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Dorset Council

The owner of PlantWorld garden centre in Milton-on-Stour has stated that his site is ‘not for sale’ after the draft Local Plan for Dorset proposed it as an ‘allocated’ site for up to …
Fairfax, common mead lane, Robert Cockell housing

Worried residents have set up a protest group to fight the ‘threat’ posed by plans to build 85 new homes in a field off Common Mead Lane in Gillingham. The ‘Save Our Fields’ …
Dave Wathen

Councillors in Gillingham are hoping that a new street can be named after one of the town’s best-known couples, the late David and Brenda Wathen. Dave Wathen was the town crier for many …
Gillingham Town Council

Gillingham Town Council has issued a statement asking all residents to follow government regulations as the new lockdown starts. The lockdown, which was announced on Monday by prime minister Boris Johnson, has now …

GPs in Gillingham hope that the local vaccination campaign could be switched to a location in the town once the new Oxford University/AstraZeneca arrives for use in the area. Currently the vaccination campaign, …
covid vaccine volunteers Gillingham

The Gillingham Medical Practice says it needs an ‘army of volunteers’ to help with the local vaccination campaign which begins on Saturday locally. ‘We will need help with marshalling and queue management over …
Gillingham high street Newbury

Gillingham High Street is set for a significant face-lift in the New Year. Funding secured by Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership through the Government’s Local Growth Fund is being invested in Gillingham town centre …
Bob and Betty Jones.

American couple Betty and Bob Jones loved the Gillingham and Shaftesbury area so much from their regular visits to England that when they retired in 1981 they moved here. The couple from the …
Rendezvous covid film Gillingham

The way in which young people view and have coped with the Covid pandemic in Gillingham has been captured in a short film. ‘Covid & Me – Rendezvous Gillingham, Dorset’ is a moving …