Community

RiversMeet

Gillingham Town Council has voted to defer a decision on giving £9,000 to help bail out RiversMeet leisure centre which has only just reopened after being forced to close for four months because …
library books

Libraries are starting to reopen in Dorset. Since 8 July residents have been able to use an order and collect service at 22 of Dorset Council’s 23 libraries, but from Monday 27 July, …
Horace Erridge

Horace Erridge from Gillingham, who is one of the few surviving members of the Royal Navy crew from the first Arctic Ocean convoy to Russia in 1941, celebrates his 100th birthday on July …
Royal Forest Gillingham

New road signs at the entrance to Gillingham will bear the words ‘Gillingham – Home to the Royal Forest’. Town councillors backed the move after a report said that this wording was the …
pubs reopen Dorset two hours police

Dorset Police have called on the public to act responsibility as the county’s pubs reopen on Saturday for the first time since the lockdown and as the area prepares for an influx of …
Gillingham High Street

Gillingham’s Town Team is hoping that a new street market will be up and running this August. The aim is to have the market on the High Street, between Barnaby Mead and School …

Mayor Barry Von Clemens has praised the ‘absolutely fabulous’ way that Gillingham has responded as a community to the coronavirus crisis. Speaking at a meeting of the full council on Monday 22 June, …
Shaftesbury and District Carers Association

A charity supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged people across Shaftesbury and the surrounding area has been awarded a £500 grant from Tesco as part of a £2m scheme to support local charities and community …
Gillingham High Street

Local civic and business leaders have welcomed the planned re-opening of many ‘non-essential’ shops in Gillingham on Monday 15 June as lockdown restrictions ease further. And they have urged local people to do …