Community

St Martin's House

The planning committee of Gillingham Town Council has voted against plans by housing association Magna Housing to build 59 extra care homes for the elderly on the site occupied by St martin’s House …
safe passage dorset

Organisers in Dorset of the campaign to allow three child refugees a year to settle in this county and all other local authorities have welcomed backing from county councillors. Dorset county councillors voted …
new homes Mere

A total of 90 new homes in Gillingham have been given approval by councillors at North Dorset District Council’s Planning Committee. The development, on Land to the East of Lodden Lakes, was given …
St Martin's House

Gillingham’s St Martin’s House has been saved from the prospect of demolition – for now at least – after Dorset County Council dropped plans to demolish it in order for a housing association …
bowling alley

A bowling alley and ice-skating rink are two of the suggestions for the future use of the former Budgens supermarket in Shaftesbury made to Shaftesbury Town Council by members of the public . …
crocuses, spring bulbs, Gillingham

An appeal has gone out to anyone who wants to help plant bulbs in Gillingham this November. The spring-flowering crocuses and daffodils will be planted by volunteers around the town on Saturday 10 …
St Martin's House

Members of the public and councillors seeking to save Gillingham’s iconic St Martin’s House from demolition are racing against the clock after a lively and at times angry town hall meeting was told …
citizens advice

The Citizens Advice team members in Gillingham have this week celebrated the 80th birthday of one of their volunteers. Jenny McCallum, second from left in the photograph, has been working for the organisation …
shaftesbury gym

The empty supermarket on Bell Street could be transformed into a multi-use retail, leisure and community space if a community-led plan is successful. A group named ‘Project Belle’ is planning to create in …