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Decorated Window Competition 2019 (28 September - 5 October)
 We are inviting local businesses to join in the fun of Carnival Week by decorating their shop window with carnival inspired themes to set the mood in the town in the lead up to Carnival night. It would be great if as many local businesses would take part as possible. There is no entry fee for taking part however the winner will receive a trophy which will be awarded on carnival night and can be held until Carnival 2020. We look forward to receiving your entry form. Please complete the form at  http://www.ilminstercarnival.co.uk/decorated-window-competition.html by Wednesday 25th September.
Date Posted: 05/08/2019 13:50:00

Beat the heat and stay safe

With hot weather forecast this week Somerset County Council is asking people to keep an eye out for themselves, and vulnerable family and friends and neighbours.

The Met Office predicts high temperatures, especially midweek, with the thermometer climbing well above the summer average. 

Cllr. Christine Lawrence, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing at Somerset County Council said:  "Much of the advice on beating the heat is common sense and for many people spells of warmer weather are something they very much enjoy.  But it’s worth remembering that sunny spells can pose health risks for some people. It’s important to protect yourself from too much sun or heat.

“Everyone can enjoy the sun safely by keeping out of the heat at the hottest time of the day, avoiding sunburn and staying hydrated with plenty of cool drinks.  Young children or older people and those with long-term illnesses are particularly vulnerable to the effects of very hot weather, and may feel the effects of the heat more acutely than others. It's important to look out for them and where you can keep their indoor areas as cool as possible.’

Top Tips:
 
  • look out for others, especially older people, young children and babies and those with underlying health conditions
  • close curtains on rooms that face the sun to keep indoor spaces cooler and remember it may be cooler outdoors than indoors
  • drink plenty of water as sugary, alcoholic and caffeinated drinks can make you more dehydrated
  • never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals
  • try to keep out of the sun between 11am to 3pm
  • take care and follow local safety advice, if you are going into the water to cool down
  • walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a hat, if you have to go out in the heat
  • avoid physical exertion in the hottest parts of the day
  • wear light, loose fitting cotton clothes
  • make sure you take water with you, if you are travelling

Further information:

Check the weather forecast and any high temperature health warnings at www.metoffice.gov.uk

For further information about how to protect your health during the hot weather visit NHS Choices at www.nhs.uk 


Date Posted: 24/07/2019 10:42:00

Scarecrow Competition – 2019

This year Ilminster Town Council are again holding a Scarecrow Competition which all residents and local businesses of Ilminster are welcome to enter.

Scarecrows should be displayed where they can be seen easily and on view from midday Thursday 06 June until 8.00pm Sunday 9 June 2019. The Scarecrows will be judged during this period.

The winners will be informed by 14 June 2019 and there will be prizes to the value of £30, £20 and £15 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and there will be a community prize.

Entry forms are available from the Town Council offices (open 10am – 12pm Monday – Friday), downloading from the Town Council website www.ilminster.gov.uk or collection from the Meeting House, Ilminster.

Guidelines for Entry
Your scarecrow does not need to be a traditional – let your imagination run wild. You can make a scarecrow from virtually anything and you are especially encouraged to use recycled materials.
Local traders could use scarecrows to effectively highlight their particular business, drawing on the theme of the business for creative inspiration.
1. Scarecrows can be built by families or individuals and can be any height up to a maximum of 1.8 metres.
2. Your scarecrow must be made from scratch.
3. Scarecrows will be judged on strength, durability to the weather, imagination and character.
4. Your entry may be a single scarecrow, a family or a group.
5. Your scarecrow should include an element of plant material which can be dried, fresh or living.
A list of scarecrows entered into the competition along with a map showing their locations, will be made available from Tuesday 4th June so that members of the public can walk around the town to view the entries.
COMPLETED ENTRY FORMS MUST REACH THE TOWN COUNCIL OFFICES BY
NOON ON THURSDAY 24 MAY 2019
Send your completed entry form to:
Council Offices
Ilminster Town Council
North Street
Ilminster
TA19 0DG
Or email town.council@ilminster.gov.uk


Date Posted: 04/05/2019 13:45:00

Somerset County Council (North Street) (Parish of Ilminster) South Somerset (Temporary Road Closure and Temporary Suspension of One-Way) Order 2019
Somerset County Council in exercise of their powers under Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended, and of all other enabling powers hereby makes the following Order.
The Order will come into operation on the 14th March 2019 and will remain in force for eighteen months. The works will commence on the 20th March 2019 for One day The restriction will apply when indicated by traffic signs.
1. Except as provided in Article 2 of this Order no person shall cause or permit any motor vehicle to enter, proceed or wait along the lengths of road specified in the Schedule 1 to this Order,
2. Nothing in Articles 1 of this Order will apply to:
(i) Anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police officer in uniform:
(ii) Police, Fire and Ambulance emergency service vehicles.
(iii) Vehicles falling within regulation 3(1), 3(2), 3(3) and 3(4) of the Road Traffic Exemptions (Special Forces) (Variation and Amendment) Regulations 2011(a) when used in accordance with regulation 3(5) of those Regulations.
3. The one-way system on North Street from High Street to Ile Court is temporarily revoked as specified in schedule 2 to this Order.
4. Somerset County Council (North Street) (Parish of Ilminster) South Somerset
(Temporary Road Closure and Temporary Suspension of One-Way System) Order 2019
Schedule 1
Temporary Prohibition of Motor Vehicles
North Street
Ilminster
From its junction with Silver Street to its junction with Ile Court.
Schedule 2
Temporary Suspension of One-Way System
North Street
Ilminster
From its junction with High Street to its junction with Ile Court.
Statement of reasons for making the Order
c) Because works are being or are proposed to be executed on or near the road; or
d) because of the likelihood of danger to the public, or of serious damage to the road, which is not attributable to such works.




Date Posted: 20/03/2019 09:23:00

Ilminster Business Survey
CLOSING 15 NOVEMBER 2018

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: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/EW6Z4/
Paper copies are available by contacting 01460 57564






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

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: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/EW6Z4/
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.



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

Ilminster Forum’s Product Market

Ilminster Forum runs a Product Market on the first Saturday of every month in Market House in the centre of Ilminster. There is space for around 5 to 6 stall for local producers with a wide variety of products such as free range eggs, honey, outdoor reared pork, traditional bacon, sausages, other meat, bread, jams, cakes and crafts.


Dillington Allotments Co-Operative Stall

We will also have one stall for a different local charity / community group each month.


If you a local producer interested in having a stall, involved with a local charity or community group who would like to use the community stall, please contact Emma Jane Taylor on 01460 298090 or email us at enquiries@ilminsterweb.co.uk.


Date Posted: 15/01/2017 00:00:00

CLEAN FOR THE QUEEN

Clean for The Queen is a campaign to tidy up Britain in time for Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday, which will be officially celebrated in June 2016.


The campaign organisers are calling on individuals, volunteer groups, local councils, businesses and schools to do their bit. They are aiming to inspire over a million people to pick litter in their local area and take part in the biggest ever clean-up event over the weekend of the 4,5,6 March. The Ilminster Forum has registered to take part, but rather than litter picking, volunteers will be cleaning street signage. Please free to come and join us in cleaning street signage in your area. Let us know where and when you plan to clean by emailing enquiries@ilminsterweb.co.uk. All that is required is a bucket of soapy water (washing-up liquid), rubber gloves and a sponge. Please do not use any chemicals or abrasive materials. If you live on a busy road keep off the road and wear a high visibility vest. It is also important to ensure that children are accompanied by a responsible adult when taking part in the clean-up. In the case of young children it is advised that there are no more than four children to one adult.


For more information about the national Clean for The Queen campaign go to www.cleanforthequeen.co.uk
Date Posted: 26/02/2016 00:00:00

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