Sports clubs in Chard encouraged to have their say

District Councillors in Chard have come together to form an action group to give sports clubs an opportunity to shape the future of sport and recreation in the town.

Following a number of meetings with clubs already, the action group plans to continue their work to establish Chard’s priorities for sport and leisure.


Lynda Pincombe, Community Health & Leisure Manager at South Somerset District Council explains more about the groups’ plans, “These are potentially exciting times for sport and leisure in Chard and the action group are determined to harness the enthusiasm of local sports clubs and individuals to deliver improved sports facilities for the town.

“To ensure that plans continue to move forwards the group will meet each quarter to review actions and monitor progress. If any clubs want to get in touch they are welcome to contact me on 01935 462614 or email [email protected]

Councillor Sylvia Seal, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture at South Somerset District Council says, “Chard is the second biggest town in South Somerset and there are a lot of individuals and clubs already involved in sport and recreation.

“These councillors have come together to try and secure a bright future for sport in the town. While some issues facing sports clubs may be need to be addressed in the longer term, several realistic and achievable short term goals have already been identified for delivery in the next three years”.

Photo (L-R): Cllrs Amanda Broom, Jenny Kenton, Garry Shortland and Jason Baker. Cllr Dave Bulmer is also part of the group.