Latest Press Statement- 6th July 2018

(Media Committee, Boundary Review, Cattle Market and Gold Hill Fair/Fringe)


Town Hall, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8LY

FROM:         The Town Clerk, Mrs Claire Commons
DATE:          05 07 2018

Media Committee – The Council has resolved to set up a Media Sub Committee consisting of Councillors Brown, Perkins, and Proctor, to enhance the media engagement through improved processes and critical review. Comments, questions and enquiries from all media partners will be reviewed and responded to as appropriate by close of play on Thursdays, weekly.

Boundary review. The Boundary Commission has launched a public consultation relating to the Local Council Reorganisation. Further information can be found using the following link:

This will be discussed at the Planning & Highways Committee meeting on 17th July 2018 and the council’s response will be submitted accordingly. All committee meetings are open to the public and extends a warm welcome to any members of the community who would like to attend.

Cattle Market. A town meeting has been called by six electors for the 10th July at 7 pm at the Town Hall. These six members of the public have published their intended purpose of the meeting is “to decide a Parish Poll on the future of the Cattle Market site in Christy’s Lane”. Note: Legislation provides for a town meeting to be called by six electors for the area for which it is to be held, this is the power under which this meeting has been called and is therefore not a town council meeting.

Gold Hill Fair and Shaftesbury Fringe. The Town Council is thrilled to have received a wealth of positive feedback from across the community. The weekend has not only boosted the local economy it also demonstrated what a fantastic community spirit there is in Shaftesbury! The Town Council would like to thank both the Gold Hill and Fringe organisers for their months of dedication, planning and hard work that made the weekend a huge success!

For further information contact Shaftesbury Town Council, Tel: 01747 852420 or email: