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Gillingham Town Council

The plans by property developers Fairfax to construct 85 new homes on a field off Common Mead Lane in Gillingham have been described as ‘desecration’ and ‘vandalism’ by a town councillor. On Monday …
Gillingham High Street market

An ecommerce shopping platform is to be used to help boost retail businesses in Gillingham and four other Dorset towns. The Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is committing £30,000 in a new initiative …
Dorset Council

The elections team at Dorset Council is looking for additional polling station staff in the Gillingham/Shaftesbury area.  If you are interested please take a look at the job descriptions, complete the application form …
Dorset police

Police officers investigating a burglary at a store in Shaftesbury are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. Dorset Police received a report that at around 2.45am on Thursday 28 January 2021 …
station road Gillingham roadworks

Work to improve the pavements on the High Street in Gillingham will start on Monday 1 February, and go on for around eight weeks, During the daytime work by Dorset Highways the footways …
Gillingham Town Council

After a passionate debate, councillors have voted to increase Gillingham Town Council’s precept by 4.86 percent for the year 2021-2022. The resulting rise will mean that residents living in a band D property …
vaccine covid Gillingham

The Gillingham Medical Practice says that it has given the Covid vaccine to 10.3 percent of its patients within just two weeks. ‘This is of course in addition to us continuing with “business …
Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show two days

This year the Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show is to take place over two days for the first time in its history to ensure safety for the public, exhibitors and competitors. The event, which …
Dorset Local Plan

The draft Local Plan for Dorset designates a field off Common Mead Lane in Gillingham where a company is hoping to build 85 new homes as a ‘preferred’ site for development. In December …