Chard Recycling Centre can be contacted by telephone on 01460 65855 or via the Somerset Waste Partnership website www.somersetwaste.gov.uk. It is located at Beechings Close, Chard and the opening times are as follows: Monday: 8am - 7pm Tuesday/Wednesday: CLOSED Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 8am - 4pm Sunday: 8am - 1pm Except for their annual closures on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, Chard recycling site is open as usual.
Chard Registration Office is at Holyrood Lace Mill, Holyrood Street, Chard, TA20 2YA. You can contact them by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 01823 282251. Chard Registration Office is open on Tuesdays and Thursday between 9am and 4.30pm.
Planning applications are actually made through South Somerset District Council and will be reviewed and monitored by a Planning Officer, however once an item appears on our agenda we will have plans at the Guildhall for people to view. If a planning application has been made in an area close to your home you will most likely receive a letter advising you that the application is available to view at the Guildhall. You cannot take away these plans but photocopies can be made. If you’re not sure, you can always give us a call and we can find out if we have received it. If you would like view a planning application online, they can be found on the SSDC website: www.southsomerset.gov.uk.
If you are interested in having a flag made for your business to be shown throughout the summer and at other festive periods please contact the Town Clerk on 01460 239567.
The flowers, hanging baskets and shrubs in places such as roundabouts etc. are planted and maintained by the Amenities team at Chard Town Council.
Chard’s public conveniences are cleaned daily by contractors, Glen Cleaning. Inside of office hours reports of vandalism or cleanliness should be made to SSDC on 01935 462462, out of hours reports should be made to Glen Cleaning directly on 0117 929 3765.
Your local Dog Warden can be contacted through Somerset District Council on 01935 462462.
Any waste that is dumped in and around the town is cleared up by Chard Town Council. South Somerset District Council is responsible for clearing up and collecting of materials that have been dumped without permission on a highway or a council-owned land. They also investigate all incidents of fly-tipping for possible prosecution. Their contact number is 01935 462462. If the materials that are fly-tipped are hazardous, for example waste oil, fuel or asbestos, then please contact Somerset County Council on 0300 123 2224. If the fly-tip is on private land, there is nothing Chard Town Council can do but suggest reporting it to the police.
Chard Town Council regularly check and empty the litter and dog bins in the town but if you have any concerns please contact us on 01460 239567.
South Somerset District Council. Their contact number is 01935 462462 or contact them online at www.southsomerset.gov.uk.
Chard Town Council can remove cats, badgers and deer around the town or on Council owned land. Dead cats will be taken to the local vets to be checked for microchips. Somerset County Highways should be called for carcasses that are likely to cause danger, i.e. in the road, you can contact them by calling 0300 123 224 or visiting their website www.somerset.gov.uk.
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 fly tipping, removal of graffiti and weed spraying. The Team also carries out numerous other duties including cleaning the streams in town, pressure washing the sculptures and maintaining street furniture. During the winter months the team is involved with gritting the town centre which is done on behalf of Somerset County Council.
Chard Town Council own and maintain five playgrounds; Upper Henson Park, Jocelyn Park, Halcombe, Ashcroft and Bampton Avenue. There are Multi Use Games Areas at Lower Henson Park and Jocelyn Park and a skate park at Lower Henson Park. We also manage a number of open space sites such as Stringfellow Park and Bonds Meadow. Any other parks in Chard will be maintained by South Somerset District Council who can contacted on 01935 462462 or via their website www.southsomerset.gov.uk.
Council tax is paid to South Somerset District Council and can be paid by direct debit, over the phone, online or at the Holyrood Lace Mill in Chard. Unfortunately, at The Guildhall we are not able to take payments for Council tax. For more information visit their website: www.southsomerset.gov.uk.