SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Warning about Council Tax scammers

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Warning about Council Tax scammers

Posted: 13th April 2018
SOUTH Somerset District Council is warning residents to be aware of Council Tax scammers who may offer you deals to reduce monthly payments or reduce your banding. Council Tax scammers are very prevalent at the moment due to bills recently being delivered to residents across the district. One current scam that has been bought to the district council’s attention is from a…

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CHARD NEWS: People get to learn more about lifesaving defibs

CHARD NEWS: People get to learn more about lifesaving defibs

Posted: 2nd April 2018
MEMBERS of the voluntary Chard Defibrillator Group have been meeting with people to show them how the piece of medical equipment could save somebody’s life. The group has worked hard to finance the buying of three public defibrillators which can be used on somebody in the event of a heart attack. The defibrillators have yet to arrive in Chard, but it is expected that…

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CHARD NEWS: Living Wall is created at Chard Museum

CHARD NEWS: Living Wall is created at Chard Museum

Posted: 2nd April 2018
A LIVING Wall is up and running at Chard Museum – thanks to the efforts of the Chard Improvement Action Group. Members of CIAG – which has the tag-line of Cheer Up Chard – went along to the award-winning museum on Saturday (March 31, 2018) to plant up the painted pallets which have been positioned against a wall inside the rear courtyard. The two upcycled standard…

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CHARD NEWS: Man stabbed in town centre flat

CHARD NEWS: Man stabbed in town centre flat

Posted: 21st March 2018
A MAN is understood to be in hospital receiving treatment after being attacked in his flat in Chard. Details have yet to be confirmed by the police, but it is understood that the victim was stabbed in his home in Holyrood Street on Wednesday (March 21, 2018) afternoon. Social media claims suggest his injuries are not believed to be life threatening, while his attacker…

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CHARD NEWS: Vandals invited to apologise and pay for damage

CHARD NEWS: Vandals invited to apologise and pay for damage

Posted: 21st March 2018
  A CHARD newsagent is giving three youths the chance to apologise and pay for the damage they caused to the store’s door. Emery Newsagents in Holyrood Street has posted on its social media Facebook page that three “young kids” tried to kick-in the door of the premises at around 10.30pm on Tuesday (March 20, 2018). But what the offenders may not like to know is that they…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Take care out on the roads

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Take care out on the roads

Posted: 18th March 2018
EMERGENCY services are reminding people to take care while out on the roads in South Somerset following the latest bout of adverse weather conditions to hit the area. Police and firefighters were called out to this scene – pictured above - on the main A30 between Chard and Crewkerne after this accident on Sunday (March 18, 2018). “Thankfully everyone involved in this…

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CHARD NEWS: Have YOUR SAY on the Guildhall

CHARD NEWS: Have YOUR SAY on the Guildhall

Posted: 15th March 2018
A SURVEY has been launched by Chard Town Council as it looks to find out the views of people on how to improve the use of the Guildhall. The Guildhall in Fore Street is the administrative headquarters of the council, but also acts as a venue for a wide range of events and used by various groups. But a council spokesman said: “We’d like to know how people think we can…

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CHARD NEWS: Electric saw used to rescue people from hotel bedroom

CHARD NEWS: Electric saw used to rescue people from hotel bedroom

Posted: 15th March 2018
TWO elderly people had to be rescued from a Chard hotel on Thursday (March 15, 2018) after getting stuck in a bedroom.  A call was made to Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service at just after 9am to the incident at the Lordleaze Hotel in Henderson Drive. One fire engine from Chard was mobilised and firefighters used an electric saw to gain access to the bedroom and…

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CHARD NEWS: And another one is seized by police for no insurance

CHARD NEWS: And another one is seized by police for no insurance

Posted: 10th March 2018
POLICE in Chard have nabbed another car which was found to be parked on the road with no insurance. Officers posted a photo on social networking Twitter on Wednesday (March 7, 2018) of the vehicle with a “Seized by Police” sticker slapped on its rear windscreen. A police spokesman tweeted “And another one for no insurance in Chard today following info from the public”…

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CHARD NEWS: Vandals described as “mindless morons” after they smashed bus windows

CHARD NEWS: Vandals described as “mindless morons” after they smashed bus windows

Posted: 9th March 2018
VANDALS threw objects at a bus in Chard on Thursday (March 8, 2018) evening and smashed two windows – thankfully nobody on the vehicle was hurt. The incident happened at about 8.10pm on the bus belonging to South West Coaches and on its 96 Service route in Chard. A South West Coaches spokesman, speaking on social media, said: “We would appreciate any information anyone…

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