The Alfred Daily - 3rd March by This Is Alfred published on 2021-03-02T22:04:52Z Dorset Police say that officers will continue to carry out patrols to make sure people are sticking to the COVID-19 guidance. On Sunday officers dealt with 31 alleged rule breaches and spoke with a number of out-of-area visitors who had driven to the county's coast.(1:05) Sara Froud from Shaftesbury's Abbey View Medical Centre explains how the COVID-19 vaccination invitation process has been altered to speed up the national rollout. Many North Dorset patients are now been invited to out-of-area vaccine centres. Sara tells Alfred what is happening and whether you need to take action. (1:59) Lockdown has brought extra business for a Semley company that makes powered surfboards. Mako Boardsports founder Gilo Cardozo tells Alfred that many customers have had more free time for outdoor fun. Gilo explains how his workforce of approximately fifty staff based at Chaldicott Barns have met personal watercraft orders from all over the world. The business started in Motcombe. (10:12) The majority of residents who have replied to Dorset Council's climate and ecological emergency strategy support the plans for the Dorset council area to become carbon neutral in 2040, councillors have been told. (16:31) Shaftesbury landscape artist Richard Hoare says Park Walk has helped him get through lockdown. “And it's another sort of subtle, positive aspect of Shaftesbury that we all adore,” Richard says. (18:44) Dorset’s official tourism website will become Dorset Council’s key tourism tool when funding of three Tourism information centres ends. But some North Dorset-based Councillors says the website needs an overhaul to help users discover individual communities and their services. And Visit-Dorset.com’s team needs to engage with North Dorset tourism businesses who have different needs to companies on the coast, a council meeting heard. (24:28) Mary Myers reports from her Wardour smallholding. Mary has taken on sheepdog duties to round up her flock of sheep for vaccinations. And Renato talks rhubarb! (27:58) Nick Crump and Darwin Ecology’s Mariko Whyte are on the lookout for North Dorset nature. Today, the pair search for frogspawn around Shaftesbury and they share facts and stories about the common frog. (34:28) --- 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. Soon, Alfred will start FM broadcasting. Our community radio station will launch this year. All of our team are volunteers. Would you like to join us to make spoken word programmes, record interviews and to produce features for broadcast? We now have 78 volunteers learning new radio and podcasting skills. And we’re starting a new Shaftesbury area history programme and a local nature podcast, soon. Email hello@thisisAlfred.com to join our team!