Community

citizens advice

The Citizens Advice team members in Gillingham have this week celebrated the 80th birthday of one of their volunteers. Jenny McCallum, second from left in the photograph, has been working for the organisation …
shaftesbury gym

The empty supermarket on Bell Street could be transformed into a multi-use retail, leisure and community space if a community-led plan is successful. A group named ‘Project Belle’ is planning to create in …
North Dorset District Council

The High Court has backed the process carried out by North Dorset District Council to sell Shaftesbury cattle market. An application for permission to apply for Judicial Review was lodged by ‘Justice for …
Gillingham bloom

Gillingham has struck gold in the South West in Bloom awards. The town won gold in the pennant entry, which is one step down from the full South West in Bloom competition. Other …
Viv Potter of Autotechnics Audi

A team from Gillingham-based Autotechnics Audi & VW garage are off to Spain this weekend for a car rally to raise money for charity. They have dressed up a 20-year-old Mercedes E320 as …
Hovis loaf gold hill

The well-known Hovis loaf money box has been restored and put back in its rightful place at the top of Shaftesbury’s iconic Gold Hill. The collection box, which was built nearly 40 years …
ALDI Gillingham

The appeal by supermarket chain ALDI against refusal of its application to build a store on the outskirts of Gillingham will go to a public inquiry on 13 November. The company lodged an …
artists, Morganne Cannon-Langford, Phillip Olney,

Two talented young artists have set up a pop-up exhibition for a week in an empty shop on the High Street in Shaftesbury. Morganne Cannon-Langford, 19, who went to Gillingham School, and Phillip …
Shaftesbury High Street

Shaftesbury Town Council has rejected Thursday’s parish poll – calling on it to ‘fund and support’ a judicial review against North Dorset District Council for wanting to sell the cattle market site to …