Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 61

Exciting Shaftesbury Abbey excavation discovery | Abbots Greengrocers is moving – its boss wants your ideas | Alfred hears why residents of The Maltings want a community facility locally | Could a Shaftesbury fountain help to reduce single use plastics? | Top marks for the Westminster Memorial Hospital team and good news in the ‘save our beds’ campaign

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

Archaeologists uncover ‘find of the dig’ as six-week Shaftesbury Abbey excavations come to an end. (00:27)

Abbotts is moving after 64 years – and its new owner wants your ideas. Alfred talks with greengrocer Ross Townsend. (10:10)

Residents say an outdoor event on The Maltings has highlighted the need for a community facility on the estate. Alfred went along to one of the Monday night outdoor summer sessions. (13:05)

Could a Shaftesbury fountain help to reduce single use plastics? (21:42)

Top marks for the Westminster Memorial Hospital team and a significant development in the campaign to secure Shaftesbury’s hospital beds. (26:28)