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Stories in depth

A Dorset New Town Could Reduce Shaftesbury Housebuilding Pressure

Whenever Dorset Council planners approve new homes in the Shaftesbury area, residents voice concerns about the additional strain extra residents will place on our local health, education and roads infrastructure.

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Shaftesbury Mental Health Survey Reveals Inequality In Rural Provision

Socially Connecting Shaftesbury held the first of its monthly drop-in events at the Town Hall yesterday. Sit down yoga proved a hit!

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Complaints About Dorset Council Up By 77% Since 2020

Dorset Council has recorded a whopping 77% increase in complaints, year-on-year.

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Motcombe’s Coppleridge Inn Celebrates Four-Star Rating

Graham and Tina Tickner took on the Coppleridge Inn in Motcombe at a difficult time. Buying a pub during a global pandemic is not ideal.

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Jackie And Jeanette On Lost Landmarks – Fontmell Strawberry Farm

Jackie Spiteri and Jeanette Hardiman reminisce about growing up in Compton Abbas and Fontmell Magna in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Shaftesbury Poetry – Richard Foreman Reads ‘The Growler’

Shaftesbury poet Richard Foreman reads ‘The Growler’, dedicated to Karen, David and the members of the Shaftesbury Community Choir.

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Dorset Council Wants To Build A New Town to Absorb Their House Building Quota

The leader of Dorset Council wants to build a new town to soak up the authority’s housing quota for the life of the draft Local Plan, which runs to 2038.

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New Sign To Help White Hart Link Walkers Find Their Way

A new wooden fingerpost sign will help walkers navigate the 50-mile circular White Hart Link as it passes from Motcombe to Shaftesbury.

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Prestigious Win For Shaftesbury’s Grosvenor Arms Hotel

Chloe Hallam is the new manager of Shaftesbury’s Grosvenor Arms Hotel. And there’s been a lot to celebrate in her first week in the role.

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Shaftesbury Town Council Votes To Thank ‘Sadly Missed’ Outgoing Clerk

Most town councillors supported the mayor’s vote of thanks to outgoing town clerk Claire Commons during the first Full Council meeting of 2022 last night.

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Resident Raises Appropriateness Of Town Hall Sign During Council Meeting

Signage promoting Partnership Security, a Shaftesbury fire and security company, was discussed in last night’s Full Council meeting.

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Mary Myers’ Wardour Smallholding Diary – Mule Sheep

We join Mary Myers again on her Wardour smallholding.

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North Dorset Nature

North Dorset Nature – Episode 42

Our weekly programme devoted to wildlife in Shaftesbury and the villages, presented from Motcombe this week by Ben Hussey and Natalie Bourchier.

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North Dorset Nature – Episode 41

Our weekly programme devoted to wildlife in Shaftesbury and the villages, presented from Motcombe this week by Ben Hussey and Natalie Bourchier.

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North Dorset Nature – Episode 40

Our weekly programme devoted to wildlife in Shaftesbury and the villages, presented from Motcombe this week by Natalie Bourchier.

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Hilltop History

Hilltop History – Episode 18

Listen to Alfred’s Hilltop History programme, presented by Elaine Barratt.

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Hilltop History – Episode 17

Listen to Alfred’s Hilltop History programme, presented by Elaine Barratt.

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Hilltop History – Episode 16

Listen to Alfred’s Hilltop History programme, presented by Elaine Barratt.

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ALFRED RADIO IS COMING TO SHAFTESBURY!

Ofcom has awarded Alfred an FM radio broadcast licence for Shaftesbury and the surrounding villages. 

Click the button below to find out more and how you can get involved.

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Why not subscribe to the Alfred Podcast? It’s free!

When you subscribe, the latest episodes will automatically download to your computer, smartphone or tablet. You will be able to listen to each show as soon as it is ready. And you can listen to Alfred anywhere that you take your device.

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