YEOVIL NEWS: Council thanked by school heads for IT funding support

YEOVIL NEWS: Council thanked by school heads for IT funding support

Posted: 7th February 2021
HEADTEACHERS were delighted when they heard the news that Yeovil Town Council had agreed to spend £21,000 on laptops for disadvantaged home schooling students. The council’s policy, resources and finance committee agreed on January 26 (see stories on Page 09) to go-ahead with the authority’s “emergency procedures” to splash the cash immediately rather than have to go…

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YEOVIL NEWS: 1-2-3-4-5-6 right up to 50 for the School in a Bag charity

YEOVIL NEWS: 1-2-3-4-5-6 right up to 50 for the School in a Bag charity

Posted: 7th February 2021
THE School in a Bag charity chalked-up an amazing milestone when it distributed a SchoolBag with the catchy serial number of 123456! Number 123456 was distributed to Angela, an eight-year-old girl in Year Four, who attends the Adantia Ma Primary School in Ghana. The SchoolBag was handed out on January 20 by Richmond Smith and the team from the Heritage Charity Foundation…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Human waste compost toilet go-ahead for allotment

YEOVIL NEWS: Human waste compost toilet go-ahead for allotment

Posted: 6th February 2021
  THERE are fears that the “floodgates could open” now that Yeovil Town Council has agreed for a human waste compost toilet be installed at an allotment site. A composting toilet is a type of “dry toilet” that treats human waste by a biological process that turns it into compost-like material. Instead of flushing the toilet people leave a layer of sawdust on the top…

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YEOVIL AREA NEWS: Sheep butchered in a field

YEOVIL AREA NEWS: Sheep butchered in a field

Posted: 6th February 2021
  A FARMER on the outskirts of Yeovil was left shocked when he found one of his sheep had been killed and butchered in a field. The farmer, who does not wish to be named, said it was late last month when he went to look on his small flock of sheep in a field near the Sutton Bingham Reservoir. He noticed that one was missing, but then found that the animal had been…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Yeovil Rugby Club’s Riley is doing 500 for Gordon!

YEOVIL NEWS: Yeovil Rugby Club’s Riley is doing 500 for Gordon!

Posted: 6th February 2021
YEOVIL Rugby Club’s Riley Hawkins has been keeping himself busy over the past month by raising money for the Parkinson’s UK charity. Riley decided to do something positive in 2021 in light of the third national lockdown because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Starting on January 11 and finishing on February 11 Riley set himself the target of either running or cycling…

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YEOVIL NEWS: War Memorial approaches its milestone 100th anniversary

YEOVIL NEWS: War Memorial approaches its milestone 100th anniversary

Posted: 5th February 2021
THE Yeovil Press has asked if an event can be held this summer to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the War Memorial being unveiled in the town centre. Editor Steve Sowden spoke – via the Zoom conferencing technology – at Yeovil Town Council’s buildings and civic matters committee on January 19 where he told councillors that the centenary was fast approaching. The War…

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YEOVIL MUSEUM CAMPAIGN: We should always remember our town’s history

YEOVIL MUSEUM CAMPAIGN: We should always remember our town’s history

Posted: 5th February 2021
  OUR town of Yeovil has a rich and vibrant history and yet it is a huge shame that there is not a public museum that people can visit whenever they want and take a walk through the past (writes Yeovil Press editor Steve Sowden). Fascinating Roman mosaics, a fantastic gloving trade, phenomenal aircraft industry and sporting achievements by individuals and teams which…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Town council to fund £21k laptop scheme for home learning students

YEOVIL NEWS: Town council to fund £21k laptop scheme for home learning students

Posted: 26th January 2021
  DISADVANTAGED school children in Yeovil are to be supported in their aspirations of learning at home with the town council to spend £21,000 on buying up-to-date laptops for them. The ongoing Covid-19 restrictions means many children are having to stay at home and go online for their education, but some are unable to do so properly as they have no suitable IT -…

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YEOVIL NEWS: One life saved would make the money well spent

YEOVIL NEWS: One life saved would make the money well spent

Posted: 26th January 2021
  YEOVIL Town Council has set aside a budget of £9,000 to buy potentially life-saving defibrillators for the local community. A defibrillator is a device that can help save the life of someone experiencing a sudden heart attack by sending an electric shock to the heart. Council leader Cllr Graham Oakes, who proposed the project, said: “If someone has had a cardiac…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Appeal after attempted theft of mobile phone from schoolgirl

YEOVIL NEWS: Appeal after attempted theft of mobile phone from schoolgirl

Posted: 22nd January 2021
  POLICE are seeking witnesses after an attempted theft of a mobile phone from a child in Yeovil on Thursday 21 January. At approximately 8.10am on Thursday, January 21, a ten-year-old girl was walking along the footpath between Carisbrooke Gardens and Swallowcliffe Gardens when an unknown man approached her and took hold of her arm. She kicked out causing the man to…

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