Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 85

New monthly Shaftesbury walks are launched | A new, safer cycling route around Shaftesbury is planned | Lidl store plans meet Town Council’s approval | The Shaftesbury mum offering free childcare so mums can have health checks

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

Alfred gets a sneak preview of Shaftesbury’s new monthly guided walks. The events for locals and visitors start with a celebration of the snowdrops. (00:27)

Plans for a safe bicycle route around our town step up a gear. Alfred attends a Planet Shaftesbury presentation, where plans for a cycle ring road are shared. We’ll hear what expert cyclists thought. (12:28)

Shaftesbury Council has supported Lidl’s application to build a new store on the Cattle Market site. Last year the Town Council opposed the plans because they didn’t like the design. We hear what’s changed. (19:18)

Alfred meets the Shaftesbury mum offering free childminding following her own health scare. Sammi’s idea has inspired a manager at Shaftesbury’s Abbey View Health Centre to run similar events. (27:58)