The Alfred Daily – 1st August 2020

On today’s show: Motcombe COVID support ends | Shaftesbury beauty therapist relocates to Twyford | Paul Merefield’s quiz | Ludwell to Win Green walk | Kate Scott’s Shaftesbury chicken diary | Shaftesbury book blogger Karen Cole | Wrens and kestrels at Stour Row

The Alfred Daily – 31st July 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury author is nominated for prestigious award | Huge demand for Shaftesbury-made pods | New rules for Shaftesbury grants | Vote for Compton Abbas silo in national contest | Why firefighters practice on Trinity Tower | East Stour herbalist Julie Wood | Dogs cooling in Fontmell Brook

The Alfred Daily – 30th July 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury’s funfair COVID safety measures | New home on Breach Lane | Open House funding decision delayed | Pop-up garden gigs from Belle Street | ‘Ugly’ High Street barriers will go | Cath Toogood on Shaftesbury’s former shops | David Burnett on Zig Zag Hill’s history | Crickets chirping in Twyford

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 111

Shaftesbury’s biggest fan makes movie from USA | Shaftesbury’s newest campsite | Enmore Green woman to skydive for charity | Why Shaftesbury CofE Sunday churchgoers are arriving earlier | Open-air Food and Craft Market will return | Re-claiming Breach common from invasive weeds.

The Alfred Daily – 29th July 2020

On today’s show: Bid to buy St Mary’s School | Police appeal to anti-social Shaftesbury youths | One day music festival coming to Shaftesbury | Dorset Council supports rural residents with broadband | Eat Out to Help Out scheme coming to Shaftesbury from Monday | Wardour smallholding visit | Do we need to grow Dorset’s economy? | Birdsong at Win Green

The Alfred Daily – 28th July 2020

On today’s show: Dorset economic plan is tabled | Enmore Green woman to skydive for mental health | Paddock Close locals hope to halt new houses | A pop-up performance in East Knoyle | Greens and beans with gardener Dirty Nails | Early morning in Foyle Hill fields

The Alfred Daily – 27th July 2020

On today’s show: St Mary’s School deadline extended | Funfair returning to Shaftesbury | Tai Chi can use Castle Green For free | Plans for Coppice Street car park | Open-air market will return in the autumn | Why Shaftesbury Sunday worshipers now arrive earlier | Dorset dialect with John Cluett | Myrtle is Nick Andrew’s featured plant | Springhead pond ducks

The Alfred Daily – 26th July 2020

On today’s show: Reclaiming Breach Common | Alison Harding’s charity plant sales success | Gillingham and Shaftesbury showground Sunday market launches | Kate and Karen share Shaftesbury observations | Barkley’s Johnson’s Sunday short story | Water under the bridge near Twyford

The Alfred Daily – 25th July 2020

On today’s show: Gold Hill movie is a worldwide hit | The Shaftesbury shop where masks are not mandatory | New committee will direct Dorset’s COVID response | Shaftesbury fitness centre owner reopens | Kate Scott’s pet chicken diary | Paul Merefield’s pub quiz | Karen Cole reviews ‘2,000 Tunes’ by Karl Drinkwater | Grey wagtails at Springhead

The Alfred Daily – 24th July 2020

On today’s show: Deadline day for saving St Mary’s School | Dorset Police favour advice over mask fines | Truck collides with tree in Hartgrove | Fast grants for Shaftesbury COVID-hit groups | Remembering petrol sales and public loos on Shaftesbury High Street | Herbalist Julie Wood on Meadowsweet | Grasshoppers at sunset on Breach Common