Council News

Next week our grounds team will be providing a single one-off cut to the verges, grassed areas and cemetery under our maintenance next week starting on the 4th May, observing the social distancing rules. This is to keep areas safe and manageable, it also helps remind...

Shaftesbury Town Council will be holding a council meeting using new powers introduced in the Coronavirus 2020 Act. These powers, which were made available to Councils from 4th April 2020 mean that Council's can meet using online or telephone meeting facilities. The public may also...

Shaftesbury Town Council has launched the Shaftesbury Scrub Hub. This is an exciting opportunity to bring together the community support for Shaftesbury’s Health and Social Care workers to meet some of the needs of the local hospital, care home and Blackmore Vale Partnership. Shaftesbury School have volunteered...

We have been notified that the Blackmore Vale Magazine has suspended publication for a temporary period due to the Covid-19 situation.  Any planning applications requiring press advertisements that would normally be advertised in the Blackmore Vale Magazine will be publicised in the Western Gazette instead...

SHAFTESBURY TOWN COUNCIL Town Hall, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8LY   FROM:         Business Manager/ Facilitator of the Shaftesbury Support Group –      Brie Logan DATE:          2020 04 21 SUBJECT:   Shaftesbury Community Support Group launches Food Aid Support Service The Shaftesbury Support Group has welcomed over 100 new volunteers and teams are in...

Some public litter bins around Shaftesbury Town have been misused by irresponsible 'persons unknown' filling them up with household/domestic waste. Unfortunately we do not have the resources to continually empty bins of household/domestic waste. Following ongoing monitoring of the bin and the failure of the public to...

Shaftesbury Town Council has held its inaugural online Council meeting using new powers provided by government. Anyone will have the ability to attend meetings from the comfort of their own home either though an internet browser, a downloaded application or dialling in by phone. In considering the...

Personal protective equipment and COVID-19 guidelines This short briefing sets out some guiding principles, based on guidance at www.gov.uk/coronavirus that can be used to tailor local requests for PPE. First and foremost, the ‘stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives’ message means most council employees must...