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child parents Dorset

As families across Dorset come to terms with all the uncertainties of a ‘new normal’ during lockdown, Action for Children, the country’s leading children’s charity, is seeking to give parents and children somewhere …
scarecrow wyke school

Wyke primary school in Gillingham is organising a scarecrow competition for the town. People are being  invited to make a scarecrow from any materials they want and display it in front of their …
Gillingham Town Council

Gillingham Town Council is to launch a consulation with residents over whether the town should buy freehold premises to site its workshop. To pay for the property the council would use part of …
schools, education

Dorset Council says plans are being made to welcome more pupils back into school across the county. The authority says it is working with schools as they plan to open for more children …
Dorset police

Police officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward following a serious injury road traffic collision in North Dorset. Dorset Police was called at 8.04am on Monday …
Dorset Climate emergency

Climate campaigners and local councillors have expressed their dismay at what they see as Dorset Council’s lack of progress a year after it declared a climate emergency. The new authority made the declaration …
think twice visit Dorset

Dorset Police and other agencies in the county are asking the public to ‘act responsibly’ and ‘think twice’ before travelling to Dorset because of the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The police insist, however, that …
Dorset Council

Car-parking charges are now being reinstated at all of Dorset Council’s open car-parks, but the way you pay may be different, the council has announced. Following calls from the general public and Dorset’s …
Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show

The 2020 Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show has been cancelled, organisers said on Tuesday 12 May. Richard Curtis, who is chairman of the show, said this year’s event, scheduled for 19 August, could not …