Community

Spanning three generations, five members of one family have had their heads shaved to raise money for the Douglas Macmillan Oncology unit at Yeovil Hospital in Somerset and to remember Ian White, who …
Gillingham get together

Gillingham’s Town Meadow filled with people for the inaugural Great Get Together Picnic on the last Sunday of June. Hampers were unpacked to reveal sandwiches, sausage rolls and cold drinks, rugs were spread …
Neighbourhood plan Gillingham

The residents of Gillingham have overwhelmingly backed the town’s Neighbourhood Plan. The ‘Yes’ vote by 90 percent of local people in the referendum on Thursday 12 July means the document can now play …
parish poll shaftesbury

A parish poll calling for a judicial review of the sale of Dorset’s last cattle market site is likely to be held in Shaftesbury on Thursday 9 August. Meanwhile Shaftesbury Town Council has …
voting referendum Gillingham

Today Thursday 12 July is voting day in Gillingham on the referendum on whether to back the town’s Neighbourhood Plan. Registered voters can vote as usual at the polling stations indicated on their …
Shaftesbury parish poll cattle market

A standing-room only public protest meeting in Shaftesbury on Tuesday 10 July demanded Shaftesbury Town Council launch a judicial review to prevent North Dorset District Council selling Dorset’s last remaining cattle market site …
Justice for Shaftesbury

A new pressure group set up to fight North Dorset District Council’s decision to sell the cattle market site in Shaftesbury has won a last-minute battle to hold a public meeting in the …
Shaftesbury High Street

A surprise admission this week by Shaftesbury’s mayor Councillor Piers Brown, who is also a member of North Dorset District Council’s cabinet, that NDDC’s decision to sell the cattle market site in Shaftesbury …
vote election ballot box Gillingham

Gillingham could have a Neighbourhood Plan if residents give it the go ahead. Councillors agreed at North Dorset District Council’s Cabinet meeting on 29 May to go ahead with the referendum on the …