Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 65

Hi-tech table unveiled at Shaftesbury day centre open day | Bike charity Hope2Cycle, turning unwanted bikes into funding for mental health projects | Shaftesbury author to publish new book on the history of UK forestry | Shaftesbury Carnival appoints first Carnival Prince | The history of Shaftesbury’s shoe scrapers

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

Alfred visits Tricuro’s Shaftesbury day centre to see how local people with dementia are benefitting from a new, hi-tech table funded by our community. (00:26)

If you need a bike, or want your cycle repaired, you should head to Hope2Cycle. Alfred called in on the volunteers at their Longmead base and heard how their cycle sales help fund mental health projects. (09:03)

Alfred chats with Shaftesbury environmentalist Robin Walter about his new book tracing the history of UK forestry. And there are plenty of local references in this crowd-funded publication. (19:11)

Alfred meets the young man who will be Shaftesbury Carnival’s first ever Carnival Prince. We find out why this new role has been introduced. (27:29)

Look at your feet when you walk around Shaftesbury’s streets. Alfred hears how resident Tony Hawkins has been researching the history of our town’s shoe scrapers. (30:29)