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Neighbourhood plan Gillingham

The residents of Gillingham have overwhelmingly backed the town’s Neighbourhood Plan. The ‘Yes’ vote by 90 percent of local people in the referendum on Thursday 12 July means the document can now play …
parish poll shaftesbury

A parish poll calling for a judicial review of the sale of Dorset’s last cattle market site is likely to be held in Shaftesbury on Thursday 9 August. Meanwhile Shaftesbury Town Council has …
voting referendum Gillingham

Today Thursday 12 July is voting day in Gillingham on the referendum on whether to back the town’s Neighbourhood Plan. Registered voters can vote as usual at the polling stations indicated on their …
Shaftesbury parish poll cattle market

A standing-room only public protest meeting in Shaftesbury on Tuesday 10 July demanded Shaftesbury Town Council launch a judicial review to prevent North Dorset District Council selling Dorset’s last remaining cattle market site …
Justice for Shaftesbury

A new pressure group set up to fight North Dorset District Council’s decision to sell the cattle market site in Shaftesbury has won a last-minute battle to hold a public meeting in the …
Shaftesbury High Street

A surprise admission this week by Shaftesbury’s mayor Councillor Piers Brown, who is also a member of North Dorset District Council’s cabinet, that NDDC’s decision to sell the cattle market site in Shaftesbury …
vote election ballot box Gillingham

Gillingham could have a Neighbourhood Plan if residents give it the go ahead. Councillors agreed at North Dorset District Council’s Cabinet meeting on 29 May to go ahead with the referendum on the …
cattle market lester taylor

Shaftesbury town council is instructing a barrister to explore the possibility of legal action to stop the sale of Dorset’s last cattle market following a bad-tempered public meeting in Shaftesbury last night, Tuesday …
Su Hunt Barry Von Clemens

The new mayor of Gillingham, Councillor Su Hunt, was  sworn in at the annual meeting of the Gillingham Town Council held on Tuesday 29 may. Councillor Hunt, who took over from Councillor Belinda …