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Complacency among some dog owners alongside an inability to control their pets has seen dog attacks on livestock in the South West of England cost an estimated £359,000 last year, up 31% from …
armed forces covenant Gillingham

  Gillingham Town Council has reinforced its allegiance to the armed forces community by signing the National Armed Forces Covenant. The covenant is a national promise that ensures that those who serve or …
plant sale

The annual Charity plant sale is on the Town Meadow in 2024 is on Saturday 25 May . Last year Gillingham Action For Nature Group made over £300 profit. Last year seven charities …
Dorset police

Police officers investigating a burglary in North Dorset are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. It is reported that in the early hours of the morning on Sunday 28 January 2024, …
Shaftesbury WRC water waste

The battle to protect the ecology of waterways around the Dorset/Wiltshire border is being stepped up a level courtesy of an £8 million investment in the two counties in 2024, says Wessex Water. …
A303 Sparkford work

The work to provide dual carriageway on the Sparkford to Ilchester section of the A303 has been delayed by up to a year because of wet weather and environmental issues. The three-mile stretch …
council tax

Councillors in Gillingham have voted for a 3.43 percent increase in the precept for next year, which is below the current rate of inflation of around 4 percent. At a meeting on Monday …
arts funding Dorset

Dorset Council’s Organisational Revenue Support Fund for Culture has awarded £486,000 to 28 organisations over the next three years. A total of 41 applications were received from arts and heritage organisations and accredited …
police Dorset

A man arrested in connection with an alleged assault in Gillingham has been released without charge. It was reported that between 12.30pm and 2pm on Saturday 9 December 2023 a woman was assaulted …