YEOVIL NEWS: Working hard to get the town covered by potentially lifesaving defibrillators

YEOVIL NEWS: Working hard to get the town covered by lifesaving defibrillators

Posted: 26th November 2021
YEOVIL Town Council is getting more people interested in helping to expand the public defibrillator campaign in the area. Town clerk Amanda Card told members of the council’s buildings and civic matters committee on November 16 that they were still “working very hard on rolling out the defibs.” Defibrillators can be used on someone who has had a suspected cardiac arrest…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Celebrating Yeovil’s history takes a step closer

YEOVIL NEWS: Celebrating Yeovil’s history takes a step closer

Posted: 25th November 2021
  EXCITING plans are in the pipeline to create a cultural and heritage centre in the heart of Yeovil which will help to bring the town’s history back to the present day. A working group was formed in May 2021 to look at ways to create designated facilities and activities in Yeovil to allow the local community and visitors to experience the rich and vibrant history of the…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Get involved with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations

YEOVIL NEWS: Get involved with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations

Posted: 25th November 2021
LOCAL groups and organisations are being invited to get involved with a big community event in Yeovil next year to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. A four-day bank holiday weekend is to be held to mark the Queen’s 70 years on the throne from Thursday, June 2, through to Sunday, June 5, and there will be lots of British ceremonial splendour and pageantry across the…

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YEOVIL NEWS: The Adoption takes to the stage at the Swan Theatre

YEOVIL NEWS: The Adoption takes to the stage at the Swan Theatre

Posted: 10th October 2021
  AUDIENCES at the Swan Theatre in Yeovil were treated to an original play written by Lynn Lee Brown, the founder of the Castaway Theatre Group. The Adoption was performed from September 30 through to October 2 and it was a big success – especially considering there were some last-minute changes in cast members due to positive Covid-19 tests. The play was set in the…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Motorbike enthusiasts rev up the thanks for the NHS

YEOVIL NEWS: Motorbike enthusiasts rev up the thanks for the NHS

Posted: 10th October 2021
  HUNDREDS of motorcyclists converged on Yeovil Town Football Club’s Huish Park stadium as part of a fundraising NHS Ride of Thanks. The convoy of over 250 bikes of all shapes, makes and descriptions had set off on the morning of September 19 from just outside of Burnham-on-Sea and arrived at Huish Park at around lunchtime. The riders each paid £5 to take part in the…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Town council to meet again to look at Acacia Lodge proposals

YEOVIL NEWS: Town council to meet again to look at Acacia Lodge proposals

Posted: 21st September 2021
YEOVIL Town Council will meet again to discuss a controversial planning application which has divided opinions. The council’s planning committee met on September 20 to look at plans for the change of use of Acacia Lodge in Hendford Hill, Yeovil, from a care home to accommodation for people experiencing homelessness. If given the go-ahead it would see applicants…

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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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