Wedding planner Rosie Barrett is based in Donhead St Mary. Rosie tells Alfred how much money has been lost to the Shaftesbury area economy because her 2020 events have been cancelled.
A corner of a Shaftesbury business park is now a colourful and vibrant space, bursting with wildflowers and filled with butterflies and insects.
David Morton is a professional pub quiz host, but he faces challenges as the hospitality industry starts to reopen.
On today’s show: Donheads wedding organiser calls for COVID clarity | Wildflower planting at a Shaftesbury business park | Melbury Lions cycle speedway memories | Pub quizmaster’s post lockdown challenge | Shaftesbury poet Richard Foreman | Wrens at Fontmell Down
A High Street retail expert reviews Shaftesbury | Shaftesbury’s special church bells | Restoring finger post signs in East Melbury | Shaftesbury’s new vineyard
Alfred visits Stephen Coles of Coles Castings in East Melbury to see how he’s restoring Dorset’s traditional round-topped metal finger post signs.
The Dorset branch of the countryside charity, CPRE, warns that Dorset Council and BCP’s annual homebuilding target could be increased by 48%.
On today’s show: Restoring Dorset’s finger post signs at East Melbury | How Shaftesbury farmers are boosting barn owl numbers | New targets could increase housebuilding in Dorset | John Cluett’s North Dorset dialect | The Motcombe signpost censor | Evening birdsong at Shaftesbury’s wilderness