’ Wardour smallholding diary | Shaftesbury NHS manager Keith Harrison says the town has enough volunteers to support self-isolating locals | Semley’s COVID-19 community support | Dorset poetry and dialect | A woodpecker at Duncliffe Woods
On today’s show: Alleged COVID-19 assault in Shaftesbury | Shaftesbury MP wants Boots Chemist to do better | Can you help an East Stour animal rescue champion relocate to Shaftesbury? | ‘Where in Shaftesbury?’ with Amber Harrison | Shaftesbury Arts Centre’s plans for self-isolation fun | Richard Foreman’s Shaftesbury poetry | Gardening with Dirty Nails | Sounds of the River Sturkle
On today’s show: Mel Costas calls for better mental health support during COVID-19 crisis | Clouds House fundraising motorbike ride postponed | Donheads celebrant Lizzie Tricks on rescheduling weddings | A guide to plants with the Potting Shed’s Nick Andrew | Bill Sherriff’s poem for healthcare workers | Cath Toogood’s Shaftsbury memories
On today’s show: Maltings resident brings the community together with a lockdown disco | Dorset health advice for vulnerable residents | Shaftesbury singer Samantha’s live comedy song concerts | Shaftesbury car parks now free | Shaftesbury Baguette Bar battles on | COVID-19 is making us kinder says Shaftesbury charity boss | Brigit Strawbridge watching bumblebees from her window | Open House remains open for food parcels
On today’s show: Shaftesbury garage closes for first time since 1965 | Paul Merefield’s quiz | Cleaning Breach Common ponds to aid rare reptile’s return | Shaftesbury gadget help at hand with new phoneline | Tom Clements’ Saturday live gig | Kate Pickard and Karen Burkett – friends chat over their fence | The relaxing sounds of Melbury Abbas stream
On this week’s podcast: Reaction as NHS staff applauded in Shaftesbury | Helping rare species return to Breach Common | Shaftesbury author Karen Dickson | Revisit Cranborne Chase in 1975 | Shaftesbury businesswoman is on a magazine front cover
A team of volunteers and professional ecologists has been clearing ponds at Breach Common, to encourage great crested newts. It is hoped that regular maintenance activity could increase the range of wildlife present. Alfred went along last Friday, before the lockdown restrictions.