Community

double yellow lines

Dorset Council is set to go ahead with plans to consult the public over plans to put double yellow lines on a stretch of Wyke Road after councillors in Gillingham backed the move. …
Mellowes care home

Staff at The Mellowes Bupa Care Home in Gillingham completed a 12-hour sponsored walk around the home this month to raise awareness and money for Torri Stranger, aged ten, who is battling leukaemia. …
Fairfax wyke Gillingham

Property developers Fairfax have unveiled plans to build up to 88 new homes on a 3.8 hectare (9.3 acre) site off Common Mead Lane in the Wyke area of Gillingham. The company has …

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 …