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sewing virus scrubs Shaftesbury

Shaftesbury Town Council is calling on local volunteers to join a new ‘Scrub Hub’ it has set up to supply personal protective equipment (PPE) to local health and social workers, writes Richard Thomas. …
cycleway cycle path Gillingham

Some highways construction activity is restarting where it can be done within the social distancing requirements currently in place, including in Gillingham, Dorset Council has announced. This also fits in with government guidance …
Dorset Police

Recorded crime in the Dorset Police area has remained stable while crime has increased in many parts of the country, new figures reveal. Latest figures released by the Office of National Statistics, covering …
bin collection refuse

Dorset Council will be resuming its garden waste kerbside collections from Monday 27 April, it has announced. To ensure that regular food waste, rubbish, recycling and glass collections continue with minimal disruption, the …
Dorset police

Emergency services and other partner agencies across Dorset are working together to highlight the #Unacceptable trend in the number of verbal abuse, assaults or attacks their staff face and the rising number involving …
Dorset business self employed help viris

Around 5,500 businesses in Dorset have now registered for either a small business grant or a retail, hospitality and leisure grant, Dorset Council says. It is urging anyone who has already applied to …
Dextra NHS Gillingham

Gillingham’s major manufacturer Dextra has been playing an important role supporting the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic. Working within Government guidelines and implementing social distancing measures at its manufacturing site in Dorset, Dextra …
virtual council meeting Gillingham

Councillors in Gillingham have held their first ‘virtual’ meeting since the coronavirus lockdown brought an end to gatherings in the town hall. Members of the council’s planning committee convened by Skype on Monday …

Shaftesbury Town Council has given town clerk Claire Commons permission to spend up to £20,000 to buy personal protection equipment (PPE) for care and social workers in the town to help them in …