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Fancy a career in Gardening?

The Women’s Farm and Garden Association has announced a new scheme called WRAGS (Work and Retrain as a Gardener Scheme). It is a part-time horticultural trainee scheme designed for those returning to work, changing career or taking early retirement, who want to work...

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Share a little love this February

Valentine's Day can be a waste nightmare unless you choose gifts that will last and recycle everything by adding empty bottles to your kerbside box, fading flowers to the compost bin, and every last chocolate to your waistline. But there is plenty of love out there...

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Local wine club seeks members

A local club that caters for people who love wine is looking for some new members. The Wine Hunters club is aimed at people (based within a 10 mile radius of Yeovil) who enjoy drinking wine, but more importantly also those who share an interest in learning more about...

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Petherton Co-op Customers raise money for new PPS screen

Customers of the Co-op in South Petherton have raised £1,376.52 towards a new screen for Petherton Picture Show (PPS) and the photo shows PPS chairman Cliff Keating receiving a giant-size cheque from the shop manager and staff. Petherton Picture Show screens two films...

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Sherborne Reach Out

It’s a shocking statistic that one million older people go for a month without speaking to anyone, and half of all older people consider the television as their main form of company. Age UK Dorchester offers a FREE ‘Reach Out’ service, which provides volunteers for...

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The Life Story Project

“We all have a story to tell. Taking time to remember, reflect and record our life stories and memories creates an extraordinary gift for the people we care about”, says Kate Schneider, director of The Life Story Project. Based in Somerset and covering the South West,...

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Do you have a garden worth sharing?

Following a successful Open Gardens Campaign in summer 2017, St. Margaret’s Hospice is now seeking keen gardeners to open their gardens and allotments in aid of the hospice during 2018. The Open Garden Season runs from May to September, however some of gardens are...

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Don’t bury the turkey!

Christmas is Somerset’s most wasteful time, when tonnes of materials that should be recycled – including thousands of turkey carcasses – get buried in landfill, residents have been warned. Faced with their family’s festive mess, many fill endless black plastic sacks,...

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Free Christmas tree collection service

  The Gardens Group is offering customers who buy their Christmas trees from Brimsmore Gardens in Yeovil, Castle Gardens in Sherborne and Poundbury Gardens near Dorchester a free Christmas tree collection service throughout January. With the local councils no longer...

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Fresh new look for Drayton Village Hall

Fresh new look for Drayton Village Hall Drayton Village Hall has new kitchen blinds and blackout curtains thanks to contributions from the local community and a £750 grant from South Somerset District Council’s Area North Committee. The...

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