November 2019

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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Free drop-in Christmas craft activities are running at Crewkerne Library every Saturday morning throughout December. On Saturday December 7th, children have the opportunity to make 3D Snowmen, on December 14th the theme is pop up gingerbread men cards and on December 21st colourful cones for Christmas trees. Crewkerne Library have…


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POLICE WARNING ON TELEPHONE FRAUD

Police have issued a warning on telephone fraud, after receiving two reports of attempted fraud in the Crewkerne area. In both incidents no cash was taken but Police are concerned that there may have been other victims, who have not reported the incidents to them. The victims were contacted by…


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GUIDES HELP PLANT SAPLINGS TO CREATE SMALL WOODLAND

Crewkerne District Guides have helped to plant 105 saplings, to create a small woodland on council owned land near St Bartholomew’s School. The young trees of a variety of species from rowan, silver birch, wild cherry to common oak, field maple and grey willow were donated by the Woodland Trust…


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SANTA BEGINS ANNUAL TOUR OF LOCAL STREETS

Santa will be out and about in Merriott, Crewkerne and Misterton on his annual evening tour of the local streets, beginning on Monday December 9th. His reindeer sleigh, accompanied by volunteers from the Rotary Club of Crewkerne District will be bringing sweets for children and raising funds with a bucket…


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FUNDRAISING BEGINS FOR CREWKERNE IN BLOOM 2020

Fundraising has already begun for next year’s floral displays in the town, with volunteers from Crewkerne in Bloom selling potted bulbs and winter flowering baskets at the November Farmers Market and potted hyacinth bulbs on sale at the Rotary Shop in Falkland Square. To generate more interest among local residents,…


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BUMPER ATTENDANCE AT LAST SCIENCE LECTURE IN SERIES

A bumper attendance at the last in the series of Science lectures was recorded by Crewkerne & District U3A. Extra chairs had to be brought into the hall at the George Reynolds Centre, to accommodate all the U3A members and public who went along to hear Dr Martin Smith’s talk…


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LIONS SHARPEN CHRISTMAS TREES FOR TOWN’S BUSINESSES

A team of eight volunteers from Crewkerne Lions Club sharpened the ends of 65 Christmas trees, for The Elves to erect above the town’s businesses. The festive trees which are grown locally near Ilminster and paid for by each trader, were prepared outside of Milly’s Antiques in Victoria Mews, with…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Secret Art Auction Fundraiser For School Exchange/ Freemasons Christmas Dinner And Carol Singing Artwork by former Children’s Laureate Sir Quentin Saxby Blake CBE, an English cartoonist, illustrator and children’s writer best known for illustrating books by Roald Dahl and by British children’s book illustrator and author Emma Chichester Clark, one…


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LIGHTING UP NIGHT BEGINS WITH CRAFT FAIR

Crewkerne’s Lighting Up Night on Friday November 29th begins with the opening of the Craft Fair in Victoria Hall at 5.30 pm. Other seasonal events running in the town at the same time, include Children’s Crafts at the Library, which will remain open until 6.30 pm for youngsters to call…


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INSPIRATION FROM MISS SLINKY ON WORLD DIABETES DAY

A recent Miss Slinky sash winner at the Crewkerne group of Slimming World, who has had Type 1 Diabetes for 33 years, is inspiring others with her story. Nathalie Aylett shared her success on managing the condition and losing weight, to raise awareness of Diabetes and celebrate World Diabetes Day…


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