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  • Community Litter Pick

    Community Litter Pick

    Tuesday, 07 April 2015

    There will a Community Litter Pick on Wednesday 8th April in Shaftesbury. It will take place around Wincombe Lane Play Park and the surrounding streets.

  • Spoil your sweetheart this Valentine's

    Spoil your sweetheart this Valentine's

    Thursday, 12 February 2015

    Fork & Flowers is an independent flower shop owned by Cassandra Thompson Jones a Kew trained gardener and florist. The shop is a beautiful scented oasis in the heart of Shaftesbury where you’ll find a fantastic selection of flowers with which the girls make everything from pretty posies, for a little thank you, to huge romantic bouquets and everything in-between.

  • Challenge: Cycle Madagascar

    Challenge: Cycle Madagascar

    Wednesday, 04 February 2015

    Gemma Gumbleton, a local Shaftesbury girl, is no stranger to the undulating hills of Dorset and the shortness of breath they can bring. Growing up at the base of Tout Hill meant a grueling daily challenge of climbing the hill to school.

  • Banish your winter blues with Wonky

    Banish your winter blues with Wonky

    Monday, 02 February 2015

    Winter is well and truly upon us. The mayhem which we call 'Christmas' has thankfully left the building and peace and calm reign supreme. I take a breath before launching into the next frenetic phase of the Wonky Cake year. It's all about Valentine's Day, the Snowdrop Festival and wedding planning at the moment and the pace is picking up rapidly.

  • Shaftesbury Town Relaunched for 2015

    Shaftesbury Town Relaunched for 2015

    Monday, 02 February 2015

    This coming July we will be marking 10 years since the Shaftesbury Town website was first launched, and in preparation for this aniversary have produced a new and revamped site that better reflects our town’s developing needs.

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