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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, …
climate

Dorset councillors and Dorset Council officers are to meet with staff from Gillingham Town Council and other local councils who want to reduce their carbon footprint after declaring a state of ‘climate emergency’. …
Dorset Council

Dorset Council has begun work on a new Dorset-wide Local Plan which will set out new housing and commercial areas and community facilities, whilst aiming to protect the county’s special environment. As part …
astronaut

The astronaut built as part of Gillingham’s entry to the South West in Bloom competition has been damaged after what police described as a ‘drunken dare’. The town’s CCTV cameras recorded how the …
Andrew Murrison MP

Dr Andrew Murrison, the Conservative MP for South West Wiltshire and Foreign Office minister has criticised former Chancellor Philip Hammond’s comments over the current state of the Conservative Party as ‘unalloyed nonsense’. Mr …
Sajid Javid Gillingham

Dorset Council has welcomed the Chancellor’s spending round announcement to increase funding for council-run services. However, it still warned of a ‘challenging budget position’ because of ‘growing demand’ for children’s services and adult …
tim page Brexit north dorset

With a general election apparently imminent, the Brexit Party has announced its prospective parliamentary candidate for North Dorset. Tim Page, currently a farmer in Wiltshire following a long career as an international corporate …
poppies, poppy appeal, Gillingham

Councillors in Gillingham have voted not to put up large plastic poppies on lamp posts around the town in order to respect the fact that it has already declared a state of emergency …
raileay parking gillingham disabled

The short-term 20-minute parking bays at Gillingham railway station have been removed and replaced by a row of freshly-painted disabled drivers places. The move happened so quickly that even some station staff were …