Community

On his 15th birthday doctors told Ryan Scutt he had cancer, a skull-based tumour so rare it only affects about one in two million people. The diagnosis came at the end of months …
Remembrance Gillingham

Gillingham Town Council has asked local residents not to come out and pay their respects at the town’s war memorial as usual for this year’s Remembrance Sunday on 8 November. Instead, because of …
Mellowes Halloween

It was Halloween with a difference this year as trick or treating was swapped for a spooky community trail in Gillingham, thanks to The Mellowes Bupa Care Home. Staff at the care home, …
railway Gillingham

Councillors have voted for a £3,000 grant towards a large mural which will depict the history of Gillingham railway station from its opening in 1859 to the present day. An application has also …
pearls Gillingham appeal

Local author and community volunteer Anne Kings is helping to launch a ‘Remembrance Pearl Appeal’ in Gillingham to help support the Poppy Appeal. She wants to revive the tradition of donating pearls to …
Neil MacBean, Gillingham Foodbank

The Gillingham Foodbank now has a new manager. Current boss Hannah Gibbons has decided to step back from managing the foodbank in order to focus on heading up Gillingham Community Church’s Open Door …
free school meals Gillingham

Two sisters from Gillingham have set up a new club to help provide free meals over half-term for local school pupils who need them. Lucy Boe and her sister Amanda sprang into action …
Green glag award Gillingham

Gillingham Town Council says it is ‘delighted’ that once again the town’s  open spaces have been awarded Green Flag accreditation. The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under …
White Hart Market Gillingham

The planned street market for Gillingham’s High Street today, 11 October, has been cancelled. In a statement the organisers, the Anonymous Travelling Market, said on their Facebook page earlier today: ‘ Unfortunately the …