Steve and Matt Appleby are back with the ThisIsAlfred.com Carnival Show. Episode 9 features coverage from Frome and Shaftesbury Carnivals. Read More
Month: October 2019
Shaftesbury’s MP says he will be listening to locals’ ideas on how to address climate change during a meeting he will chair on Wednesday.
A small audience gathered in Shaftesbury Library on Saturday morning to watch scenes from the Arts Centre’s autumn play, adapted from the first world war-set novel, ‘Private Peaceful’. Alfred saw how one of our town’s talented young actors has tackled a demanding lead role.
Shaftesbury takeaway owner Danny Lai says he is looking forward to his retirement. Last month, he served the last orders of his best sellers – spare ribs and special chow mein from Yuk Wah on Bell Street.
A Shaftesbury businessman hopes to raise cash for Cancer Research UK after finishing first on a 26-mile night-time walk across London.
Shaftesbury Town Council will withdraw their ‘Project Belle’ bid for the former Budgens store on 31st October if there are no further developments. The decision could free-up £50,000 for improved tourism signage.
The three-wheeled driving challenge that’s raising money for mental health | A specialist off-licence will open on Shaftesbury High Street soon | A lifetime of composition – Shaftesbury folk musician Nick Crump releases a new songbook | Shaftesbury climate campaigners set off for Studland Read More
Two Shaftesbury men are planning to leave Britain on Boxing Day for a 4,000-mile drive to The Gambia in a three-wheeled Reliant Rialto. Jonathan Buttress and Nick Merry will have to traverse beaches and minefields as part of their fundraiser for Dorset Mind.
Proposals to block Mampitts Lane to through traffic continue to polarise opinion. Shaftesbury Town Council has been asked for a public meeting with one resident claiming that the restriction would be environmentally unsound and would make the east of town ‘a ghetto’.
Shaftesbury Town Council is planning a major event to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day next May. The music of the 1940s will feature prominently but a proposed fly-past of planes letting off fireworks could be canned, after the Council voted to halve its funding contribution.