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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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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