ILMINSTER NEWS: January edition of Ilminster Press – dedicated to the memory of much-loved Ilminster woman

ILMINSTER NEWS: January edition of Ilminster Press is out now – dedicated to the memory of much-loved Ilminster woman

Posted: 23rd January 2020
THE January edition of the free Ilminster Press community newspaper is out now and is dedicated to the memory of well-known local woman Sophie Storey. The decision to make that gesture was made by Ilminster Press editor Steve Sowden after getting the blessing from Sophie’s family via her work place at the Tesco store in town. Sophie died on Boxing Day at the age of just…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: Christmas comes early to Ilminster – thanks to town council

ILMINSTER NEWS: Christmas comes early to Ilminster – thanks to town council

Posted: 24th December 2019
ILMINSTER Town Council has given the seal of approval to go-ahead with £350,000 plans to give local children a fantastic play area for generations to come. Councillors have voted unanimously in favour of giving the play area at Ilminster Recreation Ground – officially known as the Wharf Lane Recreation Ground – a much-needed makeover. Cllr Michelle Gunn, chairman of the…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: Council withdraws its interest in former Gooch and Housego buildings

ILMINSTER NEWS: Council withdraws its interest in former Gooch and Housego buildings

Posted: 27th November 2019
ILMINSTER Town Council has decided against looking at buying the vacant and rundown former town centre premises of Gooch and Housego. Back in June the council had announced that Gooch and Housego – which has been located in its current location on the outskirts of town for a number of years – had agreed to withdraw its former premises at Cornhill in the Market Square…

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COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS 2019: Christmas lights are the jewels in Ilminster’s crown

COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS 2019: Christmas lights are the jewels in Ilminster’s crown

Posted: 22nd November 2019
ILMINSTER Christmas Lights Committee has spent over £7,000 on the lights this year – thanks to the generosity of people in the town. A lot of money is raised through donations, while the committee has been honoured to have received funds which have been left to them in wills. “The stage, trees at Tesco Courtyard and the WiFi switches are just a part of the £7,000 package…

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COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS 2019: Festive music galore for switch-on night in Ilminster

COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS 2019: Festive music galore for switch-on night in Ilminster

Posted: 22nd November 2019
THE Somerton Festival Band will be playing Christmas music in the Market House in Ilminster, as well as other festive tunes from DJ Ginge, while the children's fun fair will be better than ever with a roundabout, inflatable, hook-a-duck and more for the Christmas Lights Switch-On on Friday (November 22, 2019). The popular Salvation Army band will be playing outside the…

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COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS 2019: It’s a big night for Geoff in Ilminster

COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS 2019: It’s a big night for Geoff in Ilminster

Posted: 22nd November 2019
THE very popular Christmas Market in the Swan Precinct and Tesco Courtyard will start at around 3pm on Friday (November 22) and run through until 8.30pm. There will be more than 20 stalls this year selling special gifts for Christmas by local craft makers and organisations as well as other Christmas gifts, food and decorations. And the Tesco Courtyard will take on a new…

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COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS 2019: I’m dreaming of a fabulous Christmas in Ilminster

COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS 2019: I’m dreaming of a fabulous Christmas in Ilminster

Posted: 22nd November 2019
  ILMINSTER traders have been having a bit of a free hand with their Christmas theme shop windows when the town’s festive lights get switched on at 7pm on Friday (November 22). The switch-on night with still have its traditional Victorian Christmas theme. But for the popular window dressing competition the theme has been put at “I’m dreaming of a ……… Christmas.” The…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: Macmillan thanks Ilminster for its support

ILMINSTER NEWS: Macmillan thanks Ilminster for its support

Posted: 21st November 2019
A CHQUE for £2,120 has been presented to Macmillan Cancer Support following a hugely successful coffee morning held at the Minster Rooms in Ilminster as part of the charity’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning initiative in September. Co-organiser Julie Fowler said: “We had tremendous support from local businesses and voluntary organisations as well as the wonderful…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: 50 per cent offer as Bonners celebrates 50 years

ILMINSTER NEWS: 50 per cent offer as Bonners celebrates 50 years

Posted: 21st November 2019
LET’S not mince words - Ilminster’s award-winning family butchers has been a top joint in the town for half a century. December 28 marks 50 years that Bonners the Butchers, at 37 Silver Street, has provided award-winning service to the people of Ilminster as well as from near and far. And to mark the occasion and thank customers for their loyalty they will be having a…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: Ilminster Tesco says farewell to Sara

ILMINSTER NEWS: Ilminster Tesco says farewell to Sara

Posted: 21st November 2019
THERE were smiles and tears at the Tesco store in Ilminster as manager Sara Goodchild left for the final time in order to start her retirement. Sara had been manager at the store for the past seven years and although she was looking forward to her retirement, she was sad to leave behind her colleagues and customers. Some staff members formed a guard of honour as Sara…

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