Areas of Responsibility

Town Hall

Assets
GTC
Location
School Rd
Postcode
SP8 4QR
Description
Former Magistrates Court. Police Authority occupy the adjoining building.
Additional
Information
Part of the building was purchased by Town Council in 2002 for £150k. The building dates from 1890 of red brick load bearing masonry with wooden floors. Town Council accommodation comprises: offices, Council Chamber and conference facilities. Room hire available.
Town Hall

Community Office

Assets
GTC
Location
Chantry Fields (behind Waitrose supermarket)
Postcode
SP8 4UA
Description
Former public conveniences.
Additional
Information
Traditional construction of red facing bricks. Freehold transferred from North Dorset District Council to the Town Council in 2010 with £5k for capital contribution towards refurbishment. Office accommodation used by Community Resource Worker. Small meeting room available for hire.
Community Office

Public Conveniences & Town Bridge Office

Assets
GTC
Location
High Street
Postcode
SP8 4AB
Description
Public convenience. Currently open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Additional
Information
Traditional construction of red facing bricks. Comprising of 1 self-contained disabled / unisex WC 'pod with baby changing facilities. The toilets are cleaned daily by the Town Orderly.
Public Conveniences & Town Bridge Office

Chapel

Assets
GTC
Location
Garden of Remembrance off Cemetery Road
Postcode
SP8 4AZ
Description
Victorian style structure.
Additional
Information
The structure is a 19th century building with dressed stone walls with stone parapets and buttresses with stone lintels over stained glass windows. The roof is pitched with clay tiles. The building is used for funerals and a place for quiet reflection upon request.
Chapel

Former Mortuary Building

Assets
GTC
Location
Garden of Remembrance off Cemetery Road
Postcode
SP8 4AZ
Description
Victorian style structure.
Additional
Information
The structure is a 19th century red brick building with stone quoins on one elevation with red brick extension built in 1996. Stone surrounds to glazed windows. Clay tiled pitched roof.
Former Mortuary Building

Public Open Spaces

Assets
GTC
Location
Various
Postcode
Various
Description
The Town Council is responsible for 27 hectares of public open space (68 acres)
Additional
Information
Refer to summary of public open space.
Public Open Spaces

Play Areas

Assets
GTC
Location
Various
Postcode
Various
Description
Refer to summary of public open space.
Additional
Information
The Town Council is responsible for 12 play areas of various sizes.
Play Areas

Harding’s Park

Assets
GTC
Location
Site adjoins RiversMeet Leisure Centre
Postcode
SP8 5HX
Description
Refer to summary of play areas.
Additional
Information
Large site which has undergone significant refurbishment during 2016/2017.
Harding’s Park

Cemetery

Assets
GTC
Location
Off Cemetery near Rolls Bridge
Postcode
SP8 4AZ
Description
The cemetery covers 1.64 hectares.
Additional
Information
The cemetery was purchased in 1890. The cemetery is still in use but nearing capacity.
Cemetery

Garden of Remembrance

Assets
GTC
Location
Cemetery Road
Postcode
SP8 4AZ
Description
The Garden of Remembrance covers 0.48 hectares.
Additional
Information
The cemetery was purchased in 1860 following closure of St Mary's Churchyard. This cemetery is now closed. This is a peaceful place which has public seating. A few specimen trees have been planted over the years. A Butterfly Garden and Snowdrop Walk is being desinged for 2017/18.
Garden of Remembrance

Workshops

Assets
Leased
Location
Old Market Centre, off Lower Station Road.
Additional
Information
This industrial unit provides a store for grounds maintenance equipment and vehicles.
Workshops

St Mary's Churchyard (Closed)

Assets
PCC
Location
St Mary's Church, High Street
Description
This is a closed church yard
Additional
Information
The last internment in this cemetery was in 1864. The maintenance of this churchyard is undertaken by Gillingham Town Council on behalf of the Parochial Church Council (PCC)
St Mary's Churchyard (Closed)

Wesley Gardens

Assets
GTC
Location
Queen Street
Postcode
SP8 4BP
Description
Former cemetery for Wesleyan Chapel.
Additional
Information
The Town Council took on the responsibility for this area in 1999 and restored it as a Millennium Project in 2000. The garden is currently maintained under licence by a volunteer who lives nearby.
Wesley Gardens

Allotments - Cemetery Road

Location
Cemetery Road
Postcode
SP8 4AZ
Description
The allotments cover 0.39 hectare.
Additional
Information
There is currently a waiting list for this popular allotment site.
Allotments - Cemetery Road

Allotments - Park Farm

Assets
Private landowner
Location
Park Farm, Shaftesbury Rd
Description
This is a small allotment site located near Orchard Park Garden Centre along Shaftesbury Road.
Additional
Information
This is a temporry allotment site kindly offered to the Town Council by the late Mrs Sheila Clark in 2009.
Allotments - Park Farm

Planted areas

Assets
GTC
Location
Le Neubourg Way
Postcode
SP8 4EF
Description
Planted area to rear of GTS Garage at Lodbourne.
Planted areas

Verges and planted areas

Assets
DCC
Location
Various
Postcode
Various
Description
GTC cuts a total of 2.68 hectares of grassed verges in the town.
Additional
Information
Grassed verge cutting carried out under a service level agreement with DCC Countryside. Planted areas at Lodbourne and Newbury and Station Road are maintained under licence with DCC Highways.
Verges and planted areas

Trees

Assets
GTC
Location
Various
Postcode
Various
Description
GTC responsible for trees on town council-owned land only.
Additional
Information
A tree condition survey and risk management plan was undertaken in March 2014 by a qualified arboriculturalist. All trees above a certain trunk size have been recorded and recommended works have been undertaken. Information on donating a tree please refer to a separate document.
Trees

Street Cleaning (Town)

Assets
GTC
Location
Town
Additional
Information
A full time Town Orderly is employed whose duties include litter picking and litter bin emptying. There are nearly 40 litter/dog waste bins in the town. Most are emptied by GTC with a few emptied by DWP.
Street Cleaning (Town)

Grit Bins & Sand bag storage

Assets
GTC
Location
Various
Postcode
Various
Additional
Information
GTC provide 16 grit bin. In addition the police provide 2 bins, Spectrum Housing provide 2 bins and The Barn Surgery 1 bin. The grit is for highway/pavement use. NOT household use! Additional grit bins have been purchased to store sandbangs near areas prone to floooding.
Grit Bins & Sand bag storage

Public Seating

Assets
GTC
Location
Various
Additional
Information
There are 33 seats around the town. Seats can be donated, please refer to separate document for more information.
Public Seating
Gillingham Town Council
Gillingham Town Council