Community

Gillingham Youth centre

The Bones Youth Club which operates out of the youth centre on Cemetery Road in Gillingham is being forced to close temporarily. This follows the decision by Matt Hoskins to resign as manager. …
neighbourhood plan

Residents in Shaftesbury have just ten more days to have their say about the town’s long-awaited Neighbourhood Plan. Consultation on the plan began on 1 August and will end on Thursday 26 September. …
animal welfare

A groups of local animal lovers have teamed together to organise a Table Top sale to raise money for different charities. Money from the sale, which will take place at the Methodist Church …
lottery Dorset Council

Dorset Council is seeking the views of local residents, community groups and local charities on the proposal to run a ‘Community Lottery’ for local good causes in the Dorset council area. It is …
knot circus

Knot’ by Nikki and JD Award-Winning Physical Circus Show in Dorset for One Night Only Sun 29 September, 7:30pm. Gillingham School Hall. 01747 833844 Physically exhilarating and touchingly poignant, Knot is the internationally …
community projects Dorset

Dorset Council has opened its Community Impact fund to back community projects that help improve the lives of local people. There is a total of £75,000 available to help community organisations and charities, …
Milton-on-Stour new homes

A scheme to turn the old Forge Garage in Milton-on-Stour near Gillingham into four new homes has won the backing of councillors in Gillingham. Members of the planning committee unanimously voted to support …
St Martins extra care homes Gillingham

Councillors in Gillingham voted on Monday night to support plans for a 59-flat ‘extra care’ complex to replace St Martins House on Queen Street. Despite misgivings from some councillors that the plans resembled …
bowls Mere

Don Butchers and Richard Coombs from Mere Bowls Club won the county Secretaries Treasurers competition for the second time in three years at the Wiltshire county finals in Devizes on Sunday 8 September. …