Ultrafast broadband is coming to the Shaftesbury area. Openreach is rolling out full fibre to 27 ‘hard to reach’ market towns and villages across the Southwest, and a Shaftesbury IT expert says some villagers should enjoy a better online experience.
Plans to reinstate ‘Music in the Park’ in Shaftesbury have been postponed until 2021. The organiser says he has received significant interest in his proposed daytime music and performance event, which will now form part of next year’s Shaftesbury Fringe.
The director of the Yorkshire Arboretum is the headline speaker at next month’s Shaftesbury Snowdrops Study Day at the Arts Centre. Dr John Grimshaw has featured the flowers in several of his gardening books. He spoke with Alfred.
A Shaftesbury childminder’s offer of free childcare to help mums attend smear tests will be adopted by our town’s health centre.
Planners in Dorchester will decide the immediate future of Angola 76. Shaftesbury Town Council is unable to agree on what guidance to offer Dorset Council.
Shaftesbury’s councillors have supported plans for a Lidl store on the Cattle Market. The Town Council had objected to the store’s design in June. Lidl has amended its proposal, and if Dorset Council backs this application, the store could open by autumn.
Proposals for making Shaftesbury a cycle-friendly town have been shared with Planet Shaftesbury. On Thursday night the environmental group’s members learned that a cycling circuit could be in place by summer.
Shaftesbury Civic Society is considering how to proceed after the Town Council rejected its proposal for a quarterly forum of community groups and decision-makers to discuss residents’ concerns.
Shaftesbury Town Council has supported plans to convert a house on Abbey Walk into a workspace for the Westminster Memorial Hospital. And councillors did not object to plans for a road linking the main hospital and staff car parks.