Alfred Daily

The Alfred Daily – 23rd November 2020

On today’s show: Christmas dinners for Shaftesbury locals | Parish council tax freeze for Donhead St Marys | The MP who cut off Shaftesbury’s water | Traditional hedge laying on Laundry Lane | The Appleby twins’ DIY disaster | Shaftesbury poet Richard Foreman | Starlings at dusk near East Orchard

The Alfred Daily – 22nd November 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury store in national awards | Castle Green yoga to return | Dorset Police arrests at anti-lockdown demo | Shaftesbury Council debates climate emergency plan | Shaftesbury residents Edred and Ida Bowman | Karren and Kate on peculiar place names | Barkley Johnson reads ‘Jack’s Story’ | A little owl in Fontmell Magna

The Alfred Daily – 21st November 2020

On today’s show: New Shaftesbury vineyard sells its first wine | Shaftesbury shopkeepers warned of a scam | Port Regis school makes strides towards carbon neutral status | Tom Perrett walks around Blandford Camp | Kate Scott’s chicken keeping diary | Paul Merefield’s pub quiz | Shaftesbury book reviewer Karen Cole | Slow travel along French Mill Lane

The Alfred Daily – 20th November 2020

On today’s show: Why trees are decorated on Park Walk | Dorset Police lockdown patrols | Shaftesbury Library Christmas kids’ challenge | Additional COVID test site for Dorset | Restricting Park Walk traffic | Support for Dorset farmers’ mental health | Clive Whitbourn on ash dieback and Merlin | Why silver birch is special | Afternoon sunset on Foyle Hill

The Alfred Daily – 19th November 2020

On today’s show: Rise in Shaftesbury COVID-19 cases | Castle Hill goat grazing | Shaftesbury footpath watchdog wanted | Shaftesbury vet warns chicken keepers | Octoberfest won’t return to Barton Hill | Do you support Shaftesbury FC 3G pitch? | David Kerswell North Dorset farming | Motcombe shop’s winter COVID-19 safety | Arts Centre actors rehearse through lockdown | Brigit Strawbridge Howard’s wildlife-friendly garden | A robin in Breach Lane

The Alfred Daily – 18th November 2020

On today’s show: Witness appeal following A30 crash fatality | Spreadeagle Hill closed | Help find Shaftesbury bank card fraudster | Shaftesbury shop closed under COVID rules | Enmore Green estate plans are amended | Zara and Percy’s online art exhibition | Littledown footpath reopens | Wardour smallholder Mary Myers | Shaftesbury birdwatcher Alex Chapman | Afternoon playtime in St James Park

The Alfred Daily – 17th November 2020

On today’s show: Police seek witnesses to B3091 accident | Shaftesbury fire crew called to A30 collision | Youth support charity extends to Shaftesbury | Redrow break promise to reopen Littledown path | Wartime history – Motcombe POW camp | Dorset dialect with John Cluett | Ode to Gold Hill | Wildlife-friendly gardener Dirty Nails | A blue tit near Fontmell Magna

The Alfred Daily – 16th November 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury forester Robin Walter publishes book | Fault causes Shaftesbury power cuts | Town Council opposes Raspberry Lane home | Shaftesbury woman creates lockdown café | Shaftesbury’s Facebook running club | Annabel and Richard birdwatch | The sound of the springs near Wincombe

The Alfred Daily – 15th November 2020

On today’s show: The Shaftesbury road that feels least safe | More dog poo bins for Motcombe | Shaftesbury FC Chairman Steve Coffen | Kate and Karren chat | Barkley Johnson’s short story – ‘Whistling Jack’ | Nick Crump records sparrows in a yew on Breach Lane

The Alfred Daily – 14th November 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury salon burgled | Legion chairman pleased with Shaftesbury poppy support | Dorset Council’s lockdown business grants | Extra Dorset police on lockdown patrol this weekend | Shaftesbury School’s new headteacher | COVID cases up in Shaftesbury | Tom Perrett walks around Gillingham | Chicken keeper Kate Scott | Paul Merefield’s pub quiz | Book reviewer Karen Cole | Birdsong at Wardour Lake