Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 62

Marte Marie Forsberg’s new Shaftesbury shop | The controversial new TIC paint colour | Shaftesbury’s historic maces valued at £675,000 | Repair café planned for Donheads pub | New social cycling group launched

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

Why a social media influencer with 270,000 fans is opening a Shaftesbury High Street business. Alfred chats with Marte Marie Forsberg. (00:27)

The Tourist Information Centre boss explains his building’s new opinion-splitting paint job. There is a local connection with the choice of colour, says David Taylor. (12:17)

The challenge of repairing Shaftesbury’s historic and ceremonial silverware. Alfred hears how security concerns are complicating restoration of the town’s mace. (17:45)

How a Shaftesbury area publican is calling time on our throwaway culture. Niky Daley wants to launch a repair café in her Donheads pub. (22:31)

New cycling trips for social interaction and soaking up our stunning scenery. John Rutter shares his vision with Alfred. (26:48)