December 2017

MAJOR FIRE AT HEALTH CENTRE CLOSES MAIN ROAD FOR AROUND 10 HOURS

A major fire above the Original Health Centre in Church Street closed the main road into the town centre from the Chard direction for around 10 hours today. Numerous calls from members of the public reporting the fire, were received by Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service at around…


PUBLIC VOTE RESULTS IN JOINT WINNERS AT CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL

The public vote in the Christmas Tree Festival at St Bartholomew’s Church resulted in joint winners in the senior section of the annual competition. Church rector, Reverend Stuart Huntley announced at the Christingle service that the Crewkerne branch of the Royal British Legion entry with red poppies among silver bells…


BOXING DAY PRAM RACE SEES CROWDS LINING MAIN STREET

Crewkerne’s 58th Boxing Day Pram Race saw crowds of people lining the main street. The annual event was organised this year by the Crewkerne Lions Club with a full risk assessment carried out and insurance in place before the day of the race. Volunteer marshals were provided by the Rotary…


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CHRISTMAS RHYME TIME FOR BABIES

Fourteen festive babies went along to a session of Christmas songs and rhymes, run by Kay Voizey of Crocodile Rock. The Christmas baby rhyme time was held at Ashlands Children’s Centre in Crewkerne. Much to everyone’s delight, Santa called in with a sackful of presents and every baby received a…


GEOLOGY GROUP LEADER PRAISED FOR LEAVING NO STONE UNTURNED

Geology group leader Val Watson was praised for leaving no stone unturned in ensuring another successful year, when she was presented with a thank you bouquet at the group’s December meeting in St Bartholomew’s church hall. Despite the wintry weather conditions, 30 members attended the event, with group member Liz…


GIFT IDEAS AND FESTIVE FARE FOR SHOPPERS

The December craft and table top sale at Henhayes Community Centre had lots of gift ideas for shoppers still looking for that special present or an alternative to their usual Christmas tree. Local crafts people filled the main room at the centre with a variety of hand-made goods on sale….


LETS GROUP MAKE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

Members of Yeovil & South Somerset LETS had plenty of materials to choose from when they met at a member’s home in Crewkerne to make Christmas decorations and decorate pre-made cracker bases. The afternoon event was hosted by new membership secretary Zena Morgan and Nicola Griggs. It included hot drinks,…


LIONS CLUB ORGANISE ANNUAL PRAM RACE

Crewkerne Lions Club are the official organisers of this year’s Pram Race. The annual event which will take place on Boxing Day, Tuesday December 26th, at approximately 11 am from outside of the town hall, is now in its 58th year. Crewkerne’s Pram Race is always a fun event to…


CHRISTMAS MARKET HAILED A SUCCESS BY TRADERS AND SHOPPERS

The Crewkerne Christmas market was hailed a success by traders and shoppers, despite snow in parts of the West Country, ice and very cold weather. With over 30 stalls, the market boasted a very good and different range of gift ideas, decorations, cards, food and drink. The Crewkerne Crewners once…


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