Community

Piers Brown

Leader of North Dorset District Council, Councillor Graham Carr-Jones, has controversially appointed a 23-year-old first elected less than three years ago to the council’s controlling Conservative cabinet, writes Richard Thomas. Piers Brown, who …
Bourton WW1

For a fascinating evening about World War 1, head to Bourton Village Hall where Bourton WW1 Project present an evening with Major Nick Speak, co-author of Devotion to Duty, a book celebrating military …
recycling Dorset

Shaftesbury’s household recycling centre (HRC) at Wincombe Business Park will be closed to the public on Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 January as it undergoes deep clean treatment. It will re-open for use …
Neighbourhood plan Gillingham

Gillingham has submitted a neighbourhood plan to North Dorset District Council. The plan sets out a wide range of planning policies including policies that the community wishes to be used to protect and …
Gillingham Community Church hamper

Around 50 local families living below the poverty line will receive special Christmas hampers made by Gillingham Community Church in conjunction with the foodbank.   Members of the church, which runs the North …
dog orders Gillingham

Residents, visitors and organisations in North Dorset, including Gillingham and Shaftebury, are being invited to have their say about rules concerning dogs. People are being asked what they think about dogs in public …
dog leads Gillingham

Gillingham, Shaftesbury and local parish councils could soon be given wider scope to control dog fouling, under a proposal put forward by North Dorset District Council, write Michael Streeter and Richard Thomas. The …

The Mayor of Gillingham and Pioneer Minister the Revd Eve Pegler have launched a ‘Christmas Story’ competition aimed at primary schools in the Gillingham area. The contest is open to any child of …
Gillingham bed and Suite Centre

Gillingham Suite and Bed Centre have won the first prize and cup from judges in the Christmas window competition. The High Street store’s window (see photo) depicted a Victorian Christmas Scene from Charles …