October 2017

POPPY SELLERS TO RETIRE AFTER OVER 20 YEARS VOLUNTARY SERVICE

Two poppy sellers are to retire from the Crewkerne branch of the Royal British Legion and from the Poppy Appeal after over 20 years of voluntary service. Poppy stand stalwarts and Remembrance Wreath co-ordinators Danny Pettitt and June Webb have been the official poppy organisers in Crewkerne for 23 years….


EVENING TALK ON SUSTAINING HOPE IN TROUBLED TIMES BY BUDDHIST MONK

Buddhist Monk Geshe Sherab will be giving an evening talk on ‘Sustaining the Hope in Troubled Times’ at Henhayes Community Centre on Wednesday November 8th. The evening has been arranged by the Saraswati Buddhist Group with a suggested donation of £5 on the door and will run from 7.30 pm…


CHILDREN ENJOY HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES AT MUSEUM

Children have been enjoying free Halloween activities at Crewkerne Museum and Heritage Centre during the school half-term holidays. The drop-in activities on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, included hunting for pumpkins and spiders in the galleries, making masks, black cats, witches and spiders from templates and decorating biscuits with an edible…


RESIDENTS STILL AWAITING SPECIALIST CAMERA TO END FLOODING MISERY

Residents in East Street, whose homes and businesses are consistently being flooded by rain water, are still waiting for Highways technicians to arrive with specialist camera equipment, to determine the problem. Flooding caused by blocked drains and gullys made headline news in August, when Crewkerne Town Council considered requesting the…


COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND CHAIRPERSON NEEDED FOR RELAY FOR LIFE 2018

Relay For Life Crewkerne has had an amazing first year in 2017, bringing together the whole community in and around Crewkerne, in a combined effort of strength in the fight against cancer. Committee members and a chairperson are now needed for Relay For Life 2018. Becky Trout, Local Fundraising Manager…


SOLICITORS COLLECT OLD SPECTACLES FOR WORLD SIGHT DAY

Williamsons Solicitors in Crewkerne were delighted to support PSG – Property Search Group, when they collected old spectacles for World Sight Day. On behalf of the Crewkerne solicitors, practice manager Hayley White and Andy Towers of PSG displayed their impressive collection of forty pairs of glasses, which will be recycled…


ROAD RE-OPENS DURING WEDNESDAY MARKET

The road to the left of Crewkerne Town Hall, closed to traffic since August 2016 on Wednesdays during the weekly market, re-opened on Wednesday morning. Town councillors agreed to re-open the road at Monday evening’s meeting of the full town council, although not everyone was on board. Councillor Angie Singleton…


LOCAL MUM ACCREDITED TO HELP OTHERS LOSE WEIGHT

Local mum Liz Popham has been accredited to help other people lose weight after losing 3.5 stone through the Cambridge Weight Plan. Liz had always struggled with her weight since she was a teenager and was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. PCOS is a health condition that affects weight gain…


COASTAL WALK SUPPORTS MEMORY CLUB

A coastal walk from Lyme Regis to Sidmouth by the branch manager of Hays Travel Crewkerne Brian Childs and apprentice travel consultant Neus Luna, raised money for the Memory Club at Henhayes Centre. For a month before the walk, the travel company in Market Street, held a competition for people…


POWER CUT CAUSED BY GALE FORCE WINDS ON SAME DAY AS RED TINGED SUN

Many homes in Crewkerne experienced a power cut on Monday evening as gale force winds caused disruption to Western Power Distribution electricity services across the south west of England. The power outage in the TA18 area lasted approximately 30 minutes but left elderly people feeling vulnerable. Top tips issued by…


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