ILMINSTER NEWS: Ladies celebrate 100 years of votes for women!

ILMINSTER NEWS: Ladies celebrate 100 years of votes for women!

Posted: 12th February 2018
A CREAM tea was held at the Shrubbery Hotel in Ilminster where ladies gathered to commemorate the 100th anniversary of votes for women. It was back on February 6, 1918, when Parliament passed an act granting the vote to women over the age of 30 – a total of around 8.4-million ladies. The anniversary cream tea at the Shrubbery Hotel in Station Road on Thursday (February…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: Winterhay Lane housing plans could lead to a terrible tragedy

ILMINSTER NEWS: Winterhay Lane housing plans could lead to a terrible tragedy

Posted: 8th February 2018
THERE are fears that somebody could be tragically killed in a traffic accident if plans for a housing development on land off Winterhay Lane in Ilminster get the final go-ahead. Members of Ilminster Town Council’s planning, highways and transport committee met on Tuesday (February 6, 2018) evening and were deeply concerned about plans being put forward by Woodsome…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: Fears that Daido might think again about future in town if housing plans go-ahead

ILMINSTER NEWS: Fears that Daido might think again about future in town if housing plans go-ahead

Posted: 8th February 2018
THE Mayor of Ilminster has said that all efforts need to be made to support and look after the town’s existing employers. It comes with fears that key local employer, Daido Industrial Bearings, could be left seriously cheesed-off if housing plans on land opposite the factory in Winterhay Lane come to fruition. “I’m not suggesting that if the homes go in then Daido will…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: Concerns about Tonka Toy convoy moving in and out of Canal Way

ILMINSTER NEWS: Concerns about Tonka Toy convoy moving in and out of Canal Way

Posted: 7th February 2018
COUNCILLORS are concerned that there will be horrendous problems on Canal Way in Ilminster when a convoy of “Tonka Toys” descend on the town for the construction of Persimmon Homes’ planned 400-home development. Members of Ilminster Town Council’s planning, highways and transport committee voted unanimously on Tuesday (February 6, 2018) to recommend refusal to…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: Town council says NO to Persimmon Homes’ first phase plans for Canal Way

ILMINSTER NEWS: Town council says NO to Persimmon Homes’ first phase plans for Canal Way

Posted: 7th February 2018
ILMINSTER councillors have unanimously opposed proposals put forward by Persimmon Homes for the first stage of its 400-home development off Canal Way. Members of Ilminster Town Council’s planning, highways and transport committee met at Greenfylde First School on Tuesday (February 6, 2018) to discuss the first phase 144-home proposals along with open space, landscaping…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: Apply now for Bags of Help funding

ILMINSTER NEWS: Apply now for Bags of Help funding

Posted: 6th February 2018
GROUPS and organisations in the Ilminster area are being invited to apply to become a beneficiary of a charitable funding scheme organised by Tesco. The company’s Bags of Help community grant scheme is supported by Groundwork and since its inception just two years ago has helped 10,000 projects across the country. Locally the Ilminster store has supported lots of groups…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: Win a bouquet of flowers at Cottage Flowers in aid of Cancer Research

ILMINSTER NEWS: Win a bouquet of flowers at Cottage Flowers in aid of Cancer Research

Posted: 5th February 2018
PEOPLE are being given the chance this week to win a bouquet of flowers by visiting an Ilminster florists’ and help raise money for Cancer Research at the same time. It will cost £1 a go to enter the draw being run by Angie Blackwell and her team at Cottage Flowers in East Street. The winning ticket will then be picked out of the hat and the recipient will receive a…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: Celebration meal for those that make Christmas special in Ilminster

ILMINSTER NEWS: Celebration meal for those that make Christmas special in Ilminster

Posted: 2nd February 2018
MEMBERS of the Ilminster Christmas Lights Committee and organisers of the annual Victorian Evening have celebrated another “job well done.” A tremendous amount of work goes into illuminating Ilminster each year at Christmas and the switching-on ceremony of the lights is one of the key note dates in the town’s calendar. So it was only right that those responsible for…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: Drop-in sessions with Canal Way Action Group

ILMINSTER NEWS: Drop-in sessions with Canal Way Action Group

Posted: 2nd February 2018
PEOPLE will be able to attend drop-in sessions on Saturday (February 3, 2018) for people to find out more about the first stage of Persimmon Homes’ plans to build around 400 homes on land off Canal Way in Ilminster. The developers were given outline permission at the end of last year by South Somerset District Council to proceed with the project and now they have…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Campaigners disappointed MPs and councillors aren’t getting on board with public transport request

SOMERSET NEWS: Campaigners disappointed MPs and councillors aren’t getting on board with public transport request

Posted: 1st February 2018
A CAMPAIGN group which is trying to improve public transport in Somerset has had a poor response from the people it is trying to reach. The Everybody Get On Board group is made up of members of the community in Somerset who want the authorities to reprioritise the public transportation network in Somerset and make it work better for local people and become more…

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