Shaftesbury Cattle Market – Public engagement and Town Meeting


Town Hall, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8LY


Press Release
FROM:                 The Town Clerk, Mrs Claire Commons
ISSUED:              5th June 2018


Shaftesbury Cattle Market – Public engagement and Town Meeting

Shaftesbury Town Council is holding a public engagement session on Monday 11th June 2018 between 10am and 4pm to gather information to inform the planning process which will follow the sale of the site and to inform the public of the current situation and the road ahead. Following the engagement session there will be a Town Meeting at 7pm also at the Town Hall to hear the views of stakeholder organisations and invite questions from the public.

In April the District Council resolved to sell the surplus land at the Cattle Market, Christy’s Lane, Shaftesbury to an undisclosed preferred bidder or other shortlisted bidders to make best use of the Council’s assets. Some members of the Shaftesbury Community responded to this news with disappointment at the lack of public engagement or notification and the Town Council resolved to carry out an engagement exercise to establish public opinion. By gathering the views of the residents and providing information to provide greater awareness of the process and possibilities we hope to maximise the benefit to the town of this development.

Deputy Mayor, Lester Taylor said “This is not a confrontational exercise, we are being open and transparent, representing the public’s wishes and working together with North Dorset to achieve the best for the town.”


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