Month: June 2019

Plans To Plant Two Thousand Trees In Shaftesbury Gains Support

A local man’s suggestion to plant around two thousand trees in Shaftesbury – one for every younger resident – has quickly gained support from environmental body Planet Shaftesbury and the town’s Tree Group, which is now working on a tree-planting strategy.

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Litter Pick Then Take A Pic – Shaftesbury Council’s New Clean-Up Initiative

A campaign to encourage locals and visitors to pick up litter in the town centre will be launched in Shaftesbury this week.

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Council Approves Archaeological Digging Around Shaftesbury’s Most Historic Sites

A group of volunteers trying to uncover Shaftesbury’s Saxon past has been granted permission to sink ‘test pits’ in the most historic areas of our town.

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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 54

Bill Ridgewell, a Shaftesbury D-Day veteran, returns to Normandy after 75 years | Shaftesbury Chamber of Commerce’s new chairman shares her vision | A plaque honours a Motcombe couple’s service to the village | A free business opportunity for Shaftesbury’s under 30s Read More

Four Mayors Offer Tributes To Former Shaftesbury Town Councillor

Shaftesbury’s Mayor and three former Council Chairmen have offered personal tributes to Steve Clinch, who died earlier this week.

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A Hero’s Welcome Ends ‘Guilt’ For Shaftesbury D-Day Veteran

A 93-year Shaftesbury man has returned to France, 75 years since the D-Day landings.

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Town Council Applauded As Assessors Award Top Marks

Shaftesbury Town Council has been recognised for its ideas, drive and governance.

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Plaque Honours Motcombe Couple For Contribution to Village

Two Motcombe residents have been honoured for their longstanding commitment to fundraising and village life.

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Shaftesbury Council Decides Which Community Groups It Will Support Financially

Shaftesbury Town Council has awarded around £26,500 in grant funding to 29 local projects, clubs and organisations.

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Melbury Abbas Man Set To Impress With Enhanced Shaftesbury Fringe Performance

Five years ago, Noel Bowman left the Met for the peace and quiet of Melbury Abbas. After swapping London’s toughest beats for leafy North Dorset, Noel concentrated on his music. Now the former Metropolitan Police Choir member returns to Shaftesbury Fringe, after a year of polishing his performance skills.

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