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Councillors in Gillingham have supported plans for the Thorngrove garden centre to build a new shop and café on its popular site. The backing from members of the town council’s planning committee for …
Purns Mill Legacy Project plan

Developers have met representatives from Gillingham Town Council to discuss a possible development of land between the conservation areas of Colesbrook and Milton-on-Stour for what is called the Purns Mill Legacy Project. The …
Remembrance Covid Gillingham

A ‘poignant’ Remembrance Day event took place in Gillingham today despite the national lockdown. The restrictions meant that just six people made up the so-called ‘civic bubble’ to commemorate the memorial event itself …
Remembrance Gillingham

Gillingham Town Council has asked local residents not to come out and pay their respects at the town’s war memorial as usual for this year’s Remembrance Sunday on 8 November. Instead, because of …
railway Gillingham

Councillors have voted for a £3,000 grant towards a large mural which will depict the history of Gillingham railway station from its opening in 1859 to the present day. An application has also …
Parking car park Gillingham

Councillors in Gillingham have reacted angrily to plans by Dorset Council to extend the number of hours it charges for car parking each day to 8pm and to get motorists to pay on …
Parking car park Gillingham

Councillors in Gillingham are to debate planned changes to car park charges in Dorset after hearing that the cost for some users could double. Dorset Council says it intends to charge from 8am …
Sally Pringle A Foreign Land

A local woman has published an honest and frank account of her life, including the shock of discovering that her new-born child was deaf and blind. Sally Pringle, who lives near Shaftesbury, said …
St martins design Gillingham queen street

Councillors have attacked the latest plans for a residential block for older people which will replace the now demolished St Martins House on Queen Street, claiming it will not be a development that …