September 2018

GREAT FIRST YEAR FOR CREWKERNE IN BLOOM

Crewkerne In Bloom have reported a great first year with many local businesses and residents supporting the project and helping to brighten up the town with hanging baskets and planters filled with colourful flowers. The community project which was initiated by the Inner Wheel Club of Crewkerne, held its first…


FUTURE BRIGHT FOR LOCAL ASTROLOGY GROUP

The future looks bright for a Crewkerne astrology group, with the prediction that it will continue to thrive. Maggie Hewson who runs the study group, part of Crewkerne & District U3A, has been an astrologer for 35 years. For Maggie and members of the group who follow the methods of…


DECISION TO INSTALL GRIT BINS DEFERRED

A decision to install grit bins at key locations in Crewkerne was deferred by Crewkerne Town Council at the September meeting of the Planning & Highways Committee. Town councillors were aware of Somerset County Council’s proposed cuts to roadside salt supplies and agreed to bring the issue back on the…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

This Saturday sees the return of the monthly Crewkerne Farmers Market from 9 am until 1 pm outside of Henhayes Community Centre. With the arrival of Autumn, an array of seasonal vegetables and late fruits will be available from the Bower Hinton Produce stall. The farmers market is pleased to…


OPEN DAY AT MASONIC HALL

Parrett & Axe Lodge 814 welcomed visitors to the Masonic Hall in South Street with a guided tour of the building. The Open Day included an exhibition of paintings by local artists Alan Barrett and David Brackston. Refreshments were served while the history of Freemasonry in Crewkerne was shared. In…


PRIZE WINNING RIDE IN ARIEL ATOM

The winner of a raffle offering a ride in the Ariel Atom, at this year’s Crewkerne Hospital Fete, described the experience as exhilarating. Reporter Ana Collingridge bought the lucky ticket in the hope of crossing off one of the items on her wish list but was amazed when she won…


LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS INVITED TO APPLY FOR GRANTS

Community groups and charitable organisations based within Crewkerne are invited to apply for grants by Crewkerne Town Council. Application forms are now available from the town hall or can be downloaded from the council’s website at www.crewkerne-tc.gov.uk The deadline for grant applications is 1 pm on Friday October 12th and…


PARISH WALK HIGHLIGHTS PROJECT TO REINSTATE BOUNDARY STONES

A group of nearly 30 people took part in this year’s Parish Boundary Walk, organised by the Rotary Club of Crewkerne District and led by Rotarian Martin Holley and Gail Coleshill. The walk began at Crewkerne Library and progressed through Orchard Lane to Easthams, which back in the 13th Century…


JEWELLERY MAKING GROUP USES TECHNIQUE DATING BACK TO ANCIENT EGYPT

Crewkerne & District U3A jewellery making group uses a technique believed to date back to ancient Egypt. Necklaces, bracelets and earrings made using silver-plated copper wire are crafted under the expert guidance of group leader Tina Mortimer. Tina has been making wirework jewellery for more than 10 years. She was…


ALTERNATIVE ACCESS ROAD TO CONTROVERSIAL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

An alternative access road to the proposed housing development in fields south of Kit Hill may be possible, following news that a green belt of land opposite the Old Stagecoach Inn on Station Road is being considered for a mixed development of 350 dwellings, 60 bed care home, possible retail…


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