Community

Gillingham Town Council

Councillors in Gillingham have voted for thousands of pounds to go to a variety of local groups and charities in its annual award of grants. The town council’s finance committee met online on …
Naomi Jupp paper girl

A ‘paper girl’ from Dorset has been given a special recognition award by Dorset Police for making a life-saving call after noticing something out of the ordinary when delivering the paper to an …
rat run Gillingham cars speed

A councillor in Gillingham has raised fears that the new main road or ‘principal street’ through the planned Southern Extension development could become a rat run for drivers. Councillor Mike Gould spoke just …
Harvest of a Quiet Eye Tim Heaton

When the Archbishop of Canterbury announced the suspension of public worship on 18 March because of the Covid-19 epidemic, local vicar Tim Heaton had been due to preside over the mid-week Holy Communion …
Kayla Barrington

Kayla Barrington from Gillingham is starting to make her mark in the world of British motorcycle racing. Kayla, 22, is currently the only female rider in the Superstock 600 championship, supporting British Superbikes. …
library books

After the service was suspended in the wake of Covid-19 restrictions, Dorset Council says it is ‘very pleased’ to be able to reintroduce reservations at libraries across the county. This means that from …
Gillingham Town Council

A decision on whether to stage a Christmas festive lighting event in Gillingham this year is ‘under review’ because of the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, town councillors were told this week. And even if …
Shaftesbury town hall council

Temporary high street measures introduced because of the Covid epidemic are starting to wind down in most of Dorset but will stay in place in Shaftesbury. The X2 bus service will also start …
swimming pool RiversMeet

Gillingham Town Council agreed on Monday night to provide the RiversMeet leisure centre with up to £23,000 to help it cope with a financial shortfall caused by the Coronavirus lockdown. Councillors voted unanimously …