February 2019

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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

The mystery of the missing iron planter from outside Take A Peek Boutique has been solved. Shop proprietor Kylie Hammond expressed her concerns that the large ornate planter had been stolen when it disappeared in early February. At the time Kylie didn’t know who had removed it but commented that…


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PHOENIX BRASS PREPARING FOR REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Phoenix Brass are preparing for the WEBBA Regional Championships on Sunday March 10th when they will compete against 15 other second section bands at the Riviera International Conference Centre in Torquay.In preparation for the West of England championships, Phoenix Brass will be holding an Open Rehearsal evening with free entry…


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TRADITIONAL ICELANDIC HARMONY SINGING COMES TO TOWN

Traditional Icelandic Harmony Singing comes to Crewkerne on Wednesday March 20th at the King William function room in Barn Street. Bara Grimsdottir and Chris Foster, both fine singers in their own right, will perform Icelandic folk songs, accompanied by traditional musical instruments from Iceland, such as the langspil, kantele and…


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HIGH RISE IN COST OF PURCHASING A BURIAL PLOT

Crewkerne Town Council have announced that the cost of purchasing a burial plot in Townsend Cemetery will increase from £345 to £650 on April 1st this year. A dramatic increase of 88%. The rise is ‘no joke’ to Crewkerne parishioners who face a large increase in the cost of arranging…


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U3A’S SUCCESS ON THE FIELD AND IN THE CLASSROOM

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Crewkerne & District U3A’s walking football team recorded its first win, since its formation three years ago, in a county FA football tournament. The Crewkerne team took a squad of 10 players to the Friendly Festival held at Bucklers Mead Sports Centre. Eleven walking football teams from…


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FRIENDS OF STATION TO BUY WATER CARRIER TO MAKE WATERING EASIER

Friends of Crewkerne Station propose to buy a large water carrier which will hold about 100 litres to make watering the planters on the unused platform easier for the volunteers. A donation from the Shell Pension Fund thanks to one of FOCS members will enable the group to make the…


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APPEAL FOR WITNESSES TO CAR THEFT AND MOVEMENTS BEFORE POLICE CAR CHASE

Avon and Somerset Constabulary are appealing for witnesses to a car theft and the movements of the driver and passenger before they were apprehended by Police after a Police car chase that ended when the vehicle crashed at Reckleford in Yeovil at 1 pm on Sunday February 24th. The Audi…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Friends and colleagues in the world of antiques and collectibles are saddened to hear that Jeffrey Day passed away at his home in Chard on February 16th at the age of 66 years. Jeffrey Day was a popular consultant at Lawrences Auctioneers in Crewkerne who specialised in medals, coins and…


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TWINNERS PIT THEIR WITS AGAINST OTHER TEAMS

The annual quiz held by Crewkerne & District Twinning Association saw the twinning group pit their wits against other teams. The evening event which was held at Misterton WI Hall included a supper of homemade soups and delicious puddings, served during the quiz interval. Crewkerne & District Twinning Association’s next…


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GREEN COLLECTION BOXES TO HELP LIGHT UP TOWN CENTRE

Green collection boxes will be placed in various businesses in the town and at the LIC in the town hall, to help raise money towards this year’s Lighting Up event. Costs for last year’s Lighting Up were £2,609.00. These included payment for the row of new Christmas lights that ran…


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