Alfred Daily

The Alfred Daily – 29th April 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury remembers fallen NHS heroes | Dorset Council’s helpline for parents worried about kids during lockdown | Huge fabric drop-off for volunteers making Shaftesbury scrubs | St James youngster inspires a Shaftesbury photography project | Reeves the Baker to open daily again | Reduced traffic could boost North Dorset bird numbers | Where in Shaftesbury? | A poetic Tribute to Win Green by Bill Sherriff | Wildlife-friendly gardening with Dirty Nails | Nick Crump records a female blackbird bathing

The Alfred Daily – 28th April 2020

On today’s show: The new team opening Semley’s pub for takeaways | The crisis doubles trade for two Shaftesbury area producers | Stour Row befriender on beating lockdown loneliness | Shaftesbury Abbey update their revamp | Dorset dialect with John Cluett | Neil Adlam’s Shaftesbury Tree of the Week | Ambition – A poem by Richard Foreman | Early morning sounds at Margaret Marsh

The Alfred Daily – 27th April 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury project to collect 10 tonnes of material for hospital scrubs | The lockdown has brought Linden Park locals together | Semley’s bluebells feature in video | Which Shaftesbury area places need a new bus service? | Shaftesbury’s wonderful wisteria | New flock members at our Wardour smallholding | Jon Corry’s Enmore Green garden | Dusk at Rolt Millennium Green

The Alfred Daily – 26th April 2020

On today’s show: Appeal for unwanted toys for Shaftesbury kids | Motcombe Major Andy’s wheelchair marathon | Shaftesbury computer workshop owner surprised by the reaction to the lockdown | Shaftesbury COVID-19 group reaches new milestone | More Pedal Talk cycling tours with Tom, Steve and Matt Appleby | Kate and Karren chat over the garden fence | A ghostly gold hill story

The Alfred Daily – 25th April 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury tourism businesses urged to complete questionnaire | Shaftesbury fire crew support key workers with video | West Melbury musician makes recording to remember Anzac soldiers | Dorset Police issue fines for breaching lockdown driving rules | Shaftesbury planning applications | Amber Harrison finds bluebells at Kingsettle | Heather hikes around Castle Green | Shaftesbury chef Philippa Davis on crisis cooking | A song thrush at Duncliffe

The Alfred Daily – 24th April 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury is one of England’s lowest crime areas | The Grosvenor Arms offer use of their hotel | Police seek collision witnesses | Coronavirus costing Dorset Council millions | How Donhead St Marys is tackling the crisis | The Shaftesbury butchers driving new ways to work | Where in Shaftesbury? | National Trust ranger Clive shares family nature adventure ideas | Medical herbalist Julie on the magic of nettles | A white-tipped bumblebee recorded at Duncliffe

The Alfred Daily – 23rd April 2020

On today’s show: Healthy food parcel service to launch next Thursday | Shaftesbury’s Car Link provides some locals’ only contact | Motcombe’s wildlife videos go weekly | Dorset Council consults over dogs on leads | Cath Toogood on Shaftesbury’s former shoe shops | Dirty Nails’ wildlife gardening | A blackcap on Breach Lane

The Alfred Daily – 22nd April 2020

On today’s show: PPE status of Shaftesbury health and care providers | Over two hundred call for Shaftesbury councillor to quit | Litter bins may go after food waste is dumped | Second attack on Shaftesbury speed indicator | Salon staff show support for key shop workers | No 2020 town bloom entry | The Victoria Street squatters remembered | Sounds of Castle Hill slopes

The Alfred Daily – 21st April 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury’s MP says we’ve got to be safe before we restart tourism | Shaftesbury families’ lockdown days are being photographed | A Donheads gran launches horse-themed online education | Friendly support for Shaftesbury businesspeople tonight | Arts Centre wants your tales of kindness | How Fontmell Magna celebrated a royal coronation | Poet Richard Foreman writes about rainbows

The Alfred Daily – 20th April 2020

On today’s show: Prison inmates supporting Shaftesbury hospital | COVID-19 delays Shaftesbury’s Neighbourhood Plan | Shaftesbury man delivering hand sanitiser to shops and key workers | The lockdown has boosted online property views | How Shaftesbury’s farming landscape has changed since Hardy | A colourful shrub named after a British explorer | A Gascoigne’s Lane tree that dates back to Charles II’s reign | Afternoon birdsong in Dockham Bottom