Community

Shaftesbury Area Farmers To Answer Questions On Climate Emergency Actions

Local farmers and landowners will explain how the agricultural sector is responding to the climate emergency. Planet Shaftesbury has invited four experts to a Town Hall debate later this month.

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Shaftesbury Meditation Teacher Offering A Calmer Christmas

Christmas is supposed to be the season to be jolly, but if the pressure of the preparations make you feel stressed, a Shaftesbury meditation expert is offering help. Dr Karen Janes of Natural Healing Energy is hosting three sessions to help locals relax in the run-up to December 25th.

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Estate Developer To Support ‘Wild About Shaftesbury’ Environmental Project

Three Shaftesbury environmental projects have been given £1,000 in the Town Council’s ‘Wild About Shaftesbury’ competition. During Tuesday’s award event, it was revealed that the developer of a new Shaftesbury housing estate will support one of the group’s biodiversity goals.

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Park Walk’s Café And Waiting To Watch Cars Crash – Locals Share Stories Of Shaftesbury’s Past

This month’s Shaftesbury Remembers session has been the best attended to date. Alfred squeezed into the packed library, viewed the pictures and heard residents share their personal memories of old Shaftesbury – stories that you won’t find in the history books.

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Park Runs, Pop-Up Shops And Pool Improvements – Shaftesbury’s Five-Year Plan Goes Public

Shaftesbury Town Council has revealed how much of our council tax it needs to deliver its services next year. And at last night’s public meeting, council officers outlined the council’s planned community, environmental and economic development projects covering the next five years.

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How Cake And Conversation Could Reduce Demand For Shaftesbury GP Appointments

Staff at Shaftesbury’s Abbey View Medical Centre hope to improve patient well-being through their newly launched ‘Health Champions’ initiative. Project volunteers have started working to address social isolation and potentially reduce the demand for GP’s time.

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Diwali Chosen To Celebrate Diversity With First Shaftesbury Multi-Cultural Event

Shaftesbury Library has offered residents an insight into different beliefs and cultures from around the world. On Thursday, Dorset Race Equality Council presented their inaugural multi-cultural awareness session. Alfred attended the Diwali themed event.

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Popular Gold Hill Souvenir Re-Issued To Raise Cash For Shaftesbury Tree Group

A unique Shaftesbury souvenir has gone on sale again, over a decade after supplies last sold out. Sue Clifford, of Shaftesbury’s Tree Group, tells Alfred why she has arranged a reprint of a bag featuring our iconic landmark hill.

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Why Areas Of Shaftesbury Need More Trees – Expert Shares Vision On Wednesday

Planting more trees in Shaftesbury will improve locals’ wellbeing and potentially reduce pollution and noise, according to Tree Group expert Bernard Ede, who will explain the organisation’s vision and suggest areas that would benefit from new trees in his talk this week.

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‘Imaginative’ Sign Appears To Be Reducing Numbers Of HGVs On Shaftesbury Hill

Campaigners who want to ban HGVs from St John’s Hill says that new signage is making a difference but more still needs to be done.

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