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Gillingham Town Team

Gillingham Town Team was launched in 2013 to promote the town and revitalise the High Street with a mix of community, cultural and retail activities. Working parties looked in more detail at areas like the town's appearance, event planning, promotion and enhancing the town conservation area as a destination. A High Street survey was undertaken in 2015 with local businesses, which has fed into the work of the Town Team.

To improve the town's appearance, a group was set up to focus on the heritage aspects of Gillingham, working with Historic England, the District Council, and others to look at the wider possibilities for heritage and creative improvements. Areas of interest include public art, better signage, enhanced planting schemes, improving the conservation area, replacing bins and removing graffiti. Current work includes developing a Conservation Area Appraisal.

The contact for the Town Team is Hugh de Longh email hdelongh@dorset.gov.uk