Month: October 2019

Shaftesbury Area Named One Of Only Fourteen ‘Dark Sky Reserves’ In The World

The night skies around Shaftesbury have been awarded special recognition from a panel of astronomers based in Arizona. The Cranborne Chase Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty has gained Dark Sky Reserve status.

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Shaftesbury Area Favourites ‘Sorry About Shaun’ Start Autumn Tour

Shaftesbury area band ‘Sorry About Shaun’ kick off their autumn tour in Motcombe on Saturday. Their Coppleridge Inn gig coincides with the release of their third EP, ‘Summer’.

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Learn How To Save A Life With Shaftesbury Rotary Club

Would you know what to do if you were first on the scene when somebody had suffered a heart attack? Shaftesbury Rotary Club has arranged a session where you can learn how to use a defibrillator and how to react.

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Beer Will Be Flowing Again Next Summer At Shaftesbury’s Fountain Inn

If you are a Shaftesbury resident who has missed popping out for a pint in Enmore Green, since the Fountain Inn closed in 2017, here’s some good news. The pub will reopen next year.

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Council Drops Plan For High Fence Around Open Space On The Maltings

Shaftesbury Town Council has agreed what it would like Persimmon to do with undeveloped land on The Maltings, before the open space is handed over to the council for community use.

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Shaftesbury’s New Mental Crisis Drop-In Centre Is Already Making A Difference

Staff, volunteers and supporters of Shaftesbury’s Hope charity have met to celebrate the opening of a ‘community front room’ at their Longmead HQ. It offers a safe place where anyone aged 18 and over can receive face-to-face support and advice if they are experiencing a mental health crisis.

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Gold Hill’s Starry Skies Proves A Popular Shaftesbury Christmas Card Choice

A stunning night-time image of Shaftesbury will be mailed all over the country and abroad this festive season. Shaftesbury Tourist Information centre has picked a picture of Gold Hill, taken by Nick Bull of Stonehenge Dronescapes, as its charity card this year. And it’s selling fast.

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Halloween Screaming To Launch Shaftesbury Arts Centre Live Streaming

Shaftesbury Arts Centre is launching its live streaming events at the end of this month. Many smaller venues across the country have started screening theatre or pop concert performances from major concert halls of theatres. Richard Lloyd tells Alfred why his team have backed ballet, rather than boy bands, with the new service.

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Shaftesbury Council Wants Your Help To Identify Climate Emergency Actions

Do you have experience of how organisations can reduce their carbon footprint? The Town Council is recruiting residents for a new climate emergency working group. Alfred spoke with Cllr Alex Chase, who is leading this project.

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Knee Deep Flood Adds To Gruelling Gold Hill 10k Race Challenge

Runners taking part in this morning’s Gold Hill 10k race overcame an unexpected obstacle. They had to wade through a pool of floodwater that had collected during the last three days of downpours.

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