Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 71

Flooding brings challenge for Gold Hill 10k runners | Enmore Green’s Fountain Inn to reopen | Community Front Room adds to Shaftesbury mental health provision | Big support for Shaftesbury’s Neighbourhood Plan | Shaftesbury area band Sorry About Shaun on why their songs are catchy

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

Flash floods turn the Gold Hill 10k run into a water wading challenge. Alfred met organisers and runners on a soggy, foggy Sunday morning and chatted to the fastest woman, who has a strong Shaftesbury connection. (00:27)

Alfred meets with Max Lacy, owner of Enmore Green’s Fountain Inn. The pub is set to reopen next summer and we hear about its planned refurbishment. (7:03)

Alfred visits the Community Front Room mental health crisis drop-in centre at Longmead. We hear how visitors have already been helped. (15:30)

There’s huge support from the public for the policies proposed in Shaftesbury’s Neighbourhood Plan. Alfred speaks with the plan’s vice chairman. (22:43)

Sorry About Shaun launch their new EP to coincide with their autumn tour. We hear how the local band aim to make their songs catchy. (30:56)