Community

Campaigners against the sale of the cattle market site to a supermarket have won an overwhelming victory in a parish poll demanding the town council ‘fund and support’ a judicial review into the …
cracks Gillingham

Gillingham Town Council has issued a warning about the risks to the public posed by large cracks caused by the unusually dry weather. Councillor Barry Von Clemens told the town’s general purposes committee …
Justice for Shaftesbury

The Justice for Shaftesbury campaign group has leafletted 4,000 homes in Shaftesbury in an attempt to counter what the group claims is the ‘biased propaganda’ put out by Shaftesbury Town Council about the …
Compton Abbas Airfield Princess Alexandra

Princess Alexandra made two visits by helicopter to Compton Abbas Airfield near Shaftesbury on Tuesday 31 July. The Princess was on her way to and from several engagements in Cornwall including visiting the …
Gillingham in Bloom

The floral displays, planting and general tidiness of Gillingham were under the microscope on Friday as a judge from South West in Bloom came to town. Judge Graham Price was shown around a …

Spanning three generations, five members of one family have had their heads shaved to raise money for the Douglas Macmillan Oncology unit at Yeovil Hospital in Somerset and to remember Ian White, who …
Gillingham get together

Gillingham’s Town Meadow filled with people for the inaugural Great Get Together Picnic on the last Sunday of June. Hampers were unpacked to reveal sandwiches, sausage rolls and cold drinks, rugs were spread …
Neighbourhood plan Gillingham

The residents of Gillingham have overwhelmingly backed the town’s Neighbourhood Plan. The ‘Yes’ vote by 90 percent of local people in the referendum on Thursday 12 July means the document can now play …
parish poll shaftesbury

A parish poll calling for a judicial review of the sale of Dorset’s last cattle market site is likely to be held in Shaftesbury on Thursday 9 August. Meanwhile Shaftesbury Town Council has …