The Alfred Daily – 24th March 2020

The Alfred Daily is a new, daily, 30-minute radio programme. It is being broadcast 7 days-a-week. On The Alfred Daily today:

  • Dorset’s Chief Constable James Vaughan talks to Alfred. He says that some residents of our area have been ignoring the Prime Minister’s ruling banning gatherings of more than two people. Concerned locals have called the Police. (01:03)
  • We have Dorset Council advice on where businesses can find support.
  • You’re being asked to write a letter or send a card to an elderly local resident.  We talk to Sue at Cedars Nursing Home and Becky from the Chubbs Almshouse. (08:18)
  • Amber Harrison tests your Shaftesbury general knowledge.
  • Town clerk Claire Commons explains which Shaftesbury recreation spaces and play areas are off-limits following the lockdown. And she puts out an appeal to dog owners. (15:30)
  • A sensible suggestion from an employee of Shaftesbury’s Boots Chemist regarding the queues outside.
  • Ian Manley from the Dorset Waste Partnership announces changes at the Wincombe Household Waste site. (19:00)
  • Shaftesbury photographer Bella West explains how the coronavirus threat has changed the way she signs off her emails. (21:35)
  • After a social media appeal, the Blackmore Vale Partnership has been given hundreds of masks. We chat with managing partner Jane Dawes. (25:20)
  • David Griffin Shepherd talked about his new takeaway food and grocery service launching from La Fleur de Lys. And he reminisces about his former restaurant on Salisbury Street. (26:54)
  • Pippin the Jack Russell takes owner Andrea Jenkins on a stroll along Brinscombe Lane. (32:41)
  • Nick Crump captures the sound of the springtime from a field in Dorset’s highest village, Ashmore. Listen to the sounds of gambolling lambs!