On today’s show: Shaftesbury records highest covid-19 rates yet | Former carnival queen tells Town Council to get act in order | New footpath will cut journey to The Maltings | Shaftesbury council’s business manager Brie Logan | Kate and Karren chat | What’s ons | Barkley Johnson’s ‘The Milkman’ | Chaffinches on Breach Common
On today’s show: Bomb squad called to Twyford | New environmental festival in Motcombe | Fontmell’s new pop-up café | Shaftesbury what’s ons | Paul Merefield’s pub quiz | Walk of the week – Marnhull | Shaftesbury chicken-keeper Kate Scott | Shaftesbury book blogger Karen Cole | Feeding hedgehogs on Haimes Lane
Paul Buttling of T Buttling Butchers in Ludwell tells us of his excitement at being named Britain’s Best Sausage Maker, or ‘Champion of Champions’ in the Meat Trades Journal’s annual...
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.
On today’s show: Britain’s best sausage maker in Ludwell | Two projects for funding from new estate builder | Keeping your pets cool | Countdown to Motcombe’s four-day festival | Crime falls again in Dorset | Praise for Shaftesbury’s bin crew | Melbury’s rare breeds farm | Laura Langley on skin | Gift for Shaftesbury hospital staff | Shaftesbury what’s ons | A song thrush at Gutch Common
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.
Ansty resident Barrie Shore felt that life as an actor was insecure. So she switched career and started writing the lines for other actors.
You will probably have seen film footage shot by Compton Abbas nature cameraman, Graham Hatherly, on David Attenborough’s BBC programmes, Springwatch and Autumnwatch.
Listen to bells ringing, swift’s screeching, jackdaws squabbling, lambs bleating, human chatter and wood pigeons calling. – all on Shaftesbury High Street!
On today’s show: Spotting ‘county lines’ in Dorset | Market day pedestrianisation | Shaftesbury’s new coach company | Eastenders writer publishes novel | Compton cameraman’s North Dorset nature film | Two grow up in Dorset – with cousins Jacki and Jeanette | Shaftesbury what’s ons | Day breaks on Shaftesbury High Street
Organisers of the Berwick St John Country Fair, which had been postponed for a second year-in-a row, have arranged a one-day event on the 18th of September – the Berwick...
Shaftesbury composer Karen Wimhurst has used the lockdown experiences and stories submitted by over 100 Dorset residents to inspire a song reflecting locals’ time during the pandemic.