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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Drop in craft activities are taking place at Crewkerne Library during the school summer holidays. From July 21st until 27th youngsters can make a creepy spider. On Friday July 27th, children’s author Cherry Cobb will be talking about her new book Will’s War, set in 1941 at the time of…

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U3A TEA MEETING REMEMBERS TOLPUDDLE MARTYRS

The July Tea@Two meeting of Crewkerne & District U3A remembered the Tolpuddle Martyrs with their guest speaker Rob Curtis, a Dorset Blue Badge Tourist Guide. Rob’s talk on the six agricultural labourers who were transported to Australia for setting up a Friendly Society and swearing an oath of silence in…


STREET FOOD RETURNS TO FARMERS MARKET ON SATURDAY

Street Food from My Kitchen returns to Crewkerne Farmers Market on Saturday, along with regular producers offering fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, homemade cakes, pastries, chutneys, jams, honey, selection of cheeses, fresh bread, buffalo burgers and steaks, trendy chipotles, vinaigrette’s, salad dressings and apple juice. A spokesperson for the monthly…


ONE WOMAN CABARET SHOW RAISES OVER £2,000 FOR CANCER RESEARCH

A one woman cabaret show, presented by Jan McNeill at Henhayes Community Centre raised £2,016 for Cancer Research UK. Jan, a retired ex-professional performer with 35 years of experience has been cancer free for 10 years and decided this was a great reason to make a comeback and raise much…


GROWING CONCERN FOR TIMID DOG MISSING FOR A WEEK

There is growing concern in Crewkerne for a small black and tan dog, who has been missing from her home in Seaborough View since around 4 pm on July 11th. Mabel is a cross breed who is very timid and nervous around people, having been re-homed as a rescue dog….


8,800 BURPEES COMPLETED IN FUNDRAISING WORKOUT FOR MONDAY MEMORY GROUP

Haydn Potts and his team of athletes at LIFT in Crewkerne completed 8,800 burpees in their fundraising workout at the gym/physical fitness centre in South Street, for the Monday Memory Group. One burpee was performed by each member of the team of 11 for every £1 raised through the funding…


HOSPITAL FETE WELL SUPPORTED BY LOCAL GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS

Crewkerne Hospital Fete was well supported by local groups and organisations, despite the general footfall being lower than previous years due to the recent heatwave and the World Cup quarter finals between England and Sweden. Although the total amount raised of £552 was down on previous years, all those who…


26 DAY ROAD CLOSURE TO INSTALL ZEBRA CROSSING

A 26 day road closure to install a zebra crossing at the top of Hermitage Street comes into effect on Monday July 30th. The road closure prohibiting all traffic from proceeding along Hermitage Street from the junction with Middle Path to the junction with Mulberry Gardens for a distance of…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Crewkerne & District Twinning Association are hosting an evening garden party on Saturday July 21st. The fundraising event takes place at The Speedwell in Abbey Street, it begins at 5.30 pm and is open to members and non-members. Tickets at £10 per person include a buffet supper, a complimentary glass…


FIRST CHEQUE PRESENTED AT COMMUNITY FUND LAUNCH

The first cheque in the Stoodley Community Fund was presented at the launch evening in the Tithe Barn at Haselbury Mill by funeral directors Tracey Warren and Colin Roberts. £150 was awarded to Lorraine Clarke and her mum Angie for The Teresa Braley Memorial Garden at Merriott Social Club. Teresa…


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