Community

Hipp!!Bones

Hipp!!Bones is a charity run youth club for young people aged 11-25 years with special needs and disabilities – it is based in Gillingham but has members from across Dorset and neighbouring counties. …
MS Dorset

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a condition that affects the brain and spinal cord. In MS, the coating that protects your nerves is damaged. Myelin is the fatty protective coating that surrounds nerve fibres …
Budges Marks & Spencer Shaftesbury

The old supermarket site at Bell Street in Shaftesbury is to become a Morrisons Daily store. The site’s owners Elite Garages say they have signed a franchise arrangement with the national supermarket chain. …
bus stop Gillingham

Wiltshire Council has been forced to suspend its shoppers bus services from Gillingham and Milton-on-Stour to Frome because of a shortage of drivers. The 80 and 81 services, and also the 82 service, …
green flag gillingham

Gillingham Town Council are raising three Green Flag Awards this year as Gillingham’s public open spaces are recognised as some of the best in the country. The award is the international quality mark …
Common Mead lane field fairfax

The property company who are hoping to build up to 80 homes on land off Common Mead Lane in Gillingham say they have taken on board objections to their first application. Fairfax have …
open spaces Dorset volunteers

The Dorset Local Access Forum are looking for people who want to improve Dorset’s paths and open spaces for local people and visitors. The Dorset Local Access Forum are looking for people who …
pétanque boules

Town councillors have supported a plan to build two pétanque courts on the Town Meadow in the centre of Gillingham. The idea is to put the two courts on the hardcore track near …
stower provost first aid

Following nominations made by the local community, Stower Provost Community School near Gillingham was selected to receive a free, first aid workshop. The workshop taught the children key life skills ranging from what …