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Local News Monday 30th March

Local News Monday 30th March

Mar 30, 2020

The first deaths from Coronavirus have been reported in Somerset but it’s understood that none were in Yeovil. The three people who died were being treated at Mugrove Park Hospital in Taunton and had tested positive with the virus. Latest figures from Public Health England (Sat 28th March) show the number of coronavirus cases across the Somerset County Council area – rose by seven over the weekend, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Somerset to 31.

Yeovil Police station’s enquiry office is one of only four in the Avon and Somerset Police area being kept open during the Coronavirus emergency. The Police say they’ve shut the majority of their enquiry offices in Somerset to reduce the spread of the virus. They’re asking the public to only visit Yeovil Police station if absolutely essential.

Farm buildings in Hinton St George were damaged by fire at the weekend. The blaze broke out at around 3 pm on Saturday afternoon. Crews from both Crewkerne and Chard tackled the blaze. No one was hurt.

There’s been a change of heart over plans to cut the number-99 bus from Chard to Taunton. Buses of Somerset had planned to stop running the 99 service from today because of low passenger numbers. But following meetings with Somerset County Council, Buses of Somerset say the Chard to Taunton route will continue to operate but will be kept under regular review.

And, a new fleet of recycling trucks takes the roads of South Somerset for the first time today. The vehicles – painted in bright colours and featuring images of well known Somerset landmarks – are fitted with GPS that identifies the individual recycling needs of each household to help crews do their jobs more efficiently. 

 

 

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