Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Chard

Man rescued from bramble filled ditch

A FIRE engine from Chard was sent to Glynswood to assist the police in the rescue of a male person who was stuck in a...

District increases council tax

SOUTH Somerset District Council (SSDC) has announced a 3.28 per cent increase of its element of council tax. The decision had cross-party support and,...

Warning over council tax scam

RESIDENTS across South Somerset and East Devon are being warned to be wary of Council Tax scams that may be prevalent in the next few...

Chamber chief says budget doesn’t go far enough for local businesses

THE Spring Budget simply did not go far enough for Somerset businesses, according to the chief executive of Somerset Chamber of Commerce. Speaking following the...

Chard students impress in maths challenge

THE maths department at Holyrood Academy in Chard is once again celebrating success following the UK Intermediate Maths Challenge, which was held last month. A...

Holyrood named a Champion School for promoting personal development

HOLYROOD Academy in Chard has been awarded Champion School status by the National Citizen Service. National Citizen Service (NCS), is the UK’s flagship youth...

Will £150k be spent on Cresta pool?

REPORTS suggest that Somerset County Council is to spend £150,000 on improvements at the much-maligned Cresta swimming pool facility in Chard. The news came at...

Chard town councillors back mayor’s proposal for public defibrillator

COUNCILLORS have supported plans to have a public-use defibrillator in Chard town centre, although a location has not been decided. Members of Chard Town Council...

Children dress up for World Book Day

CHILDREN across South Somerset recently celebrated World Book Day, with many going to school dressed as their favourite book characters. In Ilminster, children from Greenfylde...

Barn fire near Chard

FIRE crews from Chard and Crewkerne are currently tackling a blaze at a barn near Winsham.  Two crews from Chard, one from Crewkerne and a Water...

Chard councillor raises dropped kerb concerns

A MEMBER of Chard Town Council has been listening to residents’ concerns over access problems caused by the lack of dropped kerbs in the...

Award-winning The Bottle Inn to close

AN AWARD winning CAMRA pub in West Dorset is being forced to close despite huge support from the local community which has included them...

Somerset Chamber hosts ladies’ afternoon tea

ABOUT 50 business women attended Somerset Chamber’s first ladies afternoon tea networking event of the year, where marketing director of Living DNA, Hannah Morden,...

Tatworth’s ‘Little Jack Horner’ a hit with audiences

TATWORTH Amateur Pantomime Society’s production of ‘Little Jack Horner’ has been praised as a fantastic hit by audiences. Audience members from the village and surrounding...

Air ambulance crew in cycle challenge

ON SUNDAY, May 14th, the crew of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance will, for the first time, take part as a team in the...

Man from Ilminster charged with common assault and rape in Chard

POLICE have charged a man with common assault and rape after an alleged incident in Chard. The alleged incident took place in Jocelyn Park on...

Council leader lobbies minister on key issues affecting Somerset

SOMERSET County Council leader John Osman has lobbied government minister Sajid Javid on key issues facing the county. The Secretary of State for Local...

It might have been you! Lottery winner misses out on £100,000

A WINNING lottery ticket has gone unclaimed in South Somerset with the unlucky winner missing out on £100,000. Camelot UK Lotteries Limited, operator of The National...

Chard Rotary president opens improved gym

THE president of the Rotary Club of Chard has officially opened the much-improved gym facilities at Cricket St Thomas Leisure Club. The re-modelled facilities...

Lots going on as Chard Museum opens for new season

ALTHOUGH Chard Museum has been closed during the winter months there has still been plenty going on behind the scenes, in preparation for the...

Students plan for future at careers fair

CAREER opportunities were in abundance at Holyrood Academy’s first ever careers fair held recently. Students were spoilt for choice from the wide range of exhibitors...

Support grows for baby charity

A CHILDREN’S charity in Ilminster continues to grow from strength to strength thanks to the dedication of the volunteers running it and the support...

Somerset youth clubs receive £72k in grants from council

SOMERSET County Council has granted more than £72,000 to 22 youth clubs across the county to help run popular activities. The grants from the...

Rural police campaign to tackle theft of livestock in Somerset

AVON and Somerset Police’s Rural Crime Community Intelligence Campaign is up and running. The campaign is being run jointly with the independent charity Crimestoppers,...

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...
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