The Alfred Daily - 3rd June by This Is Alfred published on 2020-06-02T22:05:29Z Shaftesbury Town Council has passed a 𝐯𝐨𝐭𝐞 𝐨𝐟 ‘𝐧𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞’ 𝐢𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐫 𝐊𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧 𝐓𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐬. During the meeting, several councillors alleged bullying and inappropriate behaviour by Cllr Tippins since her election late last year. The Chamber of commerce Chair spoke about their petition demanding the councillor's resignation. Cllr Tippins refutes the allegations and challenged the council's authority to call the meeting. During yesterday's ‘Zoom’ meeting, the Mayor temporarily excluded another councillor from the debate for swearing and making an offensive hand gesture. Listen to our report at 1:02. Two North Dorset parishes are considering how they can repurpose their 𝐢𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐜 𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐛𝐨𝐱𝐞𝐬, now BT doesn’t need them. Alfred talks with 𝐅𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐌𝐚𝐠𝐧𝐚 Parish Council Chairman Michael Humphreys about his council's ideas. 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐭𝐨𝐧 𝐀𝐛𝐛𝐚𝐬 Councillor Jessie Low shares her parish’s unique plan for their old phone box which will benefit ramblers and walkers. Listen at 7:38. Alfred hears about a special, 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠-𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐜𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐧. Two Shaftesbury women, Karen and Gladys, have forged a phone friendship over the last nine weeks, even though they’ve never met. Karen Wimhurst volunteered to support self-isolating locals. She 'hit it off' with 89-year old Gladys, who shares Karen’s passion for music and nature. Listen to their story at 12:21. Farming expert 𝐃𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐝 𝐊𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐛𝐮𝐫𝐲 𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐬 and identifies the colourful crops currently growing in the fields around Shaftesbury. David also reveals why flour has been difficult for home bakers to find recently. Listen at 12:22. We visit our Wardour smallholding. Mary Myers introduces us to her neighbour Josephine who cultivates fruit and vegetables to feed her family of ten. Listen at 22.22. The ‘Where in Shaftesbury’ quiz with Amber Harrison. A cuckoo and buzzard, recorded at Tollard Royal –by Nick Crump. 32:56. --- You can listen to a new edition of Shaftesbury's radio show each day from 6am. Tune in at ThisIsAlfred.com. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Or 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐦𝐞 𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐀𝐥𝐞𝐱𝐚 or Google Assistant. If you’re using an Amazon Echo device: The first time you want to listen say: “Alexa, enable The Alfred Daily skill” Then say: “Alexa, play The Alfred Daily” If you’re using a Google Assistant device: Say: “OK Google, play The Alfred Daily podcast.