Health

gym fit

Get active and move more! This is the advice from staff at Gillingham Surgery who know how important it is to be physically active. It’s the new wonder drug! The Royal College of …
parking

The visitor and patient car parking system at Salisbury District Hospital will be reinstated and ‘go live’ on Wednesday 7th June 2023. Following what it calls ‘significant difficulties’ earlier in the year,  the …
GPs

The Gillingham Medical Practice has made a public appeal to patients to help ease the burden on its GPs and other staff as the surgery says it faces ‘unexpected additional demand’. In a …
children study home school

A new helpline has been launched to support parents and carers who are worried about how their child is coping during the Coronavirus pandemic. Dorset Council’s Educational Psychology Service has set-up the helpline …
sewing virus scrubs Shaftesbury

Shaftesbury Town Council is calling on local volunteers to join a new ‘Scrub Hub’ it has set up to supply personal protective equipment (PPE) to local health and social workers, writes Richard Thomas. …
gillingham council

Shaftesbury town councillor Julian Prichard has resigned following an acrimonious town council meeting that resulted in personal insults being exchanged between members, writes Richard Thomas. Councillor Prichard, best known for leading the Save …
Dorset mentors

The support provided by volunteer business mentors through Dorset Business Mentors is proving ‘invaluable’ in the fight against business closures in Dorse during the coronavirus lockdown, the service says. Charlotte Bowater, the service’s …

Shaftesbury Town Council has given town clerk Claire Commons permission to spend up to £20,000 to buy personal protection equipment (PPE) for care and social workers in the town to help them in …
Police Dorset

Dorset Police have issued a warning to people to stay away from the county during the Easter weekend. Worried that the promised warm weather might bring visitors to Dorset despite the coronavirus restrictions, …