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Wessex Water

A Wessex Water scheme to make Mere and Gillingham homes more water efficient has helped to save one million litres.  Since its launch in September 2016, the Home Check programme has seen customers throughout the Wessex Water region benefit from free water saving devices and advice.   …
Police Tape Dorset

Two burglars in balaclava helmets, one possibly armed with a shotgun, are being sought by the police after smashing their way into a house at Jay Walk in Gillingham. Officers were called to …
Nylo homes Enmore Green

A controversial housing development on the edge of Shaftesbury by the Shaftesbury to Gillingham road was dramatically turned down today by Dorset Council’s northern area planning committee meeting for the first time. Meeting …
Extinction Rebellion

TWO schoolgirls from Gillingham were among some 20 people who joined Extinction Rebellion (XR) Shaftesbury’s peaceful demonstration outside Shaftesbury town hall in support of XR’s international students Global Strike day on 24 May. …
Brexit Union flag UK eu

Voting stations are open across the area today as local voters take part in the European Elections – the elections that few people thought would take place. Gillingham and Shaftesbury are in the …
Dorset police

Police officers searching for a woman who went missing with her young son in Gillingham say they have both now been located. Augustina Elliot-Smith, 35, was reported missing after leaving her home some …
Mayor Gillingham

Gillingham and Shaftesbury have elected their mayors for the coming years. As a special mayor-making ceremony in the town hall on Wednesday 15 May, Councillor Barry Von Clemens was unanimously voted in as …
tractor Gillingham

Police officers investigating a fail-to-stop collision in Gillingham have issued a photo of the vehicle involved. At around 11.30am on Friday 12 April 2019 a woman was driving her silver Kia Sportage near …
stolen quad bike

The owner of a quad bike stolen from a secure barn at Milton-on-Stour near Gillingham has made an appeal for information over the theft and the whereabouts of the vehicle. Richard Kemmis Betty …