Community

Gillingham bed and Suite Centre

Gillingham Suite and Bed Centre have won the first prize and cup from judges in the Christmas window competition. The High Street store’s window (see photo) depicted a Victorian Christmas Scene from Charles …
Childcare Dorset

Parents and carers are being asked to complete a survey about support for families with children aged 0-5 in Dorset. Dorset County Council has a duty to make sure there are plenty of …

The Great Gillingham Bake Off, held on Sunday November 19 at the Vicarage School Rooms, was a huge success with 50 entries across 11 categories including sponges, fruit cakes, biscuits and scones. Two …
Elf Trail Gillingham

A Gillingham woman has come up with a novel way to celebrate Christmas – an Elf Trail around the town. Lynn Fern is asking local residents and shop owners and businesses to create …

The well-known DJ Johnnie Walker and his wife Tiggy last week received a cheque in Shaftesbury for £1,584.17 to go towards the Carers UK charity of which they are joint patrons. The cheque …
North Dorset District Council

The way in which Dorset is run looks set to change with the news that the government is ‘minded’ to back plans to replace the existing system of nine councils with two unitary …
Gillingham Foodbank

UPDATE 10am November 7 We have been contacted by Gillingham Foodbank who say there is a mistake in the figures that they released to the media and that the story below should be …
Trick or Treat Wiltshire Halloween police

Halloween is just around the corner and Wiltshire Police are encouraging young people to be safe and respect others if they are out and about in local communities trick or treating. The force …
Read Easy Gillingham Shaftesbury

When Karen Hobden left school at 14 years of age, she couldn’t read or write, not even her name or address. This continued for the next 35 years and the impact of being …