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Review of the Year: April 2012
3:30pm 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 April 2012.
THE Mayor of Ilminster, Cllr Carol Goodall, officially opened the newly renovated swimming pool at Greenfylde First School in the town.
A CAMPAIGN group in Chard was delighted after South Somerset District Council threw out plans submitted by Redrow Homes to build a housing estate on land between Mitchell Gardens, Snowdon Farm and Shepherds Lane. Redrow, however, later got permission to go-ahead with the development when they appealed the decision.
THERE was a shock following a robbery at a late-night store in Avishayes Road, Chard.
A GROUP of mums stepped out to raise nearly £2,000 for children’s charity CLIC Sargent by walking along the cycle path from Chard to Ilminster.
A VIDEO to support Chard’s bid to become a Portas Pilot town was aired for the first time. It was used in a bid to win Government funds and become part of a project led by shopping guru Mary Portas to reinvigorate town centres across the land. Chard’s bid eventually failed.
CHARD Rugby Football Club was celebrating after it won the Western Counties North championship.
Fiona Kilbane, the great-granddaughter of a woman who survived the sinking of the Titanic 100 years ago, spoke about the famous night in history from her home in South Petherton. Mary Roberts was working as a head stewardess on the ocean liner when it was struck by an iceberg in April 1912.
RUNNERS from across the Chard, Ilminster and Crewkerne area took part in the annual London Marathon and raised a bucket load of cash for various charities.
POLICE appealed for information after vandals damaged the war memorial at Winsham.