Month: October 2019

Residents Give High Approval Rating To Shaftesbury Neighbourhood Plan Policies

Shaftesbury residents have offered overwhelming endorsement of the town’s Neighbourhood plan proposals. Each policy has been backed by at least 84% of respondents, but some locals want High Street pedestrianisation, stronger climate emergency action and a ban on more estate-building included.

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Stories Of Rock Royalty And Acoustic Versions Of Their Hits – Jo Burt In Fontmell Magna

During Jo Burt’s stellar career in music, he’s shared stadium stages with Freddie Mercury, Black Sabbath and The Troggs. The Dorset singer, songwriter and guitarist will tell stories of his time with these stars and perform unplugged interpretations of their classics in a candlelit concert at Fontmell Magna Church this Friday.

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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 70

Radio 2’s Johnnie Walker talks to Alfred | Shaftesbury Town Council turns to residents to tackle the Mampitts Lane bus gate issue | Shaftesbury’s popular hand car wash has reopened in a new location | Tim Pears, one of Britain’s best rural writers, will speak in Shaftesbury Read More

Share An Evening In Shaftesbury With One Of Britain’s Best Rural Novelists

The Times and The Guardian suggested Tim Pears’ ‘The Redeemed’ as a recommended read for 2019. Some reviewers believe he’s the new Thomas Hardy because of his pictorial scene-setting. He will share his influences and inspirations during a talk at Shaftesbury’s Grosvenor Arms Hotel.

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Shaftesbury’s Popular Hand Car Wash Reopens on Coppice Street

The hand car wash has returned to town. The businessman behind the much-missed Cattle Market facility has opened on Coppice Street.

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Shaftesbury MP Says He ‘Gets’ Climate Change As He Answers Public Questions

Shaftesbury was well-represented in Sturminster Newton last night as MP Simon Hoare answered constituents’ questions on environmental issues. Alfred went along.

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Shaftesbury Council To Explore Better Bus Gate Options By Recruiting Residents To Panel

Shaftesbury Town Council is encouraging residents to apply to join a working party to help find ‘an interim solution’ to the Mampitts Lane bus gate issue and address concerns over Pound Lane speeding.

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Councillors Urged To Protect Shaftesbury From Developers

Shaftesbury Civic Society has urged councillors representing Shaftesbury to be more proactive in protecting the town from further estate building.

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Why Trinity’s First Wedding Fair Will Offer The Wow Factor

It’s an incredible venue with some of North Dorset’s best views. And the trustees of Shaftesbury’s Trinity Centre want to showcase the former church’s qualities when they host their first wedding fair on 20th October.

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Shaftesbury’s Johnnie Walker Talks About A Lifetime In Radio and Life After Death

Shaftesbury’s-own Radio 2 legend, Johnnie Walker, will share stories from his 53-year career at St James’s Church on 18th October. The former pirate radio DJ tells Alfred how The Sex Pistols and Mrs Thatcher got him sacked. And Johnnie explains why he’s convinced that there’s life after death.

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