Two Shaftesbury clubs that support locals facing mental health challenges are hosting a joint fundraising drive on Saturday. The event organisers think that attendees will be impressed by the range of goods and prizes on offer.
A new, official long-stay car park could available in Shaftesbury Town Centre later this year. Parking fees would fund community projects and it is hoped that sustainable, electric vehicle charging points would form part of this development on Coppice Street.
Organisers of a paranormal investigation at one of Shaftesbury’s oldest buildings will host additional events after their first evening sold out in 24 hours. Alfred met the Stranger Nights team and heard about their scariest experiences so far.
A group of professional musicians hope to encourage new talent with regular jazz, soul, Latin and funk jams in Shaftesbury. The organisers told Alfred that the monthly Father’s House sessions should appeal to both performers and the public.
Abbey View Medical Centre is pioneering community initiatives not usually found in GP practices. Alfred visited and heard how a new choir, LGBT group, affordable food store and an electric tricycle could all reduce demand for doctors’ time.
Do you find it difficult to switch off and take a break? Award-winning broadcaster and psychology lecturer Claudia Hammond will offer tips from her book, ‘The Art of Rest’, in the first of the Grosvenor Arms Hotel’s spring talks series.
Shaftesbury Carnival’s AGM packed the Town Hall on Monday night. Alfred’s Matt and Steve Appleby spoke with former chairman Derek Beer, who bows out after 39 years. And they heard how carnival funds the lifeline Car Link service.
A Motcombe man will share personal reflections on his military peacekeeping duties as a fundraiser for the village church this Saturday evening.
Shaftesbury in Bloom hope to extend the town’s floral displays this year. And the volunteers will be better equipped to maintain the town centre flowers after the Town Council donated time-saving equipment.
Shaftesbury Civic Society wants part of the Cattle Market site donated for community use. Lidl says that 0.6 hectares is spare and not required for their proposed store.