April 2018

DROP OFF POINT FOR CHARITY’S BIG KNITTERS

A local drop off point for little hats knitted for Age UK Somerset has been announced by the Chair of the Trustees, Heather Lukins. The Big Knit Campaign 2018 is inviting people to knit mini hats that will fit on the bottle top of Innocent pure fruit smoothie drinks. The…


RAMBLERS COME TO A HALT ON OLD RAILWAY LINE

Members of Crewkerne & District U3A rambling group enjoyed a four mile walk to Donyatt Halt. Donyatt Halt is on the old railway line that used to run between Taunton and Chard. Part of the now defunct line has been adapted as a popular walking and cycle path. Work on…


LEAGUE OF HOSPITAL FRIENDS NEED NEW COMMITTEE MEMBERS

The chairman and secretary of the League of Friends of Crewkerne Hospital have issued an SOS to the people of the town, to help save the organisation. Ron Bond who has been chairman for more than six years, is having to step down from the post for health reasons. His…


LIBRARY SUPPORTER CHOSEN AS PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATE FOR LOCAL CONSTITUENCY

Liberal Democrat activist and campaigner Mick Clark, who showed support for Crewkerne Library at the Friends of Crewkerne Library recent Awareness Day, has been chosen by the Liberal Democrats to be their Parliamentary Candidate for the Yeovil Constituency in the next General Election. Chair of Yeovil Liberal Democrats Paddy Ashdown,…


ROYAL ARRIVAL ANNOUNCED BY TOWN CRIER ON ST GEORGE’S DAY

Crewkerne Town Crier David Craner gave a special cry in honour of the Patron Saint of England, when he met with Neill McClintock director of the George Shopping Centre and Simon McClintock of McKinlays estate agents on Monday. After greeting Neill dressed as St George and Simon in red dragon…



CALL FOR YOUNGSTERS TO REGISTER FOR JUNIOR TRIATHLON

Youngsters are invited to register for this year’s Junior Triathlon, which takes place on Sunday July 1st from 10 am at Crewkerne Aqua Centre and Henhayes Sports Field. The event is now in its 19th year and is open to children from 8 years to 15 years of age. Activities…


PRESENTATION OF GRANTS CHEQUES

Eleven local organisations and community groups were successful in receiving a Community Grant Award for 2018/19. The cheques were presented to representatives of the organisations and groups at the Annual Town Meeting of Electors. Those receiving an award were: Crewkerne & District Museum & Heritage Centre £1,500 to support running…


HONOURED CITIZEN FOLLOWS IN HIS FATHER’S FOOTSTEPS

This year’s Honoured Citizen of Crewkerne is Tony Cooper BEM, in recognition of his outstanding contribution for the benefit of the town and its citizens. Tony was presented with the Annual Citizenship Award by the town’s mayor, councillor Ben Hodgson at the Annual Town Meeting of Electors in Victoria Hall….


U3A’S REGISTRATION DAY RESULTS IN PLANS TO REVIVE TWO FORMER GROUPS

Crewkerne & District U3A’s annual Registration Day, held at the Henhayes Community Centre, has resulted in plans to revive two former groups, that had been put on hold. Requests were made at the meeting to restart the Shakespeare and Scrabble groups. Many of the U3A’s 380 members turned up to…


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