Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 86

Launch of the new St Edwards Way Wareham to Shaftesbury walking route | Lidl urged to give unwanted land to Shaftesbury | Two stand-up nights to put Shaftesbury on the comedy map | Long-standing chairman bows out of the Carnival committee | Extra flowers for Shaftesbury this summer

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

The new Shaftesbury rambling route that will leave a lasting legacy. Sara Jacson and Pete Ryley talk about events to launch St Edwards Way. (00:26)

Calls for Lidl to donate unwanted land at their Cattle Market site for community use. We hear from the Shaftesbury Civic Society who are urging Dorset Council to support their request. (08:23)

Why Shaftesbury is gaining a name for comedy. Two event promoters plan to bring top stand-ups to town with two separate events. Alfred hears about their plans. (15:11)

After five decades on the Carnival committee, Derek Beer bows out. Alfred’s Carnival reporters attend the Shaftesbury Carnival AGM and hear about the event’s new leaders. (22:24)

New equipment will help volunteers add to Shaftesbury’s floral displays this spring and summertime. Alfred chats with James Thrift of Shaftesbury in Bloom. (32:06)