Ilminster Victorian Christmas Festival and Christmas Lights needs your help

Ilminster's famous Victorian Christmas Festival and Christmas Lights  is just 11 weeks away on Friday 17th November.  It will be even bigger and better this year with a more impressive Lantern Parade, an earlier start in the Food Court so you can grab a meal before the Lights are switched on, and all the usual bands, choirs, puppets and children's fun fair.  Plus we are planning a special new event, details to be released soon.

If you can spare a few hours to help out as a steward or marshal on the night you would be very welcome.  We need up to ten responsible people, male or female and 18+ years who are prepared to patrol the area from 5.00 to 9.00pm to act as a point of contact for visitors and to report any misbehaviour or act as road marshals.  It would also be helpful if a couple of people were available from 4.00pm to help set up gazebos, etc.   Contact Mike Fry-Foley on 01460 54364 or michael@malherbie.co.uk

Date Posted: 06/09/2017 09:47:12

Refuse and Recycling Collections

Don't forget that the refuse and recycling collections are 1 day late this week due to the Bank Holiday

Date Posted: 29/08/2017 15:26:09

Message to Party on the Park Stallholders

Setup period: The site will be open to stall holders from 9:30am on Sunday 27th August 2017; all stalls must be erected by 11:30am

Breakdown period: Stalls must be taken down by 10:00pm on Sunday 27th August 2017.

Vehicles will be allowed onto the recreation ground during the setup and breakdown periods but must not be operated during the event without first contacting a marshal or a member of the event team, who will guide you on and off the site safely.

Please make sure you have read the Terms and Conditions and return your stall holders declaration to the event team prior to the event.

Date Posted: 21/08/2017 11:22:42

Council Flooding Drop-in Session

A public drop-in session will be held at the Minster Rooms on Monday 14 August between 3.30pm and 7pm.
The session gives residents the opportunity to meet with the Somerset County Council Flood Team and Highways officers.

Date Posted: 11/08/2017 10:59:30

Cards only’ as all recycling sites go cash-free

Somerset’s 16 recycling sites will switch to operate cash-free and cheque-free from Friday 1 September with almost all payments taken only on credit, debit and charge cards.

The only exceptions will be the £2 cash entry fees for Crewkerne and Dulverton community recycling sites, and paying at the Reuse Shop within Taunton (Priorswood) Recycling Centre.

The move to all payments on plastic was agreed by councillors from all six Somerset authorities following many months of successful trials at both Chard and Taunton recycling sites since 2016.

Enhancing efficiency, security and the safety of staff, payments will be accepted on Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards, Visa Electron and Diner’s Club, including contactless cards.

Among the plastic-only payments taken at all recycling sites will be for the charged-for materials brought in by residents but classified as non-household: gas bottles, soil, hardcore and tyres.

And 10 sites take paid-for residents’ vehicle parts for recycling or disposal, while in a separate scheme, 10 sites accept businesses’ paid-for commercial waste, from timber to fridges.

Plastic-only payments will also be taken for “Revive” soil conditioner composted from Somerset’s garden waste and sold by every recycling site at £4 for a bag and £10 for three bags.

Payments for domestic asbestos and plasterboard will continue to be made online in advance at the Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) website.

A SWP spokesman said: “Thanks to customers and staff, the Chard and Taunton recycling site trials have proved a great success, showing that it will work well throughout the network. 

 “If anyone thinks they may have a site payment problem, they should see staff before unloading.

 “The switch from cash to cards does not involve any new charges or any changes in prices.”

 Information on card payments can be found on flyers and signage at all recycling sites.

 Details of all recycling sites, from opening hours to materials taken and links to lists of charges, can be found at http://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/sites/

Date Posted: 11/08/2017 08:44:11

Ham Hill Dog Show and Countryside Day to bring fun for all the family

Paws will once again be pounding the turf at Ham Hill Country Park when this years’ annual Fun Dog Show takes place on Sunday 13 August.


This year, the event will be held in the plateau fields of Ham Hill and will be packed with lots of fun for the whole family, including 11 novelty showing classes and new for this year the Ham Hill Challenge – comprising of a series of 3 events (sausage race, distraction race and obstacle course) designed to test your partnership.


There will also be free children’s craft events and face painting run by the South Somerset District Council Countryside team and a fun Treasure Trail for all to enjoy.


On the day there will be ‘have a go’ agility kindly supported by NAWT who will also be running demonstrations with their fantastic rescue dog team.


The Ham Hill Dog Show has been selected as a qualifying event for the Buckham Fair Best Rescue Championship. This will be your last chance to qualify for the Championship before Buckham Fair the following weekend.


Speaking about the event, organiser Donna McNeill said, “We are very excited about this years’ show. Now in its third year, the dog show has grown in popularity and so we have moved location on Ham Hill to the Plateau Fields. This will allow us improved accessibility, facilitate more parking and is a much bigger site to grow the show on. We are pleased to offer a whole host of activities for all to enjoy and will also be running a raffle and a tombola alongside the showing classes and Ham Hill Challenge.”


The event brings together local businesses and community to support Ham Hill Country Park as well as raising funds for The Friends of Ham Hill, Ferne Animal Sanctuary and National Animal Welfare Trust – Heavens Gate.


Sponsorship has been greatly received from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall, James Wellbeloved, Kong, Jims Pet Supplies and SF Studios as well as from 11 other local businesses. Without these sponsors, the event could not be held.


Councillor Sylvia Seal, Portfolio Holder for Leisure & Culture at South Somerset District Council added, “We are once again delighted that some of the Friends of Ham Hill Country Park group have organised such a fabulous event for Ham Hill. The Country Park is obviously tremendously important to dog owners locally, and we are really pleased that this event will give them the opportunity to come together and celebrate their pets.”


Car parking and entry to the show ground are free with dog show classes costing £1.50 per dog per class and the Ham Hill Challenge costing £1 for one event or £2.50 for all 3. The dog show will have rosettes to 6th place and prizes for the top 3 dogs in each class, with the top dog in each class competing for the title of Best In Show. The Ham Hill Challenge will have rosettes and prizes for the top 3 dogs in each event with the best dog across all 3 events being crowned champion.


For further information, visit the Ham Hill Dog Show website http://hamhilldogshow.myfreesites.net, follow them on Facebook or email hamhilldogshow@gmail.com.

Date Posted: 04/08/2017 19:29:11

Shrudrick Lane Permissive Path Brochure

Shrudrick Lane Permissive Path Brochure
Date Posted: 31/07/2017 10:33:55

Dillington Park Brochure

Dillington Park Brochure
Date Posted: 31/07/2017 10:31:34

Medieval Road & Donyatt Brochure

Medieval Road & Donyatt Brochure
Date Posted: 31/07/2017 10:30:54

Mitchells and Herne Hill Brochure

Mitchells and Herne Hill Brochure
Date Posted: 31/07/2017 10:28:25

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