Wessex Water has been told to report on the number of times it releases sewage into local rivers. A Chard man is raising thousands of pounds to buy his father a bionic arm. A project has started to improve the diversity of habitats within Yeovil Country Park. A Covid vaccine centre in Crewkerne is seeking volunteers for next week....and more.
Wessex Water has been told to report on the number of times it releases sewage into local rivers. It follows the Environment Agency’s move to keep a closer watch on the use of storm drains.
A Chard man is raising thousands of pounds to buy his father a bionic arm. Del Crump lost his arm in a work accident 20 years ago. His son, Jake, says he’s raising the money to buy the bionic arm as a ‘thank you’ to his Dad for bringing him up.
A project has started to improve the diversity of habitats within Yeovil Country Park. Yeovil Rivers Community Trust has been given a grant of £6,000 to introduce aquatic benches, re-profile the bank sides, and make better the existing habitats at Dodham Brook at Ninesprings.
A Covid vaccine centre in Crewkerne is seeking volunteers for next week. The Covid hub at the Henhayes Centre is looking for volunteers to act as ‘meeters and greeters’ as people arrive for their jabs. If you’d like to volunteer, you should call the Henhayes Centre in Crewkerne.
A Chard painting and decorating business has won a top national award. ‘Bates and Misons’ run by Rachel Bates and Luke Watts came first in the 2021 Dulux Paint Awards for the work transforming the look of ‘Pip’s Railway Carriage Café’ at Lopenhead.
Yeovil Town’s game this weekend has been called off. The Glovers had been due to play Aldershot away on Saturday. The decision to postpone the fixture follows the death last week of the Yeovil Town Captain, Lee Collins.
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Local News Friday 7th May
People in South Somerset are to get a vote on the planned shake-up of local government in the County. Meanwhile, Yeovil MP Marcus Fysh has come out against holding the poll. A man who lives in High Ham has appeared in court charged with two counts of assaulting a police officer. Somerset's Director of Public Health has been made a professor. Trudi Grant has led the county council's response to the covid-19 pandemic. Aspiring young actors in South Somerset can audition to take part in a musical being put on at Glastonbury Abbey this summer.
Local News Thursday 6th May
Polling is underway in today’s local elections in South Somerset. Builders in South Somerset say the lockdown has led to a surge in construction work. Health managers say they’re concerned about the added pressures new housing schemes are putting on medical services in Chard. A woman from Crewkerne has been fined for drinking driving. A community food larder has been proposed for Castle Cary...and more.
Local News Wednesday 5th May
Yeovil has a new Mayor, Councillor Evie Potts-Jones. A man has been arrested for staging a protest by blocking a road in Sherborne. A business in Somerton has won a Queen's Award. A Yeovil man has appeared in court charged with possession of a hunting knife in a public place without good reason or legal authority. A project has been launched aimed at encouraging people in Chard and Ilminster to grow sunflowers.
Local News Tuesday 4th May
South Somerset’s visitor attractions are gearing up to re-open in two weeks time. A care home in Sherborne has joined with a national campaign. Plans have been submitted to convert the Old Vicarage at Hambridge near Langport into a school farm. Two former Beales sites in Yeovil town centre are now to be sold by auction. The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme in Somerset is looking new recruits....and more.
Local News Friday 30th April
An engine fault has been identified as the most likely cause of Wednesday’s plane crash at Yeovilton. A GP surgery in Chard is asking its patients to be more considerate. The misuse of e-scooters in South Somerset is on the increase. Pharmacists in South Somerset are urging people to take up having a free rapid Covid test, even if they don't have symptoms.
Local News Thursday 29th April
An investigation is continuing today into yesterday’s crash of an historic aircraft belonging to RNAS Yeovilton. A man’s been arrested in connection with an attack on another man in Yeovil. A music festival to be held in Bruton in late July has been granted a one-day extension. Kerbside recycling and rubbish collections will be a day later than normal next week.
Plane Crashes Near RNAS Yeovilton
A plane has crashed near to RNAS Yeovilton. It came down in a field at around 4 pm today (28-04).
Local News Wednesday 28th April
A scheme to improve the appearance of Westminster Street in Yeovil town centre will begin in late June. Farmers in Somerset say they’re concerned about proposals to limit the movement of livestock. A scheme pioneered in Somerset to help reduce hospital admissions is influencing how things are done nationally. An online art auction is being held this week to raise money for Somerset Wildlife Trust...and more.