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Toolstation Gillingham

Toolstation, one of the UK’s fastest growing and largest suppliers of tools and more, opened its doors in Gillinghamto the public on Monday 29 November with a new store based Old Market Centre, …
we are chain

Entrepreneurs’ efforts to employ a young ‘e-commerce exec’ on the government’s Kickstart scheme are becoming a ‘false-start’ because no-one can reach their rural offices near Gillingham and Shaftesbury. E-commerce specialists Jim Chetwode and …
waitrose cafe

Plans by Waitrose to extend its café, create a new exit and put in covered trolley shelters have been hailed by local councillors as a vote of confidence in Gillingham. Councillor Mike Gould …
Gillingham high street

Gillingham’s mayor Barry Von Clemens has hailed a ‘positive buzz’ back in the High Street after the re-opening of ‘non-essential’ shops on Monday following the easing of national Covid lockdown restrictions. The mayor …
Gillingham High Street market

An ecommerce shopping platform is to be used to help boost retail businesses in Gillingham and four other Dorset towns. The Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is committing £30,000 in a new initiative …
Openreach full fibre broadband Gillingham

The mystery of the numerous Openreach vans and teams working around Gillingham has been solved – and it is good news. The company says the work currently being carried out is bringing ‘full …
Parking car park Gillingham

Councillors in Gillingham have reacted angrily to plans by Dorset Council to extend the number of hours it charges for car parking each day to 8pm and to get motorists to pay on …
White Hart Market Gillingham

The new monthly Sunday street market which begins on Sunday 11 October could bring back much-needed life to Gillingham’s High Street, councillors have been told. Councillor Mike Gould, who is part of the …
Roman Business centre Gillingham

Councillors in Gillingham have voted to move ahead with the purchase of the Roman Business Centre in Peacemarsh after the government approved a £345,000 public loan to finance it. The premises, which are …