Welcome to Gillingham Town Council

Town Hall

Welcome to the Gillingham Town Council Website.

Gillingham is a town in the Blackmore Vale area of Dorset. The town is the most northerly in the county.

This website aims to inform the public on the Town Council's work, the service it provides as well as local information and news. 

This site contains agendas and draft minutes for all committees, ward representation and contact details for council members, Standing Orders and Financial Regulations together with policy documents and much more.

The site is updated on a regular basis with news and information on local issues and also includes links to a number of local organisations.


Gillingham Town Council Small Grant Assistance 

Apply by the 10th November

Each year, Gillingham Town Council makes a limited sum available to help support local community and voluntary organisations. The Council wishes to see such organisations flourish and develop in the Town and grant assistance helps to achieve this objective.  

For further details click on Policy and Administration at the top of this page and Grants in the drop down menu.

PLEASE NOTE: The Town Council is only a consultee regarding any planning application considered by it's Development Management Recommendations Committee.

If you would like to pass on your comments to the planning authority at North Dorset District Council regarding the Land South Of Le Neubourg Way, Church View, Gillingham, or any other planning application, please follow the steps below.


Click on Planning Application Search

Click on North Dorset District Council - planning application search and decisions

Enter the reference number 2/2014/0916/OUT

(this reference number refers to Land South Of Le Neubourg Way, Church View, Gillingham only)

Gillingham’s Annual Christmas Parade 

and Festive Lights Switch-On


Gillingham Town Council will hold its Annual Christmas Parade and Festive Lights Switch-On on Friday 5th December 2014.

For further details please click here or contact the Town Hall.


The Town Hall, School Road, Gillingham, Dorset SP8 4QR
Tel: 01747 823588     Email: GTC@gillinghamdorset-tc.gov.uk


Ham Farm BMX Track

will be opended from Friday 17th

 October 2014.






Councillor David Milsted has been elected as Mayor of Gillingham for the forthcoming civic year. 

Councillor David Milsted received the chain of office at a ceremony held on Tuesday 27th May 2014.

Gillingham's new Deputy Mayor is Cllr David Walsh.



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What is Gillingham Direct?

Gillingham Direct is an amalgamation of joint services from Gillingham Town Council, North Dorset District Council and Dorset County Council, available at the Town Hall from Monday to Friday 9– 1pm. Providing information on any council service provided by the three tiers of local government.

The following surgeries are held:

  • Housing Accomodation Services: Available by appointment only on a Tuesday and Friday 9.00am-1.00pm. Please phone 01258 484358 to book an appointment.
  • Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support : Available Tuesday's only as a drop in service - 9.30am - 3.45pm (Closed for lunch 1 -2 pm).
  • DCC Registrar: Wednesday mornings and Friday afternoons by appointment only, for those wishing to register births, deaths and marriages. Please tel: 01305 225153 to book an appointment.
  • NDDC Building Control: Drop in every Thursday 2.00pm-4.00pm. Ensures Buildings are designed and constructed in accordance with Building Regulations and associated legislation.
  • Gillingham Job Club: Every Friday 10.00am-1.00pm in the Jubilee Room. This is a resource for helping people get back into employment. No appointment necessary.
  • Licensing: Wednesday by appointment only, please ring 01258 484 022 to book. Licensing deal with a wide range of different licences, permits and registrations.
  • Dorset First Point: For help and advice with tenancy problems, working in partnership with DCC. Appointment only. 


Our friendly customer service team will be happy to help you with any enquiries or point you in the right direction. Pop in or call 01747 823588. 


Download the Gillingham direct leaflet here for further information. 



Quarterly Newsletter Issue 2

The second edition of our restyled quarterly newsletter is now available for download, providing lots more news and information on the work of the Town Council and the services provided by Gillingham Direct.

 Please click here to download your copy.

The newsletter is also available in hard copy from the Town Council offices, Gillingham Library, RiversMeet, the Forge Garage at Milton, and various retail outlets. 

 Look out for our next newsletter in December





Gillingham Town Council Info Exchange Emailing List

 Would you like to be kept up to date with local information from within the parish of Gillingham, ranging from upcoming events, to council quarterly news, to volunteering opportunities?

Then join Gillingham Town Council emailing list, The Info Exchange, for regular updates about what’s on in the Gillingham area and local information.

If you would like to join please email your name and the email address you would like to receive updates to, to GTC@gillinghamdorset-tc.gov.uk, please use the words ‘Info Exchange’ as the email subject.

You can unsubscribe from receiving emails at any time by emailing your request to leave to GTC@gillinghamdorset-tc.gov.uk.

We can also send around details of your local events or opportunities*, all you need to do is email us a PDF and Word copy of the information which can then be forwarded.

*this will be at the Town Council’s discretion as to what is deemed appropriate information to be exchanged.