Share Your Views On The Future Of St Mary’s Shaftesbury School

What should Dorset Council do with the former St Mary’s Shaftesbury School?

The local authority has purchased the former private school and Shaftesbury’s Dorset councillor Tim Cook has been appointed to the steering group that will determine what happens next.

Several Alfred listeners have said they are keen to retain community access to the pool and tennis courts.

A formal consolation has been discussed, but Dorset Council isn’t revealing its vision for the 55-acre site, although it’s thought that it will remain used for educational purposes.

Now Tim wants to hear residents’ views. You can email him at