Community

Gillingham Community Church hamper

Around 50 local families living below the poverty line will receive special Christmas hampers made by Gillingham Community Church in conjunction with the foodbank.   Members of the church, which runs the North …
dog orders Gillingham

Residents, visitors and organisations in North Dorset, including Gillingham and Shaftebury, are being invited to have their say about rules concerning dogs. People are being asked what they think about dogs in public …
dog leads Gillingham

Gillingham, Shaftesbury and local parish councils could soon be given wider scope to control dog fouling, under a proposal put forward by North Dorset District Council, write Michael Streeter and Richard Thomas. The …

The Mayor of Gillingham and Pioneer Minister the Revd Eve Pegler have launched a ‘Christmas Story’ competition aimed at primary schools in the Gillingham area. The contest is open to any child of …
Gillingham bed and Suite Centre

Gillingham Suite and Bed Centre have won the first prize and cup from judges in the Christmas window competition. The High Street store’s window (see photo) depicted a Victorian Christmas Scene from Charles …
Childcare Dorset

Parents and carers are being asked to complete a survey about support for families with children aged 0-5 in Dorset. Dorset County Council has a duty to make sure there are plenty of …

The Great Gillingham Bake Off, held on Sunday November 19 at the Vicarage School Rooms, was a huge success with 50 entries across 11 categories including sponges, fruit cakes, biscuits and scones. Two …
Elf Trail Gillingham

A Gillingham woman has come up with a novel way to celebrate Christmas – an Elf Trail around the town. Lynn Fern is asking local residents and shop owners and businesses to create …

The well-known DJ Johnnie Walker and his wife Tiggy last week received a cheque in Shaftesbury for £1,584.17 to go towards the Carers UK charity of which they are joint patrons. The cheque …