October 2019

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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Former NatWest Bank Sold At Auction/ November Film Screening At Community Cinema The former NatWest bank in Market Street has been sold today at a West Country auction by Clive Emson Land & Property Auctioneers. The gavel came down at £220,000 when the Grade 2* listed building of fine Georgian…


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PUMPKIN CARVING AT BROWNIE’S FUNDRAISER

Pumpkin carving was just one of many craft activities for children at the Halloween coffee morning in the Speedwell Hall on Saturday, in aid of 1st Crewkerne and 2nd Crewkerne Brownies. The craft activities, which were all supervised by adult helpers, also included biscuit decorating with spooky designs and creating…


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LEGION’S NEW MASCOT LAUNCHES POPPY APPEAL

The Crewkerne Branch of the Royal British Legion launched this year’s Poppy Appeal on Saturday morning. Members were joined on the steps of the town hall by Town Crier David Craner, Mayor Kathy Head and the Branch’s new mascot, Winston the lion. The name Winston was selected from hundreds of…


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WILDLIFE CAMPAIGNER HIGHLIGHTS DEVASTATION OF HABITATS

The devastating loss of wildlife and their habitats was highlighted by campaigner and author Dawn Lawrence at the October meeting of Crewkerne & District U3A. Dawn spoke about the work of the Born Free Foundation, started in 1984 by actors Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers that campaigns to keep wildlife…


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STATION FRIENDS IMPRESSED WITH BANK STRIMMING SPEED

Friends of Crewkerne Station were impressed how quickly the banks beyond the over-bridge had been strimmed, following a recent visit to Crewkerne by managers from Network Rail. FOCS volunteers have worked hard at negotiating agreements between the owner and the developers at the Old Coalyard and Network Rail to enable…


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CHURCH RUNS FREE CASH MANAGING COURSE

A Crewkerne church is running a free course to help people get on top of their household finances. Members of North Street Baptist Church underwent specialist training from UK charity Christians Against Poverty, when they vowed “to help the local community to best handle the economic climate.” They are now…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Halloween Activities At Museum/ Bonfire & Fireworks Display Halloween activities for children take place at Crewkerne Museum and Heritage Centre during school half term from 10 am until 4 pm on Wednesday 30th, Thursday 31st and Friday November 1st. Crafts include making dream catchers, masks, bats and spiders, colouring in…


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CELEBRATING OPENING OF SHOP AND CAFE

Twigs and Twine Floral Design invited customers and friends to join them on Saturday afternoon, as they celebrated the opening of their new shop and cafe on the corner of Church Street. The celebrations took place upstairs in The Canopy Coffee Shop, which is being managed by Stacey who many…


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WEARING PINK FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

The proprietor of Mrs B’s Son Limited, Lesley Simcock and staff members wore something pink on Breast Cancer Awareness Day, as they served a free cake to every customer who made a donation to the charity Breast Cancer Now . The special fundraising day at the baguette, sandwich bar and…


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LEGION’S FUN EVENING WITH BROWNIES

Crewkerne 2nd Brownies welcomed members of the Crewkerne Branch of the Royal British Legion to join them for a fun evening. Time was spent in craft activities where members helped to make poppy confetti, poppy wreaths and chocolate trains before being treated to entertainment performed by the troop. Two of…


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