Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 44

Town Council says ‘No’ to Shaftesbury Persimmon housing plans | National promotion for successful Shaftesbury candlemaker | How Read Easy has changed a Shaftesbury man’s life | Comedian Cally Beaton is returning home for Shaftesbury Fringe 2019

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

Shaftesbury Town Council objects to Persimmon’s new planning application to build on land south of the A30. We’re at the Council meeting, as the Mayor explains why he doesn’t trust the construction giant. (00:25)

There’s national publicity for online retailers as they celebrate their new Shaftesbury shop opening. We catch up with Amalia of the Botanical Candle Co and hear how the business is blooming. (11:13)

Tales of the Taliban have boosted a Shaftesbury man’s confidence. Peter has been learning to read with Read Easy volunteer tutor Phoebe. Peter’s life has changed over the last two years. He’s come out of his shell and he’s even appeared on stage in Shaftesbury. (20:41)

QI panellist Cally Beaton is the international TV Executive who switched to comedy. She is returning home for Shaftesbury Fringe 2019. We hear Cally’s showbiz stories and learn which celebrity spotted her talent and effectively changed her life. (28:59)