Food Bank for Castle Cary.

    It is hoped that the site currently housing public conveniences at Millbrook Gardens in Castle Cary could be redeveloped into space where local shops can donate soon-to-be out-of-date food.

    The vision also includes space available to let out for a new business.

    Castle Cary Town Council took on the long lease of the Millbrook Toilets from South Somerset District Council in 2017. The Town Council has now submitted a planning application to change the use of the location from community use to community and commercial use.

    A planning statement reads: "We wish to use the former ladies and gentleman's toilets as a community larder and a space to let out for a new business for people who have been affected by Covid. The community larder will complement the pandemic response in the town and will store and provide pre-packed food boxes for people accessing this new service".
    "The local shops have committed to providing their soon-to-be out-of-date food and Morrisons in Wincanton will supply tins and packets of food.
    "The Newt has also promised to support the project."

    The statement adds: "This is essentially a food saving project and will also address the needs of families who are not aware of the food box scheme.
    "The scheme will be discreet and will have lots of signposting information available. Trained volunteers will be able to chat, support and provide the food three times a week."

    More from Community & Charity News

    • Yeovil's Celebrates - Be part of it!

      Calling all local groups, schools, societies, organisations, clubs and more in the Yeovil area!

    • Adrian Dening's Stars Over Somerset

      Monday 29th November to Sunday 5th December 2021

    • Yeovil Scouts Christmas Post

      The Scout Christmas Post is again operating in Yeovil this festive season, raising money for local scout groups.

    • Spiders

      As the nights get darker and temperatures fall, experts are warning of spiders crawling into people’s homes, bringing with them an increased risk of getting bitten.

    • Local Foodbank Volunteers Needed

      Volunteers are needed to help collect food for two charities in local Tesco stores.

    • Eye Tests for Motorists

      Motorists are being advised to have "regular eye tests" to check they’re not a risk on the road.

    • Covid Champions

      As Covid-19 cases remain high in Somerset, there is a renewed call for people to step forward and become Covid Community Champions.

    • Blooming good way to 'Check your Vehicle'.

      As we continue to emerge from COVID-19 restrictions, Somerset County Council’s Road Safety Team wants to help you ensure your vehicle gets you safely to your staycation.

    • Electric Car Charging Points

      Have you got an Electric Car? Here is a list of Electric car charging Points across South Somerset & West Dorset.

    • Clean up our Countryside

      Two new litter-pick stations have been installed, equipped with litter pickers and reusable bags for anyone to borrow and do their own two-minute clean-up at countryside sites across South Somerset.

    • Church Bats

      People attending church services in South Somerset are being asked to check to see if they can see any bats lodging in roof spaces.

    • Yeovil Refresh

      The Yeovil Refresh scheme will see public spaces in the town centre transformed with a water feature, wider pavements, the pedestrianisation of the Borough, a bus gate, and an amphitheater and outdoor TV screen in Lower Middle Street.

    Five Day Weather

    • Wed


    • Thu


    • Fri


    • Sat


    • Sun