Direct feed from Ilminster Press

Click the title to read the full article

Ilminster Forum Updates

Ilminster Business Survey & Community Noticeboard

The Ilminster Forum is working with South Somerset District Council to determine what can be done to help improve the viability of businesses in and around Ilminster. This survey, we hope, will identify what might be lacking and where assistance might be required. The Ilminster Forum and the businesses themselves will be able to use the data generated by the survey to apply for grant funding for projects that may have been highlighted in the survey. The only time we ask for personal information is in Questions 29 and 40, such personal information will not appear in any of our reports - ensuring data will be anonymous. This survey is aimed at all types of business and therefore some of the questions may not be relevant to your business. However, the more complete the forms are when they are returned to us, the easier it will be to persuade funders and other relevant organisations to support the actions needed to benefit Ilminster. We have tried to ensure that every business in Ilminster is aware of this survey, however if you know of a business that has not received this information please let us know. This survey is on Smart Survey and can be accessed using the following link:
Paper copies are available by contacting 01460 57564

ILMINSTER COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD is now up on the wall by the ATM at Tesco and ready for use.

This noticeboard is for non-commercial local community events, talks and exhibitions.  Residents are welcome to place their notices on the board, but they must adhere to the following rules:

  • Maximum size is A4, must be tidy with a clear title and legible text
  • In order to keep the board impartial and unbiased, no religious or political notices are permitted.
  • Please note that when demand for space is high, in order to give a range of organisations an opportunity to use this space, we may only keep posters displayed for one week.
  • The material should not be business-related, seek to increase business profits or recruit employees.
  • The material should not cause offence to public taste and decency.
  • The materials must include contact details and make clear who has published the information.
  • Notices displayed will be monitored and removed upon expiry date.

Posted: 19/09/2018 18:19:52


Upcoming Events

Event: Concert with the Coull Quartet
Location: Dillington House, Ilminster

The magnificent Coull Quartet offers a rare combination of maturity and freshness and we are delighted that once again they are returning to Dillington. For this year’s concert their programme includes Kodaly’s Quartet No. 2 Opus 10, Schumann’s Quartet in F Opus 41 No. 2 and Dvořák’s Quartet in E flat Opus 51. Seats are unreserved – unless specified below: Reservable seating for this event is only available for Dillington Patrons, Friends of Dillington and diners Pre-booked lunches available at £18 (2 course carvery with coffee)

Date: 23/09/2018
Time: 2.30pm
Price: Adults £20 Under 18s £10

Event: GraveTalk
Location: Minster Rooms, Ilminster

GraveTalk is a space organised by the Minster Church to which all are welcome. It is for those with big questions about death, dying and funerals, having someone to talk to can be invaluable. But how do you start those conversations, and with whom? There are a growing number of Cafe spaces which bring people together to do just that - launched by the Church of England. You are invited to come and talk about those big questions. GraveTalk is a Cafe so there is always tea and cake. To book or for more information please call Reverend Deborah Perreau on 07879 698920

Date: 25/09/2018
Time: 10am to 12pm
Price: Free

Event: Somerset Open Studios 15-30 September
Location: Somerset

Somerset Open Studios 2018 draws Art Weeks back to its roots, focusing on artists in their working environment. Featuring over 300 artists in 192 venues, visitors will be able to see how artists make their work; their process, practice and inspiration. The event aims to support artists who want to work professionally and are looking to promote their creative businesses across a range of disciplines; Books, Ceramics, Drawing, Film, Furniture, Glass, Jewellery, Metalwork, Mixed Media, Painting, Prints, Photography, Pottery, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles and Wood. Now the largest event in Somerset for visual artists and makers, Open Studios showcases established names as well as introducing new and emerging artists. Venues welcome visitors of all ages, allowing a rare opportunity to see inside artists’ studios and temporary working spaces and find out first hand about the creative process, along with demonstrations, workshops, talks and visits to educate, inspire and delight. For more informatikon go to or call 01458 253800.

Date: 25/09/2018
Time: Daily
Price: See event details

More Upcoming Events...