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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 …
Dorset County Council

Dorset County Council has confirmed that plans to demolish the iconic red brick St Martin’s House in Gillingham to make way for extra care housing for the elderly have been put on hold. …
St Martin's House

Gillingham’s St Martin’s House has been saved from the prospect of demolition – for now at least – after Dorset County Council dropped plans to demolish it in order for a housing association …
St Martin's House

Members of the public and councillors seeking to save Gillingham’s iconic St Martin’s House from demolition are racing against the clock after a lively and at times angry town hall meeting was told …
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 …
Melbury Abbas

Beleaguered Melbury Abbas & Cann villagers have turned to crowdfunding in an attempt to stop Dorset County Council implementing what they claim is ‘the slow destruction’ of its village, reports Richard Thomas. The …
Future Dorset

The former chairman of Dorset County Council and current Gillingham county councillor Andrew Cattaway says he fears that Dorset’s rural areas, including Gillingham and Shaftesbury, will continue to be Dorset’s ‘poor relations’ under …
Care elderly Dorset

Authorities in Dorest and across the South West are supporting a campaign that raises the profile of care and the positive role of care workers in a drive to recruit the right people …
Dorset school holidays term penaltry

As the school holidays approach, Dorset County Council has reminded parents and carers that taking children out of school during term time, without permission from the head teacher, could result in prosecution.  If …