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Sterling work this morning from everyone who turned up to help us take down the trees and lights. A group of willing volunteers joined us on a foggy morning at the town hall, and we got the job done in record time. Thanks too to James and Emily at Seasons for the coffee and cake! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Sterling work this morning from everyone who turned up to help us take down the trees and lights. A group of willing volunteers joined us on a foggy morning at the town hall, and we got the job done in record time. Thanks too to James and Emily at Seasons for the coffee and cake!

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Well done Shaftesbury Chamber of Trade & helpers. The Christmas lights were brilliant. A horrible day for taking the decks down. Thank you again.

Thank you James and Emily for the spirit warming hot chocolates and seriously scrummy delicious brownies, a real treat after finger numbing work.

Last minute Christmas shopping tomorrow?

Don't forget there's free parking in the Angel Lane & Bell Street car parks. But .... the usual parking time limits still apply, so don't get too carried away!
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4 months ago

Last minute Christmas shopping tomorrow?

Dont forget theres free parking in the Angel Lane & Bell Street car parks. But .... the usual parking time limits still apply, so dont get too carried away!

Good morning! As our 12 days of Shaftesbury Christmas gift ideas draws to an end, we'd like to thank everyone who has shopped on our local High Street. We hope these suggestions have inspired you - and remember, there's plenty more terrific gifts all available in the town. (No need to worry about whether it'll arrive in time if you shop locally!)

If you're out and about today you'll find some shops open, and of course we've got a few more shopping days still in the run up to Christmas. Today's suggestions are from Willow Shaftesbury Bright Blooms Floral Boutique Shirley Allum Fashions and Lingerie and Coconut & Cotton.

Merry Christmas!
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4 months ago

Welcome to the weekend! With free parking* in the Bell Street and Angel Lane car parks today you've got time for a leisurely stroll among the many independent and local shops on our High Street.

Gift ideas today are from Willow Shaftesbury, Shirley Allum Fashions and Lingerie, Bright Blooms Floral Boutique and Coconut & Cotton - but there's plenty more where those came from!

*While parking is free, don't stay too long, you may end up with a ticket (booo)
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4 months ago

Here we are - day 10 of our Christmas Shaftesbury shopping list. With beautiful bees from Willow Shaftesbury, winsome windchimes from The Potting Shed Garden Shop Shaftesbury, choice condiments from The Shaftesbury Deli and a tasty tipple from Shaftesbury Wines.

These, and lots of other gifts are available on our rather brilliant Hight Street. Remember many town centre stores will be open late on Mondays in December and Bell Street and Angel Lane car parks are free on Saturdays 12th and 19th December. Don’t exceed the maximum stay, though. Dorset Council can issue you with a penalty ticket if you do. (bah humbug!)
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4 months ago

Well hello Thursday! Just 15 days to Christmas, so we've a few more gift ideas from some of our local traders for you.

Willow Shaftesbury Shaftesbury Wines Bright Blooms Floral Boutique and Coconut & Cotton have some terrific gifts in today's line up, and much more in store.

These, and all our other shops, have made such an effort this Christmas to keep shopping safe, so do shop local.
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4 months ago

It's day 8, and there's a distinct plant and garden theme today, with gift suggestions from Bright Blooms Floral Boutique Willow Shaftesbury The Potting Shed Garden Shop Shaftesbury and Pamplemousse.

Green fingers not your thing? Don't worry, there's plenty of other gift ideas in these and the other shops on our High Street.
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4 months ago

My goodness, it's a bit fresh out there today! On the subject of fresh, here's some new ideas from a selection of hour High Street traders, in day 7 of our 12 days of Christmas shopping in Shaftesbury.

Today's suggestions are from Shirley Allum Fashions Shaftesbury Wines Willow Shaftesbury and Pamplemousse Dorset.

Nothing quite up your street in today's selection? Then pop into one of the many other shops with interesting, unusual and thoughtful gifts.

#shopshaftesbury
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4 months ago

This Is Alfred - News From ShaftesburyMany Shaftesbury shops will open each Sunday and on Monday evenings until Christmas. Chamber of Commerce chair Virginia Edwyn-Jones tells Alfred how many businesses are offering extended shopping hours. The Christmas lights were turned on this week. The Chamber has launched an appeal to raise £1,000 to cover the costs of the decorations.

Click to listen to Virginia's interview:
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Donate here: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/shaftesbury-high-street-christmas-tree-fund
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4 months ago

Thanks to everyone who visit Shaftesbury this weekend, it was great to see shoppers back on our High Street. And with many of the shops opening on Sundays, and late night tonight, it means there's plenty of space for people to shop safely.

Today's Christmas gift ideas come from Coconut & Cotton Bright Blooms Floral Boutique Shaftesbury Wines and Pamplemousse Dorset - just a few of our brilliant local and independent stores.
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