Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 41

Shaftesbury in Bloom tackles the town’s roundabouts | The Town Silver Band celebrates contest success | Guys Marsh Prison Staff praise the life-changing loo project | Palida Choir presents ‘Dissent’ | New Shaftesbury estate plans disappoint

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

Alfred goes out with volunteers who have given up their Sunday morning to try and improve visitors’ first impressions of Shaftesbury. We chat to the Shaftesbury in Bloom helpers tidying up the Royal Chase Roundabout. (00:26)

Shaftesbury Town Silver Band members celebrate the best contest result in memory. We chat to the Vice Chairman and Musical Director about our town’s triumph in Torquay. (06:17)

Guys Marsh Prison staff praise the Bell Street loo project that has changed the life of at least one prisoner. Alfred attended the toilets’ official re-opening. (12:35)

We meet the Shaftesbury choir singing the songs that helped to change British life. Alfred visits a Palida Choir rehearsal and Musical Director Karen Wimhurst explains why people attending their next concert will notice a difference in they way they perform. (18:08)

The urban appearance of a new Shaftesbury estate disappoints. Alfred attends a public meeting discussing a new housing development and hears that developer Redrow is planning green spaces and a chance to enjoy a special view over the Blackmore Vale as part of their Littledown site plans. (24:40)