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pearls Gillingham appeal

Local author and community volunteer Anne Kings is helping to launch a ‘Remembrance Pearl Appeal’ in Gillingham to help support the Poppy Appeal. She wants to revive the tradition of donating pearls to …
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 …
Neil MacBean, Gillingham Foodbank

The Gillingham Foodbank now has a new manager. Current boss Hannah Gibbons has decided to step back from managing the foodbank in order to focus on heading up Gillingham Community Church’s Open Door …
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 …
free school meals Gillingham

Two sisters from Gillingham have set up a new club to help provide free meals over half-term for local school pupils who need them. Lucy Boe and her sister Amanda sprang into action …
Green glag award Gillingham

Gillingham Town Council says it is ‘delighted’ that once again the town’s  open spaces have been awarded Green Flag accreditation. The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under …

Detectives investigating an alleged aggravated burglary in Gillingham are appealing for any witnesses to come forward. At around 2.30pm on Tuesday 13 October 2020 it is reported that two men entered a commercial …
Merck sign Gillingham

Merck say they are ‘disappointed’ after criticism by Gillingham councillors of new road signs for the town which feature the life sciences firm’s branding. Last week local councillors expressed dismay at what they …