Community

green flag gillingham

Gillingham Town Council are raising three Green Flag Awards this year as Gillingham’s public open spaces are recognised as some of the best in the country. The award is the international quality mark …
Common Mead lane field fairfax

The property company who are hoping to build up to 80 homes on land off Common Mead Lane in Gillingham say they have taken on board objections to their first application. Fairfax have …
open spaces Dorset volunteers

The Dorset Local Access Forum are looking for people who want to improve Dorset’s paths and open spaces for local people and visitors. The Dorset Local Access Forum are looking for people who …
pétanque boules

Town councillors have supported a plan to build two pétanque courts on the Town Meadow in the centre of Gillingham. The idea is to put the two courts on the hardcore track near …
stower provost first aid

Following nominations made by the local community, Stower Provost Community School near Gillingham was selected to receive a free, first aid workshop. The workshop taught the children key life skills ranging from what …
planning shaftesbury

Shaftesbury Town Council is to hire a barrister to challenge a government inspector’s decision to allow a housing development on the slopes of the town facing Gillingham. The decision, that apparently took both …
Dorset Police

Officers carrying out searches to find wanted Gillingham man Nicholas Castle are pleased to confirm he has been located. Castle, aged 24, was wanted on prison recall after breaching the conditions of his …
allotments

Councillors in Gillingham have given allotment holders on Cemetery Road permission to install CCTV cameras. The move follows a number of thefts and and incidents of damage at those allotments in recent months. …
Westminster memorial hospital new road

Another step towards safeguarding the future of Westminster Memorial Hospital in Shaftesbury for local people was taken last week with the opening of a new one-way access road, writes Richard Thomas. The project, …