Month: October 2019

Shaftesbury Council To Outline Its Five-Year Vision And Award Cash To Environmental Projects

Do you want to know what Shaftesbury Town Council hopes to achieve over the next five years? Are you interested in how much income the Town Council receives each year and what they intend to spend that money on? On Tuesday (29th October) councillors and council staff will present their five-year strategic plan.

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Adventurer And Host Of ‘Tough Girl’ Podcast Sarah Williams To Talk In Shaftesbury

Adventurer, life coach and motivational speaker Sarah Williams is coming to Shaftesbury. Her ‘Tough Girl’ podcast is in the 15% most listened to globally. Sarah seeks out women embarking on incredible physical challenges and puts them in the spotlight, sharing their stories.

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Matt And Steve Appleby Present The Carnival Show – Episode 10

In another packed Carnival Show, Matt and Steve Appleby present the latest news, events and stories from the carnival circuit. Read More

Which Shaftesbury Street Needs An Electronic Speed Indicator Sign?

Do you believe motorists are speeding through your neighbourhood? Shaftesbury Town Council wants you tell them where their new speed indicator sign should be placed. But there are concerns that Dorset Council’s criteria may rule many of our town’s roads as ineligible.

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Shaftesbury Resident Shares Stories Of The Happiest Place On Earth

It’s claimed that the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is the happiest place on the earth. Shaftesbury resident David Grierson knows this. He’s been there, seen it and he’s got the T-shirt!

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International Award And Second Book For Shaftesbury Nature Writer Brigit

Strawbridge has won a prestigious award for her narration of the audiobook to accompany ‘Dancing With Bees’. And the French Mill Lane author is writing e a second title following a successful book tour, which included a Cheltenham Literature Festival appearance.

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Wildflower Verge Trial Being Considered In Shaftesbury

Four grass verges in Shaftesbury could be seeded with wildflowers to increase biodiversity.

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How Shaftesbury, Cancer And Social Work Has Influenced Zara McQueen’s Art

Zara McQueen is one of Shaftesbury’s most-loved artists. Ahead of her latest exhibition, Alfred heads to her ‘shed’ in St James, where Zara explains how her recent experience with cancer has changed her work. Zara also tells Keri Jones why being Jewish is important to her and how her passion for Shaftesbury inspires her art.

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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 71

Flooding brings challenge for Gold Hill 10k runners | Enmore Green’s Fountain Inn to reopen | Community Front Room adds to Shaftesbury mental health provision | Big support for Shaftesbury’s Neighbourhood Plan | Shaftesbury area band Sorry About Shaun on why their songs are catchy Read More

Maltings Residents Face Disruption And A Long Delay Before Roads Are Adopted

Shaftesbury’s Mayor has warned the Town Council that it will take ‘at least one year’ before the roads on the northern part of The Maltings can be adopted by Dorset Council. Councillor Tim Cook says that residents are likely to face lengthy disruption while developer Persimmon brings the highways up to the required standard.

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