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Shaftesbury Town Council

Shaftesbury town council have failed to support the idea of Dorset becoming a unitary authority after councillors raised objections to the move. Councillors were debating a request for support for the reorganisation of …
Dorset Police

Dorset Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a serious collision in Shaftesbury. At 1.26pm today, Tuesday 12 December 2017, a two vehicle collision occurred on Salisbury Road near to the …
new homes Mere

Councillors in Mere have expressed concern that planned changes in Wiltshire will see the town switched from the Salisbury area to the Trowbridge area when it comes to assessing local housing supply needs …
Shaftesbury High Street

North Dorset may have a ‘veneer of affluence’ but underneath many ordinary people are struggling, a meeting to set up a Momentum group for the area was told last month. Francesca Cupido from …
Wiltshire Police

Wiltshire police say their enquiries are continuing after 11 people were found in the back of a lorry in West Knoyle yesterday afternoon, 2 December. The police were called to the A303 shortly …
Future Dorset

The former chairman of Dorset County Council and current Gillingham county councillor Andrew Cattaway says he fears that Dorset’s rural areas, including Gillingham and Shaftesbury, will continue to be Dorset’s ‘poor relations’ under …
Traffic Shaftesbury

An emergency meeting of Shaftesbury Town Council last night agreed to spend up to £10,000 for an urgent survey of traffic and pedestrians using the A350/A30 through the town in the hopes of …
housing crisis North Dorset

Councils have launched a new campaign to tackle the housing crisis with a target of 20,000 new homes by 2033 in west Dorset, north Dorset and Weymouth and Portland. North Dorset District Council, …
Gaia Pope Dorset

The family of missing teenager Gaia Pope have spoken with Dorset Police and have issued the following statement: We want to express our deepest gratitude to the police, other emergency services and the …