On today’s show: Opposition to Dinah’s Hollow tree felling | Dorset councillor warns of ‘dramatic’ planning changes | Shaftesbury wildflower workshop | ‘Drive-thru’ flu jabs at Henstridge airfield | More outdoor dining in Shaftesbury | Wardour smallholder Mary’s sheep hoof problems | Honeybees at Shaftesbury Homegrown
It’s back to work today for the staff of one of Shaftesbury’s largest employers following yesterday’s evacuation of the Dorset Foods factory.
It’s often reported that if we spend money with local independent businesses, much of that cash will remain in the community.
Our St James-based, wildlife-friendly gardener Dirty Nails tells us why he thinks figs are fabulous to grow.
On today’s show: Longmead food factory fire | Swans yard print shop closure opportunity | How money spent with Shaftesbury independents stays local | Shaftesbury artist’s work tours Europe | Gardener Dirty Nails on figs and hedgehogs | The cooling sound of water at Springhead’s weir
A new event, which combines some of the most popular occasions in the Shaftesbury calendar, will take place on Sunday, 4th October.
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.