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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Community Radio Station Goes Live/Somerset Author Talk At Library Community broadcasts from Fresh Radio go live through the internet on September 30th at 6 pm. Volunteer presenter Robbie Hunter and his team of volunteers will offer a wide selection of live and recorded shows, weekdays and at weekends, covering a…

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STATION FRIENDS AND PASSENGERS SAY FOND FAREWELL TO BOOKING CLERK

Friends of Crewkerne Station, passengers and managers from South Western Railway, wished booking office clerk Judy Kyle a fond farewell on her last day of duty. Judy who was one of the longest serving booking office clerks on the Salisbury to Exeter line, having worked for the railways for 19…


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POPULAR AND WELL KNOWN ARTIST PASSES AWAY

Popular and well known professional artist, David Brackston, has passed away at the age of 83 years. David and his wife Diana came to live in Crewkerne 17 years ago, where they made many friends and created treasured memories with the local community. Our reporter first met David 12 years…


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COMMUNITY SAFETY EVENT COMING BACK TO FALKLAND SQUARE

The Community Safety Event will be back in Falkland Square this year, on Friday September 27th from 9.30 am until 12.30 pm. The annual event is organised by Crewkerne Town Council’s Community Safety Group, a local action group that is recognised by Mendip and Somerset Community Safety Partnership. It was…


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SERIES OF SCIENCE LECTURES PLANNED BY U3A

A series of science lectures, organised by Crewkerne & District U3A, begins next month and will feature topics as diverse and fascinating as ancient buildings, skeletons, seaweed, garden design, astrology and spiders. The programme of six lectures, open to members of the public as well as U3A members, starts on…


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REGULATION COMMITTEE REFUSE OUTLINE PLANNING APPLICATION

The Regulation Committee of South Somerset District Council refused outline planning permission for a proposed housing development of 150 homes on agricultural land south of Kit Hill, when they met this morning in the council chamber at Brympton Way in Yeovil. Objections to the proposal were put forward by Crewkerne…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Increase In Car Park Charges/ September Farmers, Makers And Antiques & Vintage Market Car park charges in Crewkerne are set to rise this month, due to the first increase since 2012 by South Somerset District Council.The cost of one and two hour parking fees at car parks in Abbey Street,…


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POPULAR SINGER AND ENTERTAINER TO STAR AT LEGION NIGHT

Popular singer and entertainer Jan McNeill will star at a fundraising evening, hosted by the Crewkerne Branch of the Royal British Legion, in the George Reynolds Centre on Saturday September 28th, doors open 7 pm. Jan who has 37 years experience performing in the world of entertainment alongside well known…


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TOWN COUNCIL TO DEVELOP A NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

Crewkerne Town Council has agreed to develop a Neighbourhood Plan, which will give the community more say on the provision of new housing development and what supporting infrastructure should be provided. Councillor Jo Roundell Greene, Chair of the town council’s Planning & Highways Committee said: “Crewkerne Town Council’s decision to…


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LOCAL HISTORY GROUP VISIT PORTLAND MUSEUM

Members of Crewkerne & District U3A’s Local History group visited Portland Museum, which has links with author Thomas Hardy and Dr Marie Stopes, founder of the UK’s first birth control clinic. Dr Stopes bought two derelict 17th century thatched cottages and later donated them as a home for the museum,…


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