WELCOME to the launch of our new #TalkUpIlminster campaign - backing your town’s businesses.

This is a fantastic opportunity for us to highlight some of the excellent work being carried out by the town’s independent traders.

Over the coming weeks, we will be featuring articles - free of charge to the businesses - which give you an insight into some of Ilminster’s hardworking locals, and the people who help make the town special.

Alongside that, we will include deals which will hopefully encourage you to cross the threshold of your local firm and spend a little more in Ilminster’s stores.

We could think of no better place to start than Ilminster’s iconic butcher, Bonners.

In December, business owner Clinton Bonner will be celebrating the company’s 50th birthday, with much more to come about that at a later date.

Clinton is proud to be the first business in this special run of features.

Just cut out the voucher below and spend a little at the Silver Street shop to collect your free sausage roll.

Clinton said: “Our sausage rolls are award-winning, and were made by our head chef Felicity Bowditch.

“I think TalkUpIlminster is a great idea. It is different, and it is good to give a bit back to the town. It is a great chance for shop keepers to get themselves out there.”

The following weeks will feature an array of Ilminster businesses and a series of top discounts.

Make sure to keep an eye out, and support your local stores.

For a free sausage roll when you spend £5 in Bonner's the Butchers, just pick up a Chard & Ilminster News and cut out the voucher.