September 2017

CREWKERNE U3A MEMBERS ATTEND NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Val and Tony Warren represented Crewkerne & District U3A at the national conference of the University of the Third Age at Nottingham University. With 400 plus delegates attending the three day conference at the end of August, Val and Tony were too late to book a room in a hotel…


AWARDS FOR BRASS BAND AT SOUTH WEST FESTIVAL

Phoenix Brass Band of Crewkerne were awarded second place in the 2nd section at the annual South West Brass Band Association Festival in Exmouth. The band’s principal cornet player Matt Read won best soloist in the competition after he wowed the audience with Phoenix Brass’ very own Graham Robinsons arrangement…


VARIETY OF STALLS AT STREET FAIR

St Bartholomew’s Street Fair is flourishing under the custody of the Rotary Club of Crewkerne District. The two day event brought a variety of stalls to the main street and a shopping precinct in the town. In Falkland Square traders that included Ben Bryant of Boo Cottage Botanicals and Shelley…


WRAP UP PARTY TO CELEBRATE FUNDRAISING ACHIEVEMENTS

A Wrap Up party to celebrate this years fundraising achievements by Crewkerne Relay For Life, in aid of Cancer Research UK, will take place on Friday November 10th at Haselbury Mill. The evening get together for everyone that helped the fundraising or supported the many different events, that have taken…


WALKERS MARK THE PARISH BOUNDARY

A group of around 38 people set off from the library in Falkland Square to walk around the parish boundary on Saturday afternoon. The walk was led by President of the Rotary Club of Crewkerne District Martin Holley and Gail Coleshill of the Blackmore Vale Community Rail Partnership. The first…


BELL TOWER OPEN DAY

Around 100 people visited St Bartholomew’s Church for the Bell Tower Open Day, organised by the bell ringers and supported by the church. The event offered visitors the opportunity to climb up to the tower and view the town and surrounding countryside from on high. There was also the chance…


BOWLERS COLLECT CASH FOR HOSPITAL LEAGUE OF FRIENDS

Merriott Bowls Club have been collecting cash for the League of Friends of Crewkerne Hospital. President of the bowling club, Nick Whitfield, decided to make the League of Friends his charity for the year, following an eight day stay in the hospital. The way that he was looked after by…


CREWKERNE YOUNG FARMERS TRACTOR RUN

Crewkerne Young Farmers Tractor Run takes place on Sunday September 17th from Frogmary Green Farm in South Petherton at 11 am. This year’s tractor event is in aid of the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance. The tractor run across the Somerset countryside will include a stop off at Perry’s Cider…


MAJOR CHANGES AHEAD FOR RED CROSS CHARITY SHOP

Major changes lie ahead for the Red Cross charity shop in Falkland Square. A Mega Sale of all the shops donated goods begins tomorrow, Saturday September 2nd and will run until the following Saturday, when the shop will close for a refit. Before the charity shop closes at 5 pm…


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