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Review of the Year: January 2012
1:56pm Monday 31st December 2012 in News
WE take a look back at the events of 2012 in the Chard, Ilminster and Crewkerne area. Here is what happened in January 2012.
THE New Year got off to a running start when Chard Road Runners held the Chard Flyer 10k race.
NEWS chief reporter Steve Sowden went public on his bid to quit smoking and got sponsorship to the tune of £466 for charity – if he went a whole year without having a fag. There is now just a week to go for him to succeed!
TAXPAYERS were left amazed in Ilminster that the town council had decided to put its council tax precept by a whopping 39 per cent – something the council said was just £2.22 a month and was the equivalent of each household buying one Mars bar a week.
CHARD pub, The Ship Inn, closed due to the pressures of the economic climate.
THERE were fears that tragedy would strike in Ilminster unless motorists became more aware of people using pedestrian crossings in Station Road.
A FAREWELL service was held at the Minster in Ilminster for retiring vicar Rev Alastair Wallace and his wife Judy.
STUDENTS at Wadham Community School in Crewkerne were congratulated on their achievements over the past year at the annual presentation.
THE Ilminster Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch at the Shrubbery Hotel was once again another fantastic success.