Community

Gillingham Town Council

The plans by property developers Fairfax to construct 85 new homes on a field off Common Mead Lane in Gillingham have been described as ‘desecration’ and ‘vandalism’ by a town councillor. On Monday …
Gillingham High Street market

An ecommerce shopping platform is to be used to help boost retail businesses in Gillingham and four other Dorset towns. The Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is committing £30,000 in a new initiative …
Dorset Council

The elections team at Dorset Council is looking for additional polling station staff in the Gillingham/Shaftesbury area.  If you are interested please take a look at the job descriptions, complete the application form …
station road Gillingham roadworks

Work to improve the pavements on the High Street in Gillingham will start on Monday 1 February, and go on for around eight weeks, During the daytime work by Dorset Highways the footways …
Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show two days

This year the Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show is to take place over two days for the first time in its history to ensure safety for the public, exhibitors and competitors. The event, which …
Dorset Local Plan

The draft Local Plan for Dorset designates a field off Common Mead Lane in Gillingham where a company is hoping to build 85 new homes as a ‘preferred’ site for development. In December …
Dorset Council

The owner of PlantWorld garden centre in Milton-on-Stour has stated that his site is ‘not for sale’ after the draft Local Plan for Dorset proposed it as an ‘allocated’ site for up to …
Fairfax, common mead lane, Robert Cockell housing

Worried residents have set up a protest group to fight the ‘threat’ posed by plans to build 85 new homes in a field off Common Mead Lane in Gillingham. The ‘Save Our Fields’ …
Dave Wathen

Councillors in Gillingham are hoping that a new street can be named after one of the town’s best-known couples, the late David and Brenda Wathen. Dave Wathen was the town crier for many …