June 2018


FERNE ANIMAL SANCTUARY OPENS CHARITY SHOP IN CREWKERNE

Ferne Animal Sanctuary opened a charity shop in Crewkerne on Monday at 27 Market Square, the former home of HSBC. The shop in Crewkerne is the charity’s third shop in south Somerset, the others being in Chard and in Ilminster. The charity is hoping that the local community will support…


GEOLOGY GROUP VISIT AVEBURY’S ANCIENT STANDING STONES

Members of a Crewkerne geology group visited the ancient standing stones in the village of Avebury in Wiltshire. Thirty three members of the group, which is part of Crewkerne & District U3A, were taken around the site by National Trust volunteer guides. The Avebury site dates back 6,000 years to…


DIGITAL HIGH STREET GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Help for small businesses to improve their profile on the internet and encourage more visitors into town centres, is being offered by South Somerset District Council. Grants of up to £500 are available for digital improvements to help small businesses and not for profit organisations that are based in the…



ADMINISTRATORS OF ABANDONED SHOP PREMISES SERVED WITH A SECTION 215 AGREEMENT

The administrators for Krbs who previously ran a business from shop premises in Market Square have been served with a Section 215 Agreement, which requires that they tidy and smarten up the premises. ABCD, A Better Crewkerne & District have been working with planning officers from South Somerset District Council…


HENHAYES FETE COMMEMORATES CENTENARY OF END OF FIRST WORLD WAR

Henhayes Fete commemorated the centenary of the end of the First World War with a parade led by the Crewkerne Branch of the Royal British Legion. The sombre procession included representatives from the Royal British Legion Riders Branch, Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue Service, Avon & Somerset Constabulary and…


NEW CHAIR AND COMMITTEE ELECTED AT CREWKERNE U3A

The new Chair of Crewkerne & District U3A, Sheila Seymour was elected at the annual general meeting on June 4th. Sheila takes over from Anne Bright, who held the post for three years. Two bouquets of flowers were presented to Anne by treasurer Tina Mortimer on behalf of the committee…


SUCCESSFUL TOWN CRIERS COMPETITION WITH VISIT FROM ONE OF YOUNGEST IN UK

Crewkerne held a successful Town Criers Competition on Saturday which included a visit from one of the youngest town criers in the UK. The biennial competition organised by Crewkerne Town Council was sponsored by the George Shopping Centre, George Hotel, McKinlays Estate Agents, Stokes Partners LLP, Rotary Club of Crewkerne,…


NEW SATURDAY BUS SERVICE BETWEEN CREWKERNE AND BRIDPORT

A new Saturday bus service between Crewkerne and Bridport is scheduled to start once registration is in place. CB3 will be operated by Beaminster Town Council with volunteer drivers who have received the full appropriate training from Dorset County Council. The first bus on Saturdays from Crewkerne to Bridport is…


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