Archive for the ‘Gillingham’ Category

Dorset County Council wins Beacon Status!

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

I have just been informed that Dorset County Council achieved Beacon Status on Tuesday night, for its work towards Olympic and Paralympic Games Legacy. http://www.dorsetforyou.com/index.jsp?articleid=391605 Don't believe it when the opposition say that Dorset's not up to the job - even the government minister is praising the team at County. Sadiq Khan MP, ...

Roadworks on Shaftesbury Road in Gillingham

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

It is rewarding to see that some work is being done to repair the shaftesbury road leading out of Gillingham, through the Ham ward. (See a report in the Western Gazette, here). There are clearly some issues, exacerbated by the postal strike, about communications regarding this work, and there will doubtless ...

Gillingham Leisure Centre – first sight of the Phoenix

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

The expoáof the Three Rivers proposals for a replacement leisure centre have been on show at the Town Hall in Gillingham for the last three days; and while there's a lot still to be done, it looks very impressive. By Saturday afternoon they'd already had 600 people through the doors, ...

Funding the Gillingham Leisure Centre

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

I had a meeting with the trustees of the Three Rivers Partnership, where I articulated the "best practice" for going about funding the new leisure centre. This is going to be a huge task - there's a lot of money needed, and funds are pretty scarce at the moment for ...

Gillingham Leisure Centre Meeting – where there’s smoke there’s fire

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

Frankly, if it wasnÆt so important, youÆd have laughed out loud. As it was there were a few muted titters, and numerous muttered conspiracy theories when last night, half way through a public meeting on the future of the Gillingham Leisure Centre, a fuse blew and started a fire. This ...

Recycling in North Dorset, and the Gillingham Pilot Scheme

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

This just isnÆt going away as an issue. Which is probably a good thing, as it is something that we on the policy review committtee at North Dorset are looking into, and itÆs reassuring that weÆre looking into a live issue!! At Motcombe Parish Council last night, I was asked again ...

Elected!!

Friday, May 11th, 2007

IÆd like to say a huge thank you to the many of you who helped, and also to the many more who voted for me in the local elections on the 4th May. I have been elected as your District Councillor, for Motcombe & Ham, and am looking forward to ...