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climate clouds sky

MP Simon Hoare will meet constituents in February at a second meeting to discuss local people’s concerns about the climate emergency. The North Dorset MP first met with local people about the climate …
Greener Gillingham

An initiative by the group Greener Gillingham to recycle waste packaging that is not handled by Dorset Council has got off to a strong start. Volunteers from the group met at the Chantry …
wing mirror

A woman motorist who was dropping her daughter off at Motcombe primary school when another car sped past and smashed off her wing mirror without stopping is appealing for help in in tracing …
sing and stroll

The Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty team have been awarded more than £380,000 to expand their health and wellbeing project, ‘Stepping into Nature’. Supported by the National Lottery Community Fund, the project …
Barnaby Mead

Revised plans to build 50 new homes east of Barnaby Mead in the middle of Gillingham have been formally and unanimously opposed by town councillors. The new plans, which include a small block …
lidl Shaftesbury

Discount supermarket Lidl say they are hoping for a decision soon on their application to build a new store on the site of the old cattle market in Christy’s Lane, Shaftesbury. It is …
Bus shelter

Gillingham is set to have at least one and possibly five more bus shelters in response to what the town council claims will be a growing demand for more buses. Dorset Council has …
South Western Railway Gillingham rail station

The current speculation about how long South Western Railway (SWR) will keep the franchise for train services on the West of England rail line from Exeter to Waterloo, including Gillingham, comes as ‘no …
dirtbike

Police officers investigating a burglary at a home near Blandford are releasing an image of a dirtbike that was stolen. A secure garage attached to the home in Winterborne Whitechurch was broken into …