RURAL AND CRAFT ACTIVITIES FOR ALL THE FAMILY AT BINCOMBE FAYRE

Crewkerne Town Council have organised the town’s first Bincombe Fayre, which will take place on Saturday June 10th from 11 am until 3 pm. The fayre will showcase the natural beauty of Crewkerne and include rural and craft activities for all the family. Activities will take place at Bincombe Beeches nature reserve and demonstrations of traditional crafts, will be held outside of the town hall.

Conservationist, broadcaster, musician and writer Chris Sperring MBE of the Hawk and Owl Trust will lead a walk and talk tour across Bincombe Beeches. Paul Burkhardt of Bushwacker Tours will show what foraging is all about, chainsaw artist Rob Beckinsale will create sculptures throughout the day and there will be an opportunity to have a go at supervised tree climbing.

Outside of the town hall in Market Square, there will be demonstrations of spinning, weaving and wood turning, information and leaflets will be available from Somerset World Wildlife Rescue Centre, the Somerset Otter Group and Somerset Beekeepers. There will also be a variety of craft stalls and a Jazz band.

Katy Pritchard, chair of the Bincombe Beeches Management Committee said: “This is a very exciting event for us. We want Bincombe Beeches to be enjoyed by the community and conserving and managing the ecology of the area is very important to us.” Crewkerne Community Transport will run a shuttle mini-bus service between the town hall and Bincombe Beeches. For more information on Bincombe Fayre, please contact Laura Gowers on 01460 74001 or email deputyclerk@crewkerne-tc.gov.uk

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