Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 33

The Planet Shaftesbury group packs the Town Hall to launch their local climate change campaigns | Making Angel Square safer | Shaftesbury paramedics open their cat hotel | Make friends in France and Germany with Shaftesbury’s Twinning Association | Viv’s world record attempt – playing rugby on Everest

This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire:

‘Planet Shaftesbury’ packs the Town Hall to launch their local climate change campaigns. Alfred speaks to event organisers, Robin Walter, Rachel Bodle and guest speaker Gary Mantle. Gary is Chief Executive of Wiltshire Wildlife Trust and he warns how climate change could affect our local landscape, including spring bluebell displays and streams running across the chalkland. (00:25)

New road markings could make a Shaftesbury junction safer, according to Dorset councillor Derek Beer. Derek is worried that Angel Square is ‘an accident waiting to happen’. He explains what he would like done. (07:53)

From caring for people to caring for pets, Shaftesbury paramedics Paul and Ronda Tubb open a new cattery in West Melbury. And Paul reckons he can apply some of his ambulance crew skills to making sure the cats feel cared for. (10:42)

Discover the real France and Germany with Shaftesbury’s Twinning Association. ThisIsAlfred talks with Simon Pritchard about our town’s links with Brionne and Lindlar. (20:31)

Swapping Motcombe’s Pilates mats for Mount Everest – we meet Viv Worrall and hear about her charity fundraiser that could get her into the Guinness World Record book. She’s hoping to take part in the world’s highest rugby match. (29:06)