Four grass verges in Shaftesbury could be seeded with wildflowers to increase biodiversity.
Shaftesbury’s Mayor has warned the Town Council that it will take ‘at least one year’ before the roads on the northern part of The Maltings can be adopted by Dorset Council. Councillor Tim Cook says that residents are likely to face lengthy disruption while developer Persimmon brings the highways up to the required standard.
Would you know what to do if you were first on the scene when somebody had suffered a heart attack? Shaftesbury Rotary Club has arranged a session where you can learn how to use a defibrillator and how to react.
Shaftesbury Town Council has agreed what it would like Persimmon to do with undeveloped land on The Maltings, before the open space is handed over to the council for community use.
Staff, volunteers and supporters of Shaftesbury’s Hope charity have met to celebrate the opening of a ‘community front room’ at their Longmead HQ. It offers a safe place where anyone aged 18 and over can receive face-to-face support and advice if they are experiencing a mental health crisis.
A stunning night-time image of Shaftesbury will be mailed all over the country and abroad this festive season. Shaftesbury Tourist Information centre has picked a picture of Gold Hill, taken by Nick Bull of Stonehenge Dronescapes, as its charity card this year. And it’s selling fast.
Do you have experience of how organisations can reduce their carbon footprint? The Town Council is recruiting residents for a new climate emergency working group. Alfred spoke with Cllr Alex Chase, who is leading this project.
Shaftesbury residents have offered overwhelming endorsement of the town’s Neighbourhood plan proposals. Each policy has been backed by at least 84% of respondents, but some locals want High Street pedestrianisation, stronger climate emergency action and a ban on more estate-building included.
The hand car wash has returned to town. The businessman behind the much-missed Cattle Market facility has opened on Coppice Street.
Shaftesbury Town Council is encouraging residents to apply to join a working party to help find ‘an interim solution’ to the Mampitts Lane bus gate issue and address concerns over Pound Lane speeding.