Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 48

Tie-break drama for youngest councillor | We attend Shaftesbury Bowls Club’s open day | Sell your Shaftesbury art |Shaftesbury during the Great War – remembered | The Rolt Millennium Green

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

Shaftesbury’s youngest councillor is elected following a tiebreak drama. Alfred chats with 21-year old Matthew Welch, who wants the Town Council to engage better with the entire town. (00:24)

The Shaftesbury sports club that is so sociable, half of its membership go on holiday together. Alfred visits Shaftesbury Bowling Club for its open weekend. Bowls are considered an older person’s game – the Club is trying to change this. (08:41)

How your Shaftesbury inspired pictures or paintings could earn you cash. We hear about the Portrait of Shaftesbury exhibition being arranged by Shaftesbury Arts Centre in partnership with Gold Hill Museum. (17:47)

We found out why buckets filled Shaftesbury streets during the Great War. Ann Symons and Claire Ryley have presented some of their First World War ‘Shaftesbury Remembers’ stories and pictures at Shaftesbury Library for the History and Communities Month event. (23:43)

Trustees of a St James green space ‘see red’ over a home building plan. Alfred visits the Rolt Millennium Green and learns about some of their natural history projects. (28:19)