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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YEOVIL NEWS: Volunteers wanted to support Westfield Community Garden in Yeovil

YEOVIL NEWS: Volunteers wanted to support Westfield Community Garden in Yeovil

Posted: 10th June 2021
THE new Westfield Community Garden in Yeovil - due to open this summer - is looking for volunteers to support work in the coming months, and help maintain the garden in the future. From muddy boots activities to help with social media and creating wildlife homes, there will be a role for everyone. Work is well underway to transform the once derelict site in Stiby Road on…

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YEOVIL NEWS: “You can’t put a price on saving someone’s life,” says Mayor

YEOVIL NEWS: “You can’t put a price on saving someone’s life,” says Mayor

Posted: 10th June 2021
COUNCILLORS have agreed that public defibrillators which will be installed around the town have to be easily accessible for people to help save lives. Yeovil Town Council agreed to make £9,000 available in its 2021-22 budget for four defibrillators – machines which can be used by people on those who have suffered a potentially life-threatening cardiac arrest. The…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Funding support for the Swan Theatre

YEOVIL NEWS: Funding support for the Swan Theatre

Posted: 6th June 2021
THE leader of Yeovil Town Council, Cllr Graham Oakes, has said that he will make a concerted effort to go and attend a production at the Swan Theatre when it reopens following the Covid-19 pandemic. Cllr Oakes, speaking at the council’s policy, resources and finance committee, on May 26 admitted he had never been to the theatre while colleagues were discussing a grant…

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