Work has started setting-up temporary classrooms within the grounds of Milford Junior School in Yeovil. People who live in Park Homes in Somerset have been in London protesting about a 40-year-old law. An area of grassland in Ilminster has been planted with wildflowers as part of a project to make Ilminster greener. A guide dog has been introduced to the group of dancers in Somerton who helped to pay for it to be trained...and more.
Work has started setting-up temporary classrooms within the grounds of Milford Junior School in Yeovil. The school in Glenthorne Avenue closed in September following an inspection that found the building was unsafe. Since then, pupils have been taught at Kingfisher Primary, Bucklers Mead and Huish Primary schools. The temporary classrooms are due to be ready to occupy by January.
People who live in Park Homes in Somerset have been in London protesting about a 40-year-old law which means that when they sell their homes, they have to give 10% of the sale price to the site owner. As part of the day of action, protesters delivered a petition to Downing Street.
An area of grassland in Ilminster has been planted with wildflowers as part of a project to make Ilminster greener. The seed mix scattered over two acres of land behind West Crescent included British native varieties; Meadowsweet, Poppy and Lady’s Bedstraw.
A guide dog has been introduced to the group of dancers in Somerton who helped to pay for it to be trained. Rob Lyn, a German Shepherd, is now fully trained as a guide dog thanks to £5,500 raised at tea dances organised by ‘Strictly Jive’.
Milborne Port’s public library is moving to a new home. A mobile unit has been used for lending out books but on Friday this week, the library will move permanently to the Town Hall.
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St Margaret's Hospice has admitted to losing one-million pounds in a failed business venture. A Yeovil shop owner is asking to be compensated for the loss of customers that she claims is due to the disruption caused by the improvement works to the town centre. A Somerset mother has set up a website to help other parents protect children when they're on their phones... and more.
Local News Wednesday 25th January
Avon and Somerset Police arrested 346 drivers during its Operation Tonic campaign over Christmas. More than five million pounds is being spent to turn land near Bruton into a nature reserve. Another local pub has closed blaming rising running costs for the shutdown. The Care Quality Commission has carried out an inspection of Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and rated it as ‘good overall’. A Somerset youngster has joined the intellectual elite becoming Britain's youngest-ever member of Mensa...and more.
Local News Tuesday 24th January
Councillors have given the go-ahead for a large-scale solar farm to be built at North Perrott, near Crewkerne. The A30 between Chard and Crewkerne is closed to traffic from today and for the next eight weeks. Avon and Somerset Police says it's dedicated to rooting out corrupt officers to help restore public confidence. The airfield at Leonardo Helicopters in Yeovil will be in use this evening...and more
Local News Monday 23rd January
South Somerset District Council is being accused of not having a long-term strategy to fill empty shops in Yeovil town centre. Double yellow lines are to be introduced on A371 outside Castle Cary railway station to stop train users from parking at the roadside. It's been confirmed that the Shindig Festival will be held on the Dillington Estate near Ilminster up to 2025. Wincanton Tennis Club has stepped in to help with the war effort in Ukraine...and more.
Local News Friday 20th January
A new large-scale solar farm could be built near Crewkerne. Greentech Ltd has submitted an inquiry to South Somerset District Council about using land on Dunsham Lane in Wayford for the scheme. The Environment Agency says flood water on the Somerset Levels is receding but that a major incident remains in place. Councillor Jenny Kenton has been elected as the new Mayor of Chard...and more.