Residents of Shaftesbury have created a Facebook group to collect photographic evidence that they hope will convince Dorset Council to ban heavy vehicles from driving up St John’s Hill.
Shaftesbury Town Council followed the rules when it reversed its stance and chose not to object to Redrow’s new Littledown housing estate. The Council undertook its own investigation into whether it behaved properly, a decision that has been criticised.
Neighbourhood Plan’s Climate Change Policies To Encourage A Vibrant And More Self-Contained Shaftesbury
In the first of a series of articles, Alfred looks at how the Neighbourhood Plan, the new development blueprint, could shape Shaftesbury’s future.
The Shaftesbury Carnival Classic Car Show takes place this Sunday. Co-Chairman Rich Mullins told Alfred how important the fundraiser is for September’s Carnival and he previewed some of this weekend’s new additions.
A £1m bid for cash to enhance Shaftesbury town centre has been submitted to grants body, Historic England. If the funding is awarded, it will be used to tackle empty shops, enhance the street markets, improve the appearance of the town centre and celebrate Shaftesbury’s heritage.
A former Shaftesbury Grammar School pupil has revisited the Town Hall for the first time since he was hospitalised following a firearms incident there. Alfred’s Keri Jones heard his incredible story.
If your car needs cleaning or you fancy a cheap piece of cake and a cuppa, a group of Shaftesbury-area teenagers are inviting you to visit their pop-up charity carwash and tea tent.
If you’re worried about being conned out of your cash by a telephone, email or online scam, you might want to attend an event at Shaftesbury Library on Tuesday. Read More
‘Blessing’ is a Shaftesbury town centre sculpture that hundreds of residents and visitors pass each day. Alfred heard how a kind-hearted workman repaired this artwork and lifted the spirits of its creator when she was at a low ebb.