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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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Ringing the Bright Blooming Changes

When Tracy Ring got married a couple of years ago, she may have hoped for a cosy home life with a loving husband to return to each day from her part-time job as a vet’s receptionist, (a role she loved).  … Read More

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Effective Advertising

Effective advertising reaches potential customers and informs them of your products or services. Ideally, advertising should capture the prospective customers’ attentions and entice them to use your product. Regardless of the method, all your advertising should be clear and consistently … Read More

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Community Christmas Meal

  Christmas day 2016 again saw the culmination of a lot of hard work and incredible generosity of time, patience and money from Gillingham and the surrounding community. A large band of helpers served Christmas dinner to guests including children … Read More

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Less Leads to More – at Shaftesbury Slimming World

In January 2016 Shaftesbury welcomed 80  brand new members to the Slimming world groups held there. 11 months on and 50 ladies and gentleman from the groups have reached their PAT; personal achievement target. PAT is chosen by the individuals … Read More

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