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Future Shaftesbury Wildflower Verges Will Focus On Climate Emergency Rather Than Colour

Shaftesbury’s wildflower verge trial has changed Cllr Piers Brown’s opinion.

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Shaftesbury Town Councillors Are Costing Ratepayers Money With FOI Requests To Their Own Council

Staff at Shaftesbury Town Council are dealing with frequent Freedom of Information (FOI) requests from town councillors.

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Shaftesbury Sixth Former Gives Feedback To Young Person Consultation Plans

Earlier this summer, Alfred’s Dave Toulson spoke with Shaftesbury sixth-former Ellie Norman.

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‘Years Of Uncertainty’ For Villagers Because Dorset Council ‘Offered’ The A50 For Dualling Study

Dorset Council will create ‘four years of uncertainty’ for anybody buying or selling a home along the A350 since they ‘offered up’ the route to the Highways Agency, so the road could be assessed for dualling.

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Resident Tells Town Council To Get Act In Order And Not To Rename Hill

Michelle Alford was Shaftesbury’s 1975 carnival queen. Michelle stood up at Tuesday’s Shaftesbury Town Council meeting to proudly tell councillors so. And she had a clear message for them.

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Town Councillors Recommend Two Projects For Funding From New Estate Builder’s Contribution

When Barratt build their 162-home estate alongside Wincombe Lane, they will need to make a £144,000 contribution to local infrastructure. It is known as a ‘section 106’ payment.

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Shaftesbury Town Council Commits To Market Day Pedestrianisation

The High Street has been closed to traffic again today. The Town Council has committed to paying for pedestrianisation on market days, but only until the autumn, so far.

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Councillors Doubt Government Assessment Of M4 To South Coast Roads Will Bring A350 Upgrade

The Highways Agency will assess the potential for improving the A350 and the other north to south road links between the M4 and the coast.

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Shaftesbury Area Residents On Social Housing Register Will Need To Apply Again

Dorset Council says a major overhaul of their social housing register will improve the customer experience.

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Attempt To Reduce Dorset Council’s Housebuilding Quota Fails To Gain Support

An attempt to get Dorset Council to ask the government to recalculate Dorset’s new housing quota using up-to-date data has failed.

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