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

The Alfred Daily – 23rd July 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury’s newest campsite opens | Court fines man for Shaftesbury flytipping | Why you’ll see a horsebox on Park Walk | Council debates support for Open House and Citizens Advice | Chef Philippa Davis reviews Fontmell Magna’s tearoom | Clive Whitbourn’s North Dorset Nature Notes | Housemartins in St James by Nick Crump

The Alfred Daily – 22nd July 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury safe cycling route plan | Shaftesbury Hospital fundraiser takes the biscuit | A bigger Breach Common balsam blitz is planned | Wildlife at Wardour | Shaftesbury artist promotes our safe town centre shopping | Potatoes and drunken pigs – with David Kerswell | Enmore Green’s swifts

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 110

Shaftesbury High Street pedestrianisation extended | Motcombe Community Shop turns ten | Bringing new life to Motcombe farmland | Shaftesbury’s Weldmar Hospice Outlet restarts daily trading

The Alfred Daily – 21st July 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury pedestrianisation extended | Is anti-social behaviour a problem in Shaftesbury? | Dorset Council warns of cuts | Shaftesbury’s Mitre Inn reopens | Classic Shaftesbury Hovis ad recreated | Rodney Attwood on Melbury Abbas’ rich history | Gardener Dirty Nails on his love of allotments | Sounds of a summer cricket match

The Alfred Daily – 20th July 2020

On today’s show: Wildlife-friendly farming in Motcombe | Shaftesbury Council back HGV ban request | Shaftesbury Open Spaces group’s plans | Nick Andrew’s featured plant | Richard Foreman on ‘I Spy’ books | A buzzard at Rushmore

The Alfred Daily – 19th July 2020

On today’s show: Free outdoor yoga in Shaftesbury | Double funding boost for Shaftesbury in Bloom | Free fabric for Shaftesbury good causes | Motcombe free dog poo bags continue | Victorian life was tough for a Shaftesbury single mum | Karren and Kate discuss Shaftesbury café culture | Hartgrove writer Barkley Johnson reads ‘The Box’ | The sound of cygnets on the Stour by Nick Crump

The Alfred Daily – 18th July 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury charity shop receiving 800 bags a week | Co-op thanks Shaftesbury Abbey Primary | Dorset’s crime figures revealed | Shaftebsury butterfly spotting | Tom Perrett’s Shaftesbury to Semley walk | Pet chicken keeper Kate Scott | Paul Merefield’s pub quiz | Karen Cole’s book review | A magpie on Breach Lane