Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 82

Shaftesbury Fringe 2020 vision is for more street art and performers | Shaftesbury League of Friends buys a house to help safeguard hospital services | Traders react to surprise closure of popular High Street shop | Shaftesbury to Gambia three-wheeled drive postponed

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

Shaftesbury Fringe’s 2020 vision is for more art and street performers. Alfred talks with the joint chairmen about their plans for the much-loved festival. (00:27)

Shaftesbury’s League of Friends buys a house to help safeguard the Westminster Memorial Hospital. Chairman Julian Prichard shares his vision. (8:54)

Town traders are saddened by the closure of a much-valued Shaftesbury shop. We talk with the man who relied on the store to buy gifts for the town’s schoolkids. (18.33)

The Shaftesbury to Gambia three-wheeled car charity drive is postponed until Christmas 2020. Alfred chats with Nick Merry, who is determined to go ahead with the Dorset Mind fundraiser. (21:25)