Direct feed from Ilminster Press

Click the title to read the full article

Ilminster Forum Updates

Major drainage upgrade on A358 near Chard

A major engineering scheme to upgrade drainage on the A358 between Chard and Tatworth starts on Monday 11 November 2019.

The section of Two Ash Hill near Two Ash Lane has been subject to issues with localised flooding in the past.

This scheme will replace the drainage system along a 330m stretch of road, including new chambers, covers and gullies.

The scheme is programmed to start on Monday 11 November and last approximately four weeks. Due to the need for open trenches in the carriageway it will be necessary to close the road 24/7 to keep both the workforce and the travelling public safe.

A suggested diversion route suitable for all vehicles can be found at or will be clearly signposted on site. As with any road closure, drivers are free to find their own alternatives.

You can stay up to date with this and other roadworks schemes by following @TravelSomerset on Twitter.

Posted: 11/11/2019 10:03:00


Upcoming Events

Event: Barrington & District Gardening Society Guest Night
Location: Barrington Village Hall

Guest Night - an Oriental themed evening with a talk by Howard Burnett on 'Growing Orchids', buffet and prizes for the best themed costume. We welcome new members and visitors who share a passion for gardening. You will be sure of a warm reception, an interesting talk and tea/coffee and biscuits. For further information please contact us via, or just pop along to one of our meetings.

Date: 19/11/2019
Time: 7.45pm
Price: Membership is just £8 per year and guests pay £2 per meeting

Event: Cottage Flowers Christmas Master Class - Swags
Location: Today's Menu, Market Square, Ilminster

These classes are for those who have already been on the above classes and would like to take it that step further!. Call Cottage Flowers for more information and to book your place 01460 53070

Date: 20/11/2019
Time: 10am to 12 pm
Price: £75 to include all materials/ tea and coffee and lunch.

Event: Chicago High School Edition
Location: Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

The Yeovil Youth Theatre presents Chicago, Broadway's longest-running American musical. Chicago is a dazzling and satirical look at fame, justice and the media machine.

Date: 20/11/2019
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £18

More Upcoming Events...