Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 83

We visit Shaftesbury’s recycling site | Shaftesbury hairdresser appears on TV’s ‘First Dates’ | Proposals for managing Park Walk, Pine Walk and St James Park are announced | Shaftesbury Library extends its hobbies month

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

Alfred visits Shaftesbury’s household waste site. You might be surprised to hear how our recycling’s composition differs from other districts. Many locals visit the Wincombe site trying to find a bargain. Ian Manley from Dorset Council explains why items of interest are sold at the centre. (00:27)

We meet Suzy Allum, the Shaftesbury hairdresser who tried to find love on TVs ‘First Dates’. Suzy gives Alfred listeners an insight into what happens behind-the-scenes at the popular Channel 4 programme. (13:01)

A plan for preserving some of Shaftesbury’s stunning views and scenery is proposed. Alfred chats with Town Clerk Claire Commons and John Parker of the Open Spaces Group about the draft blueprint for managing Pine Walk, Park Walk and planned new play facilities for St James Park. (22:43)

You can discover new pastimes over five consecutive Saturdays at Shaftesbury Library’s extended hobbies month. Alfred meets the team to hear what’s on offer. (31:57)