YEOVIL NEWS: Council looks to fund defibrillators

YEOVIL NEWS: Council looks to fund defibrillators

Posted: 5th December 2020
  YEOVIL Town Council has agreed in principle to put £9,000 into its budget for 2021-22 to buy four potentially lifesaving defibrillators and have them installed at various locations in the town. Members of the council’s policy, resources and finance committee met on November 24 – via the Zoom conferencing technology – and agreed that this project should be backed up…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Chances of being assaulted in Yeovil are very low

YEOVIL NEWS: Chances of being assaulted in Yeovil are very low

Posted: 5th December 2020
 THE perception that violent crime in Yeovil is rife is way off the mark, according to a top police chief. Chief Inspector Sharon Baker, of Yeovil Police, told local councillors that the chances of somebody being assaulted in the street were very low. Ch Insp Baker gave a presentation to members of Yeovil Town Council at their monthly meeting – via the Zoom conferencing…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Councillors shocked at possible £150,000 skate park cost

YEOVIL NEWS: Councillors shocked at possible £150,000 skate park cost

Posted: 5th December 2020
  PLANS to replace a worn out skate park in Yeovil have been put on hold while more research is made into funding support with councillors concerned about a possible £150,000 price tag. South Somerset District Council has earmarked the redevelopment of the skate park at Yew Tree Park, off Lysander Road, as its focus for 2021-22. A council report said the skate park was…

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YEOVIL NEWS: One-way plan for Monks Dale fails to win support

YEOVIL NEWS: One-way plan for Monks Dale fails to win support

Posted: 5th December 2020
  COUNCILLORS have been less than impressed with a suggestion that a busy road near Preston School in Yeovil should be made one-way. Members of Yeovil Town Council’s buildings and civic matters committee were not overly keen on a proposal which had been submitted by a member of the public to improve traffic flow in the residential area of Monks Dale which has two access…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Council to buy Yeovil Town’s Huish Park stadium?

YEOVIL NEWS: Council to buy Yeovil Town’s Huish Park stadium?

Posted: 24th November 2020
SOUTH Somerset District Council is looking at buying Huish Park and other land owned by Yeovil Town FC to help ease financial pressures on the club caused by Covid-19. If agreed, the proposal, which will be on the council’s District Executive agenda next week, would see the authority purchase the main property and land assets of the club at Huish Park and lease it back…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Skinned badgers found dumped in dustbin bags

YEOVIL NEWS: Skinned badgers found dumped in dustbin bags

Posted: 19th October 2020
BAGS filled with the mutilated remains of badgers left volunteer litter-pickers in Yeovil distraught. Jude Parsons, of the Team Yeovil group, said that she felt “broken” after making the disturbing discovery in Stone Lane on Monday (October 19, 2020). “This afternoon the person who dumped these bags broke me,” she wrote on the social media Florence’s Street Clean Mission…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Theatre boss “over the moon” at vital funding support

YEOVIL NEWS: Theatre boss “over the moon” at vital funding support

Posted: 18th October 2020
OFFICIALS at the award-winning Octagon Theatre in Yeovil have been breathing a huge sigh of relief after receiving a lifeline of nearly £300,000 from the Government. The Octagon has been closed since lockdown was introduced in March because of the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, while activities at its sister venue, the Westlands Yeovil entertainment complex, have…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Yeovil’s rubbish problems are becoming a toilet pan-demic

YEOVIL NEWS: Yeovil’s rubbish problems are becoming a toilet pan-demic

Posted: 15th October 2020
VOLUNTEER rubbish collectors in and around Yeovil are picking-up more and more litter and fly-tipped waste in a bid to try and keep our community tidy. But they seem to be fighting a losing battle as irresponsible people seem totally unable to put their rubbish or unwanted items in a bin or take them to the household waste recycling centre. We might have used a play on…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Pittards has a heart for the hospital

YEOVIL NEWS: Pittards has a heart for the hospital

Posted: 15th October 2020
THE Yeovil-based Pittards has presented Yeovil District Hospital with a cheque for £595 which it has raised from the proceeds of the sale of special leather hearts. The hearts were produced when lockdown was brought in following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and they were gifted to families and key workers as a way of saying “thank you” and to let people know…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Helping Houndstone's hedgehogs

YEOVIL NEWS: Helping Houndstone's hedgehogs

Posted: 15th October 2020
AN APPEAL has gone out to people living on the Houndstone estate in Yeovil asking them to think more about hedgehogs living in the area. A flier has been pushed through letterboxes with the headline - Help Houndstone Hedgehogs - asking for people to do what they can to protect the prickly creatures from injury after four hedgehogs were found in the past 12 months with…

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