Alfred Daily

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

The Alfred Daily – 17th January 2021

On today’s show: Drop in COVID-19 cases in Dorset Council area | Plan ahead for Shaftesbury road works | Artist’s snowdrop art | New Shaftesbury allotments | Rob Neely’s seventies memories | Kate and Karren chat ‘over the garden fence’ | Barkley Johnson’s short story | Male dunnock sings on Castle Hill

The Alfred Daily – 16th January 2021

On today’s show: Dorset Chief Constable on lockdown rules | Dorset Council’s leader on St Mary’s School plans | Shaftesbury Council awards cash for Abbey repairs | Paul Merefield’s pub quiz | Tom Perrett on walks with dogs | Shaftesbury chicken keeper Kate Scott | Book reviewer Karen Cole | A blue tit alarm call on Breach Common

The Alfred Daily – 15th January 2021

On today’s show: Shaftesbury TIC in awards final | Donate your laptop to Shaftesbury primary kids | Motcombe Council welcome St Mary’s School plan | Antisocial behaviour posters target Maltings | Exposure for Shaftesbury sweetshop owner | Kate Scott is halfway through Veganuary | Shaftesbury library books to your door | East Stour medicinal herbalist Julie Wood | Bickering sparrows on Abbey Walk

The Alfred Daily – 14th January 2021

On today’s show: Action urged on ‘most dangerous road in North Dorset’ | Drivers taking shortcuts along Sweetmans Road | Could Shaftesbury fountain spread COVID-19? | Share your views on St Mary’s School | Dorset police and teachers need vaccine sooner | Dorset Wildlife Trust’s discount deal | Hedge laying at Shaftesbury Home Grown | David Kerswell on the pesticide threatening bees | Arts Centre Gallery’s Kate Pickard | A starling sings

The Alfred Daily – 13th January 2021

On today’s show: Shaftesbury man dies in sheltered housing fire | The Shaftesbury man questioned during the Pembrokeshire murders | Town Council told Maltings needs new entrance | Dorset Police discuss ‘local’ exercise | Claire Ryley – restoring Shaftesbury dolls houses | How Mary‘s ducks stay warm | A murder of crows on Park Walk

The Alfred Daily – 12th January 2021

On today’s show: Dorset Council plan to increase council tax rise | Dog agility course near Shaftesbury | Why you don’t see aerials on Gold Hill | Motcombe caravan expert Lee Davey | Wildlife-friendly gardener Dirty Nails | Shaftesbury what’s ons | Evening Birdsong near Motcombe’s Thanes Farm

The Alfred Daily – 11th January 2021

On today’s show: Shaftesbury mindfulness course | Shaftesbury fire crew called to caravan blaze | Otter seen in Motcombe | Planet Shaftesbury responds to Dorset climate strategy | Dave Hardiman on a single St James mum’s tough life | Breach Lane polar bear returned | Redrow picks Shaftesbury street names | Ice falling from Park Walk trees

The Alfred Daily – 10th January 2021

On today’s show: Shaftesbury residents receive COVID-19 vaccine | Anti-lockdown protests will not be tolerated | Sir David Attenborough writes to Shaftesbury woman | Changes to North Dorset trains | Shaftesbury singer starts bakery | Kate and Karren chat ‘over the garden fence’ | Barkley Johnson’s short story | A coal tit on Castle Hill

The Alfred Daily – 9th January 2021

On today’s show: ‘Serious’ situation within Dorset NHS | Hike in COVID-19 cases around Shaftesbury | No major events in 2021 says Shaftesbury Chamber of Commerce | Fire closes A350 near Semley | Shaftesbury chicken keeper Kate Scott | Paul Merefield’s pub quiz | A walk around Ludwell | Karen Cole recommends ‘Midnight at Malabar House’ | Icicles alongside a North Dorset lake