Robin makes his nest in the City

Robin makes his nest in the City

The heart-warming and utterly hilarious winter production of Little Robin Red Breast has landed in Salisbury. The musical play directed by Gareth Machin is a roaring success, not only for the little ones but for parents too! The Christmas story of Robin Red Breast...
Town plan submitted

Town plan submitted

Gillingham Town Council has submitted a neighbourhood plan to North Dorset District Council. The plan sets out a wide range of planning policies that the community suggested should  be used to protect and enhance the character of Gillingham. It has been submitted to...
Public meeting to discuss Police funding increase

Public meeting to discuss Police funding increase

Wiltshire and Swindon Police and Crime Panel is to meet in the Alamein Suite at the City Hall, Salisbury at 10.30am on  January 18 to hear Police and Crime Commissioner Angus MacPherson outline his plans for an increase of £1 per month in that part of the Council Tax...
Local Plan under scrutiny

Local Plan under scrutiny

Gillingham Town Council has reminded residents can have their say on  the North Dorset Local Plan Review – Issues & Options Consultation. North Dorset District Council is producing a new Local Plan to replace the North Dorset Local Plan Part 1, adopted in...
Have your say on dogs

Have your say on dogs

Is it a  dog’s life? Residents, visitors and organisations in North Dorset are invited to give their opinions about rules concerning dogs. What do you think about dogs in public places – like parks – and also when they should be on a lead. After...
From the editor – September

From the editor – September

By David Parker In the Valley News office, we are often asked about alleged money-wasting or services not provided, and about how Wiltshire council came up with the slogan ‘Where everybody matters’. To be sure, whoever dreamed up the slogan must have meant...
What a load of rubbish

What a load of rubbish

Fly tipping and rubbish on the streets a serious problem around Amesbury, according to Helen Holdsworth. The problem has escalated since the opening hours were cut at the local recycling centre. Helen Holdsworth, Liberal Democrat councillor candidate for Amesbury...
Sample strikes at both elections

Sample strikes at both elections

Putting himself in the front line at the local elections on May 4, and the General Election on June 8, local born-and-bred business owner Paul Sample has taken on a mammoth task. His top priority is to represent the electorate by putting them above political...
NHS poster urges nurses ‘come to Dorset!’

NHS poster urges nurses ‘come to Dorset!’

Dorset’s Clinical Commissioning Group wants to close beds at Shaftesbury’s Westminster Memorial Hospital – but nobody told the NHS in London where jobs for nurses in Dorset are being advertised on the Underground. A sharp-eyed friend spotted this poster urging nurses...
MP urges caution over greenfield development

MP urges caution over greenfield development

Exclusive interview with Dr Andrew Murrison, MP for South West Wiltshire since 2001. By David Parker Before the government recently announced plans for new towns and villages to be built across the country, housing development pressure in green belt areas was raised...
Tunnel vision

Tunnel vision

By David Parker Local residents and regular users of the traffic-blighted A303 are accusing the government and Highways England of suffering from tunnel vision. They believe the tunnel is the government’s vision and that no alternative is being considered,...
MP urges caution over greenfield development

MP urges caution over greenfield development

Before the government announced plans for new towns and villages to be built across the country, housing development pressure in green belt areas was raised in Parliament by Dr Andrew Murrison, MP for South West Wiltshire. He used his constituency as an example, and,...

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