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short stories

What are you up to this week? How about writing a 500-word story for a Short Story Writing Competition? The theme is the murder of King Edward the Martyr, which took place at …
plant sale

The annual Charity plant sale is on the Town Meadow in 2024 is on Saturday 25 May . Last year Gillingham Action For Nature Group made over £300 profit. Last year seven charities …
care home students visit

Gillingham School’s Sixth Form has been working hard to build links with the local community, in a project led by the assistant head of Sixth Form, El Little. Over the course of the …
Gillingham Mayor Barry Von Clemens, Councillor Val Pothecary and the Media Makers student team.

Over the last eight weeks Gillingham School students have been taking part in a Media Makers Club through the Gillingham Youth Collective. The club has involved young people working after-school developing media skills …
RiversMeet solar panels

Gillingham’s RiversMeet leisure centre has completed its project with an energy company to install solar panels to help cut electricity bills. Under the arrangement with Conrad Energy a total of 528 panels have …
Green flag award

Gillingham Town Council is celebrating after receiving Green Flag Awards for three of their sites in Gillingham along the Rivers Stour, Lodden and Shreen Water. The news that the sites have achieved the …
banger rally

Gillingham town councillor Donna Toye and her husband Greg Vann are heading off on a summer break with a difference – a 2,000-mile road trip across Europe in an old ‘banger’ to raise …
Anne Kings

Anne Kings, a well-known and popular volunteer from Gillingham, has been among those recognised for their outstanding volunteer work by King Charles III and Queen Camilla. Five hundred outstanding volunteers across the UK …
Barry Von Clemens 2023

The new mayor of Gillingham, Councillor Barry Von Clemens, set out his priorities for the coming year during the formal mayor-making ceremony at the town hall on Wednesday evening. In a speech Councillor …