Monday, February 27, 2017

Ilminster

Birthday donations handed over to School in a Bag charity

ILMINSTER man Fred Oliver decided against asking for gifts from family and friends to celebrate his 80th birthday and instead requested donations be made...

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...

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...

Ilminster rotarians donate to Sweet Surprise

SWEET Surprise in Ilminster has received a cheque for £65 from the local Rotary Club. Sweet Surprise, based in Silver Street, is a café...

NHS campaigner gives talk against privatisation

A TALK was recently given in Ilminster by Colin Stevens of ‘999 Call for the NHS’, a campaign group working to stop the privatisation of...

Children and parents get creative during Greenfylde’s family arts day

GREENFYLDE First School in Ilminster recently hosted a family arts day, led by Charlotte Steel of the Royal Academy of Arts. The opportunity to work...

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’...

Neroche pupils strut their stuff in street dancing competition

PUPILS from Neroche Primary School in Broadway, near Ilminster, came out on top at the annual Street Dance Competition at the Kelly Lee Dance...

Lions help to light up town

PRESIDENT of the Lions Club of Ilminster and District, Alan Rudkin, presented Clinton Bonner with a cheque for £610 towards the Ilminster Christmas Lights. Clinton’s...

Former Ilminster police station to be converted into flats?

THE former Ilminster Police Station looks set to be turned into seven flats. Plans have been submitted to South Somerset District Council to make alterations...

Sailing race director asks local people to get involved

THE project director of one of the world’s most unique races is appealing for local people to get involved. Pauline Appleby, who lives near Ilminster,...

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...

Proposal to slash Ilminster’s council tax fails to win support

A BID to slash Ilminster Town Council’s share of the council tax failed, but councillors still voted in favour of making sure that Band...

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...

Beavers celebrate Chinese New Year

MEMBERS of the Ilminster Beavers, the youngest members of the Scout Association, were made to feel very hungry on their latest group visit. The youngsters...

Family thanks community for support after fire destroys home

AN Ilminster family has thanked everyone for their support and kindness – 12 months after a fire badly damaged their home and left them...

Curry night raises £285 for church

NEW Year fundraising efforts in support of St Peter’s Church in Horton, near Ilminster, got off to a good start this month, when 35...

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...

Local U3A members discuss future of national organisation

DELEGATES from six branches of the University of the Third Age (U3A) from South Somerset attended a meeting at Castle Cary to have their...

Weather warning for wind issued for South West

A YELLOW weather warning for wind has been issued for Dorset, Devon and Somerset. The warning from the Met Office is valid from 6am on...

New road deal to reduce potholes and create jobs

SOMERSET County Council says a multi-million pound highways maintenance contract should mean fewer potholes, more work for local businesses and more satisfied communities. The council has...

New text number to help police tackle rural crime

AVON and Somerset Police has set up a text hotline in an attempt to prevent and detect rural crime. The text number to combat rural...

Ilminster groups win grants from Aviva Community Fund

TWO Ilminster organisations will receive up to £1,000 in funding thanks to the Aviva Community Fund. The 1st Ilminster Brownies and Horton Computer Club both...

Plans for 450 new homes submitted to council

PERSIMMON Homes have submitted their proposals to build 450 properties on land off Canal Way in Ilminster. An outline planning application for up to 450...

Traders offer financial boost for local groups

FOUR Ilminster traders are giving a financial boost to local groups and charities in 2017. Ilminster Home Hardware, Harrimans, Cottage Flowers and Bonners the Butchers...

Concerns over faulty street lights in Ilminster

THERE are growing concerns about the failure of street lights along a busy road in the centre of Ilminster. Councillor Linda Vijeh, Ilminster’s representative at...
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