Police are investigating an incident in which a concrete block was used to break the window of a cycle shop in Crewkerne. A Yeovil man has appeared in court charged with assault. A group of teenagers in Castle Cary has been making meals for people in need. It’s thought fewer children will be taken into care in South Somerset in the coming years....and more.
Police are investigating an incident in which a concrete block was used to break the window of a cycle shop in Crewkerne. It happened in East Street in the early hours of last Thursday, March 25th. Four men were seen to arrive at the premises in a dark-coloured van and throw the concrete block at the window, before kicking the window several times to gain access. They fled empty-handed after being disturbed by a passer-by. If you can help the police with their enquiries, then please call the non-emergency number 101.
A Yeovil man has appeared in court charged with assault. Lance Dunster of Newton Road pleaded guilty to the offence and was fined £32 together with a victim surcharge of £95 by magistrates in Yeovil.
A group of teenagers in Castle Cary has been making meals for people in need. The students from Ansford Academy use ingredients from local farms and producers
It’s thought fewer children will be taken into care in South Somerset in the coming years. It follows the introduction of new ways of working with parents with addiction and other issues. Also, children’s social workers being put in teams alongside drug, alcohol, mental health and domestic abuse professionals to help families.
Great Western Railway who run services through Castle Cary is increasing its number of trains from this week to support the easing of the Government's travel guidance. Services were reduced when a third national lockdown was introduced in January. Seventy percent of pre-Covid services were reinstated when schools and colleges reopened and the usual summer timetable will come into operation in May.
One of Langport’s most historic properties has been put up for sale. St Gilda’s House, set in three-and-a-half-acres and dating back to the 1700's is advertised at £1.7 million. St Gilda’s was run as a Convent and in 1970 Mother Theresa stayed at the house.
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