Green

Shaftesbury Artist Urges Estate Agents To See Value In Sustainable Energy

Shaftesbury artist Maaike Pope is leaving Shaftesbury after 15 years. Family matters, financial issues because of COVID-19 and Brexit have influenced her decision to return to Holland.

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Request To Trim Distinctive Shaftesbury Tree Divides Opinion

A silver birch tree on Frenchmill Lane has grown taller than the couple who planted it had expected.

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Shaftesbury Business Park Blooming With Wildflowers And Butterflies

A corner of a Shaftesbury business park is now a colourful and vibrant space, bursting with wildflowers and filled with butterflies and insects.

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How Shaftesbury Area Farmers Are Helping To Boost Barn Owl Numbers

Dorset Council farm tenants are helping to boost barn owl numbers in the area.

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Wildlife-Friendly Gardener Dirty Nails On Picking Perfect Plums

Alfred’s wildlife friendly gardener ‘Dirty Nails’ inspires us from his St James allotment.

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Shaftesbury Author’s Debut Book Nominated For Prestigious Nature Writing Award

Shaftesbury author Brigit Strawbridge Howard tells us of her delight and excitement as her debut book is shortlisted for a prestigious prize.

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Can Dorset Grow Its Economy And Address The Climate Emergency At The Same Time?

A Dorset councillor has questioned whether the authority can balance economic growth proposals with the need to tackle the climate emergency.

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Restoring Breach Common For Her Grandchildren – Why Fran Denman’s Been Pulling Invasive Plants

Alfred joined the working party of helpers removing Himalayan balsam on Breach Common on Saturday.

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North Dorset Nature Notes With Clive Whitbourn

Clive Whitbourn tells Alfred about the nature he’s noticed around North Dorset this week.

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Bigger Balsam Blitz Planned For Shaftesbury’s Breach Common This Saturday

Mike Cummings of Shaftesbury-based Darwin Ecology is keen to encourage more residents to help pull-up Himalayan balsam on Saturday from 10am.

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