August 2017


COLOURFUL DISPLAYS AT ANNUAL FLOWER, PRODUCE AND HANDICRAFT SHOW

Visitors to Crewkerne Flower, Produce and Handicraft Show remarked on the wonderful colourful displays and quality of the entries. The annual show is organised by Crewkerne Gardening Club who are affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society. This year’s event was held once again at the Henhayes Community Centre in their…


ROTARIANS PROMOTE YOUTH PROJECTS AT COFFEE MORNING

Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Crewkerne promoted their youth projects with local schools, at their recent coffee morning/membership recruitment session at Costas in Falkland Square. The club’s President Peter Lawrence is keen to encourage more involvement with teachers and students at schools in Crewkerne and in the surrounding area….


YOUTH DAY AT HAPPY VALLEY PARK

Somerset Rural Youth Project hosted a Summer Youth Day at Happy Valley Park in Crewkerne. Despite some initial concerns about the weather, it turned out to be a beautiful sunny day. Organisers were told after the event had started that local youngsters had been so concerned that the event may…


CHARITY CAKE BAKE TO BRING MUSIC TO POORLY CHILDREN

Teenagers taking part in the National Citizens Service, which is a four week government funded programme for 15 – 17 year olds who have just finished their GCSE’s, held a charity cake bake at the Youth Day at Happy Valley in Crewkerne. The NCS fundraising group Looking for Treble are…


CREWKERNE END OF SUMMER HORSE & DOG SHOW

Crewkerne End Of Summer Show takes place at Clapton near Crewkerne on Saturday September 9th from 9 am until finish, which is normally about 4 pm. The show is organised by Jessica Dalwood. It has been running since 2006 and raises money for many charities. Last year over 100 horses…


FLOODING CAUSED BY BLOCKED DRAINS NEEDS URGENT ACTION

Crewkerne Town Council agreed that flooding caused by blocked drains needed urgent action when they considered requesting the use of South Somerset District Council’s gully cleaning vehicle at this month’s Planning & Highways Committee meeting. Steven Paine, whose wife Josephine is the proprietor of Milly’s Antiques in East Street, addressed…


U3A MEMBERS HEAR ABOUT RISE AND FALL OF TURNPIKE ROADS AND TOLLS

Members of Crewkerne & District U3A heard about the rise and fall of turnpike roads and tolls at their August meeting. Guest speaker Rob Curtis, a retired RAF officer from Milton Abbas is a blue badge guide who meets cruise ships which come into Portland and takes those who are…


PLANNING PERMISSION REFUSED FOR NORTH STREET HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

Planning permission for the erection of 42 dwellings at North Street Trading Estate has been refused by South Somerset District Council. The plans for the residential units, consisting of 2,3 and one 4 bed-roomed houses and 1 and 2 bed-roomed flats over 32 plots were first submitted by Stonewater Ltd…


MAJORETTES CHARITY COMPETITION

Merriott Majorettes hosted a charity competition at the 1610 sports centre in Crewkerne, in aid of St Margaret’s Hospice and Little Daffodils working together with Towards Tomorrow Together. Majorette troupes from Somerset and Devon attended and competed in the Tot, Junior and Senior Military classes, Tot, Junior and Senior Twirl…


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