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Gillingham Town Council

Work on building 1,800 homes under Gillingham’s so-called ‘Southern Extension’ will not begin before the summer of next year at the earliest, councillors have been told. Planning officer Robert Lennis also revealed that …

The organiser of the popular Party at the Rec community event says he will try to revive it for 2018 after cancelling it this year. Michael Fox says a decision by Gillingham Town …
North Dorset District Council

The supermarket chain ALDI has accused planners of holding up their plans for a new store on the outskirts of Gillingham. The company wants to build what it calls a ‘modest neighbourhood store’ …

Developers say they are pressing ahead with plans to build 130 homes on a greenfield site on Castle Street in Mere despite strong opposition from many local residents and councillors. At a sometimes …

Eagle-eyed readers of author and illustrator Raymond Briggs’ book about his parents’ life, Ethel & Ernest, would have spotted some familiar place names on page 37. In a letter that a young Raymond, …

In the early years of the 13th century King John was rather fond of hunting deer there and had a moated hunting lodge known as King’s Court built to accommodate his visits. Meanwhile …

It is a village of charm whose quiet appeal was immortalised by the painter John Constable. Now there are plans to make Colesbrook on the northern edge of Gillingham an official conservation area. …