SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Council gets on its bike to support Bikes4Africa

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Council gets on its bike to support Bikes4Africa

Posted: 8th December 2017
AN INITIATIVE to repair and restore abandoned bikes, so that these can then go on to people who need them, is being supported by the Streetscene team at South Somerset District Council. Unwanted bikes that turn up at the Lufton Depot in Yeovil, in rubbish or via fly-tips, are being rescued by the Streetscene team and passed on to a specialist charity which organises…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Council gets on its bike to support Bikes4Africa

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Council gets on its bike to support Bikes4Africa

Posted: 8th December 2017
AN INITIATIVE to repair and restore abandoned bikes, so that these can then go on to people who need them, is being supported by the Streetscene team at South Somerset District Council. Unwanted bikes that turn up at the Lufton Depot in Yeovil, in rubbish or via fly-tips, are being rescued by the Streetscene team and passed on to a specialist charity which organises…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Domestic abuse – look, listen, ask and ask again!

SOMERSET NEWS: Domestic abuse – look, listen, ask and ask again!

Posted: 6th December 2017
ANYONE worried about a friend or family member they feel may be at risk of domestic abuse is being encouraged to call a confidential helpline for advice on how to make a real difference. It is all part of a new campaign by Somerset County Council that is running for the next three months and marks the Public Health England 16 Days of Action against Domestic Violence and…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Domestic abuse – look, listen, ask and ask again!

SOMERSET NEWS: Domestic abuse – look, listen, ask and ask again!

Posted: 6th December 2017
ANYONE worried about a friend or family member they feel may be at risk of domestic abuse is being encouraged to call a confidential helpline for advice on how to make a real difference. It is all part of a new campaign by Somerset County Council that is running for the next three months and marks the Public Health England 16 Days of Action against Domestic Violence and…

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CHARD NEWS: Three people are lucky to be alive after “out of control car” ploughs into them

CHARD NEWS: Three people are lucky to be alive after “out of control car” ploughs into them

Posted: 5th December 2017
THREE people were taken to hospital on Tuesday (December 5, 2017) evening after being in a horrifying car crash in Chard town centre. Two adults and a young child were in a parked car at the side of the road in High Street when a red-coloured vehicle smashed into them. Details have yet to fully emerge, but it is understood that two males in the car which crashed into the…

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CHARD NEWS: Badgers could be climbing over a wall to get into cemetery

CHARD NEWS: Badgers could be climbing over a wall to get into cemetery

Posted: 5th December 2017
A SURVEILLANCE camera is to be installed at Chard Cemetery in a bid to try and track the night-time movements of badgers which are causing problems at the site. Chard Town Council clerk Zoe Truong told councillors that investigations are underway into the possibility of fitting a temporary infra-red camera at the cemetery off Zembard Lane. She said that badgers were…

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CHARD NEWS: Councillors to look again at Jocelyn Park pitch hire charges

CHARD NEWS: Councillors to look again at Jocelyn Park pitch hire charges

Posted: 5th December 2017
FOOTBALLERS are hoping that councillors will make a U-turn on their decision to increase the hire charges for the use of football pitches and changing rooms at Jocelyn Park in Chard. Members of Chard Town Council agreed in the summer to put the charge up from £35 to £45 per game played at Jocelyn Park by teams from Chard United FC and Chard Rangers FC in the Perry Street…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Police ask people to tell them about drink/drug drivers in festive crackdown

SOMERSET NEWS: Police ask people to tell them about drink/drug drivers in festive crackdown

Posted: 1st December 2017
POLICE have launched their annual Christmas drink-drive campaign which will run until the beginning of 2018. Operation Tonic, which will continue until January 1, 2018, will involve high visibility and covert patrols aimed at targeting drink and drug drivers. As part of the campaign, police are calling on members of the public to tell them about a drink or drug driver by…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Police ask people to tell them about drink/drug drivers in festive crackdown

SOMERSET NEWS: Police ask people to tell them about drink/drug drivers in festive crackdown

Posted: 1st December 2017
POLICE have launched their annual Christmas drink-drive campaign which will run until the beginning of 2018. Operation Tonic, which will continue until January 1, 2018, will involve high visibility and covert patrols aimed at targeting drink and drug drivers. As part of the campaign, police are calling on members of the public to tell them about a drink or drug driver by…

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CHARD NEWS: Council funds two free Saturday car parking days

CHARD NEWS: Council funds two free Saturday car parking days

Posted: 1st December 2017
SHOPPERS in Chard will be able to use council-owned car parks for free on two Saturdays in the build-up to Christmas. At Chard Town Council’s monthly meeting Cllr Jason Baker proposed that it should fund free all-day car parking for shoppers on the two Saturdays in December – an idea which received unanimous support from fellow town councillors. This will mean that all…

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