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Openreach full fibre broadband Gillingham

The mystery of the numerous Openreach vans and teams working around Gillingham has been solved – and it is good news. The company says the work currently being carried out is bringing ‘full …
Fairfax, common mead lane, Robert Cockell housing

Worried residents have set up a protest group to fight the ‘threat’ posed by plans to build 85 new homes in a field off Common Mead Lane in Gillingham. The ‘Save Our Fields’ …
salisbury hospital Covid

Salisbury District Hospital is to postpone some routine operations because of the pressures it is facing from the Covid epidemic. In an open letter, Stacey Hunter, chief executive of the Salisbury NHS Foundation …
will fenton chris pearce gillingham vaccine

More than a thousand local patients and NHS workers received their Covid-19 vaccination on Saturday 9 January at Sturminster Newton Medical Centre. Approximately 300 patients aged 80-plus from Gillingham Medical Practice were amongst …
Andrew Murrison MP

Local MP Dr Andrew Murrison, MP for South West Wiltshire, today voted in the House of Commons to allow national lockdown measures, as parliament was recalled from recess for the second time in …
Gillingham New Year 2021

Gillingham News would like to wish a Happy New Year to our growing army of readers. Here’s to a safe and calmer 2021! ++++++++Follow us on Twitter and Facebook++++++++

From midnight tonight Gillingham and the rest of Dorset will move from the current Tier 2 to the Tier 3 level of Covid restrictions. Under the new government announcement, Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch …
dogs PSPO leads

A dog-related Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) across the Dorset Council area comes into force on 1 January. For the first few weeks the council will focus on advice and guidance to dog-owners …
Dorset police

A man is due to appear in court in connection with a serious road traffic collision near Gillingham earlier this year. Dorset Police received a report at 7.13pm on Sunday 21 June 2020 …