Dorset News

Covid testing Gillingham

More local community testing facilities will be available in north Dorset from Monday 29 March for all eligible residents, Public Health Dorset has announced. This includes a mobile testing unit visiting Gillingham each …
schools dorset education

Today,  Monday 1 March, young people across Dorset will find out which school they will be joining in September. Most students, more than 97 per cent, have been offered their first choice of …
Dorset Council

The owner of PlantWorld garden centre in Milton-on-Stour has stated that his site is ‘not for sale’ after the draft Local Plan for Dorset proposed it as an ‘allocated’ site for up to …
Dorset Police

Dorset Police has urged residents across the county to be aware of a Covid vaccine-related scam. Residents have been sent a text purporting to be from a NHS body or similar informing the …
Newbury New Road Gillingham

Gillingham is set to undergo some traffic disruption with the closure of New Road for resurfacing work at night. The closure of the 190m section of section of New Road from Newbury down …
Dorset local plan

A consultation on the draft Dorset Council Local Plan will start in January 2021. Once adopted, the Local Plan will guide decisions on planning applications in Dorset for the next 15 years. The …
Parking car park Gillingham

Councillors in Gillingham are to debate planned changes to car park charges in Dorset after hearing that the cost for some users could double. Dorset Council says it intends to charge from 8am …
cycle way Gillingham

Councillors have raised concerned over what they called the ‘dangerous’ new cycle way that has just been completed along Le Neubourg Way in Gillingham. Councillor Sharon Cullingford said the issue concerned the section …
swan arrow Dorset

Police officers investigating an incident where a swan was shot in Poole are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. Dorset Police received a report at 8.47am on Monday 21 …