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road repairs Gillingham

Residential roads in Gillingham programmed for surface dressing this summer include:   Shreen Way Claremont Avenue Cordery Gardens Downsview Drive Wessex Way Broadacres Wiltshire Close Saxon Mead Close Knoll Place Avondale Gardens Arun …
Piers Brown

The youngest member of North Dorset District Council’s Conservative cabinet has now become the youngest mayor of Shaftesbury and chairman of Shaftesbury Town Council. Piers Brown, 23, was last night, 1 May,  elected …

  Margaret Marande, 81, is now half way on her marathon 220-mile trek of The Hardy Way, having left Hardy’s Birthplace Visitor Centre on 18 April. As reported in the May issue of …
cattle market shaftesbury

Shaftesbury Civic Society has launched a last-ditch attempt to stop the sale of the town’s cattle market site to a supermarket by calling on its town council to immediately register the site ‘as …
Melbury Abbas Cann

Melbury Abbas & Cann’s High Court action against Dorset County Council is to go ahead after the village’s fundraising efforts shot to more than £1,000 above its crowdfunding target of £5,000 with a …
North Dorset District Council

North Dorset District Council is on the hunt for heroes. The council is urging local residents in the area to nominate people for its Community Hero Awards. Council chair Councillor Val Pothecary says: …
Melbury Abbas

Beleaguered Melbury Abbas & Cann villagers have turned to crowdfunding in an attempt to stop Dorset County Council implementing what they claim is ‘the slow destruction’ of its village, reports Richard Thomas. The …
Dr Geoffrey Tapper

A former leader of Dorset County Council credited with introducing party politics to North Dorset District Council has died, age 86, at Westminster Memorial Hospital in Shaftesbury after a long illness, writes Richard …
dementia friendly Shaftesbury

Shaftesbury town councillors and office staff are to go through a dementia awareness session as the first step in making Shaftesbury a ‘dementia-friendly’ town, the town council agreed on Tuesday 6 March. This …