Community

Bus shelter

Gillingham is set to have at least one and possibly five more bus shelters in response to what the town council claims will be a growing demand for more buses. Dorset Council has …
Great South West

A powerful coalition of South West businesses, education leaders and local authorities has pledged to work in partnership with Government to make the Great South West – including Dorset – the latest growth …
TerraCycle Gillingham

The newly-formed ‘Greener Gillingham’ group has decided to collect some of the waste that cannot be recycled in the usual way to be sent on to Terracycle. Terracycle – which brands itself as …

On a large table in Gillingham Library is a large table filled with scraps of fabric, buttons, stamps, old letters and large bottles of glue. Seated at it, making pictures from this ephemera, …
shared ownership

A number of families are moving into their own home for Christmas after Wiltshire Council picked up the keys to affordable homes. Wiltshire Council has bought three ex-council houses in Salisbury and Mere, …
Help for Heroes lights Gillingham

A home in Peacemarsh in Gillingham is being lit up with a huge display of Christmas lights in aid of the charity Help for Heroes. The house in Marlott Road, which is next …
Molly Wisdom Gillingham

Gillingham Mayor Barry Von Clemens visited St Martins Grange care home to help resident Molly Wisdom celebrate a very special birthday. Molly, who turned 100, was joined by her family for the special …
neighbourhood plan

Motcombe residents will now have influence over development in their local area after Dorset Council’s cabinet ‘made’  –  adopted – the parish’s neighbourhood plan in December 2019. The neighbourhood plan was prepared by …
skills & learning north dorset

There is an amazing variety of new adult education courses coming up in North Dorset after Christmas. They are perfect if you want to try your hand at something new. In fact, they …