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Chamber Of Commerce Chair Elected To Shaftesbury Town Council

Chamber of Commerce chairman, Virginia Edwyn-Jones, has been elected to Shaftesbury Town Council in Thursday’s by-election.

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Almost 9 In 10 Shaftesbury Voters Back The Neighbourhood Plan

87% of Shaftesbury Voters backed the Shaftesbury Neighbourhood Plan in Thursday’s referendum. A team of local volunteers drafted the document, which will guide future development until the year 2031. The...

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Countryfile Appearance For ‘Role Model’ Shaftesbury Sixth Former Lucy Castle

Shaftesbury Sixth Former, Lucy Castle will appear on Sunday’s BBC1 show ‘Countryfile’ to talk about her conservation volunteering.

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Tom Perrett’s Walk Of The Week Visits Compton Abbas

Tom Perrett takes Alfred listeners on an energetic stroll on a very chilly day.

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Kate Scott’s Chicken Keeping Diary

Alfred presents Kate Scott’s weekly audio diary of life with her birds.

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Karen Cole Reviews ‘Oracle’ By Julie Anderson

Shaftesbury book reviewer Karen Cole brings us another of her recommendations.

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North Dorset Nature – Episode 9

Listen to our weekly programme devoted to Wildlife in Shaftesbury and the villages. North Dorset Nature is presented by Dee Abbott.

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The Alfred Daily – 8th May 2021

On today’s show: Shaftesbury’s new town councillor | 87% of voters back Shaftesbury Neighbourhood Plan | Shaftesbury student to appear on Countryfile | Paul Merefield’s pub quiz | Kate Scott’s chicken keeping diary | Tom Perrett walks Compton Abbas | Shaftesbury what’s ons | Karen Cole’s book review | Soundscapes – farming at Charlton

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‘Futureproof’ Fibre Broadband Will Reach Melbury, Cann And Guys Marsh This Year

The fastest internet access will soon be available in the villages and hamlets to the south and south-west of Shaftesbury, potentially transforming business and leisure activity.

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Busy Shaftesbury-Area Road To Close For Works

A popular local link road near Shaftesbury will be closed while it is reconstructed by Dorset Highways.

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Art And Events Celebrate The Return Of Shaftesbury Swifts

A Shaftesbury artist has produced a set of postcards to raise money for the town’s Swift Group.

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Maltings Roads Should Be Adopted Soon Says Dorset Councillor

Cllr Tim Cook believes the long-running delay over the adoption of roads on The Maltings estate will be resolved before Christmas.

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Wine, Women And Song – Belle Street Singers Plan Winery Evening

You’re being invited to an evening of wine, women and song in West Melbury!

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Trustee Wanted To Steer Shaftesbury Area Schools’ Academy

Do you think you have the skills and ideas that could help improve education services for young people across Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset?

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Soundscapes – A Woodpecker And Sheep At Rushmore Woods

Another immersive soundscape recorded by Nick Crump at Rushmore Woods.

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The Alfred Daily – 7th May 2021

On today’s show: The return of Shaftesbury’s swifts celebrated | Maltings roads will be adopted soon | Fibre internet for Melbury and Guys Marsh this year | Busy Shaftesbury-area road to close | Belle Street plan winery gig | Shaftesbury what’s ons | School academy trustee wanted | Soundscapes -a woodpecker and sheep at Rushmore Woods

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You Determine The Shaftesbury Neighbourhood Plan Today

Dorset and Wiltshire residents go to the polls today.

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Maltings Residents Urged To Take Action To Reduce Rats

There’s an infestation of rats in the Allen Road area of The Maltings according to residents Ian and Marion Gray.

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Councillor Survey Reveals State Of Shaftesbury’s War Memorials

Shaftesbury’s war memorials are in a good state of repair according to town councillor Phil Proctor.

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Dorset Police Use Cartoons To Keep Kids Safe

Dorset Police are launching a series of very short, animated videos to help keep kids safe online.

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Exhibiting Shaftesbury Artist Is Encouraged By Town’s Creative Community

Shaftesbury artist Eric Bailey has opened a two-week Bell Street Gallery exhibition shared with printmaker Victoria Garland and ceramicist Caroline Hughes.

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Shaftesbury Italian Restaurant Trials Alfresco Dining Today

The owner of San Tonino restaurant on Muston’s Lane will be watching the weather forecast closely over the next weeks.

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Aquafit – Burning 1,000 Calories In 30 Minutes At Shaftesbury’s Open-Air Pool

Shaftesbury fitness expert Laura Langley of Wellness Shark explains why the Oasis Pool Aquafit workouts make a real difference to a fitness regime.

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The Alfred Daily – 6th May 2021

On today’s show: Action needed over Maltings rats | Shaftesbury’s war memorials | Italian trials alfresco dining | Shaftesbury artist Eric Bailey | Cartoons to keep kids safe | Laura Langley on Aquafit | Shaftesbury what’s ons | Sunset on Park Walk

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Shaftesbury Town Council And Dorset Council Leaders Re-Elected For Another Year

Shaftesbury Town Council and Dorset Council leaders were re-elected for another year last night.

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