News

Shaftesbury High Street

Shaftesbury Town Council’s council tax will break through the £0.5 million barrier for the first time this year.The council last night agreed to set its precept, or council tax, for Shaftesbury for 2019-20 …
Dorset police

DORSET residents are asked to give their views on paying £2 a month to fund police – with a roadshow being held throughout the county during January. Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn …
Adrienne Howell BEM

A number of local people have been recognized in the New Year Honours List for 2019. They include Adrienne Howell (pictured) who gets the British Empire Medal or BEM for her services to …
lorry

Work will start in the New Year to improve a HGV pinch point on the C13 through Melbury Abbas.   As part of Dorset Highways’ A350/C13 route management scheme, a new pull-in and …

A day that started with such promise, with dry weather and thronged streets of people enjoying some 100 stalls of local food, drink, crafts, gifts and other products, turned soggy in the afternoon …
Gillingham Town Council

Councillors in Gillingham have voted ‘in principle’ for a rise in the local precept of 4.85 percent for the financial year 2019/2020. The move came at a meeting of the town council’s policy …
Gillingham Tandoori

One of the figures behind the popular Gillingham Tandoori restaurant in The Square has apologised to customers after it unexpectedly closed its door last week, with its windows and doors shuttered up. In …
Budges Marks & Spencer Shaftesbury

Councillor in Shaftesbury have voted unanimously to make a bid for the former Budgens supermarket building in Bell Street. The decision was taken at a full meeting of Shaftesbury Town Council  held on …
St Martin's House

UPDATE: Dorset County Council has confirmed it is planning to demolish St Martin’s House as soon as possible in the New Year – see below  The tenants at St Martin’s House in Gillingham …