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Ilminster Business Survey


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

Posted: 07/10/2018 13:00:00


Upcoming Events

Event: The Story of the Symphony Orchestra
Location: The Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster

Thursday Group monthly talk to be given by Clive Bate. For further information ring Jane Pearce on 01460 259596.

Date: 15/11/2018
Time: 10.15am
Price: Members free and guests £2

Event: Wildlife of Devon
Location: Millennium Hall, Seavington Postcode: TA19 0QH

An illustrated talk presented by naturalist John Walters, who is a lifelong wildlife enthusiast of many talents; as an artist who has won many awards for his drawings and paintings and as an ecologist specialising in invertebrates, birds and rock pool life. John's most recent TV appearances were on 'Hugh's Wild West' and 'Winterwatch'. The talk will take us from the wildlife in the rock pools of the south Devon coast, through farmland, heathland and woodland up to the high moor. Telephone: 01460 240740 E-mail:

Date: 15/11/2018
Time: 7.30pm
Price: Local Group Members £3, Non Members (including national RSPB members) £4 and Under 18's Free.

Event: The Poppy of Honour
Location: Tesco, Ilminster

The Poppy of Honour was the brainchild of Terry Williams of Henstridge, but upon realising that the project was too much for one man he appealed for volunteers, and in 2014 the Poppy of Honour 2018 group was born. Support grew to over 250,000 individual volunteers and businesses working together to create an 8-foot steel and glass poppy-shaped sculpture, the first memorial of its kind, dedicated to every one of the 1,117,635 British and Commonwealth service men and women, killed or declared missing in action in World War 1. All the names have been supplied by the War Graves Commission. When erected, the Poppy will measure 2.6m tall, 2.2m wide and 0.3m deep. The glass poppy is flanked on four sides by the Tommy Guards of Honour. Sponsors include Cornwall Glass, AJN Steelstock, Taunton Fabrications, Vincent Engineering and Bradford Building Supplies who have donated their services to complete the sculpture. The structure itself will be impressive, but its defining feature will be the 1,117,635 individual poppies contained within; each hand written with the rank and name of an individual, along with the date they were either killed, or declared missing in action. A box will also be enclosed containing small vials of earth and artefacts from the battlefields of World War 1. For more information about the project, visit The project is also raising funds for the Royal British Legion. To donate, visit

Date: 15/11/2018
Time: 9am to 4pm
Price: Free

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