Month: October 2019

Park Walk’s Café And Waiting To Watch Cars Crash – Locals Share Stories Of Shaftesbury’s Past

This month’s Shaftesbury Remembers session has been the best attended to date. Alfred squeezed into the packed library, viewed the pictures and heard residents share their personal memories of old Shaftesbury – stories that you won’t find in the history books.

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Park Runs, Pop-Up Shops And Pool Improvements – Shaftesbury’s Five-Year Plan Goes Public

Shaftesbury Town Council has revealed how much of our council tax it needs to deliver its services next year. And at last night’s public meeting, council officers outlined the council’s planned community, environmental and economic development projects covering the next five years.

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How Cake And Conversation Could Reduce Demand For Shaftesbury GP Appointments

Staff at Shaftesbury’s Abbey View Medical Centre hope to improve patient well-being through their newly launched ‘Health Champions’ initiative. Project volunteers have started working to address social isolation and potentially reduce the demand for GP’s time.

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Diwali Chosen To Celebrate Diversity With First Shaftesbury Multi-Cultural Event

Shaftesbury Library has offered residents an insight into different beliefs and cultures from around the world. On Thursday, Dorset Race Equality Council presented their inaugural multi-cultural awareness session. Alfred attended the Diwali themed event.

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Popular Gold Hill Souvenir Re-Issued To Raise Cash For Shaftesbury Tree Group

A unique Shaftesbury souvenir has gone on sale again, over a decade after supplies last sold out. Sue Clifford, of Shaftesbury’s Tree Group, tells Alfred why she has arranged a reprint of a bag featuring our iconic landmark hill.

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Why Areas Of Shaftesbury Need More Trees – Expert Shares Vision On Wednesday

Planting more trees in Shaftesbury will improve locals’ wellbeing and potentially reduce pollution and noise, according to Tree Group expert Bernard Ede, who will explain the organisation’s vision and suggest areas that would benefit from new trees in his talk this week.

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‘Imaginative’ Sign Appears To Be Reducing Numbers Of HGVs On Shaftesbury Hill

Campaigners who want to ban HGVs from St John’s Hill says that new signage is making a difference but more still needs to be done.

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Barefoot Round Britain Runner Delights Shaftesbury Crowds

A crowd waited patiently outside Shaftesbury Library on Friday morning to meet an adventurer who is running barefoot across the UK.

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Shaftesbury Mental Health Support Group Relaunched By Dorset Mind

What events or activities do you think should be arranged in Shaftesbury to help residents’ mental health? Dorset Mind has asked locals to help shape their services during the launch of a wellbeing peer support group at a Town Hall event on Thursday. Alfred was there.

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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 72

Artist Zara McQueen tells us about her love for Shaftesbury and why her art is constantly changing | Bee expert Brigit Strawbridge on plans for a second book and her recent international award | Shaftesbury area skies are awarded Dark Sky Reserves status | Which Shaftesbury streets needs an electronic sign to tell people how fast they are driving? | We talk to ‘Tough Girl’ podcaster Sarah Williams Read More