February 2018

WEDDING FAIR MOVES TO SUNDAY AFTERNOON TO ENCOURAGE MORE VISITORS

The Spring Wedding Fair at St Bartholomew’s Church will take place on a Sunday afternoon this year, to encourage more visitors. Last year’s event was very well supported but many commented that others were unable to attend as it was held on a Friday evening. Proceeds from the Wedding Fair…


FIRE SAFETY TALK FOR U3A MEMBERS

Members of Crewkerne & District U3A were given a talk on fire safety in the home at their February meeting by Mike Toop, crew manager with Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service. Mike Toop explained that most accidents that take place in the home happen in the kitchen. “There…


YOUNG CHILDREN DIAGNOSED WITH SUSPECTED SCARLET FEVER

A number of young children have been diagnosed with suspected scarlet fever in Crewkerne. Public Health England have recorded the cases of the pre-school aged children in the town. In a statement PHE said: “Although scarlet fever is usually a mild illness, it should be treated with antibiotics to minimise…


PUBLIC TALK ON EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING BY BUDDHIST NUN

A public talk on Emotional Well-Being will be given by Buddhist nun Ven Sangye Khandro at the Henhayes Community Centre on Wednesday February 21st from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm. Sangye Khandro, formerly known as Kathleen MacDonald is originally from California. She began studying Buddhism with Tibetan lamas in Dharamsala,…


CHEQUE PRESENTATION TO ROYAL BRITISH LEGION FOR POPPY APPEAL

A cheque for £100 was presented to members of the Crewkerne branch of the Royal British Legion for the Poppy Appeal 2017, at the Antiques Bazaar on Saturday. The money was raised by Keith Chinn of Unit 14, who for the fourth year running, offered to donate 10% of his…


FIRST CHANCE TO DANCE RAISES £235 TOWARDS HALL RENOVATION APPEAL

The first Chance to Dance event at the Speedwell Hall in Abbey Street, has raised £235 towards the building’s renovation appeal. More than 40 people attended the fund-raising event which included folk dancing, led by Leslye Stansfield who is a caller at Crewkerne Folk Dance Club and leader of the…



CARE PARTNERS HAPPY TO TALK ABOUT FOSTERING AT COFFEE HOUSE

Fusion Fostering care partners are happy to talk to people who are interested in fostering at a coffee house in Crewkerne. The independent agency with a family approach began their local recruitment drive for foster families, at Costa in Falkland Square on Thursday morning. Over 7,000 new foster families are…



JIGSAW PRE-SCHOOL CELEBRATES 35 YEARS SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

Jigsaw Pre-School is celebrating 35 years of service to the community in Crewkerne. The amazing success of the group for under school age children began when registered childminder Kay Chant received a visit from Social Services back in 1982. Kay was asked if she was interested in starting up a…


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