General News

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 …
Bird flu Gillingham avian

An outbreak of avian flu has been discovered among poultry in Gillingham. The government said in a statement that all the birds concerned will be destroyed and a 3km protection zone has been …
Covid Dorset

Today the government in London  has announced that the Dorset Council and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council areas will be remaining in tier two for Covid restrictions. Several factors are considered when looking …
Gillingham Town Council

Gillingham Town Council has voted for a draft budget that would see the local precept rise by 2.9 percent for the next financial year. An initial budget proposed for the year 2021-2022 would …
Dorset local plan

A consultation on the draft Dorset Council Local Plan will start in January 2021. Once adopted, the Local Plan will guide decisions on planning applications in Dorset for the next 15 years. The …
Gillingham Town Council

Councillors in Gillingham have expressed strong opposition to plans for a new residential caravan site for four gypsy families between Gillingham and Mere. Though the site at Jane Oaks Farm is just inside …
Fairfax wyke Gillingham

Property developers Fairfax have unveiled plans to build up to 88 new homes on a 3.8 hectare (9.3 acre) site off Common Mead Lane in the Wyke area of Gillingham. The company has …
Dorset police

Dorset Police was called to reports of a road traffic collision on the B3091 near to Cole’s Lane, at approximately 11.05pm on Saturday 14 November. A VW Golf was being driven from Shaftesbury …