Trudi Grant, Director of Public Health at Somerset County Council
Somerset’s Director of Public Health is asking local schools to keep their Covid precautions in place to ensure that nativity plays and carol concerts in schools this Christmas go ahead. It’s claimed building a new McDonald's drive-thru near Ilminster would create up to 65 jobs. A prominent member of South Somerset District Council is stepping down after 20 years of service. Police are appealing for the public's help in connection with a recent assault in Yeovil. A school near Wincanton has applied for permission to build a conservation pond within the school grounds...and more.
Somerset’s Director of Public Health is asking local schools to keep their Covid precautions in place to ensure that nativity plays and carol concerts in schools this Christmas go ahead. Trudi Grant says that although hospital admissions of people with Covid have decreased locally, South Somerset, in particular, remains a hotspot for contracting the infection.
It’s claimed building a new McDonald's drive-thru near Ilminster would create up to 65 jobs. McDonald’s wants to build the outlet just off the Southfields roundabout by the Ilminster by-pass on the A303.
A prominent member of South Somerset District Council is stepping down after 20 years of service. Councillor Linda Vijeh, Conservative ward member for Neroche ward, will leave the role at the end of December. Councillor Vijeh is also giving up her role as County Councillor for the Ilminster ward.
Police are appealing for the public's help in connection with a recent assault in Yeovil. The incident happened in Yeovil bus station in Glovers Walk on Thursday, October 28th at around 4.30 pm. Anyone who witnessed the attack is asked to call the police non-emergency number 101.
A school near Wincanton has applied for permission to build a conservation pond within the school grounds. The Meadows School in Cucklington has submitted a planning application to South Somerset District with a decision expected early in the New Year.
Ilminster Town Ladies football team have been drawn at home against Southampton Ladies in the Second Round Proper of the Women’s FA Cup. The game will be played at the Archie Gooch Stadium in Ilminster on Sunday, November 28th. Ilminster Ladies beat Sherborne 3-0 at the weekend to progress to the second stage of the Women’s FA Cup.
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Local News Tuesday 7th December
Construction is about to begin on a new £30 million pound helicopter logistics centre in Yeovil. The two groups bidding to takeover Yeovil Town football club have been given until the end of the week to conclude a deal. South Somerset District Council is planning to scrap a number of projects to save one and a half million pounds. The owner of a transport business in Chard says the shortage situation with lorry drivers has started to improve and a doctor working on Somerset's vaccination programme is asking people not to be put off having a Covid booster because it’s difficult to book an ap
Local News Monday 6th December
Yeovil Carnival could be revived next year. South Somerset District Council is planning to buy a property in Yeovil to drive forward its regeneration of the town centre. A teenager who took police on a high-speed chase around country lanes in Crewkerne has been given was a suspended prison sentence. Owners of cats in South Somerset that are aged 20-weeks and over will need to have them microchipped. Businesses in South Somerset are being encouraged to sign up for a new initiative to tackle food waste...and more.
Local News Friday 3rd December
Elections for the new 'one' council in Somerset are to take place as planned in May next year. A man injured when his mobility scooter collided with a van in Chard has died in hospital. A man injured when his mobility scooter collided with a van in Chard has died in hospital. A man injured when his mobility scooter collided with a van in Chard has died in hospital and Leonardo in Yeovil say they’ve completed the first flight of a helicopter using 'sustainable fuel'.
Local News Thursday 2nd December
Somerset's hospitals, pharmacists and GPs are being sent detailed guidance for helping with the major expansion of the Covid booster programme. Police say they’ve stopped a large amount of drugs from circulating in Chard. Police are investigating a spate of thefts of tools from parked vans in Ilminster. The go-ahead has been given for a new farm shop to be built on the outskirts of Keinton Mandeville. One in ten people in the South West says they've been involved in a collision on a rural road...and more.
Local News Wednesday 1st December
A Yeovil business owner is asking people not to be put off using local shops by the re-introduction of the compulsory wearing of face masks. Work’s due to begin early in the New Year up-grading the traffic lights and pedestrian crossings along Lysander Road in Yeovil. Plans have been submitted to convert a former nursery building in Yeovil for residential living. A local man has set off on a 200-mile fundraising trip for Yeovil Freewheelers Blood Bikes...and more.
Local News Tuesday 30th November
An investigation is underway into reports that dogs have fallen ill after being walked at Ham Hill Country Park. Police have arrested a man in connection with last Friday’s incident at a bank in Yeovil town centre. Somerset County Council has been criticised by a High Court Judge over its adoption processes. Police have been carried out checks on a hunt at Wincanton. Somerset Care is marking its 30-year anniversary this week...and more.
Local News Monday 29th November
A man has been left seriously injured after a van and a mobility scooter collided in Chard at the weekend. Police are appealing for information after an incident at a bank in Yeovil. Somerset Waste Partnership says it's seen a 35% increase in cardboard being put out for recycling. Sarah Crew has been appointed as the new Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Police. Plans have been submitted to convert a building into a health and wellness centre in Bruton...and more.
Local News Friday 26th November
A driver has been jailed for taking police on a 100 mph car chase through South Somerset. Independent retailers in Somerset are calling on shoppers to remember them on Black Friday today and support "Indie Friday" instead. A Chard man has appeared in court charged with assault and being the owner of a dangerous dog that was out of control. A man who handed a purse into Chard police station is being asked to contact the police. Yeovil’s open-air market in Middle Street tomorrow has been cancelled...and more