YEOVIL NEWS: Yeovil will be illuminated for Christmas but switching-on ceremony is cancelled

YEOVIL NEWS: Yeovil will be illuminated for Christmas but switching-on ceremony is cancelled

Posted: 16th September 2020
THE inevitable decision has been made to cancel this year’s Christmas Lights Switching-On ceremony in Yeovil – although the town WILL still be illuminated with festive decorations. The annual lantern parade, entertainment and switching-on ceremony in late November officially kicks-off the countdown to Christmas in Yeovil each year and attracts hundreds of people into the…

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YEOVIL AREA NEWS: AP Kitchen Solutions has a showroom that can come to your doorstep

YEOVIL AREA NEWS: AP Kitchen Solutions has a showroom that can come to your doorstep

Posted: 10th August 2020
WHEN the country was locked down because of the coronavirus pandemic back on March 23 thousands of people suddenly found they were stuck at home and unable to go to work. For business owners it meant worrying times thinking about the future, but Adam Porter, of AP Kitchen Solutions, found a good way of using the unexpected time he suddenly found on his hands. Adam had…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Council still plans to go-ahead with “low-key” Super Saturday

YEOVIL NEWS: Council still plans to go-ahead with “low-key” Super Saturday

Posted: 10th August 2020
  PLANS to hold the annual Super Saturday event in Yeovil in September are still in the pipeline – although it will be greatly scaled down on previous years. The coronavirus pandemic has stopped many events from being held because of the lockdown and restrictions. But with things slowly, but surely, heading in the direction of returning to normality there are hopes that…

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YEOVIL AREA NEWS: Uncovering Ham Hill’s past to preserve its future

YEOVIL AREA NEWS: Uncovering Ham Hill’s past to preserve its future

Posted: 10th August 2020
THE Ham Hill Country Park has secured initial support and development funding of £98,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to take forward plans for a £1.6 million project that will help to conserve and protect the historic site for the future.  Ham Hill is an Iron Age hillfort with Scheduled Monument status and is one of the largest in Europe. With amazing views…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Dahlia Florists is blooming for business

YEOVIL NEWS: Dahlia Florists is blooming for business

Posted: 10th August 2020
PATIENCE has been key for florist Joanna Konieczna as she has had to wait to finally see her dream of having a shop in Yeovil town centre bloom. Jo was hoping to have opened Dahlia Florists in Princes Street, Yeovil, much earlier in the year, but everything got put on hold because of the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent lockdown. But now, at long…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Olivia wins seat on town council

YEOVIL NEWS: Olivia wins seat on town council

Posted: 9th August 2020
  YEOVIL Town Council has co-opted Olivia Darling-Finan as its newest councillor. Cllr Darling-Finan, of the Labour Party, was victorious in a one-on-one vote with Conservative candidate Michael Beales to represent the Yeovil College ward on the council. A third candidate, Robert Wood, of The Green Party, withdrew from the application process. Cllr Darling-Finan, 23, a…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Town councillors vote to protect one of the “jewels in Yeovil’s crown”

YEOVIL NEWS: Town councillors vote to protect a “jewel in Yeovil’s crown”

Posted: 9th August 2020
  TOWN councillors voted in favour of opposing plans to create a housing development on the site of the main redundant Park School after hearing it could have a massive detrimental effect on one of Yeovil’s few “jewels in the crown.” Yeovil Town Council’s planning committee met on July 13 – via the Zoom conferencing technology - to discuss the application submitted by…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Benches planned to commemorate major events

YEOVIL NEWS: Benches planned to commemorate major events

Posted: 9th August 2020
COMMEMORATIVE benches could be installed in Yeovil town centre to mark the 75th anniversaries of VE Day and VJ Day and the current ongoing “war” against coronavirus. The big commemorative events planned for these two important milestone occasions – which marked the end of hostilities in Europe and Japan to signal the end of the Second World War in 1945 - have been…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Dangerous knife thrown in bushes found in alleyway tidy-up

YEOVIL NEWS: Dangerous knife thrown in bushes found in alleyway tidy-up

Posted: 26th July 2020
A NEIGHBOUHOOD community group in Yeovil discovered a large knife which had been thrown into bushes down a well-used alleyway. Members of the Friends of Sidney Gardens group were left shocked when they found the potentially lethal knife which had been discarded in in the alley which connects The Park with the car park at Huish. The horrifying discovery was found on…

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VE DAY 75: We will remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice

VE DAY 75: We will remember them

Posted: 8th May 2020
  THE War Memorial in the Borough of Yeovil has dozens of names of people from Yeovil who were killed during the Second World War. While today (Friday, May 8, 2020) we commemorate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day we spare a thought for those from Yeovil who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the Second World War including those who were killed after VE Day…

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