Several so-called ‘warm rooms’ will soon be opening in Chard. Plans have been outlined to build 160 new homes in Templecombe. A Milborne Port man has been fined £425 for driving at 112 miles per hour on the A303 near Wincanton. Police say a man has been arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault in Yeovil and over one-hundred-and-twenty languages can now be learned for free in Somerset.
Several so-called ‘warm rooms’ will soon be opening in Chard. The Town Council is asking for suggestions about where in the town they should be located. Councils in Somerset are providing warm rooms this winter to help people, unable to afford to heat their own homes, to keep warm and meet with friends.
Plans have been outlined to build 160 new homes in Templecombe. Developers, Gleeson Strategic Land Ltd, has identified a site off Bowden Road for the scheme. People who live in Templecombe are being asked to comment, ahead of a formal planning application being submitted to South Somerset District Council in the New Year.
A Milborne Port man has been fined £425 for driving at 112 miles per hour on the A303 near Wincanton. Benjamin Crossley of Limerick Close was also banned from driving for 21 days when he appeared before local magistrates.
Police say a man has been arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault in Yeovil. They’re appealing for witnesses to the incident that’s alleged to have taken place on a footpath off Newton Road.
Over one-hundred-and-twenty languages can now be learned for free in Somerset. The new service has been launched by the County Council through its network of local libraries, including Yeovil Library.
Police are warning of a spate of thefts of Ford cars in South Somerset. The government has turned down a bid for levelling-up funds to build a new train station to serve Somerton and Langport. Long-running roadworks on the Somerset-Devon border will continue over the Christmas holidays after a repair scheme was postponed...and more.
Libraries, leisure centres, theatres and recycling centres could all face cuts as Somerset Council tries to save tens of millions of pounds. The people who run Shepton Mallet Prison say the building is closing as a visitor attraction. A licence has been granted to hold an eight-day long Christmas Festival at Yeovil Showground in December...and more
The head of the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance says they’re busier now than they have ever been. Housing charities in Somerset say there's been a big rise in the number of people being evicted from private housing, through no fault of their own. A teenager from Ilton has been chosen as the St John Ambulance District Cadet of the Year...and more.
The future of Yeovil Hospital’s stroke unit could be decided at a meeting later this week. A new cycle route in Yeovil, promised for September, won’t now open until the end of December. Somerset Council has announced plans to turn an empty property in Chard into a children's home....and more.
Plans have been submitted to open a new traveller site near Curry Rivel. Wessex Water has started the latest phase of a five-year programme to clean up Somerset’s watercourses of phosphates. Ilminster’s annual Christmas Tree Festival at the Minster starts today. A man from Somerset is taking on the challenge of rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic...and more.
A Police operation has resulted in 160 knives being taken off the streets in the Avon and Somerset force area. Ofsted says pupil suspension rates in Somerset are alarmingly high. It’s a big night for Christmas light switch-on events in South Somerset with Christmas lights being turned on in Wincanton, Ilminster and Crewkerne...and more.
The South Western Ambulance Service is asking people to use its services responsibly as it prepares for a challenging winter. Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, which includes Yeovil Hospital, is contacting people after hospital records were inappropriately accessed. Chard Ladies Rugby team is taking on a new challenge, climbing to the top of the National Three Peaks for charity...and more.
Somerset Council is being given extra funding by the government to repair potholes. Somerset Waste Partnership says it is changing the days when it collects household waste in some parts of South Somerset. A new mobile Post Office service has started operating in Somerset. A school in Chard has won the support of local MP Marcus Fysh,..and more.