Community

St Martin's House

Gillingham’s St Martin’s House has been saved from the prospect of demolition – for now at least – after Dorset County Council dropped plans to demolish it in order for a housing association …
bowling alley

A bowling alley and ice-skating rink are two of the suggestions for the future use of the former Budgens supermarket in Shaftesbury made to Shaftesbury Town Council by members of the public . …
crocuses, spring bulbs, Gillingham

An appeal has gone out to anyone who wants to help plant bulbs in Gillingham this November. The spring-flowering crocuses and daffodils will be planted by volunteers around the town on Saturday 10 …
St Martin's House

Members of the public and councillors seeking to save Gillingham’s iconic St Martin’s House from demolition are racing against the clock after a lively and at times angry town hall meeting was told …
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 …