Politics

Shaftesbury Town Council Should Be Carbon Neutral Before 2030 Says Councillor

Shaftesbury Town councillors have adopted a plan for the Town Council to achieve carbon-neutral status by 2030. But Cllr Alex Chase expects the council to reach that goal sooner.

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Dorset Council Area Reports 12% Fall In New COVID-19 Cases

The number of positive COVID-19 test results recorded in the Dorset Council area is down 12% on the previous week.

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Advice To Plan Ahead For Shaftesbury Road Works

A programme of road surface repairs for the High Street and resurfacing for Coppice Street and Salisbury Street starts on Tuesday.

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Dorset Council Leader Keeps ‘Open Mind’ Over St Mary’s Shaftesbury Pool And Tennis Access

The leader of Dorset Council shares his plans for the former St Mary’s Shaftesbury School.

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Councillor Wants Action On Shaftesbury Accident Hotspot And Sweetmans Road ‘Rat Run’

Councillor Derek Beer is concerned about the frequent car crashes on the bend on the B3081, below the A30 flyover in Shaftesbury.

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Bill Sheriff, who lives nearby, has sent Dorset council, Dorset Police and elected representatives a dossier of photos of vehicles that have smashed into the wooden fence at the side of the Motcombe Road. Bill is sometimes first on the scene of these collisions.

Aftermath of the latest crash on the B3081

Both men are calling for action. Derek tells Alfred about the extra safety measures that Dorset Council has suggested.

Sweetmans Road

Cllr Beer is also keen to address the problem of drivers using Sweetmans Road as a cut-through between Grosvenor Road and Christy’s Lane, particularly during the morning rush.

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Shaftesbury Councillor Concerned Water Fountain Could Spread COVID-19

Shaftesbury Town councillor Karen Tippins is concerned that a water fountain planned for installation outside the Town Hall could spread coronavirus.

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Share Your Views On The Future Of St Mary’s Shaftesbury School

What should Dorset Council do with the former St Mary’s Shaftesbury School?

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Town Council Hires Expert To Help Secure New Maltings Access Road

Shaftesbury Town councillors have agreed to hire a planning consultant to help secure a new northern access road from The Maltings to Wincombe Lane.

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