CHARD NEWS: Mayor backs plans to save Cresta pool from closing

CHARD NEWS: Mayor backs plans to save Cresta pool from closing

Posted: 10th August 2018
THE Mayor of Chard, Cllr Garry Shortland, said that he would ask Chard Town Council to give £10,000 towards the fundraising effort to save the Cresta swimming pool from closure. Cllr Shortland was speaking at a public meeting held on Thursday (August 9) to discuss the planned Somerset County Council closure of the pool and with a view to the community taking it on. “I…

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CHARD NEWS: Community taking on Cresta would be a challenge – but possible

CHARD NEWS: Community taking on Cresta would be a challenge – but possible

Posted: 10th August 2018
CHARD residents could buy the town’s swimming pool for £1 if the county council accepts that they have a good enough business case to run it. Somerset County Council announced on July 11 that it was intending to close the Cresta leisure centre on Zembard Lane in September, arguing that it could no longer afford to maintain it. The council said that it was willing to look…

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CHARD NEWS: Community meeting to save Cresta swimming pool

CHARD NEWS: Community meeting to save to Cresta swimming pool

Posted: 9th August 2018
A PUBLIC meeting will be held in Chard this evening (Thursday, August 9, 2018) to discuss the future of the town’s swimming pool. Somerset County Council announced last month that it was intending to close the Cresta leisure centre on Zembard Lane in September, stating that it could no longer afford to maintain it. Amanda Broom, who represents Chard on the council, led…

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CHARD AREA NEWS: Football club officials left upset after break-in

CHARD AREA NEWS: Football club officials left upset after break-in

Posted: 16th July 2018
PLAYERS, team managers and volunteers at Combe St Nicholas Football Club have been left reeling after masked thieves broke into their clubhouse at the weekend. Police were called when the club was found to have been targeted in the early hours of Sunday (July 15, 2018) morning. The alarm had been ripped from the wall and put in a bucket of water, while CCTV images…

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CHARD NEWS: Cresta swimming pool to close

CHARD NEWS: Cresta swimming pool to close

Posted: 11th July 2018
THE Cresta swimming pool at Chard looks set to be closed for good by Somerset County Council in the face of £1m repair and refurbishment costs. The pool – which has been blighted by technical issues in recent times - will close at the end of the summer following 30 years of service. A survey has estimated what needs to be spent to replace failing pumps and other…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Chard Reservoir attack victim on TV Crimewatch Roadshow

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Chard Reservoir attack victim on TV Crimewatch Roadshow

Posted: 11th June 2018
THE brutal attack on a woman walking at Chard Reservoir will be featured on BBC TV later this week. Tracey Howard was left with serious head injuries following the attack on August 4, 2017, when she was out walking her dog. She has now bravely posted this photograph of herself – taken in hospital following the assault – on Facebook in the hope that it might lead to new…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: New LibDem candidate hopes “hard work and doing good things” will win Yeovil back

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: New LibDem candidate hopes “hard work and doing good things” will win Yeovil back

Posted: 23rd April 2018
LIBERAL Democrats in the Yeovil Constituency have selected Mick Clark as the person they are pinning hopes on regaining the seat from the Conservatives at the next General Election. It was announced at the weekend that Mr Clark had won the battle to be the next prospective parliamentary candidate in a head-to-head clash with Victoria Charleston. Mr Clark missed out on…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: New LibDem candidate hopes “hard work and doing good things” will win Yeovil back

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: New LibDem candidate hopes “hard work and doing good things” will win Yeovil back

Posted: 23rd April 2018
LIBERAL Democrats in the Yeovil Constituency have selected Mick Clark as the person they are pinning hopes on regaining the seat from the Conservatives at the next General Election. It was announced at the weekend that Mr Clark had won the battle to be the next prospective parliamentary candidate in a head-to-head clash with Victoria Charleston. Mr Clark missed out on…

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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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