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The pandemic put the kibosh on larger celebrations to mark his centenary last year, so the big party was postponed until the former sailor’s 101st birthday. Now Gillingham-based Horace Erridge was presented with …
WAGS golf charity Yeovil hospital

Golfers from a charity based in Gillingham have raised £1,400 towards a hospital breast cancer unit. The players from the Wyke Amateur Golf Society or WAGS play matches throughout the year at various …
police Dorset

Dorset’s Police and Crime Commissioner David Sidwick is launching a survey to ask residents for their views on crime and policing in the county – including the Gillingham area. Members of the public …
St Martins Gillingham new

Construction work on 55 extra care flats for the elderly on the site of the now-demolished St Martins House on Queen Street, Gillingham, could begin in August. The existing building on the site …
Dorset police

Dorset Police have confirmed they are increasing the number of ‘high-visibility’ patrols in the Hardings Park area of Gillingham and near the old football club after a series of complaints from residents about …
Brexit EU flags Gillingham

EU nationals living in Gillingham and other parts of North Dorset are being urged to regularise their residency status in the UK before the cut-off date of 30 June amid a warning that …
ali low westminster memorial hospital

Staff at Westminster Memorial Hospital in Shaftesbury, have been joined by members of its League of Friends to mark 150 years since the building’s foundation stone was laid. They gathered in the hospital …
Christine and Mike Dillon foodbank volunteers Gillingham

A husband and wife duo from Gillingham – who have volunteered for their local food bank throughout the pandemic – are being recognised for their incredible support, by anti-food poverty charity the Trussell …
Paul Harris mayor Gillingham

Councillor Paul Harris has become the new mayor of Gillingham after a mayor-making ceremony this week and a formal vote by fellow councillors. Councillor Harris, a retired army officer who has been deputy …