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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 …
Shaftesbury town hall council

Temporary high street measures introduced because of the Covid epidemic are starting to wind down in most of Dorset but will stay in place in Shaftesbury. The X2 bus service will also start …
Fitness by Design, Udder Farm Shop

The Fitness by Design gym and The Toning Suite in Gillingham are both moving to a new location at the Udder Farm Shop in East Stour. The popular fitness club and toning tables …
White and Bright laundry

White and Bright, the bespoke laundry services company, has opened a ‘super’ launderette in its new premises in the Wincombe Business Park, Shaftesbury. It is ‘super’ because it has large machines for dealing …