Somerset has been left off a list of places in the UK where a drought has been declared. The RSPCA in Somerset is asking people to put out fresh water in their gardens for wildlife as temperatures stay high this week. The former Honda garage in Addlewell Lane in Yeovil has been put up for sale. Somerset's Carnival season gets underway in just over four weeks with the first procession at South Petherton on Saturday the 10th of September...and more.
Somerset has been left off a list of places in the UK where a drought has been declared. However, the County’s main water provider, Wessex Water, is asking people to continue using water responsibly and to conserve supplies as much as possible. Meanwhile, farmers in Somerset say they’re struggling in the current conditions even if, technically, the County has not been designated a drought area.
The RSPCA in Somerset is asking people to put out fresh water in their gardens for wildlife as temperatures stay high this week. They say due to the hard ground, burrowing animals are having difficulty finding water.
The former Honda garage in Addlewell Lane in Yeovil has been put up for sale. It includes a car showroom, car park, garage and offices. The property is advertised with the potential to convert to residential, subject to planning permission.
Somerset's Carnival season gets underway in just over four weeks with the first procession at South Petherton on Saturday the 10th of September. Carnival organisers say they’d like as many community organisations as possible to be involved.
Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance is looking for people to take part in a night-time fun run next month. Called the Twilight Run, it takes place around Henstridge Airfield on Saturday the 24th of September.
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Local News Wednesday 31st May
Police are investigating a break-in at a house in South Petherton in which cash and jewellery were stolen. Somerset Council has defended its policy of not cutting roadside grass verges. Plans have been passed to convert the former Post Office in Somerton into a home. The new CEO of the Royal Bath and West Society says she’s feeling excited and a little nervous ahead of her first Royal Bath and West Show...and more.
Local News Tuesday 30th May
Rising costs have been blamed for forcing the cancellation of this year’s Farmfest Music Festival in Bruton. Training at the Underwater Escape Unit at RNAS Yeovilton has been halted due to damage caused by the major flooding event in South Somerset earlier in the month. Householders in Somerset are being reminded that rubbish and recycling collections this week are running a day late because of the Bank Holiday...and more.
Local News Friday 26th May
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Local News Thursday 25th May
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Local News Tuesday 23rd May
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