Monday, May 29, 2017

Chard

Knives amnesty across Somerset

POLICE have released shocking images of hundreds of knives handed in during an amnesty across Somerset recently. In Yeovil, dozens of bladed weapons were found by...

Have your say on local sports pitches

SPORTS clubs, local councils and resdients can have their say on the state of playing pitches in the district. Consultation for the Draft South Somerset...

Maths filled fun at Holyrood

STUDENTS at Chard’s Holyrood Academy were treated to a fun-filled maths workshop recently. Talented magician and mathematician Barney Maunder-Taylor, right, from the House of...

Resurfacing work on A358 in town centre

ONE of the main routes through Chard town centre is undergoing essential maintenance work for the next three weeks. Somerset County Council will be...

New mayor for Chard

COUNCILLOR Gary Shortland has been made the new mayor of Chard. Cllr Shortland was elected alongside Cllr Andy Kenton who will be the town’s deputy...

Tears and tributes in salute to much-loved museum chairman

CHARD Museum was packed as residents and visitors came together to pay their respects and celebrate the life of former chairman David Ricketts, who...

No charges to be brought against MP and PCC

DEVON and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez and Yeovil MP Marcus Fysh have both been cleared by the Crown Prosecution Service, following...

Membership on the up at U3A branches across area

MEMBERSHIP of all six University of the Third Age (U3A) groups in South Somerset is on the up. At a meeting on the Avalon network,...

Action-packed exchange for German students

AXE Valley Academy and Holyrood Academy in Chard jointly promoted Britain when hosting a group of German students and teachers. The German visitors, from Kirchweyhe near...

E-cigarette causes fire

A VAPE machine being left on charge caused a fire at a home near Chard during the early hours of Wednesday, May 3rd. Fire engines...

Mayor’s support for his chosen charities

THE Mayor of Chard has presented cheques worth more than £2,500 to the two charities he has been supporting over the past 12 months. Councillor...
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Hoping for bags of cash to provide fun for kids

COMBE St Nicholas Parochial Trust is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to...

Development will provide jobs for local people say builders

A MAJOR new housing development in Chard will create more than 750 jobs for people living in the area, the builder behind the scheme has...
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REVIEW: New Bath spa facilities perfect for those looking to relax and unwind

The View From's Francesca Evans and Lottie Welch enjoy a day out at Thermae Bath Spa, the original thermal spa in the centre of...

General election candidates confirmed

NOMINATIONS for next month’s general election closed last Thursday, with candidates across the area now confirmed. After their poor showing in the recent county council elections...

Conservatives celebrate success in county elections

THE Conservative party has increased its control of Somerset County Council after candidates stormed to victory in Thursday’s local election, as Liberal Democrats and...

Community stalwarts recognised at Chard’s annual parish meeting

A D-DAY veteran has been presented with the annual Mayor’s Award in recognition of his many years of service with the Chard branch of...

Lib Dems choose Jo Roundell Greene as parliamentary candidate

YEOVIL Liberal Democrats have selected district councillor Jo Roundell Greene as their candidate for the upcoming General Election. At a meeting of Yeovil Liberal Democrat members...

Council emphasises importance of Somerset’s aerospace industry

SOUTH Somerset District Council (SSDC) has highlighted the importance of the district’s aerospace industry in a response to the government’s consultation on the Industrial...

Chamber launches business manifesto ahead of election

SOMERSET Chamber of Commerce has launched its business manifesto for 2017-2020, which outlines the priorities for the county’s economy and the chamber’s key focuses...

Town council donates to Chard organisations

GRANT cheques totalling about £5,000 have been presented by Chard Town Council to various groups and charities within the area. The donations from the council...

Chard photographers beat rival clubs from across the region

CHARD Camera Club recently won The Horseshoe Trophy - the annual five-way battle with other clubs from across the region. Comprising five print categories and...

Camera club members take home end of season awards

CHARD Camera Club recently held its end of year presentations to members. More than 30 people attended the meeting to watch the judge for the...

Lib Dem candidate pulls out of general election

LIBERAL Democrats in South Somerset are looking for a new parliamentary candidate after Daisy Benson made the shock announcement that she wouldn’t be standing...

Somerset police rated as ‘Good’ in report

AVON and Somerset Constabulary has been rated ‘Good’ in the annual State of Policing Report. Inspectors look at effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy, and can give...

Dispute over bonus pay could cause delays at Hinkley Point

DELAYS to the construction of the Hinkley Point nuclear power station could be on the cards, if a dispute over bonus payments flares up...

Over 60s encouraged to take up cancer test

THE NHS is hoping for an improved take-up rate for a free bowel cancer test, leading to more lives being saved. A bowel screening kit...

Residents and visitors asked not to feed gulls

RESIDENTS across South Somerset are being urged to feed the litter bins and not the birds in town centres this spring and summer. South Somerset...

A taste of India at Bollywood workshop

BOLLYWOOD came to Combe St Nicholas recently for the members of Chard Local Kids Society for Music and Drama (CLOKS). Tutor Elena taught the members...

Touchstone Lane homes to go ahead

PLANS to build 15 new homes on land at the rear of Touchstone Lane in Chard have been given permission by South Somerset District...
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