Dorset News

The pandemic put the kibosh on larger celebrations to mark his centenary last year, so the big party was postponed until the former sailor’s 101st birthday. Now Gillingham-based Horace Erridge was presented with …
police Dorset

Dorset’s Police and Crime Commissioner David Sidwick is launching a survey to ask residents for their views on crime and policing in the county – including the Gillingham area. Members of the public …
Dorset Police

Crime figures have fallen in Dorset, with Dorset Police seeing a 9.3 per cent drop in recorded crime in 2020, according to new figures released on Thursday 13 May 2021. Data released by …
litter free

Frustrated with seeing littered plastics and concerned about plastic entering your local environment? Fancy a new way to improve your fitness? Or simply want to spend more time in nature? The Litter Free …
david sidwick

David Sidwick has been confirmed as the new Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset. The declaration was made today, Friday 7 May, by Graham Farrant, Police Area Returning Officer, following Police and Crime …
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 …