April 2017

FUND RAISING EASTER HOP AT SCHOOL

A fund-raising Easter Hop took place at St Bartholomew’s School on Saturday afternoon. The event was organised and run by the Friends of the School Association (FSA) and raised around £500. The FSA raised around £10,000 last year for St Bartholomew’s School, which was spent on playground equipment and books….


LIONS CLUB DONATE TREE FOR PLAYGROUND

Crewkerne Lions Club have donated a tree for the Henhayes playground. The sorbus aria majestica (whitebeam) was planted in a hole dug by town council ground staff with help from various members of the Lions club on Wednesday morning. Supplied by Queen Thorne landscape gardeners, RHS Chelsea silver gilt award…


HOSPITAL LEAGUE OF FRIENDS COMMITTEE MEMBER RETIRES

Crewkerne Hospital League of Friends committee member Sue Hastings has retired after 27 years service. In addition to her role on the Friends committee, which she joined in 1990, Sue looked after the League of Friends merchandise and made sure there was always plenty in stock. Sue helped raise funds…


EARTH MYSTERY AUTHOR TO VISIT CREWKERNE AWARENESS

Earth mystery author Peter Knight will visit Crewkerne AWareness on Monday April 17th. Peter Knight is a prolific author, publisher and guide of tours and visits to sacred sites. His most recent book Dartmoor Mindscapes – Revisioning A Sacred Landscape is his eleventh earth mystery book. It is based on…


OPEN WEEKEND & ART EXHIBITION HELD AT DANCE HOUSE

The Dance House held its first open weekend and art exhibition at the beginning of April. Professionally trained dancer Anita Bradfield who bought the building at Gouldsbrook View in North Street over four years ago, provided two days of free taster sessions of all the dance classes available at the…


BARISTAS DRESS UP AS DISNEY CHARACTERS FOR CHARITY

Baristas dressed up as Disney characters on Saturday, as part of their fund-raising efforts for the Costa Foundation. The staff at Costa in Crewkerne had invited customers to choose between a pirate or Disney theme for the day, by putting their spare change into one of two donation slots. The…


TOWN COUNCIL AGREES A THIRD OF GRANT REQUEST FOR FARMERS MARKET

Crewkerne Town Council has agreed to grant a third of the amount requested by Somerset Farmers Markets, to support the monthly farmers market in Crewkerne. Crewkerne Farmers Market moved to a new temporary site on the terraces of Henhayes Community Centre in January this year. At the time, Joanne Hayers…


URGENT CALL FOR COOKS AT COUNTRY MARKET

An urgent call for cooks at the Country Market in Crewkerne has been issued by the society’s membership. The society which holds its country market at the Speedwell Hall in Abbey Street on Friday mornings from 9 am until 11 am, is also interested in hearing from local fruit, vegetable…


NEW SHELTER AT RAILWAY STATION

A new shelter for people waiting for taxis or for friends to pick them up by car, has been erected outside of Crewkerne Railway Station. The shelter was paid for through the green token scheme at Waitrose stores in Crewkerne and match funding by South West Trains. The initiative was…


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