CHARD NEWS: Ferne thanks to puppy supply supporters

CHARD NEWS: Ferne thanks to supporters

Posted: 22nd January 2016
AN influx of hungry puppies just before Christmas to Ferne Animal Sanctuary at Wambrook near Chard has seen companies from across the region help with extra supplies. Companies in Chard, Taunton, Axminster, Tiverton and Yeovil all jumped to the rescue to help with the increase in demand for Ferne’s services. Jenny Wheadon, head of external funding at Ferne, said: “Twelve…

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CHARD NEWS: Get on your bike for charity spinning

CHARD NEWS: Get on your bike for charity spinning

Posted: 21st January 2016
FUNDS for two cancer charities will be raised in Chard next month when cyclists get on their bikes for a charity sponsored spin. The event is being held on Sunday, February 21, 2016, at the Max Cranage Personal Trainity outlet at Unit 12 on BartlettPark on Millfield. Spinning – for those that do not know – is indoor cycling on static bikes where people exercise in…

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CHARD NEWS: Cash up for grabs for local groups

CHARD NEWS: Cash up for grabs for local groups

Posted: 17th January 2016
COMMUNITY groups and organisations in the Chard area are being invited to apply for some much-needed cash to help fund projects and events. ChardTown Council has re-opened its community development fund for a second round of funding. The council is actively seeking applications to the grant scheme from local voluntary and community groups and charitable organisations…

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CHARD NEWS: Learn more about the work of the excellent First Responders

CHARD NEWS: Learn more about the work of the excellent First Responders

Posted: 16th January 2016
THE Chard and Tatworth Community First Responders – often the first of the emergency services you see at the scene of a car crash or a medical emergency at home – will be letting people know more about their work. The First Responders will be at the Kelly Leigh dance studio in Fore Street, Chard, on Saturday, January 23, 2016, between 11.30am and 3pm. People can go along…

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CARNIVAL: Chard Carnival hands out cash to groups

CARNIVAL: Chard Carnival hands out cash to groups

Posted: 14th January 2016
AROUND £4,370 was presented by Chard Carnival Committee last week to various groups and organisations as a result of the proceeds from the 2015 procession. A large number of representatives of the recipients gathered at the Guildhall in Chard on Thursday (January 14, 2016) for the presentations. Chard Carnival chairman Andy Chant thanked everyone for attending and…

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CHARD NEWS: No more Christmas trees thank you - says Ferne's goats!

CHARD NEWS: No more Christmas trees thank you - says Ferne's goats!

Posted: 13th January 2016
STAFF at the Ferne Animal Sanctuary has thanked people for donating their Christmas trees for their goats to eat – but they now don’t need anymore! “Due to the huge response to our appeal for Christmas trees for our goats, we are now no longer able to accept anymore trees here at the Sanctuary,” said a spokesman for Ferne Animal Sanctuary which is based at Wambrook near…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Marriages galore in the county

SOMERSET NEWS: Marriages galore in the county

Posted: 11th January 2016
RECORD numbers of couples are tying the knot in Somerset and now more people are needed by the Registry Team to help keep pace with the wedding ceremonies. With over 2,000 marriages, 2015 was a record year for the Somerset County Council’s service and a 15 per cent increase on the previous year. And as 2016 looks like being another bumper year, the Registry Team needs…

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CHARD NEWS: Dodgy parking or sensible motoring?

CHARD NEWS: Dodgy parking or sensible motoring? Photo 4

Posted: 10th January 2016
WE know that some motorists do not always find parking the easiest of driving manoeuvre – but are shoppers at the Tesco store in Chard among the worst at parking? These photos were snapped by the Facebook group called “Spotted Driving and Parking like an Idiot in Chard, Crewkerne and Yeovil” and were all taken within one hour of each other on Saturday (January 9, 2016)…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Do you recognise any of this stolen property?

SOMERSET NEWS: Do you recognise any of this stolen property?

Posted: 8th January 2016
  POLICE are trying to reunite items of property - which they believe to be stolen - with their rightful owners. Officers in Somerset seized over 100 items last year following information provided from a member of public in relation to suspected stolen property being sold at a car boot sale. Much of the property has been successfully returned to their owners, but a few…

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