Shaftesbury Council To Outline Its Five-Year Vision And Award Cash To Environmental Projects

Do you want to know what Shaftesbury Town Council hopes to achieve over the next five years? Are you interested in how much income the Town Council receives each year and what they intend to spend that money on? On Tuesday (29th October) councillors and council staff will present their five-year strategic plan.

During this public meeting, you will be able to ask questions about the projects that the council has identified as important. Some of those plans include action on the climate emergency, projects for enhancing the experience of visitors to Shaftesbury and what to do with the community land in the Mampitts Square area.

The council will also present its budget for the 2020/2021 financial year. Again, you will be able to ask questions about the Town Hall finances.

Shaftesbury Town Council provides eleven services: Allotments, cemeteries, children’s play areas, open spaces, swimming pool, bins, bus shelters, war memorial, street markets, public toilets and the Town Hall. The council wants to know how satisfied you are with those services. They also would like to hear your recommendations on what needs improving and how to make services better.

Some grant money will be awarded to community projects during Tuesday’s event, too. Earlier this year, Shaftesbury Town Council asked residents to submit environmental projects for potential funding. Three groups entered the ‘Wild About Shaftesbury’ competition.

ThisIsAlfred interviewed each of the applicants and you can read about their projects by clicking the links below:

Pupils, staff and parents of Shaftesbury Abbey CE VA Primary School PTFA want to create a ‘peace garden’.

A team of Shaftesbury volunteers is working to secure the future of swifts in our town.

Shaftesbury parents are planning forest-style nature workshops for children.

You will find out whether one, two or all three of these projects will receive council funding during Tuesday’s event. It starts at 7.30pm on 29th October at Shaftesbury Town Hall.