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CHARITY SHOP CELEBRATES 1ST ANNIVERSARY WITH CAKE STALL

Ferne Animal Sanctuary’s charity shop in Crewkerne celebrated its 1st Anniversary with a Saturday cake stall outside of the town hall. Local children had the opportunity to meet the charity mascot Freddy Ferne in the morning and the stall raised £125.00 to support the work of Ferne Animal Sanctuary near…

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PRESCHOOL LEAVERS ENJOY THEIR LAST STORY SESSION

Preschool leavers at Jigsaw Preschool in Crewkerne enjoyed their last story session with Kay Voizey of Crocodile Rock at the end of term. The older children who will start at a First School in September, have shared the book Mr Big by Ed Vere and learnt about emotions during their…


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TRIBUTES TO LEGEND OF U3A

Tributes have been paid by members of Crewkerne & District U3A to Hazel Axe, a former chairperson, who passed away peacefully at Crewkerne Hospital on July 9th aged 82 years. Hazel was the chair from 2003 to 2004 but had to step down because of ill health. She returned to…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Free play activities will be coming to 20 communities in South Somerset this summer, as part of the District Council’s annual play days. Playdays will be held in Crewkerne at Henhayes Recreation Field and the George Reynolds Centre on Thursdays 25th July, 1st August and 8th August from 10 am…


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HAVE FUN WITH MATCHBOX CHALLENGE

Crewkerne Town Council is inviting families to have fun with the Matchbox Challenge during the summer holidays. The competition was launched on July 12th and runs until 1 pm on August 19th. Official game bags can be purchased for a £1 each, only one entry per person, from the LIC…


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SCHOOL FETE RAISES £2,800 FOR EXTRA ACTIVITIES

The Summer Fete at St Bartholomew’s First School, organised by the FSA raised around £2,800 for extra activities. The fete was officially opened by Crewkerne Town Crier David Craner in the presence of the town’s Mayor Kathy Head. Several local organisations including the Crewkerne Branch of the Royal British Legion…


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SOUTH WEST IN BLOOM JUDGES RECEIVE GRAND WELCOME

South West in Bloom judges, Christine Fraser and Alex Brotherton received a grand welcome when they visited Crewkerne on Friday morning. The welcoming party outside of the town hall included committee members from Crewkerne In Bloom, Town Crier David Craner and Mayor Kathy Head. After a special cry for the…


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NEW U3A COMMITTEE LOOKS FORWARD TO BRILLIANT FUTURE

Members of Crewkerne & District U3A rallied round to underline their support at an extra-ordinary general meeting in the George Reynolds Centre. 150 members attended to elect a new committee, which had not been possible at the groups annual general meeting in June. Six new committee members were elected –…


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WELCOME GROUP RECEIVES GENEROUS DONATION

The Welcome Group at Henhayes Centre has received a generous donation of £148.00 from Parker Hannifen Manufacturing Ltd. The money was raised by their staff who took part in a 50/50 draw, organised by the company. The cheque was presented to the Welcome Group by Thomas Strutt and Danielle Gilpin….


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WATERING PLANTS MADE EASIER FOR STATION FRIENDS

Friends of Crewkerne Station have been presented with a water bowser, to make watering plants along the unused platform at the railway station easier for the volunteers. FOCS member Stuart Roberts, a former Shell employee, suggested that they applied to the Shell Pension Community Fund for a donation to enable…


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