ILMINSTER NEWS: Fantastic news for Ilminster’s Warehouse Theatre

ILMINSTER NEWS: Fantastic news for Ilminster’s Warehouse Theatre

Posted: 16th May 2018
  A GRANT from South Somerset District Council has helped Ilminster’s Warehouse Theatre to buy the building next door as part of its expansion programme. The Warehouse Theatre, comprising of Ilminster Entertainments Society and Ilminster Youth Theatre, received a grant of £12,500 from the council’s Area West Committee towards the £125,000 project in order to expand their…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: Mayor hands out 17 cheques totalling £2,400

ILMINSTER NEWS: Mayor hands out 17 cheques totalling £2,400

Posted: 16th May 2018
A TOTAL of £2,400 was presented to various groups, individuals and organisations during the Annual Community Assembly hosted by the Mayor of Ilminster. Cllr Val Keitch, who concludes her two-year tenure as Mayor next week, presented cheques to 17 beneficiaries during the assembly held at Greenfylde First School on Tuesday (May 15, 2018). The recipients and what they are…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: Lucy Driver wins the Ilminster Citizen’s Award

ILMINSTER NEWS: Lucy Driver wins the Ilminster Citizen’s Award

Posted: 16th May 2018
ONE of the first members of the Ilminster Youth Theatre when it began more than 30 years has been presented with the Citizen’s Award by the Mayor. Lucy Driver was one of the main fundraisers when it came to buying the fruit and veg warehouse in Brewery Lane to turn it into a theatre – writing hundreds of letters and raising thousands of pounds towards the project. Ten…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: Emily Lancaster wins Bradley Cullen Youth Award

ILMINSTER NEWS: Emily Lancaster wins Bradley Cullen Youth Award

Posted: 16th May 2018
A HARD-WORKING member of the Ilminster Scout Group, Emily Lancaster, was presented with the 2018 Bradley Cullen Youth Award during the Annual Community Assembly. Young leader Emily was nominated by Scouting friends and colleagues in recognition of the way she has enthusiastically helped and run activities for them. Her nomination said: “Emily is very productive and is…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: Florist Angie Blackwell left gobsmacked at Mayor’s Award

ILMINSTER NEWS: Florist Angie Blackwell left gobsmacked at Mayor’s Award

Posted: 16th May 2018
WELL-KNOWN Ilminster florist Angie Blackwell was – uncharacteristically – left speechless when she was named as the 2018 recipient of the Mayor’s Award. Angie, who has run award-winning Cottage Flowers in the town for 20 years, was presented with the award by the Mayor, Cllr Val Keitch, in recognition of her passion for community life and “maintaining the community…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: Casualty taken to hospital by air ambulance after Ilminster Bypass crash

ILMINSTER NEWS: Casualty taken to hospital by air ambulance after Ilminster Bypass crash

Posted: 24th April 2018
POLICE are appealing for information following a collision of the A303 between Ilminster and South Petherton. At about 1.40pm on Tuesday (April 24, 2018) a black BMW and a silver 4x4 collided on the eastbound carriageway. The silver 4x4 then collided with a black Mini on the westbound carriageway. One of the drivers was taken to hospital by air ambulance with…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: New LibDem candidate hopes “hard work and doing good things” will win Yeovil back

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: New LibDem candidate hopes “hard work and doing good things” will win Yeovil back

Posted: 23rd April 2018
LIBERAL Democrats in the Yeovil Constituency have selected Mick Clark as the person they are pinning hopes on regaining the seat from the Conservatives at the next General Election. It was announced at the weekend that Mr Clark had won the battle to be the next prospective parliamentary candidate in a head-to-head clash with Victoria Charleston. Mr Clark missed out on…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: New LibDem candidate hopes “hard work and doing good things” will win Yeovil back

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: New LibDem candidate hopes “hard work and doing good things” will win Yeovil back

Posted: 23rd April 2018
LIBERAL Democrats in the Yeovil Constituency have selected Mick Clark as the person they are pinning hopes on regaining the seat from the Conservatives at the next General Election. It was announced at the weekend that Mr Clark had won the battle to be the next prospective parliamentary candidate in a head-to-head clash with Victoria Charleston. Mr Clark missed out on…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: Man hit over the head by a metal bar

ILMINSTER NEWS: Man hit over the head by a metal bar

Posted: 23rd April 2018
POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man sustained a significant head wound following an assault in Ilminster. The victim, a man in his 40s, was approached from behind and hit over the head with a weapon, possibly a metal bar. He sustained a large cut which required a number of stitches at hospital. The incident happened between 1.30am and 2am on Saturday, April…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: Scrumptious cakes to raise funds for Defib Appeal

ILMINSTER NEWS: Scrumptious cakes to raise funds for Defib Appeal

Posted: 19th April 2018
FUNDS for the Ilminster Public Defibrillator Appeal will be boosted later this month with a cake sale. The appeal organisers have already raised enough funds for two potentially life-saving defibrillators to be situated at the Archie Gooch Pavilion off Canal Way and at the Market Square in the centre of Ilminster. But funds are needed to help for the upkeep and…

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