Go wild at Chard Countryside Day in July

If you haven’t visited before, the perfect opportunity to make a first foray over to the beautiful Local Nature Reserve reservoir site at Chard is coming up in July. Chard Reservoir is owned and managed by South Somerset District Council, it has lovely woodland walks, watery views and meadows alive with insects and flowers; Chard Countryside Day is a great time to explore the reserve and all it offers. Full story: read more

Green Flag winning Country Parks

Green Flag AwardsSouth Somerset’s Countryside Rangers and volunteers are delighted to have again secured Green Flag Awards for Ham Hill and Yeovil Country Parks and Chard Reservoir Local Nature Reserve. The sites consistently receive high praise from judges for their significant level of voluntary involvement and the diverse range of community events. Full story: Read more

Trio of Green Flag Awards for District Council countryside sites

GF photo 2014South Somerset District Council is celebrating a trio of Green Flag Awards for their countryside sites including Chard Reservoir, Ham Hill Country Park and Yeovil Country Park. It is the 9th year running that Ham Hill and Yeovil have received this award and the 5th year for Chard Reservoir. Ham Hill Country Park received their award in the form of a Green Heritage Award which recognises the historic importance of the site and that the site is being managed to protect its heritage features. Full story: Read more