There are 27 cafés, restaurants and pubs within five miles of Shaftesbury town centre where you can enjoy 50% off your food bill today.
John and Merle Kitching have devoted their professional lives to teaching children in Shaftesbury schools. And they’ve been devoted to each other for sixty years.
Dorset historian and publisher David Burnett explains how the turnpike trusts transformed travel in and around the Shaftesbury area.
On today’s show: Autumn music and market event in Shaftesbury | Former Shaftesbury teachers celebrate 60th anniversary | How turnpikes transformed Shaftesbury area travel | Shaftesbury cafés assess ‘help out to eat out’ | Richard Foreman’s poem inspired by a Roman loofah | The sound of starlings in St James
A new half-hourly bus service will link The Maltings estate, Shaftesbury High Street and Gillingham railway station from 1st September. But the Shaftesbury to Motcombe service will become less frequent.
Yesterday’s Castle Green yoga session participants say that the setting and the strong sense of spirituality offered them an enriching experience.
Shaftesbury artist Maaike Pope is leaving Shaftesbury after 15 years. Family matters, financial issues because of COVID-19 and Brexit have influenced her decision to return to Holland.
On today’s show: New bus service from The Maltings to Shaftesbury and Gillingham | Councillor hopes bus gate will be resolved soon | Participants energised by outdoor Shaftesbury yoga | Shaftesbury FC manager quits after one match | Solar panels not valued by homebuyers | Friends Kate and Karren chat | Barkley Johnson reads The Keepers Field | A chaffinch and kestrel in Stour Row
Two former St Mary’s School staff will share job duties as traffic marshals overseeing Shaftesbury’s temporary High Street pedestrianisation.
On today’s show: Shaftesbury firefighters rescue sheep from underground | Dorset local COVID rate remains ‘very low’ | Shaftesbury Library to reopen | Shaftesbury High Street’s new traffic marshal | A walk around Wardour’s castles | Kate Scott’s chicken keeper’s diary | Paul Merefield’s pub quiz | Karen Cole reviews ‘Hinton Hollow Death Trip’ | Bees in honeywort on Breach Lane
We’re expecting warm weather again this weekend and Dorset Council and our county’s emergency services anticipate an influx of visitors. But they say they are prepared.