Swimarathon ActionThe Blackmore Vale Lions organised another successful charity fundraising event on the weekend of the 7th and 8th March. The 28th Swimarathon was held once again at Clayesmore School Sports Centre and 156 swimmers of all ages took part. They made up 27 teams (nominally six to a team) who swam in relay for 55 minutes achieving a total distance of 82 kilometres. Full story: Read more

815 Naval Air Squadron from RNAS Yeovilton help Ham Hill Rangers on Commonwealth Day

Commonwealth Day 2- 9 Mar 15A job that would have taken South Somerset District Council’s Countryside team almost a month to complete took just a day when personnel from 815 Naval Air Squadron at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton volunteered to help. 42 personnel from 815 Squadron helped Rangers at Ham Hill on Commonwealth Day, Monday 9 March 2015. They were tasked with removing 40 metres of dry stone walling on the flat fields at Ham Hill and digging some of the earth that had been moved against the wall over the years which had now started to threaten the walls stability. Full story: Read more


Octagon TheatreThe Octagon Theatre has received £36,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting new project, The Octagon Archive, which will aim to generate an archive for The Octagon Theatre and it’s antecedents following the venue celebrating its 40th Over its 40 year history there has never been an archive of the venues that preceded The Octagon Theatre or of its professional and amateur entertainment history. Full story: Read more