Nobody in Shaftesbury, Motcombe, Melbury and surrounding villages should go without a hot Christmas dinner this year.
John Feltham has been elected chairman of Donhead St Mary Parish Council. England’s third largest parish also takes in Ludwell and Charlton.
The lack of running water in our hilltop town has been a consistent theme throughout our history. Jamie Wright is keen to learn more about efforts to pipe water to Shaftesbury in the early 1700s.
On today’s show: Christmas dinners for Shaftesbury locals | Parish council tax freeze for Donhead St Marys | The MP who cut off Shaftesbury’s water | Traditional hedge laying on Laundry Lane | The Appleby twins’ DIY disaster | Shaftesbury poet Richard Foreman | Starlings at dusk near East Orchard
Shaftesbury Town Council will offer a formal response to Dorset Council’s Climate Emergency Strategy consultation.