June 2018

WELCOME ON BOARD THE SATURDAY COMMUNITY BUS BETWEEN BRIDPORT AND CREWKERNE

Chris Turner, chairman of Beaminster Town Council welcomed passengers on board the CB3 bus service between Bridport and Crewkerne on its first run on Saturday. The new Saturday community bus, operated by Beaminster Town Council with fully trained volunteers, was initiated with the key purpose of keeping communities in the…


BAPTIST CHURCH BUILDING UNEXPECTEDLY UP FOR SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY

The Baptist Church building in North Street is unexpectedly back on the market and up for sale by private treaty with a guide price of £145,000. The historic Grade 11 listed building, which dates back to 1820 when it was built as a church hall for a group of local…


HOUSING DEVELOPMENT BEHIND SCHOOL GRANTED PLANNING AFTER DEVELOPER WINS APPEAL

A planning application by Stonewater Ltd to build 42 dwellings behind Ashlands School on the North Street Trading Estate has been granted approval, following a successful appeal by the developer. Plans for the new housing development, which will include at least 35% of affordable homes, was refused by South Somerset…


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SHAKESPEARE GROUP MAKES A COMEBACK AT U3A

The Shakespeare group which has been ‘off stage’ for some years is making a comeback at Crewkerne & District U3A. The study group which is All About Shakespeare has been revived by Ann Cooke and held its first meeting at the beginning of June. The group will hold future meetings…


RECORD ATTENDANCE AT SUMMER LUNCH IN AID OF CANCER RESEARCH UK

A record attendance was reported at this year’s Summer Lunch in aid of Cancer Research UK. 70 people enjoyed a ploughman’s type lunch in the colourful and semi-shaded private garden in Crewkerne which raised £957 for the charity. The event was organised by Crewkerne & District Friends of Cancer Research…


INNER WHEEL CLUB SUPPORT STROKE PREVENTION WITH BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS

The Inner Wheel Club of Crewkerne supported the Stroke Association by facilitating a morning event where shoppers could have their blood pressure checked. A spokesman for the Stroke Association said: “Around 40 per cent of all strokes could be prevented if people with high blood pressure were identified and treated.”…


100 YEARS OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE CELEBRATED AT HENHAYES CENTRE

Henhayes Community Centre invited people to join them on Friday (June 22nd) to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force, which was formed on April 1st 1918 and absorbed the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service. The RAF took its place beside the British navy and…


TOWN CRIER TO WELCOME VISITORS TO SCHOOL FETE

Crewkerne Town Crier David Craner will welcome visitors to St Bartholomew’s School Fete on Saturday June 30th when gates open at 2 pm. Entertainment lined up for the afternoon include performances by St Bartholomew’s School Choir, the school’s country dancers, Merriott Majorettes and Brazilian Jui-Jitsu. Popular stalls include Sponge the…




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