February 2018

LOCAL BUTCHERS RECEIVE DIAMOND AWARD AT PRESTIGIOUS CEREMONY IN LONDON

Local butchers, Barrett Bros of Crewkerne have received a Diamond Award in the category for Bacon & Cured Meats in the 2018 Smithfield Awards. The top position of Diamond was also awarded to their streaky bacon with Guinness and black treacle, developed by one of the brothers, Steve Pocock. The…



CHILDREN WELCOME IN CHINESE NEW YEAR

Children at Jigsaw pre-school in Crewkerne welcomed in the Chinese New Year this week by learning the sign language for dog and taking part in themed art and craft sessions. They also enjoyed a special Year of the Dog storytime at their weekly Crocodile Rock session run by Kay Voizey,…


LIBRARY UNDER THREAT OF CLOSURE IN COUNTY COUNCIL’S PROPOSALS

Crewkerne Library is under threat of closure in proposals put forward by Somerset County Council. In the public consultation, which is still open for comments, there are two options suggested for library services in Crewkerne. In part 1 of Option A, the proposal is for a partnership with the local…



TRAFFIC CHAOS COMES TO AN END AFTER WEDNESDAY MARKET

Traffic chaos in the area near Crewkerne town hall, came to an end after the Wednesday market. A three-way temporary traffic light system was set up on Monday evening, when Western Power Distribution were called in to repair a fault. A spokesperson for WPD said: “We apologise for any inconvenience…


FORMER TWINNING CHAIRMAN AWARDED LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP

The former chairman of Crewkerne & District Twinning Association was awarded Lifetime Membership and Vice Presidency at the association’s coffee morning on Saturday. Cheryl Newman, who stepped down at last year’s AGM, was presented with the awards in recognition of the many years she has devoted to the association, especially…


DAY MANAGER RETIRES AS FARMERS MARKET WELCOMES NEW PRODUCER

The Day Manager at Crewkerne Farmers Market retired on Saturday after over eight years in the voluntary post. Christine Langford was presented with a bouquet of flowers by Simon Ayres, Somerset Farmers Markets co-ordinator. Christine said: “After more than eight years, I think it’s time for someone else to take…


HALF TERM FUN & CRAFTS FOR CHILDREN AT LIBRARY

Craft and fun activities at Crewkerne Library are keeping children busy and entertained during the school half-term holidays. Two of the activities coincided with annual calendar events namely Pancake Day and St Valentines Day. Youngsters have enjoyed taking part in the pancake hunt and making love bugs. The free activities…


TWO SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS WOMEN HAVE RELOCATED TO NEW PREMISES

Two successful local business women have relocated to new premises in the town. Kylie Hammond’s Take A Peek Boutique re-opened at 31 Market Street on February 3rd with Crewkerne mayor, cllr Ben Hodgson cutting the official ribbon. The fully refurbished former book shop, offers more retail space than Kylie’s former…


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