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raileay parking gillingham disabled

The short-term 20-minute parking bays at Gillingham railway station have been removed and replaced by a row of freshly-painted disabled drivers places. The move happened so quickly that even some station staff were …
electric cars Gillingham

Gillingham and Shaftesbury appear in danger of being left behind in the impending electric vehicle revolution, report Michael Streeter and Richard Thomas. Each town currently only has one, relativity slow-charging electric vehicle charge …
Road Closed

Road closures in Mere area The following temporary road closure notices have been received by Mere Town Council Notice of Temporary Road Closure to enable Tarmac to carry out carriageway reconstruction and associated …
Network Rail

Local councillors have reacted angrily to reports that land next to Gillingham’s railway station could be sold off – preventing the station from extending its overcrowded car park. Train operator South Western Railway …
A 303 mere fire

A fire on a lorry carrying straw on the A 303 today near Mere caused traffic chaos today. Five fire engines were called to deal with the blaze which occurred between the turnings …
Melbury Cann lorries

Melbury Abbas & Cann parish council has admitted defeat in its attempt to force Dorset County Council to stop directing heavy goods lorries through the narrow C13 Shaftesbury to Blandford road. The council …
road repairs Gillingham

Residential roads in Gillingham programmed for surface dressing this summer include:   Shreen Way Claremont Avenue Cordery Gardens Downsview Drive Wessex Way Broadacres Wiltshire Close Saxon Mead Close Knoll Place Avondale Gardens Arun …
traffic lights Gillingham SSEN

The electricity supplier Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has apologised to local residents and drivers over delays in completing roadworks in Gillingham. Many motorists have been unhappy at the delays caused by …
snow Gillingham Dorset

Some schools have announced they will close this Monday following the snow over the weekend and overnight ice. These include: Shaftesbury school, Shaftesbury primary school, St Mary the Virgin primary school in Gillingham, Motcombe …