Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 46

On this week’s podcast: Extinction Rebellion inspire Shaftesbury march | The history of Shaftesbury’s pubs on show at Gold Hill Museum | Where to find a Shaftesbury parking space – according to a new study | BV Dairy staff prepare for Exmoor endurance challenge

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

Dozens march through Shaftesbury’s streets to warn about the climate emergency. ThisIsAlfred attended the procession arranged by environmental campaigners Planet Shaftesbury as a North Dorset response to national Extinction Rebellion events. (00:24)

The colourful history of Shaftesbury’s long-forgotten pubs is shared in a new Gold Hill Museum exhibition. We chat to John Strange about the 55 former alehouses he has researched and Janet Swiss explains how she has uncovered interesting aspects of our town’s water supply throughout history. (09:14)

A new study assesses Shaftesbury parking options. And it reveals where you’re more likely to find a free space. We chat with Stuart Edwards from Shaftesbury’s Neighbourhood Plan about some of the consultants’ recommendations that include signs and altering the length of stay in some car parks. (20:38)

Why staff from BV Dairy are undertaking a tough triathlon-like endurance challenge on Exmoor. We meet the workers who are working out as they prepare for their fundraiser for The Stroke Association. And we hear what the group has planned for their Shaftesbury Food Festival attendance. (29:47)