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Volunteers Improving First Impressions Of Shaftesbury

A team of Shaftesbury in Bloom volunteers has started their 2019 programme by tidying the Royal Chase roundabout. It’s a big job.

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Guys Marsh Prison Staff Praise Life-Changing Loo Project

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.

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Electronic Traffic Speed Indicator Sites Chosen But ‘Speeding Rat Run’ Ineligible

Shaftesbury locations for mobile electronic indicator boards, which flash up the speed of passing vehicles, have been approved by Dorset County Council Highways.

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Mayor Has Strong Views On How New Lidl Should Look

Shaftesbury Mayor doesn’t want the town’s new Lidl store to resemble the supermarket’s Blandford outlet.

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Owner Outlines Angola ’76 Plans But Objector Wants Compromise

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.

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Improvements And New Exercise Sessions For Shaftesbury Pool

Shaftesbury’s Oasis Swimming Pool will be ‘massively refurbished’ before it opens in the spring.

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Experience North Dorset’s Best View On Your Special Day

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.

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Shaftesbury Will Be Spring Cleaned By Volunteers – Call For National Chains To Do More

Litter will be removed from Shaftesbury’s streets and public spaces during a community clean-up day this spring.

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Fire Eating, Dragons and Lanterns – The Finale Of Shaftesbury’s Snowdrop Season

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.

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Want To Grow Your Own? New Shaftesbury Allotments Available From May

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.

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