Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 51

Coffee Companions tackle loneliness in Shaftesbury | Dorset Council turns down a new estate planned for Enmore Green | Shaftesbury’s original pop-up art shop | The emotional experience of the Shaftesbury handpan sessions | New CCTV cameras could identify where anti-social revellers are coming from

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

The new Shaftesbury Café Club that’s being set up prevent people from feeling lonely. Alfred meets the woman bringing Coffee Companions to Shaftesbury. (00:24)

Dorset Council turns down a new estate at Enmore Green. Alfred reports from the packed meeting, where campaigners were surprised by the new council’s decision but also delighted that the Shaftesbury Slopes will stay green – for now. (07:48)

The story of Shaftesbury’s original pop-up art shop. We meet Kate Toms, the artist behind ‘Art in May’, now in its 19th year. (12:48)

The power of the handpans. We check in with the sound therapist offering Shaftesbury people an emotional experience through his music. (22:20)

A new CCTV camera in Shaftesbury town centre could identify where people causing late night noise are coming from. Councillor Derek Beer tells Alfred more. (29:48)