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Donating Your Winter Fuel Payment – An Idea Worth Warming To

Posted on 21st November 2017 in News

Somerset Community Foundation has launched this year’s Surviving Winter campaign, encouraging people to join the growing number of contributors who donate some or all of their Winter Fuel Payment each year to help local people living in fuel poverty. Last year, over 400 older people in Somerset were helped to keep warm and better connected through the winter months, thanks to local donors and pensioners who gave to Surviving Winter. When a person receives their Surviving Winter grant, it doesn’t just go towards paying the heating bill. It is also the first step towards connecting them to...

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Don’t forget to get your tickets for the Mayor’s Christmas Charity Concert!

Posted on 20th November 2017 in News

Don’t forget to get your tickets for the Mayor’s Christmas Charity Concert!

Hailing all the way from New York, ‘rising star’ pop singer Nikki Pope, who has featured on This Morning and BBC radio will be performing at the Mayor of Chard’s Christmas Charity Concert at The Guildhall, Chard on the 16th of December from 7.30pm. Also featuring on the night will be The Shillings, a very popular Somerset based folk and country group with a reputation for telling stories in song and building an instant rapport with audiences. The fusion of guitar, mandolin, banjo & fiddle accompanying wonderful close vocal harmonies, make The Shillings an absolute must see. Local...

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Christmas Lights Switch On 2017!

Posted on 16th November 2017 in News

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Christmas Tree Recycling 2017

Posted on 30th October 2017 in News

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Remembrance Day 2017

Posted on 27th October 2017 in News

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Mock Assizes at The Old Courthouse, Chard

Posted on 25th October 2017 in News

The Old Courthouse will be open to the public on Saturday 28th October from 10am – 1pm for the mock Assizes. Donations will be taken for the Mayor’s charities: Hope For Tomorrow and The Lord’s Larder.  

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Chard Rotary Club present Chard Town Council with 5000 Crocus bulbs!

Posted on 24th October 2017 in News

This morning saw Chard Rotary Club present Chard Town Council with 5000 purple crocus bulbs to highlight historic progress towards a polio-free world. Rotarians throughout Britain and Ireland are holding many Purple4Polio events to bring awareness of and raise money for the Rotary campaign to End Polio Now and forever. Pictured here with the 5000 bulbs and planting at the beds by the town’s beacon are Amenities team member Neil Richards, Cllr. Jason Baker, President of Chard Rotary Club Robin Williams and Mayor of Chard Cllr. Garry...

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Chard Town Team Annual Halloween Event 2017

Posted on 20th October 2017 in News

Halloween will be the normal successful format from 6.00pm to 7.00pm with maps showing the traders that are supporting the event and their locations etc, in addition to this we have a Zombie Takeover of The Guildhall from 7.30pm to 9.00pm. Both events are ticket only and will be available from The Guildhall from W/C 23rd October 2017. The Zombie Takeover will be for adults and children to purchase a ticket to hunt the Zombies that have infiltrated the Guildhall, these will be 15 minute scenarios running up until 9.00pm. This is an exciting addition to our already exciting fright night with...

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Chard Community Hospital Consultation

Posted on 18th October 2017 in News

Chard Bed Moves – public drop-in sessions Last week Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust announced that the community hospital beds in in Chard Community Hospital will be moved to other local hospitals by the end of October 2017, to make sure enough staff are available for patients during winter. Nursing staff will move with the hospital beds and then the two inpatient wards will be temporarily closed. All other services provided at each community hospital, including the minor injury units and outpatient clinics, will remain in place and operate as usual. Drop in sessions have been...

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Chard Carnival

Posted on 16th October 2017 in News

The Mayor, Elected Members and staff at Chard Town Council offer our thoughts and prayers to the woman injured at Chard Carnival on Saturday night. We wish her and her family all the best for her recovery. Chard Town Council would also like to praise the local emergency services who acted so promptly and professionally to the incident. We are unable to comment further on the matter as it is part of an ongoing police investigation. We ask that people respect the privacy of the family at this time.

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Chard Entertainment present ‘Free And Easy’ Tickets Available at Guildhall!

Posted on 12th October 2017 in News

Featuring classic music of the 50s & 60s including Da Doo Ron Ron, Rock Around The Clock, Can’t Help Falling In Love With You, Bobby’s Girl, Living Doll, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, Bye Bye Love, I’m A Believer, Downtown and many more. Wednesday 11th, Thursday 12th and Friday 13th of October from 7.30pm. Tickets available from The Guildhall reception at £8.00 per ticket.

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Sing For Somerset Rings In The Christmas Season!

Posted on 11th October 2017 in News

Somerset Community Foundation is once again inviting members of the public to join them for their annual Sing for Somerset carol service in the magnificent Wells Cathedral on Saturday, December 16 at 7pm. Admission is free, no tickets are required and doors will open at 6.15pm. Sing for Somerset features a festive mix of traditional and contemporary music conducted by Laurence Blyth, featuring the Mid-Somerset Orchestra, Somerset Voices choir and organist Matthew Redman. Carol sheets will be provided for all to join in the festivities. The retiring collection will benefit the work of Somerset...

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Annual Allotment Holders Meeting

Posted on 2nd October 2017 in News

The annual allotment holders meeting will be held on Monday 16th October 2017 at 6.30pm in The Guildhall, Fore Street, Chard.  All allotment holders are invited to attend.  Zoe Truong Town Clerk

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Have your say: Family Support Services & Children’s Centres consultation

Posted on 27th September 2017 in News

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Holyrood Street Streams to go off on Friday 29th September

Posted on 25th September 2017 in News

NOTICE: On Friday 29th September we will be turning off the streams in Holyrood Street for a few days to enable Western Power Distribution to carry out some works which will involve trenching underneath the stream that runs along the left hand side of the road. For more information, please contact us on 01460 239567.

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Community Grants Funds are changing!

Posted on 21st September 2017 in News

Chard Town Council’s Community Development Fund is now open at any time for applications. Councillors have approved these changes so local community groups have the opportunity to apply for money when they have a project to fund, rather than having to wait for set deadlines. The fund will remain open until all grant money has been allocated for the financial year. The Community Development Fund is provided by Chard Town Council to support smaller scale groups to deliver projects that make a difference to the quality of life of people living in Chard. It cannot be used to fund running costs...

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OSCAR MAYER RECRUITMENT DAY

Posted on 13th September 2017 in News

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COUNTRYSIDE ALLIANCE AWARDS 2017

Posted on 11th September 2017 in News

Countryside Alliance Awards 2017 Get involved and support your local rural businesses                          The Countryside Alliance Awards, also known as the ‘Rural Oscars’, are THE rural business awards to win, and give a voice and platform to the best of our produce, enterprise, heritage and communities and we would like you to get involved to help generate nominations and support your local businesses. The Rural Oscars are diverse, highly coveted and a great morale boost to those in the running. They were borne of a desire to give a voice and a platform to...

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AN INTRODUCTION TO GOING DIGITAL – CHARD BUSINESS HUB

Posted on 6th September 2017 in News

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ELECTORAL REVIEW SOUTH SOMERSET

Posted on 6th September 2017 in News

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TWO NEW JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT CHARD TOWN COUNCIL

Posted on 25th August 2017 in News

Two exciting new vacancies have arisen at Chard Town Council and are open to applications now! The part time positions as Outdoor Services Manager and Guildhall Manager are great opportunities to join teams that enjoy serving their local community. For a full job description, person specification and application form please visit Chard Town Council’s website: http://www.chard.gov.uk/council/officers/vacancies Or contact: Chard Town Council, The Guildhall, Fore Street, Chard, TA20 1PP Tel: 01460 239567 CV’s will not be accepted Application Closing Date: 4.30pm on Friday 22nd...

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SOCIETY OF PLOUGHMEN CHAMPIONSHIPS & COUNTRY FESTIVAL!

Posted on 15th August 2017 in News

This amazing event is held in a different part of the country each year.  It’s not just ploughing though!  It offers a rare glimpse of how farming has changed over the past 300 years – magnificent heavy horses and many styles of vintage tractors and equipment and giant steam ploughing engines.  With lots of trade stands, shopping and country crafts plus tractor & trailer rides, it’s a great day out for all the family! There will be plenty of food outlets, car parking is free, admission is £10 per adult or £5 per child over 11.  Under 11s are free. For more...

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THE SAMARITANS AWARENESS DAY 2017

Posted on 21st July 2017 in News

The Guildhall will be turning green on Monday 24th July in support of The Samaritans Awareness Day! Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide, often through their telephone helpline. For more info please...

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YEOVIL ROTARY CLUB’S CHARITY LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS CONCERT

Posted on 20th July 2017 in News

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CHARD SUMMER FESTIVAL!

Posted on 29th June 2017 in News

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MAYOR’S CHARITY CELEBRATES 10 YEARS

Posted on 28th June 2017 in News

Click here for Hope for Tomorrow’s Summer 2017 Newsletter  

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TICKETS FOR CLASSIC CARS SHOW AT SHERBORNE CASTLE NOW AVAILABLE

Posted on 20th June 2017 in News

TICKETS FOR CLASSIC CARS & SUPERCARS SHOW AT SHERBORNE CASTLE NOW ON SALE ON THE GUILDHALL FRONT DESK     For more information please visit:...

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CHARD IS BACK IN BLOOM!

Posted on 19th June 2017 in News

Chard Town Council’s Amenities team have been working hard to get the town ready for the summer festivities and doesn’t it look great? We have a few flower baskets left so don’t let your business be left out – contact us today for an order form. Be quick – when they’re gone, they’re gone! We are also happy to take sponsorship for flowerbeds with company logos, this is a great way to advertise your business in the town. We would be glad to discuss this with you, to get in touch please call us during office hours on 01460 239567 or email us at...

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COMMUNITY LEARNING FUNDING

Posted on 15th June 2017 in News

SSAL are looking to provide funding for community groups who aim to develop learning opportunities within Somerset’s most disadvantaged wards and under-represented groups. For more information please see the links below: Prospectus Pre- application Checklist Application...

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COMMUNITY GRANTS NOW OPEN!

Posted on 12th June 2017 in News

Do you have a project that will benefit the residents of Chard? Do you need funding to help this happen? Chard Town Council’s Community Development fund are now open. We are actively seeking applications to our grant scheme from local voluntary and community groups and charitable organisations looking to set up new projects or enhance their current activities or facilities in the town.  The fund aims to support smaller scale groups to deliver projects that make a difference to the quality of life of people living in Chard. It cannot be used to fund running costs of an organisation or be...

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FOLLOW THE MAYOR OF CHARD ON FACEBOOK

Posted on 8th June 2017 in News

The Mayor of Chard will be using a Facebook page to advertise any events that he may be organising, to post any comments about events he has attended and to reach more people in the Community. To follow this page click...

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JOIN IN AT CHARD’S GREAT GET TOGETHER 2017

Posted on 7th June 2017 in News

The Mayor of Chard is hosting a Great Get Together at Chard Museum in honour of Jo Cox’s memory and in the spirit of bringing the community together!   There will be light refreshments served, children’s games and crafts.   WHERE? Chard Museum, High Street, Chard. WHEN? Sunday 18th of June, from 2pm. HOW MUCH? This is a FREE event and everyone is welcome to join in the...

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MINUTE’S SILENCE HELD IN CHARD

Posted on 6th June 2017 in News

This morning at 11am residents of Chard, shopkeepers and members of Chard Town Council gathered outside of the Guildhall to observe a minute’s silence in honour and remembrance of those affected in the atrocious attack conducted in London this weekend, which claimed 7 lives and left 48 injured.  Chard Town Council believe in the importance of unity to combat those who try to incite terror and divide us.     Pictured: Mayor’s Chaplin Rev Creswell Whitton, Mayor of Chard Garry Shortland, Town Clerk Zoe Truong, Town Crier Stuart...

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ALLOTMENT FORUM MEETING 14TH JUNE 2017

Posted on 25th May 2017 in News

CHARD TOWN COUNCIL CHARDSTOCK LANE ALLOTMENT FORUM   Will be held on Wednesday 14th June 2017 at 6:00pm at The Guildhall, Fore Street, Chard    Zoe Truong                                    TOWN...

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BINCOMBE FAYRE – SATURDAY 10TH JUNE 2017

Posted on 19th May 2017 in News

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DON’T FORGET TO REGISTER TO VOTE TO TAKE PART IN THE UK PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION

Posted on 16th May 2017 in News

Don’t forget to register to vote to take part in the UK Parliamentary election   With only one week to go until the deadline to register to vote in the UK Parliamentary election, South Somerset District Council is urging residents to make sure they are registered in time.   On Thursday 8 June voters in South Somerset will go to the polls to vote for their MP to represent the Yeovil and the Somerton & Frome constituencies in the UK Parliamentary election. The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Monday 22 May.   Anyone not already registered to vote at their current address can...

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ADVANCE TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE AT THE GUILDHALL RECEPTION

Posted on 15th May 2017 in News

Skip the queue and get your tickets for Devon County Show, Yeovilton Airshow, Ave Vale Festival and The Royal Bath & West Show for less! For more information please contact us on 01460 239567 or pop in the Guildhall between 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.

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COUNCIL HOMEOWNER SCHEME IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SSDC

Posted on 12th May 2017 in News

Wessex Solutions CIC are a not for profit organisation who work with South Somerset District Council to provide financial help to homeowners. They are trying to promote the scheme and let as many people as possible know that it is available so that people needing financial help to afford their home repairs can get access to funds. For more information use the links below: What’s our organisation...

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SOMERSET DAY CRAFT MARKET AT VICTORIA HALL, CREWKERNE

Posted on 11th May 2017 in News

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TOTAL TRANSPORT STRATEGY EVENTS

Posted on 10th May 2017 in News

The Transport agenda is a hot topic in Somerset and CSW are working on the Total Transport Strategy – as part of the “Join in Stay in” project we are organising 9 events across the County throughout June giving individuals the opportunity to: learn more, have their say & help move the strategy forward by becoming involved in various roles through volunteering.   If you know of anyone who is aged 50+ who is not currently volunteering and who would like to attend one of the meetings below , please send an email to...

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WATER SUPPLY IMPROVEMENT WORK IN CHARD

Posted on 3rd May 2017 in News

Crucial water main replacement work will result in road closures in and around Combe St Nicholas and Chard. Wessex Water has confirmed that the following roads will be closed for up to three weeks for a period between July and September (dates to be confirmed): Cuttiford’s Door, Chard Crimchard, Chard Catchgate Lane, Chard Foxdon Hill, Wadeford, Combe St Nicholas  Foxdon Tip Road, Wadeford, Combe St Nicolas Combe Wood Lane, Combe St Nicholas Scrapton Lane, Wadeford, Combe St Nicholas  Higher Wadeford Lane, Wadeford Pole Rue Lane, Combe St Nicholas Stantway, Combe St Nicholas The work is...

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DEMENTIA AWARENESS WEEK – CHARD BODEN CENTRE

Posted on 26th April 2017 in News

THE CHARD BODEN CENTRE CHALLENGE It’s National Dementia Awareness Week starting 14th May and we want you to get involved! We need to raise money by holding Red & Yellow themed events, so get your thinking caps on for the centre! We need to raise £50 across our centres, but hopefully lots more! What’s it all about? Did you know 1 in 3 of us will be affected by someone living with a dementia? 1 in 3 of those born in 2015 will develop a dementia. This has and will have a considerable impact on both our personal and business lives! Reminiscence Learning, one of our...

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PROJECT SEARCH AT MUSGROVE PARK HOSPITAL

Posted on 24th April 2017 in News

Project SEARCH at Musgrove Park Hospital Helping students with learning disabilities find jobs What is Project SEARCH? Project SEARCH is a one year course for young people with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) in their final year of education and who are motivated to work. It enables them to spend one academic year in the workplace with an employer, this is called an internship. This provides them with the skills, experience, knowledge and confidence to move into the world of employment. Project SEARCH is a programme which was developed in Cincinnati, USA, at the Cincinnati...

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YOUTH SOCIAL ACTION FUND NOW OPEN

Posted on 13th April 2017 in News

The Youth Social Action Fund is open for grant applications between £1,000 and £5,000 to promote social action amongst young people. Social action is about stepping up to help others, learning new things, having fun, and building personal skills along the way. It might involve volunteering, raising money for a great local cause, or campaigning for something that young people really believe it. Currently, 4 in 10 young people regularly take part in social action, but we want to see that number increase by 50% by 2020. We know that young people have energy, talent and commitment to contribute...

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FREE CREATIVE WRITING COURSES AT CHARD BODEN STREET

Posted on 10th April 2017 in News

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TICKETS FOR THE BATH & WEST SHOW 2017 NOW AVAILABLE AT THE GUILDHALL

Posted on 5th April 2017 in News

Get your advance tickets for the Bath & West Show for less from the Front Desk at the Guildhall, Chard today! Adult £22 – 2 children go FREE with each Adult Ticket! Child £6

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ANNUAL PARISH MEETING – Tuesday 25th April 2017

Posted on 3rd April 2017 in News

You are invited to attend the Annual Parish Meeting of Chard Town in the Auditorium at the Guildhall, Chard on TUESDAY 25TH APRIL 2017 at 7.00pm   Annual Parish Meeting – Tuesday 25th April 2017

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CENSUS JOBS AVAILABLE IN SOUTH SOMERSET

Posted on 27th March 2017 in News

Help shape the future of country by working as part of the test Census team in South Somerset Are you looking to be part of something special? The Census is a fantastic project, dating all the way back to 1801. It’s a completely unique mission, and will involve every household in England and Wales. Because no two censuses are the same, a test is being carried out this year and they need your help! Being a part of the preparation for the 2021 Census will mean that you make a real difference to society, and work on a project with huge significance and impact. The Office for National...

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PLOTS AVAILABLE AT CHARDSTOCK LANE ALLOTMENTS

Posted on 23rd March 2017 in News

We currently have plots available at Chardstock Lane Allotments and are always happy to welcome new applications! Charges Current annual charges with effect from 1st April 2017 are as follows: Full Size Plot: £24.00 Half Size Plot: £13.00 Rental charges for new tenants will be on a pro rata bases. For new tenancy agreements a one off Licence Fee of £20.00 will apply. For more information please contact: Allotment Administrator: Teresa Turnbull, Chard Town Council 01460 239567 Email:...

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CLUB MATTERS WORKSHOP – 26th APRIL 2017

Posted on 22nd March 2017 in News

Do you run a sports club in Chard? Need advice on structuring or organisation? Sport England are running a workshop on the 26th April, see the poster below for more details.

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