Local News Tuesday 29th November

    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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