Alfred Daily

The Alfred Daily – 21st July 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury pedestrianisation extended | Is anti-social behaviour a problem in Shaftesbury? | Dorset Council warns of cuts | Shaftesbury’s Mitre Inn reopens | Classic Shaftesbury Hovis ad recreated | Rodney Attwood on Melbury Abbas’ rich history | Gardener Dirty Nails on his love of allotments | Sounds of a summer cricket match

The Alfred Daily – 20th July 2020

On today’s show: Wildlife-friendly farming in Motcombe | Shaftesbury Council back HGV ban request | Shaftesbury Open Spaces group’s plans | Nick Andrew’s featured plant | Richard Foreman on ‘I Spy’ books | A buzzard at Rushmore

The Alfred Daily – 19th July 2020

On today’s show: Free outdoor yoga in Shaftesbury | Double funding boost for Shaftesbury in Bloom | Free fabric for Shaftesbury good causes | Motcombe free dog poo bags continue | Victorian life was tough for a Shaftesbury single mum | Karren and Kate discuss Shaftesbury café culture | Hartgrove writer Barkley Johnson reads ‘The Box’ | The sound of cygnets on the Stour by Nick Crump

The Alfred Daily – 18th July 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury charity shop receiving 800 bags a week | Co-op thanks Shaftesbury Abbey Primary | Dorset’s crime figures revealed | Shaftebsury butterfly spotting | Tom Perrett’s Shaftesbury to Semley walk | Pet chicken keeper Kate Scott | Paul Merefield’s pub quiz | Karen Cole’s book review | A magpie on Breach Lane

The Alfred Daily – 17th July 2020

On today’s show: Motcombe’s Community Shop turns ten | Historic Shaftesbury pictures on sale at High Street market | Shaftesbury’s ancient routes and roads with David Burnett | Artist Gabrielle Bill’s Shaftesbury exhibition | East Stour herbalist Julie Wood on mullein | Sounds of the River Stour by Nick Crump

The Alfred Daily – 16th July 2020

On today’s show: St Mary’s School announces sudden closure | Motcombe residents want action on trees | Shaftesbury Council objects to new estate | David Kerswell on North Dorset’s improving wheat yields | Shaftesbury history – gasometers and Park Walk sheep | The buzzing of Breach Lane’s bees

The Alfred Daily – 15th July 2020

On today’s show: Comedy name suggested for new roundabout | Facemasks sell out in Shaftesbury’s shops | Shaftesbury man to climb Ben Nevis for mental health appeal | Sketch Castle Hill view with outdoor lesson | Bees swarm at Wardour | Chef Philippa reviews Shaftesbury cafés | Crows and a train in Semley

The Alfred Daily – 14th July 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury Arts Centre actor is COVID-quarantined in Oz | Shaftesbury mental health group wants your materials | Comet spotting from Shaftesbury | Outdoor swimming returns to Shaftesbury | What a school book reveals about Victorian North Dorset | Wildlife-friendly gardener Dirty Nails | A sunny afternoon soundtrack at Tollard Royal

The Alfred Daily – 13th July 2020

On today’s show: Motcombe’s village tattooist gets back to work | Expert advisors available for Shaftesbury businesses | Battle against Himalayan balsam on Breach Common | Shaftesbury singing coach back after COVID and C-section challenges | Nick Andrew features a tree at The Rickyard | Solitary mason bees recorded by Nick Crump

The Alfred Daily – 12th July 2020

On today’s show: Abbey Museum finds home for head found on High Street | More live music for Shaftesbury’s shoppers | A special summertime butterfly with Rachel Diment | Shaftesbury GP offers advice on ticks | Sunday morning short story with Barclay Johnson | Neighbours Kate and Karren chat ‘over the garden fence’ | Breakfast time bird feeding on Breach Lane