Podcast

The Alfred Daily – 25th September 2020

On today’s show: New Blackmore Vale Magazine is launched | Pitt Rivers brought back to life | Shaftesbury library’s books that were banned | Shaftesbury tip restarts second-hand sales | 1,000 miles cycled to fund farming students | Gillingham School covid statement | 95-year-old Tony prepares for 2021 Shaftesbury Fringe | Shaftesbury weekend what’s ons | Bird song in Larmer Tree gardens

The Alfred Daily – 24th September 2020

On today’s show: Plans to build ‘significant’ solar farm | Bell Street and Bleke Street in 1978 | Help fund Abbey Primary school trips | Plastic Free Town status is closer | Shaftesbury what’s ons and jobs | Swimmer thanks Shaftesbury pool crew | Dorset Police ask for your feedback | Falling water at French Mill

The Alfred Daily – 23rd September 2020

On today’s show: Plans to redevelop empty High Street shop | Over 1,000 Shaftesbury WW1 life stories researched | Guys Marsh misses released ex-prisoner employment target | Intimate campsite proposed for East Knoyle | Shaftesbury landlords react to new COVID rules | Shaftesbury what’s ons and community news | Car theft from Motcombe garage | The sun sets on Park Walk

The Alfred Daily – 22nd September 2020

On today’s show: Birds of prey poison warning | £100k raised at Compton Abbas airfield | ‘Cakeaways’ for Cancer Support | Shaftesbury musician’s 80s-style music | North Dorset willow coffin maker | Wildlife-friendly gardener Dirty Nails | Sunset at Rolt Millennium Green

The Alfred Daily – 21st September 2020

On today’s show: Treating addiction at Clouds House | Shaftesbury seven-year-old’s online sweet shop | Freedom of Information costs Shaftesbury Council | David Kerswell’s North Dorset farming | Bargains at Shaftesbury’s Weldmar shop | Clive Whitbourn’s nature notes | A September afternoon alongside the Sturkle in Cann

The Alfred Daily – 20th September 2020

On today’s show: Polecat ringbearers at Shaftesbury wedding | A blue plaque for Shaftesbury reformer | Kate and Karren chat about nature in school | Shaftesbury what’s ons | Part two of Barkley Johnson’s ‘The Film Buff’ | Shaftesbury’s green-fingered mum Rosie Langley | The holloway of French Mill Lane

The Alfred Daily – 19th September 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury’s Oasis pool stays open | Changes to Cranborne Chase’s walking festival | Dorset coronavirus cases fall | Shaftesbury Abbey’s new project | Shaftesbury what’s ons and jobs | Paul Merefield’s pub quiz | Tollard Royal to Win Green walk | Shaftesbury chicken owner Kate Scott | Karen Cole reviews Billy Moran’s new book | Birds settle down at sunset in Shaftesbury’s St James’s park

The Alfred Daily – 18th September 2020

On today’s show: Vet saves Shaftesbury cocker spaniel Archie | Shaftesbury gardening firm – Best in Southwest | Free Shaftesbury Christmas parking | New Shaftesbury estate agent | Medicinal herbalist Julie Wood | Outdoor cabaret in Shaftesbury | Shaftesbury what’s ons and jobs | The stream at Melbury Abbas Mill

The Alfred Daily – 17th September 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury Town Council awards grants | Four Shaftesbury area artists sharing exhibition | Motcombe pilot flies to flu clinic | Dorset shellfish sales start | Shaftesbury Coffee Companions returns | Shaftesbury events and jobs | Sounds of Semley’s lunchtime

The Alfred Daily – 16th September 2020

On today’s show: Walking with Shaftesbury’s alpacas | Dorset police COVID gathering approach | Christmas comes earlier in Fontmell | Road approved for major North Dorset development | Father’s House funding request decided | Wardour smallholder Mary Myers | Robert Mullins on St James’ reputation | Sparrows bathing on Breach Lane