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Work will start in the New Year to improve a HGV pinch point on the C13 through Melbury Abbas.   As part of Dorset Highways’ A350/C13 route management scheme, a new pull-in and …

A day that started with such promise, with dry weather and thronged streets of people enjoying some 100 stalls of local food, drink, crafts, gifts and other products, turned soggy in the afternoon …
Gillingham Town Council

Councillors in Gillingham have voted ‘in principle’ for a rise in the local precept of 4.85 percent for the financial year 2019/2020. The move came at a meeting of the town council’s policy …
Gillingham Tandoori

One of the figures behind the popular Gillingham Tandoori restaurant in The Square has apologised to customers after it unexpectedly closed its door last week, with its windows and doors shuttered up. In …
St Martin's House

UPDATE: Dorset County Council has confirmed it is planning to demolish St Martin’s House as soon as possible in the New Year – see below  The tenants at St Martin’s House in Gillingham …
Budges Marks & Spencer Shaftesbury

A decision by Shaftesbury Town Council on buying two significant properties in the town, unexpectedly delayed at a special meeting of the council on 27 November after councillors raised a number of concerns …
St Martin's House

The planning committee of Gillingham Town Council has voted against plans by housing association Magna Housing to build 59 extra care homes for the elderly on the site occupied by St martin’s House …
safe passage dorset

Organisers in Dorset of the campaign to allow three child refugees a year to settle in this county and all other local authorities have welcomed backing from county councillors. Dorset county councillors voted …
new homes Mere

A total of 90 new homes in Gillingham have been given approval by councillors at North Dorset District Council’s Planning Committee. The development, on Land to the East of Lodden Lakes, was given …