CHARD NEWS: “I’m hoping to be walking by the end of March,” says inspirational Carnival accident victim

CHARD NEWS: “I’m hoping to be walking by the end of March,” says inspirational Carnival accident victim

Posted: 11th February 2018
CHARD Carnival horror accident victim Theresa Finn – who sustained life-changing injuries after getting trapped underneath a Carnival float last year – has thanked all of the emergency services for keeping her alive. It is now four months since that dreadful night of Saturday, October 14, 2017, when Theresa, part of the road crew of the Chard-based Eclipse Carnival Club…

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CHARD NEWS: Life membership awards to a trio of CATS

CHARD NEWS: Life membership awards to a trio of CATS

Posted: 6th February 2018
THREE long-standing supporters of the Chard Amateur Theatre Society have been rewarded for all their efforts by becoming Life Members of the group. The society president Bill Case presented Lorraine Marshall, Carol Wells-Burr and Marc Marshall with their Life Members badges at the end of the opening night of the group’s 2018 offering of pantomime fun and mayhem – Puss in…

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CHARD NEWS: Fire at Tesco store kitchen

CHARD NEWS: Fire at Tesco store kitchen

Posted: 4th February 2018
FIREFIGHTERS were called out in the early hours of Sunday (February 4, 2018) following reports of a fire at a kitchen at the Tesco supermarket in Chard. The alarm was raised just after midnight to the incident at the store in Tapstone Road about a small fire. Two fire engines attended the scene, but firefighters confirmed that although the fire was out by the time they…

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CHARD NEWS: Chewing gum to be blasted from town centre streets

CHARD NEWS: Chewing gum to be blasted from town centre streets

Posted: 4th February 2018
GUM-BUSTERS could be seen on the streets of Chard later this year in a bid to clean-up chewing gum which is annoyingly thrown onto pavements. Chard Town Council has been looking into what machinery is available which can be used in removing chewing gum from streets. People will be quick to appreciate the messy and sticky problem left on shoes when they walk on discarded…

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CHARD NEWS: Offenders putting in the time to tidy up the town

CHARD NEWS: Offenders putting in the time to tidy up the town

Posted: 4th February 2018
CRIMINALS are continuing to put their efforts into tidying up Chard’s town centre as part of repaying their debt to society as a result of their crimes. Offenders are supervised and carrying out a range of tasks in and around the town as part of a Community Payback scheme – better known to most people as “community service.” Chard Town Council’s outdoor services manager…

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CHARD NEWS: Problems with people failing to clear up dog poo is on the increase in town centre

CHARD NEWS: Problems with people failing to clear up dog poo is on the increase in town centre

Posted: 4th February 2018
AN INCREASING problem of people failing to pick up the mess left behind by their dogs on town centre streets is being reported in Chard. Recent reports have indicated a growing problem of dog mess in the Fore Street and High Street area and Chard Town Council is looking to see what can be done. The council’s outdoor service manager, Steve Saunders, said in a report that…

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CHARD NEWS: Town council to take on management of new Jarman Way play area?

CHARD NEWS: Town council to take on management of new Jarman Way play area?

Posted: 4th February 2018
CHARD Town Council has been asked if it would consider taking on the management a new play area. Plot 5 at Jarman Way in Chard was originally part of Chard Business Park, but due to the large number of protected trees on the site it was actually deemed unviable for business premises. It was therefore identified as a possible site for a play area with there being a lack…

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CHARD NEWS: Significant improvements for Upper Henson Park play area?

CHARD NEWS: Significant improvements for Upper Henson Park play area?

Posted: 4th February 2018
A PROJECT steering group is to be set-up to discuss ways of improving an important play area in Chard. Upper Henson Park has been identified by South Somerset District Council as an important play area serving the east of Chard and “has the opportunity to be improved significantly” to provide a high quality facility for the community. “It is recommended that a project…

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CHARD NEWS: Snowdon Park play area will be upgraded in time for school summer holidays

CHARD NEWS: Snowdon Park play area will be upgraded in time for school summer holidays

Posted: 4th February 2018
IMPROVEMENTS at the Snowdon Park play area in Chard are due to begin later this year with work completed in time for the school summer holidays. A public consultation was carried out last year and now final designs are being drawn up which should start to see work kick-in from this spring. “Public consultation has been completed on designs for the improvement of this…

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CHARD NEWS: Little Munchkins gets a good rating by Ofsted

CHARD NEWS: Little Munchkins gets a good rating by Ofsted

Posted: 2nd February 2018
TWO Chard mums who set up their own childcare business four years ago have been delighted at getting the thumbs-up from Osted inspectors. Samantha Peasland, 26, and Amanda Greenway, 30, started their childminding service, Little Munchkins, from home before expanding and setting up a new nursery at the Chard Young People’s Centre. The nursery was rated “good” in all…

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