Community

Developers have drawn up plans for up to 800 houses at a site west of Peacemarsh in Gillingham on which they say construction of the first homes could start by 2027 or 2028. …
Gillingham high street

Gillingham’s mayor Barry Von Clemens has hailed a ‘positive buzz’ back in the High Street after the re-opening of ‘non-essential’ shops on Monday following the easing of national Covid lockdown restrictions. The mayor …

Ryan Scutt, the Gillingham teenager who was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer last autumn, has raised £6,600 for three charities – Piam Brown ward, Teenage Cancer Trust and CLIC Sargent …
post office postbox Gillingham

Gillingham’s Hight Street Post Office branch could be bought and run by the local community, it has emerged. The Gillingham Community Land Trust (CLT) – a non-for-profit trust set up to help provide …
High Sheriff Dorset Gillingham special certificate

The High Sheriff of Dorset has presented Gillingham with a special certificate in recognition of the town’s community spirit and actions at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. Mr George Streatfeild …
ambulance

Town councillors say that ‘serious consideration’ should be giving to creating a hospital with an accident and emergency department and an ambulance station between Gillingham and Shaftesbury. They say that with existing hospitals …
Gillingham Litter Pickers Mark Pearce Chester

The mayor of Gillingham has praised the ‘amazing job’ being done by volunteers from the Gillingham Litter Pickers who are trying to keep the town tidy during the lockdown. ‘I have noticed that …

Gillingham residents are being asked to help create the ‘biggest blanket ever made in Dorset’ that will cover the Town Meadow on March 20. The event, called ‘Hanky Blanky on the Town Meadow’ …
rugby sevens North Dorset

A working group has been set up by Gillingham Town Council to look into providing a safe pedestrian and cycle path between North Dorset rugby club and the town. The ‘task and finish’ …