Community

Dear editor I am writing this on the day of the national Climate Strike (20 September) which is a reminder that Dorset Council and many Town Councils have declared a Climate Crisis. We …
road crossing peacemarsh

A petition seeking a ‘safe crossing point’ on the B3092 near Purns Mill Lane, Gillingham, has been launched. The point in question is where the popular River Walk meets the busy main road, …
shared ownership

Last year more than 250 households achieved their dream of owning their own home in Wiltshire with an average household income of just £29,000, says Wiltshire Council. People are being encouraged to find …
Malt House Wolfe Frank Mere

Former Mere resident Wolfe Frank – Nuremberg’s Voice of Doom – is to be honoured with a blue plaque . . . and his later role as The Undercover Nazi Hunter will be …
Gillingham Youth centre

The Bones Youth Club which operates out of the youth centre on Cemetery Road in Gillingham is being forced to close temporarily. This follows the decision by Matt Hoskins to resign as manager. …
neighbourhood plan

Residents in Shaftesbury have just ten more days to have their say about the town’s long-awaited Neighbourhood Plan. Consultation on the plan began on 1 August and will end on Thursday 26 September. …
animal welfare

A groups of local animal lovers have teamed together to organise a Table Top sale to raise money for different charities. Money from the sale, which will take place at the Methodist Chruch …
lottery Dorset Council

Dorset Council is seeking the views of local residents, community groups and local charities on the proposal to run a ‘Community Lottery’ for local good causes in the Dorset council area. It is …
knot circus

Knot’ by Nikki and JD Award-Winning Physical Circus Show in Dorset for One Night Only Sun 29 September, 7:30pm. Gillingham School Hall. 01747 833844 Physically exhilarating and touchingly poignant, Knot is the internationally …