Great Western Railway has been explaining why a new car park at Castle Cary railway station will close in the New Year. Somerset's Activity and Sports Partnership have launched a new app to support men's mental well-being. llchester Football Club says flood damage caused by last week’s heavy downpours means its pitch won't be safe to play on until after Christmas...and more.
Great Western Railway has been explaining why a new car park at Castle Cary railway station will close in the New Year just a few weeks after it opened. The car park, which can accommodate up to 200 vehicles, opened last week but will shut in January for 10 weeks for work to complete building the car park.
llchester Football Club says flood damage caused by last week’s heavy downpours means its pitch won't be safe to play on until after Christmas. The club says it's having to pay to play at other venues to keep its fixtures going.
Somerset's Activity and Sports Partnership have launched a new app to support men's mental well-being. Users are provided with help and put in touch with support groups and events happening in the county.
A business in Ilchester has launched a fundraising appeal to raise 50 thousand pounds following last week’s heavy rain storms. The premises of Paws and Claws Pet Services suffered extensive flooding. The business says it urgently needs financial help to pay for repairs to the premises.
Ilminster has returned to the tradition of having a Christmas tree in the town centre. The last time a Christmas tree was displayed outside the Market House was 20 years ago.
Campaigners have failed in their bid to stop the demolition of the former Nautilus Works in Yeovil. Avon and Somerset Police say three-and-a-half-thousand motorists were caught speeding during National Road Safety Week held last week. Chard Town Council has announced that a new block of stone with the message Welcome to Chard is to be placed at the entrance to the town...and more.
Police are warning of a spate of thefts of Ford cars in South Somerset. The government has turned down a bid for levelling-up funds to build a new train station to serve Somerton and Langport. Long-running roadworks on the Somerset-Devon border will continue over the Christmas holidays after a repair scheme was postponed...and more.
Libraries, leisure centres, theatres and recycling centres could all face cuts as Somerset Council tries to save tens of millions of pounds. The people who run Shepton Mallet Prison say the building is closing as a visitor attraction. A licence has been granted to hold an eight-day long Christmas Festival at Yeovil Showground in December...and more
The head of the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance says they’re busier now than they have ever been. Housing charities in Somerset say there's been a big rise in the number of people being evicted from private housing, through no fault of their own. A teenager from Ilton has been chosen as the St John Ambulance District Cadet of the Year...and more.
The future of Yeovil Hospital’s stroke unit could be decided at a meeting later this week. A new cycle route in Yeovil, promised for September, won’t now open until the end of December. Somerset Council has announced plans to turn an empty property in Chard into a children's home....and more.
Plans have been submitted to open a new traveller site near Curry Rivel. Wessex Water has started the latest phase of a five-year programme to clean up Somerset’s watercourses of phosphates. Ilminster’s annual Christmas Tree Festival at the Minster starts today. A man from Somerset is taking on the challenge of rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic...and more.
A Police operation has resulted in 160 knives being taken off the streets in the Avon and Somerset force area. Ofsted says pupil suspension rates in Somerset are alarmingly high. It’s a big night for Christmas light switch-on events in South Somerset with Christmas lights being turned on in Wincanton, Ilminster and Crewkerne...and more.
The South Western Ambulance Service is asking people to use its services responsibly as it prepares for a challenging winter. Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, which includes Yeovil Hospital, is contacting people after hospital records were inappropriately accessed. Chard Ladies Rugby team is taking on a new challenge, climbing to the top of the National Three Peaks for charity...and more.