Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 70

Radio 2’s Johnnie Walker talks to Alfred | Shaftesbury Town Council turns to residents to tackle the Mampitts Lane bus gate issue | Shaftesbury’s popular hand car wash has reopened in a new location | Tim Pears, one of Britain’s best rural writers, will speak in Shaftesbury

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

Radio 2’s Johnnie Walker talks about his life in radio and life after death. We chat with the Shaftesbury-based star ahead of his talk to raise funds for the St James Church window. (00:27)

Shaftesbury Town Council turns to residents to find a better way to tackle the Mampitts Lane bus gate issue. We hear why Cllr John Lewer wants to recruit a working group to address the proposed through-traffic restriction. (16:24)

Shaftesbury’s popular hand car wash has reopened in a new location. Alfred was there for the opening day. (27:00)

One of Britain’s best rural writers will speak in Shaftesbury. Alfred chats with Tim Pears, who has been compared to Thomas Hardy. We preview his Grosvenor Arms Hotel talk. (32:31)