January 2018

ROTARY’S BIG BAND FUNDRAISING CONCERT

The Rotary Club of Crewkerne District is pleased to confirm that Bertie’s Big Band will be coming to Crewkerne for a fundraising concert on Saturday March 10th. The band which consists of 28 enthusiastic musicians, led by musical director Bob Spiller, plays a diverse range of big band sounds that…


ROYAL BRITISH LEGION BRANCH AWARDED EFFICIENCY TROPHY FOR THIRD YEAR RUNNING

The Crewkerne branch of the Royal British Legion have been awarded the Barnes Cup for efficiency for the third year running. The prestigious trophy was presented to committee and branch members at the Royal British Legion county conference, held at Writhlington School in Radstock. Branch members were delighted to receive…


LETS GROUP GO WASSAILING IN THE ORCHARD

Members of Yeovil & South Somerset LETS went Wassailing in a private Crewkerne orchard on Twelfth Night. The orchard visiting Wassail, which is believed to date back to Medieval times, included toasting the fruit trees health in the hope of a good harvest and making a lot of noise to…


COMMUNITY CENTRE PROVIDES HOT MEALS ON WEEKDAYS ALL YEAR

Trustees at Henhayes Community Centre are reminding everyone that the centre serves hot meals every weekday all year round and not just at Christmas time. 144 Christmas dinners were served at Henhayes Community Centre from Monday December 4th to Friday the 8th. Diners enjoyed a traditional roast turkey meal with…


DRAMA AND OPERA SOCIETY RECEIVE SEVEN AWARDS NOMINATIONS

Crewkerne United Dramatic and Operatic Society (CUDOS) have received seven nominations for their production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in September last year. In the David Beach awards for musical theatre, CUDOS have been nominated for Best Creative Lighting, Best Stage Management, Best Made Set, Bright Technical Award – for design…


RUNNING CLUB AWARDS TROPHY IN MEMORY OF SPECIAL FRIEND

Rebel Runners, based in Crewkerne, held their first annual awards evening where a trophy in memory of a fellow runner and special friend was presented. The Dave Carter Memorial Trophy, received ten nominations and was awarded to Becky Blunn. Voting in this category was very close and the runner up…


SPRING FLOWERING CROCUSES ON SALE AT ROTARY SHOP

Crocus bulbs that will bloom into purple flowers in the Spring are on sale at the Rotary shop in Crewkerne. The corms which are showing the first signs of sprouting will be available at the Rotary shop in Market Square until the last day of trading on Saturday January 13th…


BUSY MONTH AHEAD FOR COMMUNITY CINEMA

Crewkerne’s community cinema is looking forward to a busy month, as FilmCrew resume their monthly screenings on January 12th and prepare for their 4th International Film Day, later in the month. The January film I Daniel Blake is another human interest story from British film-maker Kenneth Loach whose persistence in…


FRIENDS OF RAILWAY STATION RECEIVE AWARD FOR HANDMADE DECORATIONS

The Friends of Crewkerne Station have received an award for the best handmade Christmas decorations. In the seasonal competition organised by the Blackmore Vale Community Rail Partnership and sponsored by South Western Railway, Crewkerne station received the highest number of points in the category for best handmade decorations. The five…


CHRISTMAS FLOAT COLLECTIONS RAISE £1,907 FOR LOCAL CHARITIES

Christmas float collections by volunteers of the Rotary Club of Crewkerne District raised £1,907 for local charities. The festive sleigh with Father Christmas on board visited streets and residential areas in Crewkerne, Merriott and Misterton over six nights during the two weeks leading up to Christmas. Volunteers of all ages,…


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