Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Ilminster

Liquid nitrogen leak in Ilminster

DEVON and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service engines from Ilminster, Chard and Taunton - and a Hazardous Material advisor - were all sent to 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,...

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...

Busy time for children from Greenfylde

IT’S been a busy few weeks for pupils at Greenfylde First School in Ilminster with leavers taking part in a celebration day and the...

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,...

Ilminster community asked for comments on new school plans

PARENTS and the local community are being invited to comment on proposals to relocate an Ilminster school. The plans to move and expand Greenfylde First...

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...

Proposed access to housing estate described as ‘bonkers’

THE suggestion that the existing Adams Meadow estate could provide an access for emergency vehicles to a planned 450-home development in Ilminster has been...

Rainbows receive £200 donation

ILMINSTER and District Lions have given a cheque to the South Petherton Rainbows after raising money at their Christmas bazaar last year. Lions members Shirley...

Andrea reaches 25 years with Tesco

STAFF at the Tesco store in Ilminster have congratulated Andrea Jacklin on reaching 25 years of service with the company. Andrea previously worked in Tesco...

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,...

Support grows for Ilminster 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...

One dead following crash on the A303

One man has died following a collision between a car and lorry on the A303 this afternoon (February 28th) Police were called to the collision...

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...
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