On behalf of Shaftesbury Town Council, I thank all of the organisers of last Sunday’s Food and Drink festival.

It was a fantastic success, there must have been thousands of people in the town centre enjoying Dorset’s best home-grown products, with the variety of different foods available from Mexican to Greek to American.

The weather couldn’t have been better – true cider-drinking weather!

I would especially like to commend Shaftesbury School’s Young Enterprise team selling their home-made recycled candles.

The newly resurrected Byzant ceremony was a great pleasure to have been a part of, and very apt for a celebration of Shaftesbury’s old water supply to share the date with a Food and Drink festival.

We are looking forward to the next big event in the town this Sunday (May 20) – The North Dorset Cycle Ride.

Piers Brown – Mayor,

on behalf of Shaftesbury Town Council

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