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Friends of Gillingham Station

Friends of Gillingham Station/Blackmore Vale Community Rail Partnership picked up two awards at the recent South West in Bloom awards in Torquay on 5th October last, in the ‘Its Your Neighbourhood’ competition. FOGS entered seasonally planted milk churns, buckets and … Read More

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Music & Memories Concert

The Gillingham Dementia Friends to hold their first ‘Music & Memories’ afternoon Tea Concert. Music is the one thing that unites everyone, whether it’s the person living with the dementia, or their close family and loved ones.  A recent Cake Concert … Read More

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Aviva Community Fund

Help St Mary Gillingham Scout Group win £5,000 in the Aviva Community Fund Gillingham Scout Group are looking for online votes in the Aviva Community Fund Competition. If we get enough votes from friends, family and supporters in our community, … Read More

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Trusts and Estates

HM Revenue & Customs Trust & Estate Online Services launched With very little in the way of fanfare or publication, HMRC launched its new online trust and estate services at the end of July 2017 which you should be aware … Read More

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Paris remains ‘En Pointe’ after 25 years

For twenty-five years Miss Paris has taught Dance in Shaftesbury and the surrounds. When she first arrived here in 1992, from London by way of California, Australia and Mauritius, it was to settle her daughter Geneviève into Port Regis School. Paris … Read More

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“Moving Gardens” – by Rik Lonsdale

It was difficult to leave, but Barbara had no choice. The removal van was laden with their furniture, the car packed with the essentials of kettle, tea and emergency rations. Dennis was waiting, but she had to take a last … Read More

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A weekend in the life of Mayor of Gillingham

A weekend in the life of new Mayor of Gillingham Councillor Belinda Ridout Over the weekend of 23rd/24/25th June new Mayor Belinda found herself very busy attending  firstly The Fun Palace event at Gillingham Library, where they got her in … Read More

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Are you looking to play rugby locally?

North Dorset Rugby Club, situated on the outskirts of Gillingham at Slaughtergate, is actively encouraging new membership of players of all ages & abilities. The club is looking to recruit new players who have moved to the area or are … Read More

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The Cinema Club

Everybody loves going to the cinema. We enjoy the film, the popcorn, the big screen experience and doing all of that with our friends. We don’t all necessarily enjoy the cost though. Someone has to drive to the cinema, then … Read More

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Why you should be planning for the future

On 4th May, NatWest Bank brought together Leading Chartered Accountants and Independent Financial Advisers Ward Goodman and Specialist Local Law firm Farnfields Solicitors, to host their first joint, topical seminar in Shaftesbury. The informal seminar included presentations, lunch and a … Read More

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Your January 2020 issue of Gillinghan & Shaftesbury Guide is available now!  Also available online.