October 2018

EMPTY SHOP TO BECOME HEALTH & BEAUTY PRODUCTS DISCOUNT STORE

An empty shop in Falkland Square is to become a health and beauty products discount store. The large retail premises which has remained vacant since the Budgens branded store closed in March 2017, apart from when it housed a successful six week art and craft exhibition in the summer of…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Crewkerne Farmers Market welcomes Gluten Free Gourmet to the October market on Saturday October 20th from 9 am until 1 pm outside of Henhayes Centre. The family run business is all about providing the food missed by those suffering from coeliac disease. They pride themselves in creating delicious gluten free…


PRESCHOOL CHILDREN ENJOY VISITING BINCOMBE BEECHES

Children from Jigsaw Preschool enjoyed their Autumn visit to Bincombe Beeches where they observed the wildlife, had fun crunching through the colourful fallen leaves and throwing sycamore seeds into the air and watching the helicopter shapes fall to the ground. The youngsters also collected fir cones and feathers, stopped to…


GREAT FUN FOR CHILDREN AT CHARITY TABLE TOP/CRAFT SALE

Children had great fun having their faces painted by Kerry Peters and colouring pictures with Helen and Hannah Osborne at the charity table top/craft sale in aid of Melanoma UK. Although footfall at the event in the George Reynolds Centre was lower than expected, £133.74 was raised for the charity…


SCHOOL REUNION DECLARED BEST ONE YET

The school reunion for former pupils of Crewkerne Secondary Modern School was declared the “best one yet.” The event was held at the George Reynolds Centre and attended by 110 former pupils and their partners. Judy Grey who travelled hundreds of miles from her home in central France said: “I…


CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE ELECTED IN CLOSELY FOUGHT TOWN COUNCIL BY-ELECTION

Charles Aslett, the Conservative candidate has been duly elected to Crewkerne Town Council in a closely fought by-election. Charles Nicholas Aslett polled 671 votes with the Liberal Democrat candidate Robin Garfield Cottle polling 657 votes, resulting in a winning margin of just 14 votes. The turnout at the polls on…


COUNTY COUNCIL RECOMMENDS NO CHANGE TO LIBRARY SERVICES IN CREWKERNE

Somerset County Council has recommended no change to library services in Crewkerne. Proposed options for each of Somerset’s 34 libraries were set out in the consultation process which ended in June. Crewkerne received the fourth highest number of responses to its library services, in the county. Strong views were expressed…


CHEQUE PRESENTATION TO HOSPITAL CHARITY IN MEMORY OF POPULAR YOUNG WOMAN

A cheque for £11,145.00 was presented to Southampton Hospital Charity in memory of Naomi Haskell who passed away on March 23rd this year, aged 24 years after contracting meningococcal septicaemia. Naomi who went to school in Crewkerne before attending Yeovil College and undertaking her apprenticeship in professional cookery at the…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

A Grand Beetle Drive in aid of Rotary International Fund takes place at Crewkerne Conservative Club on Thursday October 25th at 7.30 pm and is open to members and non-members of the club. For those who may not know what a beetle drive is, it is a fun and social…


STATION OPEN DAY TO CELEBRATE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF ENGINE’S NAMING

The Open Day at Crewkerne Railway Station on Saturday October 20th will celebrate the 70th anniversary of a steam engine being named Crewkerne. The event has been organised by Friends of Crewkerne Station (FOCS) and will include a history exhibition and a raffle with refreshments available at Sue’s cafe in…


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