A Shaftesbury student is about to begin a challenging trek through the Himalayas to raise cash for a charity undertaking life-saving research.
You don’t usually get the chance to attend a fete on a Friday. But on 24th August, eleven teenage volunteers will kickstart the Bank Holiday weekend with stalls and fun activities on Shaftesbury’s Park Walk.
A cancer charity has been guaranteed at least £500 from a Shaftesbury fundraiser after the Town Council waived Town Hall hire costs and made a significant donation.
Any Shaftesbury resident can help make our town a better place to live, whatever their age. That’s Aoife Henty’s experience. The 9-year old Semley School pupil wrote to Shaftesbury Town Council with her concerns over the amount of litter piling up in foliage behind the Tesco car park recycling bins.
Shaftesbury’s fire station crew has been very busy recently. They received a record number of callouts in July – a total of 65 shouts during the month. They’ve also received a lot of praise.
If you’ve walked around Shaftesbury during the last month you will have noticed the beautiful floral displays. And you can help to maintain the array of baskets, troughs and borders filling public spaces like Angel Square, The Bell Street car park and The Commons with colourful flowers. Shaftesbury In Bloom organisers would like you to donate your cash or time.
For just over a decade, a dedicated group of Shaftesbury locals has been spending their free time running the town’s community farm. Alfred’s Keri Jones headed to Breach Lane, between St James and Enmore Green, on a sweltering, sunny Sunday morning to catch up with the handful of helpers who were enjoying a brief break from tending to the crops and livestock.
The new Chairman of Shaftesbury Civic Society has a goal. Roy Mitchell wants his organisation to help find a new use for the former Budgens store on Bell Street.
Most village halls struggle to raise cash for repairs by holding coffee mornings. But Motcombe has found that Puccini and Faust bring in the funds they need to maintain their beautiful Arts and Crafts style building.