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Chard Town Council

Chard Town Council is responsible for the provision of a number of local services including allotments, cemetery, markets, parks and open spaces, street cleaning and the Tourist Information Centre.

Allotments

  Chard Town Council currently provides over 170 allotment plots in Chardstock Lane on land rented from a local land owner on a three year rolling basis. In 2012 half plots were introduced to encourage people to try their hand on the basis...
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Cemetery

Chard Town Council took over the sole responsibility for the Cemetery on 1st April 1992 having previously been run jointly with Tatworth and Forton Parish Council. Situated within the Cemetery grounds is the Chapel, built in the 1850s, which can be used...
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Closed Churchyard

Chard Town Council maintains the closed churchyard at St Mary’s Parish Church. A churchyard is normally closed when it has no usable space for new graves.  The responsibilities of the Council include the upkeep of the railings, maintenance of the paths an...
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Guildhall

History The Guildhall is a Grade II* Listed Building in the centre of the town that dates back to 1837 and was formerly the Corn Exchange. It is situated on the site of former municipal buildings and a market from the late 18th century. Much work ...
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Guildhall Reception

Reception Opening Times : Monday to Thursday  9am to 5pm  Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm We will be happy to help you or to direct your enquiries to the appropriate member of our team. Ticket Sales: In addition to the other services that  Ch...
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Markets

Chard Saturday Street Market Chard Town Council formally took over the management of the outdoor street market in September 2012. This was formally operated by South Somerset District Council. A Royal Charter dating back to 29th June 1683 empowered ...
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Parks and Open Spaces

Chard Town Council has a number of parks and open spaces within the town and its surrounding area. We own and maintain five playgrounds; Upper Henson Park, Jocelyn Park, Halcombe, Ashcroft and Bampton Avenue.  There are Multi Use Games Areas at Lower ...
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Planning

Chard Town Council has its own Planning & Highways Committee that considers planning applications that are submitted to the Local Planning Authority (LPA), which is South Somerset District Council. The Councillors on our Committee make recommendations...
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Street Cleaning

The Amenities Team is responsible for a number of operations within the town some of which are carried out under contract for South Somerset District Council. This work includes the removal of litter and emptying of litter bins, emptying dog bins, removing...
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Tourist Information Centre

You will be guaranteed a warm welcome when you visit our Chard Tourist Information Centre. Our friendly and knowledgeable team can help you by providing information and discount vouchers for many local attractions, helping you to arrange days out,...
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