Month: May 2019

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 50

Plans for a plastic-free Shaftesbury | Minsk nuns to perform Shaftesbury choral concert | Trying to reverse the decline of swifts in Fontmell Magna | Abbey School pupils undertake ‘Three Peaks’ challenge | £1.7m for new Shaftesbury to Salisbury cycleways | Estate agent to make marathon walk for forces charity Read More

Estate Agent Gets His Boots On To Support Service Personnel

Shaftesbury estate agent Matt Boatwright is expecting to gain a few blisters from the 26-mile fundraising walk he’s undertaking across Salisbury Plain.

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Matt And Steve Appleby Present The Carnival Show – Episode 3

Matt and Steve Appleby are back with another ThisIsAlfred Carnival show.

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Miracle-Working Nuns Of Minsk Planning Shaftesbury Choral Concert

At the end of May, St James Church will be filled with the uplifting and moving sound of sacred and folk music from Belarus.

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How Loudspeakers Could Address Declining Swift Numbers In Fontmell Magna

A Fontmell Magna villager is determined to address the decline in the number of swifts reported nationally.

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Plastic Free Town Initiative Launches In Shaftesbury

It’s time for Shaftesbury’s businesses, organisations and residents to phase out their use of single-use plastics. That’s the goal of the town’s newly-formed environmental action group, Plastic Free Shaftesbury.

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Abbey School Reaches New Heights In Fundraising Target


Abbey Primary School has taken its fundraising to new levels. Supporters are raising sponsorship cash to create a sensory garden at the school.

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Inspirational Speaker To Share Growth Ideas With Shaftesbury Business Owners

Shaftesbury business owners will be shown how to identify new growth opportunities when an innovation expert shares her inspiring stories.

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£1.7m For Shaftesbury Area Cycleways And Virtual Reality Tourism App

A major project to improve the experience of visitors to the Shaftesbury area has received almost £1.7m from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 49

Cheese racing up Gold Hill | Shaftesbury’s ancient Byzant Procession | Brexit affects Shaftesbury’s Oxfam bookshop | Springhead Fair offers single use plastics solution | Changing Rwandan lives from Shaftesbury – we talk to Mike Hayes | New Gold Hill speed-cycling record set for promotional video Read More