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New installation for Yeovil town centre window artwork project

Love Yeovil have recently been awarded funding from South Somerset District Council to help brighten up Yeovil’s Town Centre by bringing art and graphics into the empty shops.

12 May 2021

Provisional £9.75m Future High Street Fund offer made 

Our bid to the Future High Street Fund in 2020 has resulted in a provisional offer of £9.75m to be invested in the Yeovil Refresh programme.

Find out what our next steps are in the process.

13 Jan 2021

Five public realm improvement changes to upper Middle Street

One of the areas set to see changes to the public realm is upper Middle Street. 

We’ve picked out five key changes to the area that you will see once work is completed.

5 Dec 2020

Five public realm improvement changes to Westminster Street

One of the areas set to see changes to the public realm is Westminster Street. 

We’ve picked out five key changes to the area that you will see once work is completed.

2 Dec 2020

Public Realm Design Guide adoption paves the way for work on public realm

Transforming the look of Yeovil’s town centre is set to become a reality as SSDC’s Full Council adopted the Public Realm Design Guide creating a template for any building project that happens in the town centre.

8 Apr 2020

Public realm design consultation: Five things you have told us so far…

With hundreds of people coming to see the initial designs for the public realm enhancements for Yeovil town centre on Saturday 20 July, comments have been coming in that will help set the direction of the final designs for the public realm in the town centre.

14 Aug 2019

Official public consultation on Draft TRO for Middle Street to commence

The official public consultation on the application submitted by South Somerset District Council to Somerset County Council for a Traffic Regulation Order to pedestrianise the top end of the street will now begin on Thursday 14 March.

14 Mar 2019

Pedestrianisation proposal for Middle Street ready for public consultation

The pedestrianisation of Middle Street is part of the Yeovil Refresh plans to improve the quality of public spaces and to ensure Yeovil is easy to get to, safe, accessible and attractive to move through. We are now in a position to share plans with you.

17 Oct 2018

June start for Westminster Street public realm enhancements

Westminster Street in Yeovil will be the first area in the town centre to see improvement work under the Yeovil Refresh public realm enhancements that will help to improve the look of the town centre for shoppers, businesses, residents and workers.

20 Apr 2021

Five public realm improvement changes to lower Middle Street

One of the areas set to see changes to the public realm is lower Middle Street. 

We’ve picked out five key changes to the area that you will see once work is completed.

7 Dec 2020

Five public realm improvement changes to The Borough

One of the areas set to see changes to the public realm is The Borough. 

We’ve picked out five key changes to the area that you will see once work is completed.

4 Dec 2020

Yeovil town centre set for refresh with final designs ready

Yeovil town centre is set to receive the highly anticipated transformational changes to the public realm areas following the completion of work

on its final public realm designs. Work will commence in early 2021.

1 Dec 2020

Refresh plans given boost after District Exec endorse Public Realm Design Guide

Plans to transform the look of the town centre of Yeovil took a major step forward today when SSDC’s District Executive Committee endorsed the Public Realm Design Guide for adoption by the council.

5 Mar 2020

Have your say on the future look of Yeovil town centre

We are seeking to regenerate the town centre of Yeovil through multiple projects as part of the adopted Yeovil Refresh and the way the town centre looks is being consulted on. Residents, visitors and stakeholders are all urged to have their say.

11 Jul 2019

Yeovil Refresh: The story so far and how you are making a difference

It is almost a year since we first invited residents and business to learn more about Yeovil Refresh – South Somerset District Council’s ambitious plan to create a town centre that will be a vibrant place to live, work, shop, learn and visit.

18 Feb 2019

Exploratory work begins in plans to pedestrianise parts of Middle Street

South Somerset District Council has begun investigating the possibility of redressing the balance between pedestrians and cars in the town centre and creating a vehicle free area at the top of Middle Street through the use of a TRO.

25 Sept 2018

Changes made to Middle Street and surrounding area TRO

New parking arrangements for Middle Street, Union Street and Peter commence from 22nd Feb due to coronavirus pandemic.

Pandemic causes new trial of TRO to be implemented.

17 Feb 2021

Five public realm improvement changes to The Triangle

One of the areas set to see changes to the public realm is The Triangle. 

We’ve picked out five key changes to the area that you will see once work is completed.

6 Dec 2020

Five public realm improvement changes to High Street

One of the areas set to see changes to the public realm is High Street. 

We’ve picked out five key changes to the area that you will see once work is completed.

3 Dec 2020

Yeovil Refresh continues – Public realm designs in final stages

The detailed designs for the public realm enhancements (how the area will look overall) of Yeovil town centre as part of the Yeovil Refresh project are in their final stages as work on the project continues.

17 Jun 2020

Have your say: Refresh Public Realm Design guide & Shopfront guide

SSDC's Executive Committee approved the latest version of the Public Realm Design guide for Yeovil town centre and Shopfront guide for formal consultation in November and now you have an opportunity to have your say on both the guides.

16 Dec 2019

Shopping experience in Yeovil to be enhanced with a Traffic Regulation Order

Shoppers will be able to shop feeling a lot safer in the coming weeks when a Traffic Regulation Order is implemented as part of the Yeovil Refresh work. The TRO will help to reduce the amount of vehicles travelling into the town centre via the High Street.

11 Jul 2019

Draft TRO for Middle Street submitted to Somerset County Council

South Somerset District Council has submitted its application to Somerset County Council for a Traffic Regulation Order which will seek to pedestrianise the top end of Middle Street in Yeovil town centre, following an extensive consultation period.

4 Jan 2019

South Somerset District Council hosted the official launch of 'Yeovil Refresh'

In 2017, the Council embarked on an ambitious programme to explore how Yeovil town centre could adapt and become a place where people choose to work and shop, choose to spend their leisure time and, of course, choose to live.

19 Feb 2018