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Ideas About the Wharf Lane Rec & Britten’s Field?

Posted on 14th October, 2019 in News

The Rec Users Group will meet in the Council Chamber on Thursday 17 October at 7.00pm. anyone who is interested in the Rec and Britten’s Field is welcome to attend. The meeting is informal and facilitated by the Chair of the Open Spaces Committee, Councillor Michelle Gunn.  Ideas raised at the Users Group feed in to the Open Spaces Committee and can influence the way the Rec is used and maintained.

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Contribute to Ilminster’s Neighbourhood Plan

Posted on 20th September, 2019 in News

The Ilminster Neighbourhood Plan is an exciting community approach to local planning policies and aims to help people living, working or studying in Ilminster to play a direct role in improving Ilminster. It covers all aspects – the location and type of new homes and other developments, transport, heritage, tourism and the environment, including tree planting, cycling, walking, our shops… The Neighbourhood Plan Development Group is holding a series of structured workshops for the people of Ilminster to join in. Run by a team of professional planners, urban designers and architects in...

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The Canal – Weed Removal

Posted on 22nd August, 2019 in News

A small group of volunteers from the angling club are starting to clear the weed, which has prevented fishing in recent weeks,  from the canal. The weather and the oxygen levels in the canal are now suitable for the work to be done with minimal risk of harm to the fish.  The weed that is taken from the canal will be left near the canal banks for a minimum of 24 hours – this is to enable any fish or other creatures to make their way back to the water. The Town Council’s Grounds Maintenance Team will remove the dried weed for burning in due course – this will be done when resources...

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Play Day’s at Ilminster

Posted on 22nd July, 2019 in News

Come along for a range of fun activities for children on 29th July & 5th August, 10 am to 3:30pm at Canal Way, Ilminster. See poster for details.

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Wharf Lane Rec, Ilminster Play Equipment Refurbishment

Posted on 25th June, 2019 in News

Some of the play equipment in the Wharf Lane recreation Ground, Ilminster will be painted this weekend (29 & 30 June) by a community payback team and will not be available for play. The Chairman of the Town Council’s Open Spaces Committee explained “In the longer term the Town Council will be installing new play equipment, the first phase of which is planned to take place by this autumn. It is well recognised that the current equipment looks tired, so the painting has been arranged as a short-term measure to make the play area look brighter and more interesting. We are sorry for the...

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Community Use Ideas Wanted for former Gooch & Housego Premises

Posted on 24th June, 2019 in News

The Town Council is looking into the feasibility of acquiring the former Gooch and Housego premises in Ilminster and redeveloping it for community use. Mayor, Councillor Phillip Burton explained “It is very early days but there is an exciting prospect of the Town Council leading a project to turn the former Gooch and Housego buildings into a vibrant community facility in the heart of the town. We are very grateful to Gooch and Housego PLC for allowing us 6 months to explore the possibilities and develop a realistic plan.” The Town Council is holding a drop-in event at Greenfylde School...

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Ilminster Homes and Jobs Survey

Posted on 7th June, 2019 in News

The Neighbourhood Plan Development Group are conducting a survey about jobs and homes in Ilminster. The survey topic is  “Providing the Homes and Jobs that we need” and is made up of 16 questions in 3 sections.  The acting Chair of the Group, Cllr Stuart Shepherd said “Please spend 10 minutes completing the survey as we really need your ideas.” The survey can be  completed on-line by  clicking here  

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2019 Scarecrow Competition Map

Posted on 3rd June, 2019 in News

We are pleased to say that there are 13 entries for this years competition. Judging will take place early evening on Thursday 6th June. Click here to download the map showing the Scarecrow...

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Public Event – Future of the Former Gooch & Housego Building

Posted on 1st June, 2019 in News

Public Event about the future of the former Gooch & Housego Building (Cornhill, Ilminster) on 4 June 2019, starting at 7.30pm,  Ilmininster Bowling and Tennis Club, Shudrick Lane, Ilminster    The Mayor of Ilminster, Councillor Phillip Burton, has arranged an event for members of the public to give their views, thoughts and suggestions on the future of the former Gooch and Housgo building which is due for auction on 13 June. The event will take place between 7.30pm and 8.30pm on 4 June at the Ilminster Bowling and Tennis Club in Shudrick Lane and be facilitated by the...

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2 Town Councillors Needed

Posted on 31st May, 2019 in News

Councillor Vacancies There are 2 Councillor vacancies on Ilminster Town Council which the Council would like to fill by the process known as co-option. If you are interested in serving as a Town Councillor, please request an application pack containing more detailed information from: Ilminster Town Council, Council Offices, North Street, Ilminster, Somerset TA19 0DG, Tel 01460 52149 or email: [email protected] or see the details on the Councillors page by  Clicking here  The Town Clerk should receive applications no later than noon on Monday 10 June 2019. To qualify to serve as...

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