September 2019

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SERIES OF SCIENCE LECTURES PLANNED BY U3A

A series of science lectures, organised by Crewkerne & District U3A, begins next month and will feature topics as diverse and fascinating as ancient buildings, skeletons, seaweed, garden design, astrology and spiders. The programme of six lectures, open to members of the public as well as U3A members, starts on…


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REGULATION COMMITTEE REFUSE OUTLINE PLANNING APPLICATION

The Regulation Committee of South Somerset District Council refused outline planning permission for a proposed housing development of 150 homes on agricultural land south of Kit Hill, when they met this morning in the council chamber at Brympton Way in Yeovil. Objections to the proposal were put forward by Crewkerne…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Increase In Car Park Charges/ September Farmers, Makers And Antiques & Vintage Market Car park charges in Crewkerne are set to rise this month, due to the first increase since 2012 by South Somerset District Council.The cost of one and two hour parking fees at car parks in Abbey Street,…


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POPULAR SINGER AND ENTERTAINER TO STAR AT LEGION NIGHT

Popular singer and entertainer Jan McNeill will star at a fundraising evening, hosted by the Crewkerne Branch of the Royal British Legion, in the George Reynolds Centre on Saturday September 28th, doors open 7 pm. Jan who has 37 years experience performing in the world of entertainment alongside well known…


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TOWN COUNCIL TO DEVELOP A NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

Crewkerne Town Council has agreed to develop a Neighbourhood Plan, which will give the community more say on the provision of new housing development and what supporting infrastructure should be provided. Councillor Jo Roundell Greene, Chair of the town council’s Planning & Highways Committee said: “Crewkerne Town Council’s decision to…


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LOCAL HISTORY GROUP VISIT PORTLAND MUSEUM

Members of Crewkerne & District U3A’s Local History group visited Portland Museum, which has links with author Thomas Hardy and Dr Marie Stopes, founder of the UK’s first birth control clinic. Dr Stopes bought two derelict 17th century thatched cottages and later donated them as a home for the museum,…



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DEPUTY MAYOR OFFICIALLY OPENS CHARTER FAIR

Deputy Mayor Robin Pailthorpe officially opened Crewkerne Charter Fair, accompanied by the President of the Rotary Club of Crewkerne District, Jeremy Webb and Edward Danter, owner of the travelling fun fair. Robin thanked the Rotary Club for keeping the historic tradition alive and the work they put in during the…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Library Invites Nominations For Super Reader Medals/ Crewkerne Concert Series Continues With Strings & Ivories Nominations are invited for super readers, who have taken part in this year’s Reading Challenge at Crewkerne Library. Crewkerne Library have teamed up with The Menders in Crewkerne and will present 20 medals to children…


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GREAT INDOOR VENUE FOR MONTHLY VEGAN MARKET

The Victoria Hall is providing a great indoor venue for the monthly vegan market which launched in August. Organisers of Crewkerne Vegan Market, Shannon Jeanes and Simon Cass said: “We had a great day at our very first market, thank you to everyone who came along and to all the…


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