July 2018

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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES FOR RESURFACING WORKS

A series of temporary road closures will come into effect during July and August to enable Somerset Highways to carry out resurfacing works. The first of the road closures, prohibiting all traffic from proceeding along the main Chard to Crewkerne road from the junction with Cathole Bridge Road to the…


LOCAL U3A GROUP STREETS AHEAD ON DATA PROTECTION

Chair of Crewkerne & District U3A Sheila Seymour commented that the local group were: “Streets ahead in our understanding and implementation of GDPR,” after attending a U3A workshop in Wiltshire where data protection was on the agenda. The understanding and implementation of General Data Protection Regulation was one of the…


PERFECT SETTING FOR AN OPEN AIR AFTERNOON CONCERT

The Speedwell garden provided the perfect setting for an open air afternoon concert with canvas awnings giving welcome shade for the audience and performers. The Speedwell’s second Music In The garden was attended by more than 100 people, helping to raise £1,170 from ticket sales, a raffle and refreshments for…


TOWN CRIER OPENS SCHOOL FETE

Crewkerne Town Crier David Craner officially opened this year’s summer fete at St Bartholomew’s School which raised over £2,800. A spokesperson for the schools FSA who organised the annual event said: “This is a wonderful sum of money that will make a real difference to the whole school. It was…


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DOCTORS SURGERY MERGES WITH HEALTH CENTRE

West One Surgery has merged with Crewkerne Health Centre, enabling patients to benefit from the support of a larger NHS team and have in time, a greater choice of healthcare services, making better use of the space at the GP practice in West Street. Since 1998, Dr Michael Osborne and…


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NEWS IN BRIEF – DIARY DATES

The Summer Reading Challenge will launch at Crewkerne Library on the morning of Saturday July 14th, when cakes and squash will be available. This year’s theme is Mischief Makers and celebrates the 80th anniversary of Beano and its popular comic characters of Dennis and his dog Gnasher and many other…



LIONS CLUB SPECIAL PRESENTATION BEFORE DUCK RACE

The President of Crewkerne Lions Club Cecil Turner made a special presentation to a fellow member of the club before the annual duck race at Clapton. Cecil awarded Rodney Dalwood with the Melvin Jones Fellowship, the highest award that a Lion can receive from the organisation. Rodney’s wife Hazel who…


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FOOTBALL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM HOSPITAL FETE ORGANISERS

The organisers of Crewkerne Hospital Fete which takes place on Saturday from 2 pm – 4 pm in the hospital car park, are aware that there is an important World Cup football match on during the afternoon. The League of Friends of Crewkerne Hospital have announced that the match between…


NARROW WIN AT SEVERALLS JUBILEE BOWLS CLUB COMPETITION

Five teams from local clubs and five from the SJBC took part in the triples competition at the club’s War Memorial grounds at Severalls Park Avenue. Just one point was enough for a team from Chard The Three Amigos to win the Severalls Jubilee Bowls Club annual invitation triples competition….


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