Monday, February 27, 2017

Chard

Dog waste bin to tackle hedgerow littering

IRRESPONSIBLE dog owners have been criticised for bagging their pets’ waste and throwing it in hedgerows in Chard. Members of Chard Town Council’s Guildhall and...

Chard proves it’s got talent at open mic night

THE first open mic night in aid of Roy Castle’s Lung Cancer Foundation has taken place at Chard Rugby Club. John Gudge, who lost his...

Government reveals plans to ease congestion on A303 in Somerset

SOUTH Somerset road users are being asked to give their views on government plans for road improvements to the A303, near Yeovil. The key route,...

Safety warning for drivers as road fatalities increase

DRIVERS in South Somerset are being reminded of the importance of road safety following the release of the latest figures for fatalities on the...

Chard tennis players search for missing Lotto winner

MEMBERS of Chard Tennis Club have taken to their National Lottery-funded tennis courts to help with the search for South Somerset’s missing £100,000 Lotto Millionaire...

New shop offers pre-loved clothes

A NEW shop has opened up in Chard, hoping to lend a hand for families looking for children’s clothes. Little Emery’s will be run by...

South Somerset District Council launches new visitor guide

SOUTH Somerset District Council has launched a free visitors guide called ‘Discover South Somerset’. ‘Discover South Somerset’ includes 39 pages of places to go and...

Twinning associations get together for annual lunch

MEMBERS of Crewkerne & District Twinning Association and Chard Helmstedt Twinning Society enjoyed a well-attended, joint annual lunch at Cricket St Thomas Golf Club. The...

Chard impresses with traditional panto

CHARD Amateur Theatre Society served up its usual feast of panto mayhem and fun at the Guildhall with its 2017 production of ‘Sleeping Beauty’. Audiences...

Children from Redstart Primary make international links with school in China

CHILDREN and teachers at The Redstart Primary School in Chard have launched learning and teaching opportunities with their new international link school - Yunxi...

New pet proves a hit at care home

OAK Lodge Care Home recently adopted a cat from Ferne Animal Sanctuary, and the new pet has proved a big hit with residents. Gemma...

Axe Valley and Holyrood to form multi-academy trust

AXE Valley Community College in Axminster and Holyrood Academy in Chard have been given permission to form a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT). The two schools have been...

Barn dance to boost charity funds

RESIDENTS are being asked to support a local charity by having fun at a barn dance at Chard Guildhall. The event is being held on...

New Boots Pharmacy to open at hospital

PATIENTS attending clinics in Yeovil Hospital’s outpatients department can look forward to collecting their prescriptions onsite from next month - thanks to the opening...

Yeovil residents sign petition against Trump visit

HUNDREDS of people in the Yeovil constituency have signed a national petition calling on the Government to withdraw an invitation to the new President...

Artwork brightens up hospital

PATIENTS, visitors and staff at Yeovil Hospital can now enjoy striking landscape images by photographer Richard Robins for the first time in the outpatients’...

Chard pupils make debut in Youth Speaks

PUPILS from Chard School took part in a public speaking competition for the first time, going head to head against other schools from South...

Free eggs to feed the homeless

AN egg producer near Chard has joined forces with a Somerset charity to help feed Taunton’s homeless this winter. Eggs are a good form of protein...

Chard to commemorate end of WWI

CHARD Town Council has agreed that it will light the beacon next year as part of a nationwide commemoration of when the guns fell...

Body found in hunt for missing Chard man

A BODY has been found in the hunt for a missing man from Chard. The body was spotted just after 9am this morning (February 3rd),...

MP calls on politicians to support aerospace industry

LOCAL MP Marcus Fysh has lobbied fellow politicians in the House of Commons to once again push the case for inward investment in the...

GCSE results: Somerset best in South West

SOMERSET'S young people have fared well in Government GCSE rankings, based on results of 5,000 schools across the country. Department for Education (DfE) statistics show that...

Thieves may have used key to access shop

POLICE believe that those responsible for breaking into a Chard town centre shop may have got in through the front door by using a...

Children with flu symptoms needed for study

PARENTS of children who have developed flu-like illness, who may be at greater risk of developing further complications from flu, are invited to put...

Quizzers raise funds for Cardiac Risk in the young

THE Chaffcombe community turned out in force as keen quizzers battled it out at the village hall to raise funds for the charity CRY...

Arsonists blamed as car destroyed by fire

ARSONISTS are being blamed for an abandoned car being completely destroyed by fire in Chard. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service were called to...

Chard Town Council looking for outstanding citizens for award

CHARD Town Council is asking for local residents to nominate people in their community who have made an outstanding contribution to Chard in some...

Councillor supports school Breakfast Club

SOMERSET county councillor Linda Vijeh got off to an early start last week to meet pupils of Winsham School as they tucked into a...

Children impress with public speaking skills

PUPILS did themselves and their schools proud last Wednesday during the annual Youth Speaks Junior Competition organised by the Rotary Club of Ilminster. A record...

Solicitors staff recognised for long service at lunch event

SOLICITORS Milford & Dormor have celebrated the loyalty and long service of some of their partners and staff. Long-standing members received awards at the company’s...
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