CHARD NEWS: Demolition of Boden Street toilets earlier than planned

CHARD NEWS: Demolition of Boden Street toilets earlier than planned

Posted: 12th May 2020
A SPATE of vandalism at public toilets in Chard has made South Somerset District Council bring forward its decision to have them demolished. The toilets in Boden Street had been scheduled for demolition as part of the exciting work to regenerate Chard which will include the creation of a new leisure centre. As a result of a fire which occurred over the Easter holidays…

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SOMERSET NEWS Recycling centres reopening for essential trips only and garden waste collections resume

SOMERSET NEWS Recycling centres reopening for essential trips only and garden waste collections resume

Posted: 7th May 2020
ELEVEN of Somerset’s 16 recycling centres – including those at Yeovil, Chard, Bridgwater and Taunton - will reopen on Monday (May 11, 2020) but for essential visits only in line with updated Government guidance. Garden waste collections are also set to resume on Monday, both services having been suspended by Somerset Waste Partnership in response to the coronavirus…

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CHARD NEWS: Burglary suspect arrested thanks to witness and PCSO

CHARD NEWS: Burglary suspect arrested thanks to witness and PCSO

Posted: 21st April 2020
A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of burglary at a building site in Chard - thanks to a call from a witness and the local knowledge of a Police Community Support Officer. A vigilant witness spotted someone on the premises in Forton Road, Chard, and called it in as the site was closed due to the coronavirus lockdown. The call came at about 12.40pm on Sunday (April 19)…

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CORONAVIRUS: Oscar Mayer donates 6,000 meals to support the vulnerable

CORONAVIRUS: Oscar Mayer donates 6,000 meals to support the vulnerable

Posted: 7th April 2020
SOUTH Somerset District Council has linked up with Chard-based food maker Oscar Mayer to offer vital supplies to the vulnerable during the coronavirus pandemic. The firm contacted the council to let it know it had almost 6,000 meals which could be frozen and distributed. They will be used to help feed all those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and are being…

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CHARD NEWS: TKD Together gets support from Chard's Masonic Lodge

CHARD NEWS: TKD Together gets support from Chard's Masonic Lodge

Posted: 14th July 2019
  A COMMUNITY group which helps children through the teachings of Taekwondo martial arts has been supported by the Masonic Lodge of Chard. TKD Together is based @TheUnit in Chard and is an organisation which is run by a group of volunteers and offers emotional and physical activities to young people of all ages and backgrounds through Taekwondo. The group has recently…

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CHARD AREA NEWS: Gifts stolen from wedding venue

CHARD AREA NEWS: Gifts stolen from wedding venue

Posted: 11th July 2019
  POLICE are appealing for information to help recover a number of items stolen from a wedding near Chard. The items include a personalised wooden post box containing numerous cards and monetary gifts, two grey milk churns without lids and with Boldon Dairy Milk on them, and a distinctive Dutch bottle of Genever. The items are believed to have been stolen between the…

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CHARD AREA NEWS: Children in Need charity supports Magdalen Environmental Trust

CHARD AREA NEWS: Children in Need charity supports Magdalen Environmental Trust

Posted: 1st July 2019
THE BBC Children in Need charity has announced that it has awarded new grants totalling £23,662 to a local project working with disadvantaged children and young people near Chard. The Magdalen Environmental Trust at Winsham has been awarded the three-year grant to provide residential activities for children and young people growing up in local authority care. Funding…

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CHARD NEWS: Woman punched in face while being mugged

CHARD NEWS: Woman punched in face while being mugged

Posted: 25th June 2019
POLICE are appealing for the public’s help after a 51-year-old woman was robbed in Chard.  The incident happened in Henson Park between 10pm and 10.10pm on Thursday, June 13, 2019. A police spokesman said: “The victim was walking in a field and park near to the block of flats in Henson Park when two men started following her. “She was punched in the face by one of the…

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CHARD NEWS: Protecting children and young people from criminal gangs in Chard

CHARD NEWS: Protecting children and young people from criminal gangs in Chard

Posted: 23rd June 2019
FUNDS for a charity which supports young people to try and prevent them from being criminally and sexually exploited is to be held in Chard – a town which has its own problems with city-based crime gangs. The organisation Escape Line – which works with children and young people aged from ten to 25 years - is arranging a fundraising evening at The Art Café and Bistro in…

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CHARD AREA NEWS: Tulips from Amsterdam come to Combe

CHARD AREA NEWS: Tulips from Amsterdam come to Combe

Posted: 22nd June 2019
LADIES filled Combe St Nicholas village hall near Chard with tulips from Amsterdam at a recent flower arranging workshop. Learning how to arrange these beautiful blooms, they watched a step-by-step demonstration by their tutor before starting work themselves. The workshop revealed how to make a very stylish design and taught continental floral techniques, included leaf…

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