YEOVIL NEWS: Yeovil Refresh project “pointless” if it does not bring people back into the town

YEOVIL NEWS: Yeovil Refresh project “pointless” if it does not bring people back into the town

Posted: 10th August 2021
  POLICE and other agencies are actively involved in the Yeovil Refresh project which is hoped will give the town a new and much-needed lease of life. Project manager Ian Timms told members of the Yeovil Chamber of Commerce last month that he was “actively working” with the police and South Somerset District Council’s community teams. It came after Yeovil Press editor…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Monmouth Hall set to be demolished

YEOVIL NEWS: Monmouth Hall set to be demolished

Posted: 10th August 2021
  YEOVIL Town Council has agreed to demolish a long-standing hall which has served the local community for around 60 years. Monmouth Hall, which is situated at the junction of St John’s Road and Monmouth Road in Yeovil, was built in about 1960. Over the years the hall has provided a venue for many community groups offering a variety of activities. But, in recent years…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Jury convicts man of the murder of Louis Bednall in Yeovil

YEOVIL NEWS: Jury convicts man of the murder of Louis Bednall in Yeovil

Posted: 5th August 2021
  A 30-year-old man has been convicted of murdering Louis Bednall who was repeatedly stabbed in front of his friends at a flat in Yeovil. Matthew Sheridan, of South Petherton, stabbed 40-year-old Louis at a flat in Hendford Hill, in the early hours of Saturday, December 12, 2020. Louis, who suffered 14 separate injuries, was taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol but…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Bench designs agreed for VE Day and VJ Day tributes

YEOVIL NEWS: Bench designs agreed for VE Day and VJ Day tributes

Posted: 2nd August 2021
  COMMEMORATIVE benches to mark the 75th anniversaries of VE Day and VJ Day are to be installed in St John’s Churchyard in Yeovil. Members of Yeovil Town Council’s buildings and civic matters committee agreed on July 10 with the eye-catching design of the benches. The benches will be placed in the rear part of the churchyard as there is already a memorial to those who…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Crazy golf centre coming to a refreshed Yeovil?

YEOVIL NEWS: Crazy golf centre coming to a refreshed Yeovil?

Posted: 2nd August 2021
  AN INDOOR crazy golf centre could be part of new leisure facilities to be created in the town centre as part of the Yeovil Refresh project. Ian Timms, the Yeovil Refresh project manager for South Somerset District Council, spoke with members of the Yeovil Chamber of Commerce on July 8 at a business leaders breakfast briefing held on the Zoom conferencing technology. Mr…

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YEOVIL HISTORY FILES Part 12: Police swoop on a cardboard cut-out

YEOVIL HISTORY FILES Part 12: Police swoop on a cardboard cut-out

Posted: 2nd August 2021
  THERE was embarrassment when police swooped on a house on the outskirts of Yeovil in early 1998 following reports of a man with a handgun loitering in a garage – only to discover it was a life-size cardboard cut-out of movie actor Eddie Murphy as his Axel Foley character from the hit Beverley Hills Cop film franchise. A “serious incident” was reported to police by a…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Giant fir tree to be chopped down in Sidney Gardens?

YEOVIL NEWS: Giant fir tree to be chopped down in Sidney Gardens?

Posted: 2nd August 2021
  THERE are growing fears that this much-loved Lebanon Cedar tree in Sidney Gardens in Yeovil will have to be pulled down. It is understood that an expert is going to have a look at the tree, but it might be too late to save it from the chop as it has died. Regular users of Sidney Gardens are desperately saddened that this iconic tree – which was first planted in the…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Super Saturday is looking good for September

YEOVIL NEWS: Super Saturday is looking good for September

Posted: 11th June 2021
PLANS are moving ahead for this year’s Super Saturday event in Yeovil town centre with organisers feeling better placed to make quick decisions depending on the up-to-date Covid-19 situation. The fun-filled day of activities is planned to take place in Yeovil on Saturday, September 18, and already a number of things have been booked in including the Eat Festival, circus…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Phone boxes to be used for defibrillator locations?

YEOVIL NEWS: Phone boxes to be used for defibrillator locations?

Posted: 11th June 2021
  PUBLIC phone boxes which are soon to be put out of action by British Telecom could be taken on by Yeovil Town Council for other uses. Members of the council’s buildings and civic matters committee were told on May 25 that BT was looking at discontinuing phone boxes in Stiby Road, at the junction of Larkhill Road and Freedom Avenue, and in Great Western Terrace. Town…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Commemorative benches planned for churchyard

YEOVIL NEWS: Commemorative benches planned for churchyard

Posted: 11th June 2021
  TWO new benches are to be installed in St John’s Churchyard in the centre of Yeovil to commemorate last year’s 75th anniversaries of VE Day and VJ Day. Yeovil Town Council had plans for a big community event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day last May, but it had to be cancelled because of the Covid-19 lockdown and restrictions. There were hopes to have…

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