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Ward Goodman get ghoulish for Dorset Mind fundraiser

Ward Goodman, the Dorset based firm of Chartered Accountants and Independent Financial Advisers, is excited to announce its support for Dorset Mind, an independent charitable provider of mental health services.  On Saturday 21 October, twelve members of staff took part in … Read More

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Tourism Bosses Say ‘Book Now’ For Shaftesbury Fringe 2018

Shaftesbury’s tourism leaders are advising people who want to visit the town for Fringe 2018 to book their accommodation early. The team organising the performance art weekend has announced the third annual Fringe Festival will take place from 29th June … Read More

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Singers and Shopping Vouchers Launch Shaftesbury’s Christmas Countdown

Shaftesbury’s Community Choir and children from six local schools will provide the star attraction at the town’s Christmas lights switch-on. In the past, celebrities have turned on the lights. But this year, Shaftesbury Chamber of Commerce, who are organising the … Read More

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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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