Alfred Daily

The Alfred Daily – 8th April 2021

On today’s show: Shaftesbury printers fire | Snowdrops and apple events for Springhead | Shaftesbury’s new tourism website set to launch | Former Shaftesbury man stars in BBC show | Complete your census says Shaftesbury genealogist | Melbury Abbas Parish Council reacts to Dinah’s Hollow news | A swan chases a goose at Melbury

The Alfred Daily – 7th April 2021

On today’s show: Green light for Dinah’s Hollow works | Dorset Council could absorb BCP’s housing | First outdoor walk since lockdown | Art brings Abbey to life | Shaftesbury’s pizza man – Tim Henry | Mary Myer’s sheep | Cancer Research reopening | Interactive drama for Motcombe | Birdsong on the Sturkle

The Alfred Daily – 6th April 2021

On today’s show: Motcombe’s slow census response | Shaftesbury vineyard breaks | Shaftesbury boules pitch to move | Councillors reject tighter grants policy | AONB to certify dark sky businesses | Reporting reptiles – ‘Dirty Nails’ | Shaftesbury what’s ons | Bird song from a blue tit on Breach Lane

The Alfred Daily – 5th April 2021

On today’s show: ‘Community fridge’ for Shaftesbury | Commercial flower garden proposed for Ashmore | Larmer Tree Gardens tour | Inspiration for Bank Holiday walks | Mampitts Road free book exchange grows | John Cluett reads ‘Easter Monday’ by William Barnes | A goldfinch in East Orchard

The Alfred Daily – 4th April 2021

On today’s show: Shaftesbury area COVID-19 cases | Plan to improve Fontmell’s School | Lockdown changes Shaftesbury firefighters’ work | Kate and Karren chat | Dorset dialect Easter poems | Bishop of Sherborne Karen Gorham | Barkley Johnson’s story – ‘Rowland the Artist’ | A dunnock in East Orchard

The Alfred Daily – 3rd April 2021

On today’s show: Dorset’s new High Sheriff | Motcombe’s climate emergency challenge | Join our Compton Abbas upcycling expert | Tom and Jan Perrett’s weekly walk – East Stour | Shaftesbury chicken keeper Kate Scott | Paul Merefield’s pub quiz | Shaftesbury jobs | Shaftesbury what’s ons | Karen Cole reviews ‘The Hoax’ by Paul Clayton | A white-tailed bumblebee

The Alfred Daily – 2nd April 2021

On today’s show: The Maltings bus gate | Shaftesbury’s new gelato shop | Shaftesbury’s safer cycle loop | Former ‘Victor of Dibley’ holds Shaftesbury services | Julie Wood on heather | The Sturkle flowing from Melbury Mill

The Alfred Daily – 1st April 2021

On today’s show: Concern over new Coppice Street car park | New Shaftesbury taekwondo group | Villagers launch survey of Sedgehill walkers | How a drain cover reveals Shaftesbury’s history | Dorset Police Chief Constable expects busiest summer | Walking for wellbeing with Laura Langley | Swallows on Coles Lane

The Alfred Daily – 31st March 2021

On today’s show: Car park review starts without Shaftesbury input | Midnight fire in Enmore Green | Extra space for Salt Cellar diners | Don’t turn shop into home says council | Plan for homes at Cann farm refused | BV Dairy’s HR manager Dagmara Bielinska | Dawn chorus at Castle Hill

The Alfred Daily – 30th March 2021

On today’s show: Shaftesbury Carnival AGM honours Ray Humphries | World’s oldest fringe performer ready for Shaftesbury | COVID-19 tests offered in Shaftesbury | Shaftesbury artist Gary Cook’s ‘lockdown lanes’ | Shaftesbury School collaborates with Ghana | Wildlife friendly gardener Dirty Nails | A great tit in East Melbury