Andy Hargreaves

The Alfred Daily – 19th January 2021

On today’s show: Motcombe man celebrates 100th birthday wish | High Street roadworks latest | Shaftesbury’s Royal Mail team | Breach Common management | Actor Mark Blackham’s new life down under | Wildlife-friendly gardener Dirty Nails | The brook under Whitings Farm bridge

Shaftesbury Town Council Should Be Carbon Neutral Before 2030 Says Councillor

Shaftesbury Town councillors have adopted a plan for the Town Council to achieve carbon-neutral status by 2030. But Cllr Alex Chase expects the council to reach that goal sooner.

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Sustainable Energy Park Announced For Motcombe

A Motcombe family say they’re excited to be hosting a sustainable power project on their land.

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Rewilding Woodland In North Dorset

North Dorset National Trust ranger Clive Whitbourn has drafted proposals that could alter the appearance of a 74-hectare wood near Fontmell Downs.

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Shaftesbury Fitness Guru Laura Langley Shares An Easy Way To Boost Your Metabolism

Lockdown getting you down? Shaftesbury-based fitness guru Laura Langley of Wellness Shark shares inspiring tips to help us achieve something positive during these frustrating times.

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The Alfred Daily – 18th January 2021

On today’s show: Shaftesbury Council carbon neutral by 2030 | Sustainable energy park for Motcombe | Birdwatching in Shaftesbury and Charlton | Clive Whitbourn’s North Dorset nature notes | Laura Langley’s lockdown wellness tips | Soundscapes – a spring on Buddens Lane

Dorset Council Area Reports 12% Fall In New COVID-19 Cases

The number of positive COVID-19 test results recorded in the Dorset Council area is down 12% on the previous week.

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Advice To Plan Ahead For Shaftesbury Road Works

A programme of road surface repairs for the High Street and resurfacing for Coppice Street and Salisbury Street starts on Tuesday.

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Shaftesbury Artist’s Snowdrop Painting Will Be Posted All Over Town

The Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the snowdrop season with artwork produced by Shaftesbury artist Percy Lizzard.

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