November 2017

BEST EVER CHRISTMAS LIGHTING UP NIGHT WITH MANY ADDED ATTRACTIONS

Crewkerne held its best ever Christmas Lighting Up night on Friday with many added attractions. The festive fun began with the opening of the popular craft fayre in Victoria Hall, where Crewkerne Community Church served seasonal refreshments, showcased a chocolate and gingerbread house made by Judy Sprackton and accepted donations…


INNER WHEEL LADIES DONATE TWIDDLE MUFFS AND FIDGET BLANKETS TO RESIDENTIAL HOME

Ladies from the Inner Wheel Club of Crewkerne donated twiddle muffs and fidget blankets to Lorraine from Careford Lodge residential home in Merriott at their monthly meeting at Haselbury Mill. The knitted muffs and blankets which were made by club members have been proven to help those suffering from dementia,…


SANTA TO RETURN TO HIS GROTTO FOR EVENING OF FESTIVE FUN

Santa will be returning to his specially built grotto for an evening of festive fun at the George Reynolds Centre on Thursday December 7th from 5.30 pm until 8 pm. The Christmas special event at the GRC will also include carol singing by a local school choir and the Crewkerne…


STATION FRIENDS TO WELCOME VISITORS ON FESTIVE OPEN DAY

Friends of Crewkerne Station will be welcoming visitors and passengers to their festive Open Day at Crewkerne railway station on Saturday December 2nd from 10 am until 2.30 pm. This year’s winter Open Day will have a period theme with many of the Friends dressing in Victorian costume while others…


HOSPITAL STAFF MEMBER NAMED NHS TRUST’S EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

A staff member at Crewkerne Community Hospital has been named the Chief Executive’s Employee Of The Year by Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Michelle Purchase, the ward clerk at Crewkerne hospital was presented with her winners certificate and prestigious glass trophy at this year’s awards ceremony by the chief executive…


HOSPICE FUNDRAISER SHARES ANDEAN ADVENTURES WITH U3A MEMBERS

Hospice fundraiser Ian Williamson shared his Andean adventures with members of Crewkerne & District U3A at their November meeting. Ian Williamson who is a volunteer and fundraiser for St Margaret’s Hospice in Yeovil went on a trek to Peru earlier this year. Ian told the U3A group that despite his…


NUMEROUS OBJECTIONS TO BUILDING PLANS AT FORMER NURSERY SCHOOL

Numerous objections have been received by South Somerset District Council to building plans at a former nursery school in Crewkerne. The planning application, submitted by an agent on behalf of First Court Accommodation Ltd, requests permission for the demolition of an existing rear wing and open shelter, the erection of…


STATION FRIENDS AGREE TO BID FOR LOST RAILWAY SIGNS

The Friends of Crewkerne Station agreed to bid for two lost railway signs, that were coming up for auction, at their annual general meeting in the town hall. After confirming a top bid of £200 for both signs, which had a guide price of £30 each, the Friends were quietly…


HISTORIC HOTEL RE-OPENS MAIN BAR AND RESTAURANT WITH NEW MANAGEMENT

An historic hotel in the centre of Crewkerne has re-opened its main bar and restaurant with new management. The ground floor areas at the George Hotel were closed on September 25th and have undergone refurbishments during the last eight weeks. One of the main features in the bar’s lounge area…


COMMUNITY CHOIR’S CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Following last year’s sell out Christmas concert, the South Somerset Community Choir are once again performing an evening of festive music on Friday December 8th in the Methodist Church. South Somerset Community Choir was formed in September 2016, it has over 60 members and sings a wide range of music…


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