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Horace Erridge

Horace Erridge from Gillingham, who is one of the few surviving members of the Royal Navy crew from the first Arctic Ocean convoy to Russia in 1941, celebrates his 100th birthday on July …
flies Dorset

Dorset Council’s environmental protection team say they have received a high number of complaints about flies over the last few weeks, with many people are experiencing lots of them within their homes. To …
Roman Business centre Gillingham

Gillingham Town Council is to buy the Roman Business Centre at the Peacemarsh end of Le Neubourg Way for £385,000 to use as its workshop. At an extraordinary meeting of the full council …
Constabl;e Gillingham bridge

Councillors have backed a move to put a plaque on the town’s bridge which was famously painted by John Constable in 1823. At a meeting of the full council on Monday 22 June, …
Church View cycle route

Dorset and Gillingham town councillor Valerie Pothecary has promised to take up the concerns of Church View residents about the new road layout following work to create cycle paths along Le Neubourg Way. …
Dorset police

Police officers investigating a serious road traffic collision near Gillingham are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. The incident happened on New Road – the B3092 – south of …
Southern Extension Gillingham masterplan

Dorset Council say that the first homes on Gillingham’s long-awaited Southern Extension development are expected to be completed ‘by 2022’ once final planning approval is granted. The construction of the rest of the …
Gillingham High Street

Local civic and business leaders have welcomed the planned re-opening of many ‘non-essential’ shops in Gillingham on Monday 15 June as lockdown restrictions ease further. And they have urged local people to do …

Victim Support in Dorset say they have seen seen a rise in some types of crime during the pandemic, in particular domestic abuse and fraud. ‘Domestic abuse victims who might ordinarily be able …