Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 10

This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire:

As Shaftesbury Fire station has it’s busiest month, we chat to the crew about the public praise they’ve received. Alfred also learns about the varied duties of our local part-time firefighters and how you can join the team.(00:30)

We meet Rosie Leah, the Motcombe author putting North Dorset at the heart of her new medieval murder mystery trilogy. Rosie intends featuring Motcombe, Enmore Green and Shaftesbury in her next novel. (11:46)

We’re down on Shaftesbury’s community farm in Breach Lane.It’s a place where members can gain new skills and grow honest, homegrown produce. The public can also buy a superb selection of fruit, veg and meat. Find out how. (17:07)

Roy Mitchell, is the new Civic Society Chairman. He outlines his goals for the year ahead. Roy is on a mission to find a solution for the empty, former Budgens supermarket. (24:31)

Alfred joins Rob Neely and Ray Humphries of Shaftesbury In Bloom on a tour of the town’s flower filled streets. The group is raising sponsorship money so they can add more floral displays in the future. And they’re planning a new sculpture to welcome people to Shaftesbury. (29:11)

We meet the locals campaigning over a part of Enmore Green that they want to keep green. (32:00)