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Common Mead lane field fairfax

Controversial plans to build up to 80 new homes on a greenfield site off Common Mead Lane in Gillingham have been approved by Dorset councillors. Members of the council’s Northern Area planning committee …
park homes Gillingham

A firm of developers has revealed plans to build up to 43 homes for the over-55s on a greenfield site just to the north of Gillingham. Serenity Parks is hoping to put the …

The new Morrisons Daily store in Bell Street, Shaftesbury, is holding a  ‘Welcome Day’ from 11am-3pm on Thursday 27 Jan. At 11am, the good cause receiving the store’s £1,000 gift will be announced …
Morrisons Shaftesbury mayor Councillor Andy Hollingshead

The official opening of the new Morrisons Daily store on Bell Street is a sign of Shaftesbury’s success in attracting new businesses, the town’s mayor said. Councillor Andy Hollingshead was present on Thursday …
Ferrn Brook Lodge Gillingham

Gillingham care home Fern Brook Lodge, which prides itself as a hub of the community, says it is looking for new team members, with roles across all levels and with a variety of …
weeds Gillingham

The town council should ensure that future contractors hired to keep Gillingham clean should be made fully aware of the need to control weeds that are being left ‘untouched’ in parts of the …
gillingham christmas meal

The Gillingham Community Christmas Meal covers residents in Gillingham, Shaftesbury and surrounding villages. A free meal is delivered to your door. For more information see the poster above and contact the organisers of …
Hine & Parsons

Could the end be in sight for one of the most iconic and longest-surviving shops in Shaftesbury High Street? Owners Doug and Phil Houghton have decided to call time on their seven decades …
Fairfax field Gillingham

Gillingham residents who want to comment on the Fairfax planning application to build 80 or more new homes just off Common Mead Lane, but have not yet done so, have until tomorrow to …