Community

By Lynn Broom, co-organiser of the Gillingham Community Christmas Meal   Every year Gillingham puts on a Christmas meal on Christmas Day for everyone, including families in Gillingham and surrounding areas who would …
finding friends mellowes Vivian Jackson

Staff and residents at local care home, Bupa The Mellowes, have created a new initiative to spread a feel-good factor among residents and bring the community closer together. The initiative, which started over …
moon landing gold Gillinglam bloom

Gillingham has picked up gold for the second year running in the South West in Bloom pennant category. It was also the winner among the town entries in the north of the South …
St martins House Gillingham

As many passers-by will already have noticed, the historic red brick St Martins House in Queen Street, Gillingham, is no more. Demolition of the 19th century building – built as a show house …

In 2015, health practices in North Dorset began a three-year a pilot programme – the only one in the country – to discover whether regular home visits to those aged over 75 years …

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service ‘Do you know a CHARLIE’ campaign aims to helps those vulnerable to fire. More than 6.5 million people in the UK are currently caring, unpaid, for …

Pat moved to Gillingham in 2015 from Corfe Mullen. A widow for 26 years she had become accustomed to living on her own, but as she grew older, she began to need the …

It is one of the hidden social problems affecting Gillingham, Shaftesbury and countless communities across the country. Here RACHEL LOOS looks at the issues of isolation and loneliness in our towns and what …
St Peter's Church Stourton

Villagers at Stourton next to Stourhead are having to raise money to repair St Peter’s Church after lead from the roof was stolen for the second time in seven years. Thieves made off …