Councillors Urged To Protect Shaftesbury From Developers

Shaftesbury Civic Society has urged councillors representing Shaftesbury to be more proactive in protecting the town from further estate building.

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Why Trinity’s First Wedding Fair Will Offer The Wow Factor

It’s an incredible venue with some of North Dorset’s best views. And the trustees of Shaftesbury’s Trinity Centre want to showcase the former church’s qualities when they host their first wedding fair on 20th October.

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Matt And Steve Appleby Present The Carnival Show – Episode 9 – Shaftesbury And Frome Special

Steve and Matt Appleby are back with the Carnival Show. Episode 9 features coverage from Frome and Shaftesbury Carnivals. Read More

Shaftesbury Man Seeks Sponsors Following Marathon Walk For Cancer Charity

A Shaftesbury businessman hopes to raise cash for Cancer Research UK after finishing first on a 26-mile night-time walk across London.

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Halloween Deadline For Shaftesbury Council Bell Street Supermarket Bid

Shaftesbury Town Council will withdraw their ‘Project Belle’ bid for the former Budgens store on 31st October if there are no further developments. The decision could free-up £50,000 for improved tourism signage.

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Shaftesbury To The Gambia In A Three-Wheeled Car

Two Shaftesbury men are planning to leave Britain on Boxing Day for a 4,000-mile drive to The Gambia in a three-wheeled Reliant Rialto. Jonathan Buttress and Nick Merry will have to traverse beaches and minefields as part of their fundraiser for Dorset Mind.

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Resident Asks Councillors To Hold Public Meeting On Bus Gate

Proposals to block Mampitts Lane to through traffic continue to polarise opinion. Shaftesbury Town Council has been asked for a public meeting with one resident claiming that the restriction would be environmentally unsound and would make the east of town ‘a ghetto’.

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Ambitious Shaftesbury Event Might Be Scaled Back After Council Halves Budget

Shaftesbury Town Council is planning a major event to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day next May. The music of the 1940s will feature prominently but a proposed fly-past of planes letting off fireworks could be canned, after the Council voted to halve its funding contribution.

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Moroccan Fun And Mountain Climbing To Help Fund Shaftesbury Guides’ Hall

Casablanca comes to Coppice Street on Friday when Shaftesbury’s Girl Guides host a Moroccan themed evening at the Football Club as a final fundraiser for their new hall. Alfred met the event organisers.

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Shaftesbury Community Groups Encouraged To Apply For Up To £6,000 Of Funding

If you are involved with a community project that requires cash, Dorset Council could offer you up to £6,000 if your initiative addresses their areas of need.

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