Community

litter CPRE Dorset

The countryside charity CPRE  is coming to Dorset throughout September and is looking for volunteers to help with its annual Green Clean Litter left in our countryside, streets, parks and rivers isn’t just …

A sell-out Late Summer Cream Tea Party was hosted by the North Dorset Liberal Democrats on  Saturday 31 August in Marnhull. NDLD Spokesperson Ros Eveleigh said, ‘The organisers were hoping to see between …
cats protection

A charity has launched an appeal in Mere & Gillingham to find kind-hearted people who can play a vital role in helping cats. Cat-lovers with some spare time are invited to volunteerfor Cats …
Bourton village hall

The group who organised a referendum in Bourton on the future location of its new village hall have said that the resignation of seven of the none parish councillors as a result was …
save haven, malthouse, gillingham

The Malthouse care home in Gillingham has been named as a dementia ‘safe haven’ where the police or members of the public can take someone who is found in a confused state in …
Norddis Gillingham

An organisation dedicated to informing and helping disabled people, their carers and the elderly in Gillingham and the surrounding area is celebrating its 25th year. The North Dorset Disability Information Service (NorDDIS), whose …
Peter Tscherniawsky, police drop in centre, Mere, Angel tea rooms

Police volunteer John Hancock has been nominated for for the 2019 Regional Police Support Volunteer of the Year Award in recognition of the ongoing support he gives to the community of Mere. John …
parish poll shaftesbury

A group of councillors from Bourton Parish Council has resigned en bloc following a local referendum over where to site the village hall, an issue which has split the community. The seven councillors …
Sheila Humphries St Martins Grange

Staff and residents at Care South’s St Martins Grange care home in Gillingham enjoyed a very special day at the home on Saturday 17 August, when one resident celebrated her 100th birthday. Sheila …