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Glorious Shaftesbury Gardens Offered As A Tranquil Retreat

Shaftesbury residents seeking peace and solitude are being offered an escape within 375 acres of gardens and woodland at Wincombe Park. Co-owner Phoebe Fortescue has listed her estate in the Quiet Garden Movement register. Read More

Shaftesbury Stories Are At The Heart Of Bee Campaigner’s New Book

25,000 people follow Brigit Strawbridge’s Twitter posts about the environment and, in particular, bees. Now the Shaftesbury-based campaigner is getting ready to launch her first book and it’s set to put our town in the spotlight. Read More

Tyres Removed From Shaftesbury Play Space To Encourage Toddlers To Return

Some features of the Great Ground sensory garden, built by teenage volunteers last year, will be removed. Residents living near the green space attended Shaftesbury’s Town Council meeting on 2nd July to urge councillors to restore the space to its previous state.

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Can You Suggest Street Names For A New Shaftesbury Estate?

Dorset Council planners approved Redrow’s controversial planning application for a new housing development opposite Wincombe Business Park last month. And on Tuesday evening, Shaftesbury Town councillors discussed names for the four proposed streets.

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Shaftesbury Rotary Claim Record Crowds For Gold Hill Fair

Thousands of locals and visitors filled Shaftesbury High Street, Park Walk and the Abbey Gardens on Sunday for the annual Gold Hill Fair. The event ran in tandem with the fourth Shaftesbury Fringe Festival. Alfred was there.

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Shaftesbury Pupils Want To Win Funding For A Peace Garden

Pupils at Shaftesbury Abbey Primary School hope to create a peace garden, if they are awarded cash from Shaftesbury Town Council’s environmental challenge.

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Organisers Delighted By ‘Best’ Shaftesbury Fringe And Confirm 2020 Dates

This weekend’s fourth Shaftesbury Fringe has been the most successful in terms of attendance, the number of shows and atmosphere. Keri Jones from Alfred spoke to organisers and artists.

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Perfect Forecast For Shaftesbury’s Gold Hill Fair On Sunday

Shaftesbury is the place to be this Sunday, 7th July. The traditional Gold Hill Fair promises a range of fun events to complement a busy Shaftesbury Fringe weekend programme of over 170 shows.

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Residents To Decide Future Use Of Land On The Maltings

Residents of The Maltings will be asked what they want the Town Council to do with the land on the eastern side of Mampitts Square.

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‘Forest School’ Style Nature Workshops Planned For Shaftesbury Schoolchildren

Three parents, who are passionate about wildlife and the environment, hope to launch an outdoor learning experience for Shaftesbury-area youngsters.

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