Alfred Daily

The Alfred Daily – 16th April 2020

On today’s show: Driving from Shaftesbury to Duncliffe for exercise is allowed says police chief | Shaftesbury hospital staff served pub grub treat | Hall and Woodhouse chairman on pubs reopening | Wife of Shaftesbury cancer patient urges ‘stay at home’ | Dorset Council wants you to report fly tipping | A Melbury Abbas councillor’s snake challenge | Medicinal herbalists Julie Wood on lesser celandine | Hartgrove writer Barclay Johnson | Nick Crump captures dusk at Shaftesbury’s Wilderness

The Alfred Daily – 15th April 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury Council to buy PPE for health and care workers | Free counselling for Shaftesbury area NHS staff | Phone support if your mental wellbeing is affected by lockdown | Semley’s canine behaviour expert on avoiding dog distress | Helping Shaftesbury’s charity shops with a quiz | Where in Shaftesbury? | Wildlife gardening with Dirty Nails

The Alfred Daily – 14th April 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury fire crew seek snaps of local heroes | Lockdown could help locals value indy shops | Mum thanks two men who assisted her after injury | Reeves the Baker returns with pop-up shop | Community choir sing through self-isolation | Andrea Jenkins’ gardening journal | Cath Toogood recalls more 1950s Shaftesbury shops | Sunset at St John’s churchyard

The Alfred Daily – 13th April 2020

On today’s show: Easter Sunday Shaftesbury fire | Town councillor buys PPE for shop and care staff | The Friends of Breach Common are back | Neil Adlam’s Tree of Note | We should say thanks to North Dorset’s farmers – David Kerswell | The Italian pharmacist in love with Shaftesbury | Nick Andrews’ plant choice is on Raspberry Lane | Amber Harrison’s quiz | Daybreak at Enmore Green’s orchard

The Alfred Daily – 12th April 2020

On today’s show: BV Dairy director home after COVID-19 ICU stay | Singsongs and sunsets are getting Abbeyfield residents through the lockdown | The Appleby twins take us on a bike ride east of Shaftesbury | Nell Dixon makes sweet treats for Easter | Karen and Kate chat over the garden fence

The Alfred Daily – 11th April 2020

On today’s show: Boost in business for Ashmore’s jigsaw maker | 100 volunteers signed up to Shaftesbury’s self-isolation team | Shaftesbury’s streaming church services proving popular | The unique way Motcombe shows support for NHS staff | More from Mary’s Wardour smallholding | Paul Merefield’s pub quiz | Gascoigne’s Lane at dawn

The Alfred Daily – 10th April 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury’s Hope charity secures funding for food parcels | Online meeting to help shape future management of Breach Common | Shaftesbury’s organic sheep dairy is hiring | How Castle Hill and Cedars are keeping residents connected this Easter | Local Zumba leader supporting health service staff | ‘See you in September’ say Shaftesbury’s Art Fair organisers | Shaftesbury Carnival ‘will do something’ this autumn | Housemartin sightings in St James | The St James Church bells recorded by Nick Crump

The Alfred Daily – 9th April 2020

On today’s show: Dorset police chief clarifies bank holiday travel rules | Free money for Shaftesbury arts, sports and heritage projects | Grove Arms landlady on how the pub has adapted | A caravan break in the garden – Shaftesbury family recreates lost week on the coast | Motcombe’s wildlife camera footage will be shared with the world | Heather hikes around Enmore Green | Dawn at St James’ Rolt Millennium Green

The Alfred Daily – 8th April 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury Council likely to donate thousands for key workers’ safety kit | Why are there traffic wardens still patrolling? | Colonel Blashford Snell praises Motcombe’s crisis response | Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show going ahead | Did a meteorite hit a Shaftesbury home? | The oldest object in the town museum | Gardening with Dirty Nails

The Alfred Daily – 7th April 2020

On today’s show: Abbey View Medical Centre staff will work over Easter | The16th century charity funding emergency food for locals | Shaftesbury Co-op staff launch a colourful contest for kids | Dorset Council advise on composting after Motcombe fly-tipping | Avoid back and posture problems when home working – advice from Shaftesbury BMV Fitness | Niky Daly shares tips on reducing crisis-induced stress | Dorset wartime childhood memories with John Cluett | Sounds of Breach Common at dawn