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Coffee Companions & Chat Mats

Chat Mats are a simple way of telling others whether or not their company is wanted in a public place. The enterprise behind Chat Mats is Coffee Companions The hope is that by using these mats whilst having a drink, … Read More

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Tax Returns

I haven’t been sent a tax return: is it true I don’t need to do anything? Many people are unsure of their legal responsibilities regarding tax returns. The UK 16/17 tax year ends on 5 April 2017. If HMRC sends … Read More

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Gillingham Runners Raising Funds for Scleroderma Research

Gillingham Runners to Race 100km for Rare Disease Research Finding a cure for a rare disease is a challenge, especially when nobody knows about it. Sue Browning from Gillingham and Adrian Geal from Motcombe, however, have decided to take on that … Read More

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Gillingham & Shaftesbury Guide

Gillingham & Shaftesbury Guide is a local conduit for businesses to inform local customers about services and to announce local events to the community. The magazine, celebrating its 6th birthday this June, was born from a wish to help small   … Read More

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RiversMeet Leisure Centre – A New Era

Your Community Leisure Centre Last summer, trustees and staff felt a quiet sense of pride and achievement as RiversMeet celebrated five years since its re-launch as a community-owned and led venture, demonstrating that the community model can be a viable … Read More

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Ovenu – the Oven Cleaning Specialist

Yeovil oven cleaning specialist says “spring into action with a clean oven” With the impending arrival of spring, many households begin to prepare for the dreaded spring clean. Martin McNeill from professional oven valeters Ovenu believes this time of year … Read More

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Your Choice

A new venture began last month for St Mary’s Gillingham as those who came to the 10am service were given the choice to remain in the church building for more liturgical and traditional worship or to move over to the … Read More

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Young Enterprise

Shaftesbury and District Chamber of Commerce were proud to support a Young Enterprise event which took place in Shaftesbury town hall on the 28th January. Four Young Enterprise companies set out their stall in a trade fair. The Young Enterprise … Read More

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School Councils

The Mayor of Gillingham, Cllr Barry Von Clemens championed the initiative for local school councils to link with Gillingham Town Council.    At the beginning of his Mayoral year  Cllr Von Clemens had  stated that “young people have a voice and … Read More

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Orchard Park

Orchard Park opened its doors in 2004 and is now North Dorset’s premier garden centre. It started as a new venture developed from two small local family-owned rural businesses that came together and combined their resources. Milton Garden Plants was … Read More

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Your August 2023 issue of Gillingham & Shaftesbury Guide is available now!