A team of Shaftesbury in Bloom volunteers has started their 2019 programme by tidying the Royal Chase roundabout. It’s a big job.
Shaftesbury’s refurbished Bell Street toilets are open for business. The project run by social enterprise Build Love offered on-the-job skills training to Guy’s Marsh prisoners reaching the end of their sentences. And it was completed within budget and almost on schedule.
Shaftesbury locations for mobile electronic indicator boards, which flash up the speed of passing vehicles, have been approved by Dorset County Council Highways.
A planning application made by local business Angola ’76 has broadly divided opinion between Shaftesbury locals who value the live music venue and residents who object to noise disturbance.
If you’re planning a wedding, get-together or social event in Shaftesbury you’re being offered the chance to take in North Dorset’s finest view during your special day.
Litter will be removed from Shaftesbury’s streets and public spaces during a community clean-up day this spring.
Thousands of visitors come to Shaftesbury every February to view the beautiful white, seasonal blanket of snowdrops. The Snowdrop Season’s main event, the Study Day of expert speakers and specialist bulb sales, draws snowdrop lovers, or galanthophiles, into our town from all across the country. But for many youngsters and proud parents, the snowdrop lantern procession that ends the event is a highlight.
More Shaftesbury residents could be able to grow their own fruit and vegetables from this spring. Tomorrow night, town councillors will be asked to approve a plan to create allotments on a 1.6 acre plot of land on the main Salisbury Road, opposite the Persimmon estate.