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Gillingham Carnival

The mercifully dry fair weather conditions brought a large crowd out on Saturday 5 October afternoon to watch the annual Children’s Carnival Procession in Gillingham. Onlookers were treated to a variety of inventive …
Carnival princess

The annual Gillingham Carnival Concert and Royalty Crowning have taken place ahead of Carnival Day on Saturday October 5. Lucy Sleeth-Stevens, aged 10, was crowned princess, accompanied by attendants Phoebe Fielding, aged 6 …
hearing loss

Gillingham’s hearing aid clinic says it is looking for volunteers. ‘Could you spare 2 hours per month to help at our hearing aid clinic at Gillingham Town hall?’ asks the local team. ‘We …
Royal Forest Gillingham

Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) and partners have announced they have received £61,900 of funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, for the Gillingham Royal Forest project. The project will run for three years …
Citizens Advice Gillingham

Gillingham’s town council has agreed to provide a £10,000 grant to help keep the local Citizens Advice branch running after an extraordinary intervention by other groups and associations in the town who said …
Gillingham carnival road closures

Dorset Council Highways has approved the Temporary Closure of Roads for the 2019 Gillingham Carnival on Saturday 5  October. This prohibits the use of the impacted roads by all except carnival participants and …

Dear editor I am writing this on the day of the national Climate Strike (20 September) which is a reminder that Dorset Council and many Town Councils have declared a Climate Crisis. We …
road crossing peacemarsh

A petition seeking a ‘safe crossing point’ on the B3092 near Purns Mill Lane, Gillingham, has been launched. The point in question is where the popular River Walk meets the busy main road, …
shared ownership

Last year more than 250 households achieved their dream of owning their own home in Wiltshire with an average household income of just £29,000, says Wiltshire Council. People are being encouraged to find …