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Dear editor I am writing this on the day of the national Climate Strike (20 September) which is a reminder that Dorset Council and many Town Councils have declared a Climate Crisis. We …
road crossing peacemarsh

A petition seeking a ‘safe crossing point’ on the B3092 near Purns Mill Lane, Gillingham, has been launched. The point in question is where the popular River Walk meets the busy main road, …
shared ownership

Last year more than 250 households achieved their dream of owning their own home in Wiltshire with an average household income of just £29,000, says Wiltshire Council. People are being encouraged to find …
Malt House Wolfe Frank Mere

Former Mere resident Wolfe Frank – Nuremberg’s Voice of Doom – is to be honoured with a blue plaque . . . and his later role as The Undercover Nazi Hunter will be …
Gillingham Youth centre

The Bones Youth Club which operates out of the youth centre on Cemetery Road in Gillingham is being forced to close temporarily. This follows the decision by Matt Hoskins to resign as manager. …
climate

Dorset councillors and Dorset Council officers are to meet with staff from Gillingham Town Council and other local councils who want to reduce their carbon footprint after declaring a state of ‘climate emergency’. …
Dorset Council

Dorset Council has begun work on a new Dorset-wide Local Plan which will set out new housing and commercial areas and community facilities, whilst aiming to protect the county’s special environment. As part …
neighbourhood plan

Residents in Shaftesbury have just ten more days to have their say about the town’s long-awaited Neighbourhood Plan. Consultation on the plan began on 1 August and will end on Thursday 26 September. …
knife amnesty

Wiltshire Police  is today launching its knives amnesty and knife crime prevention fortnight. As part of Op Sceptre – the national knife crime prevention initiative, which is also launched today, bringing together police …