Community

Remembrance Gillingham

Gillingham Town Council has asked local residents not to come out and pay their respects at the town’s war memorial as usual for this year’s Remembrance Sunday on 8 November. Instead, because of …
White Hart Market Gillingham

The planned street market for Gillingham’s High Street today, 11 October, has been cancelled. In a statement the organisers, the Anonymous Travelling Market, said on their Facebook page earlier today: ‘ Unfortunately the …
Christmas lights

Gillingham will not hold  any ceremony for the switching on of the town’s Christmas lights, councillors were told this week. Mayor Barry Von Clemens said that under earlier guidance the town had still …
herbs herbetum Gillingham

Local residents are being invited to help themselves – within reason – to herbs as part of a new council initiative in Gillingham. The Town Council has set up a micro herbetum – …
Dorset Police

There are illegal drugs in Gillingham but the town does not have a drugs problem, local councillors were told this week. Police community support officer Nicky Fear also told a meeting of Gillingham …
White Hart Market Gillingham

The new monthly Sunday street market which begins on Sunday 11 October could bring back much-needed life to Gillingham’s High Street, councillors have been told. Councillor Mike Gould, who is part of the …

Gillingham-based North Dorset rugby club and Gillingham School have both had cases of people testing positive for Covid-19. In all, the latest figures show that there were five positive tests in the Gillingham …
Gillingham Town Council

Councillors in Gillingham have voted for thousands of pounds to go to a variety of local groups and charities in its annual award of grants. The town council’s finance committee met online on …
Naomi Jupp paper girl

A ‘paper girl’ from Dorset has been given a special recognition award by Dorset Police for making a life-saving call after noticing something out of the ordinary when delivering the paper to an …