Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 49

Cheese racing up Gold Hill | Shaftesbury’s ancient Byzant Procession | Brexit affects Shaftesbury’s Oxfam bookshop | Springhead Fair offers single use plastics solution | Changing Rwandan lives from Shaftesbury – we talk to Mike Hayes | New Gold Hill speed-cycling record set for promotional video

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

Jasper goes faster! A better time for last year’s Gold Hill Cheese Race winner. Alfred reports from a packed Shaftesbury Food Festival and tours the town during the traditional Byzant Procession, too. (00:24)

How Brexit Is affecting Shaftesbury’s Oxfam bookshop. Alfred meets the volunteers hoping to turn around a downturn in donations. And we hear how much some rarer items have sold for. (09:06)

The Springhead Sustainability Fair demonstrates a use for waste plastics. Organisers are delighted at the turnout for this first eco event. And attendees learned how to repurpose single use plastic packaging. (18:30)

The Shaftesbury charity changing lives in Africa. We meet Mike Hayes, the former Shaftesbury school teacher, making a difference in Rwanda. (23:52)

A new speed-cycling record is set in Shaftesbury. Alfred was on the Gold Hill cobbles to watch Ben Moore’s superfast ride being filmed for a new promotional video. (29:32)