Local News Wednesday 23rd November

    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.
     

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