SOMERSET NEWS: Remember Wessex Water’s 3 Ps for flushing – paper, poo and pee!

SOMERSET NEWS: Remember Wessex Water’s 3 Ps for flushing – paper, poo and pee!

Posted: 26th March 2015
WESSEX Water is calling on customers across Somerset to think twice about flushing wet wipes down the loo. The advice comes after a recent survey by the Marine Conservation Society revealed that the number of wet wipes found on UK beaches had increased by more than 50% in a year. Wessex Water said it deals with around 13,000 blocked sewers a year costing £5m to clear…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Public meeting over 800 homes proposals

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Public meeting over 800 homes proposals

Posted: 25th March 2015
EAST Coker Parish Council will be hosting a public meeting tonight (Wednesday, March 25, 2015) to discuss proposals to build 800 new homes in the area. Plans were submitted to South Somerset District Council earlier this month to go-ahead with the development at Keyford on Dorchester Road – to provide a natural extension to Yeovil itself albeit within the parish of East…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Diabetes UK roadshow in town

YEOVIL NEWS: Diabetes UK roadshow in town

Posted: 25th March 2015
HEALTH experts will be delivering a roadshow in Yeovil today (Wednesday, March 25, 2015) to let people know the risks of getting Type 2 Diabetes and how to reduce it. Diabetes UK has partnered up with Somerset County Council to provide the roadshow in the bandstand area of Middle Street from 9am. Phaedra Perry, Diabetes UK regional manager in the South West said: “Four…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Barriers planned for recreation ground

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Barriers planned for recreation ground

Posted: 25th March 2015
ANTI-SOCIAL behaviour problems are on the increase at the recreation ground in Somerton. Police are working closely with Somerton Town Council and the recreation ground committee to sort out the problems caused by youths riding their bikes and driving vehicles across the sports field. A police spokesman said their actions were tearing up the rugby and football pitches…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Think about where you get your medical help over Easter

SOMERSET NEWS: Think about where you get your medical help over Easter

Posted: 25th March 2015
HEALTH services are ready to meet Easter Bank Holiday demand – but are asking people to think about where they get their medical help. Somerset GPs, pharmacists, 111 helpline staff, minor injury unit’s emergency nurse practitioners, district hospital Accident and Emergency doctors and 999 ambulance paramedics are reminding the public to help themselves and the NHS over…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Speeding tickets dished out on Lysander Road

YEOVIL NEWS: Speeding tickets dished out on Lysander Road

Posted: 24th March 2015
A NUMBER of people have been issued with speeding tickets as a result of action taken by police on one of Yeovil’s busiest roads. Lysander Road, which runs along by the AgustaWestland factory site and the Morrisons store and McDonalds restaurant, has a 30mph speed limit. But it was reported earlier this month that there has been an increase in vehicles being used in an…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Clamping down on unofficial free car park

YEOVIL NEWS: Clamping down on unofficial free car park

Posted: 24th March 2015
PARKING restrictions are set to be introduced to stop town centre workers from using a residential street as an unofficial free car park in Yeovil. Residents in Willow Road, which can be found off of Preston Road, are fed-up with people parking outside their homes during the week and then wandering off to town for work rather than avoid using the official council-run car…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Disgusting! Human excrement found on recreation ground

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Disgusting! Human excrement found on recreation ground

Posted: 24th March 2015
HUMAN excrement has been found littering a recreation ground near Yeovil. Police have been receiving constant complaints about anti-social behaviour problems at the recreation ground in Tintinhull. “Youths have been seen holding saws and axes destroying bushes and trees,” said a police spokesman. “The football pitch signs have been smashed and some of these items are…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Drugs crackdown in Martock

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Drugs crackdown in Martock

Posted: 24th March 2015
POLICE are appealing for people in Martock to get in touch if they have any information about local drug dealing. The police have received regular reports of drug abuse in the Martock area and the local beat team have increase their patrols and carried out stop-and-searches of known offenders. Police repeated their appeal on Saturday (March 21, 2015) for law-abiding…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Queen Camel couple celebrate Diamond Wedding

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Queen Camel couple celebrate Diamond Wedding

Posted: 23rd March 2015
A QUEEN Camel couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last week with a lunch at the village's Mildmay Arms. Raymond and Mollie Foster have lived in the village for the past 25 years having originated from London. They had met at the youth club at their local Kenton Methodist Church in Harrow and then married on March 19, 1955, at the same venue. Mr Foster, now…

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