Reckleford in Yeovil is to partially close for further two weeks next month. Three of our local railway stations are to be equipped with defibrillators. A new 30 miles-per-hour speed limit has been introduced at Kingstone near Ilminster. A Long Load man has appeared in court charged with assault and plans to build fifteen houses in Ilton look set to go ahead.
Reckleford in Yeovil is to partially close for further two weeks next month. One lane of the A30 outside Yeovil Hospital is currently shut for a new bus stop to be built. Now, Somerset County Council has confirmed the road will shut again, this time for 14 days for overnight works, after the current closure ends on April 17th. The Council says it’s to bring power into Yeovil Hospital for the newly built breast cancer clinic.
Three of our local railway stations are to be equipped with defibrillators. South West Railways is to install the equipment at Crewkerne, Yeovil Junction, and Templecombe stations. The defibrillators will be placed as close as possible to the front entrance of the stations for use 24/7.
A new 30 miles-per-hour speed limit has been introduced at Kingstone near Ilminster. The lower limit applies to the main road through Kingstone and the surrounding areas of Moolham Lane and Mill Lane.
A Long Load man has appeared in court charged with assault. George Owens of Martock Road was accused of punching a youth in Langport Recreation Ground. Owens pleaded guilty to the charge, was given a twelve-month community order, and told to pay £250 in compensation.
South Somerset District has recommended the construction of the new houses at St Peter's Close for approval following the applicant, West of England Developments Ltd, securing a phosphate mitigation solution with Natural England.
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.
Somerset Council is being given extra funding by the government to repair potholes. Somerset Waste Partnership says it is changing the days when it collects household waste in some parts of South Somerset. A new mobile Post Office service has started operating in Somerset. A school in Chard has won the support of local MP Marcus Fysh,..and more.