Community

bins rubbish collection Gillingham bin

Some residents in the Gillingham and Shaftesbury areas will be getting letters from Dorset Council shortly explaining that their bin collection days will soon be changing. The changes, which will take place from …
hearing aid

Help with certain hearing aids is to resume in Gillingham. The RNID – formerly known as Action on Hearing Loss  – is restarting its help sessions for local residents after the recent Covid …
litter free

Frustrated with seeing littered plastics and concerned about plastic entering your local environment? Fancy a new way to improve your fitness? Or simply want to spend more time in nature? The Litter Free …
Gillingham Carnival

The organisers of the Gillingham Carnival have decided not to hold this year’s carnival processsion, which had been scheduled for 9 October. The decision, which means the town’s procession has now been cancelled …

Rosie Thompson, one of Gillingham’s health champions, walked 100 laps of Peacemarsh Surgery car park on Saturday, May 1 to raise funds for the Captain Tom Foundation on his 100th birthday anniversary weekend, …

  We all understand that one role of doctors at a surgery is to prescribe medicine to patients. But what does a ‘social prescriber’ do? Liz Rose  joined Gillingham Medical Practice last autumn …
dementia companion pets robotic Gillingham Anne Kings

The Covid pandemic and resulting lockdowns hampered existing work to help people with dementia in Gillingham, but also led to the success of robotic ‘companion pets’ to bring comfort to those with the …

Developers have drawn up plans for up to 800 houses at a site west of Peacemarsh in Gillingham on which they say construction of the first homes could start by 2027 or 2028. …
Gillingham high street

Gillingham’s mayor Barry Von Clemens has hailed a ‘positive buzz’ back in the High Street after the re-opening of ‘non-essential’ shops on Monday following the easing of national Covid lockdown restrictions. The mayor …