Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 57

Shaftesbury Fringe –the biggest ever | Help name Shaftesbury’s new estate streets | Why Extinction Rebellion held a funeral on Gold Hill | The Shaftesbury pupils hoping for a peaceful place in school | Why Great Ground locals want their play area restored

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

Organisers are delighted with the fourth Shaftesbury Fringe and they confirm the festival’s 2020 dates. We chat with some of the artists, including the oldest performer, headlining comedian Cally Beaton and ‘I’m A Celebrity’ and Talk Radio star Iain Lee. (00:26)

What would you call the four streets planned for Shaftesbury’s new estate? Your ideas are requested ASAP! Redrow has already moved the site-clearing bulldozers into position. (08:44)

Extinction Rebellion’s fake funeral on the High Street and their mass die-in on Gold Hill gets people talking. Not all locals are supporting this climate change protest action, though. We talk with the group and hear why they arranged Saturday’s event. (13:24)

Nine-year-old Finn tells Alfred why pupils at a Shaftesbury’s Abbey Primary want a place of peace and quiet reflection created on their school site. (20:32)

The Great Ground residents who want the Town Council to reverse a play area makeover undertaken by teenage volunteers last summer. (24:49)