Tag Archives: Chard

Heavy fine handed to utility firm

A water company has been handed a significant fine after being found guilty of seven offences relating to work carried on a road last year.

Major drainage upgrade on A358 near Chard

A major engineering scheme to upgrade drainage on the A358 between Chard and Tatworth starts next week. The section of Two Ash Hill near Two Ash Lane has been subject to issues with localised flooding in the past. This scheme will replace the drainage system along a 330m stretch of road, including new chambers, covers […]

Cresta pool update

Somerset County Council will consider viable plans for a community-run Cresta pool in Chard, a decision taken yesterday sets out. The pool, which is owned by the Council, has outlived its planned lifespan by more than a decade and now needs more than £1m of investment to replace failing equipment and to bring it up […]

Vital maintenance on main route into Chard

One of the main routes through Chard town centre is set for essential maintenance works later this month. Somerset County Council will be resurfacing and improving the A358 Furnham Road as part of its long-term maintenance programme. This involves removing the old surface of the road to an average depth of 50mm before laying a […]

Vital maintenance in Chard town centre

Important work to upgrade a key route through Chard town centre is due to begin early next month. Somerset County Council has a duty to keep the county’s roads in good condition and is looking to resurface and improve the A30 Fore Street and High Street as part of its long-term maintenance programme. This involves […]

Major improvements in Chard

Essential drainage works to help protect properties in Chard from the risk of future flooding are due to start next week. Work to upgrade the existing pipework and install additional gullies on the A358 Old Town and Church Street is due to start on Monday 7 September, and is programmed to take around eight weeks. […]

A303 public exhibitions

A series of exhibitions on improving the A303 are being held during July by Devon County Council, supported by Somerset County Council. They are part of a study into improving the A30/A303 between Honiton and Broadway. The drop-in sessions will set out the progress of the study so far and next steps to improve the […]