Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 63

New Italian restaurant preparing to open in Shaftesbury | The Shaftesbury firefighter who has opened a gym | Planning VE Day 2020 and memories of Shaftesbury wartime bombing | The AONB is told we’re not yet dark enough for Dark Sky status | Mampitts Lane ‘bus gate’ road block divides opinion.

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

The boss of Shaftesbury’s new Italian restaurant shares his cooking credentials. We meet the man who will manage San Tonino on Mustons Lane. (00:26)

Alfred meets Jack Lever, the Shaftesbury firefighter who will help you fight the flab in his new fitness facility. (06:50)

As Shaftesbury plans its 2020 VE Day 75th anniversary commemorations we talk to Robert Mullins, who remembers hearing the bombs falling from his childhood home on Coppice Street. (13:02)

Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty learns that our skies aren’t dark enough for Dark Sky designation. We hear how new streetlights could help them achieve this special status. (20:53)

Pound Lane residents are pushing for a ‘bus gate’ to block off Mampitts Lane to through traffic but some locals living on The Maltings have opposed the proposal. (25:55)