History was made at Huish Park on Saturday, when Yeovil Town extended their unbeaten run of games to 13, smashing the previous club record of 12 games without defeat, set in 1965. Yeovil MP Marcus Fysh is calling for the planned expansion of the town’s Octagon Theatre on its current site to be scrapped. NHS Somerset says around half of eligible people in Somerset are yet to have a winter flu or Covid jab...and more.
History was made at Huish Park on Saturday, when Yeovil Town extended their unbeaten run of games to 13, smashing the previous club record of 12 games without defeat, set in 1965. The scoreline of 2-0 against visitors Dover has given Yeovil a six-point lead at the top of National League South, with a game in hand.
Yeovil MP Marcus Fysh is calling for the planned expansion of the town’s Octagon Theatre on its current site to be scrapped. He wants the site sold for residential development and the proceeds used to build a new regional theatre on the former cattle market site, off Reckleford. Mr Fysh believes with Somerset Council making big spending cuts to avoid bankruptcy, the option to build a new theatre on the cattle market site should be taken seriously.
NHS Somerset says around half of eligible people in Somerset are yet to have a winter flu or Covid jab. Both vaccinations can be booked online through NHS Somerset and are delivered at local pharmacies, vaccination centres, community hospitals, and GP practices.
A consultation has been launched in Somerset into new planning rules on biodiversity that come into force early in the New Year. The government’s Biodiversity Net Gain Planning legislation requires that when land is built nature is left in a better place with developers asked to create new habitats and green spaces to compensate for the ones eliminated when a site is developed. Somerset Council is seeking views on the new rules from the public, developers, and other interested groups. The survey can be viewed on the Somerset Council website.
Poundland has announced that its new store in Crewkerne will open later this month or early December. The store on Market Street in the former M&Co unit is one of 75 new Poundland outlets around the UK planned to open by Christmas.
Campaigners have failed in their bid to stop the demolition of the former Nautilus Works in Yeovil. Avon and Somerset Police say three-and-a-half-thousand motorists were caught speeding during National Road Safety Week held last week. Chard Town Council has announced that a new block of stone with the message Welcome to Chard is to be placed at the entrance to the town...and more.
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.