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Debbie Wyke at The Malthouse

Healthcare Homes has welcomed a new manager at The Malthouse in Gillingham. Debbie Wyke has a long career in the care sector and has managed care services in the UK and Wales for …
westminster memorial hospital shaftesbury

A further expansion to the NHS’s mental health services in the area will open in Shaftesbury later this year, writes Richard Thomas. This follows the Friends of Westminster Memorial Hospital announcement this week …
crane Gillingham

A huge crane is set to dominate the landscape of the centre of Gillingham for the rest of the year. The Wolf 100 B crane is being used to help construct the new …
Dorset Police

Officers searching for a teenage girl who went missing from Gillingham are pleased to confirm she has been found safe and well. The teenager was last seen in the town at around 9.30am …
Gillingham Foodbank

Golfers from a charity based in Gillingham have raised £2,000 towards two local charities who help people struggling with the rising cost of living. The players from the Wyke Amateur Golf Society – …
Gillingham Carnival

After a two-year absence because of the Covid epidemic, the Gillingham Carnival processions are to return this autumn. The traditional afternoon and evening parades through the town will take place on Saturday 8 …
Gillingham Youth Collective

Former Gillingham mayor Councillor Barry Von Clemens has praised a new lottery-funded initiative to help the town’s young people over the next five years. The Gillingham Youth Collective, which was officially launched on …
Gillingham Youth Collective

Two organisations have won a joint bid for £350,000 of lottery money to fund a five-year project helping youngsters aged ten to 19 in Gillingham. The charity The Rendezvous and Gillingham Youth Club …
Gillingham welcome road sign

Councillors have voted against a plan to consider buying larger ‘Welcome to Gillingham’ signs despite claims that the recently-installed ones are ‘too small’. The signs were put up at the main entrances to …