Community

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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Colourful Bunting Will Boost Shaftesbury Town Appearance This Summer

Shaftesbury Chamber of Commerce is spending ‘a four figure sum’ on bunting to enhance the appearance of our town centre. And as the Chamber chairman explains, the traders and business organisation has been keen to source from a local supplier and to avoid decorations that use plastics.

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Cars Written Off Overnight In St James Following Collision With Van

Residents of St James are counting the cost after a van collided with a number of parked cars in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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The Mystery Of The Medals and Bust Left Outside A Shaftesbury Hotel

Staff at Shaftesbury’s Grosvenor Arms Hotel are trying to reunite a wooden chest, filled with family heirlooms, with its rightful owner.

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Town Council Rejects New Housing Development With ‘Diabolical’ Access

Plans to build six homes alongside the Royal Chase roundabout were opposed by Shaftesbury Town Council last night. John Rodon Ltd wants to develop land at the end of Paddock Close, next door to the Half Moon pub.

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