COMMUNITY EVENTS POSTPONED AS ORGANISERS ACT RESPONSIBLY AGAINST CORONAVIRUS

Community events in Crewkerne and surrounding villages have been postponed, as organisers and groups act responsibly in the nation’s fight against the Coronavirus, Covid-19. The Open Day at the Men’s Shed in East Street, due to take place on Saturday, has been postponed and the group’s twice weekly workshops cancelled until further notice. A spokesman for Crewkerne Men’s Shed said: “We will continue to keep in touch with members in ways other than social contact, as many are within the age group where loneliness can be a problem.”

Crewkerne Wedding fair has been postponed until a later date, as St Bartholomew’s Church announce that it is suspending its church services and group meetings. Victoria Hall is closed with CUDOS’ next production on hold. Crewkerne & District Museum & Heritage Centre will remain closed until further notice. A Happy Holistic Fayre, due to take place on March 29th at the Cricket Club in North Perrott has been postponed until a later date.

Crewkerne AWareness has suspended its monthly spiritual meetings. Group facilitator Anastasia said: “The safety of those who attend our spiritual group is of the upmost importance. We will still be available via social media and by phone and are looking forward to celebrating our 8th anniversary later this year with a party, when we are advised that it is safe to return to our meeting hall at the Unitarian Chapel. Sunday masses at the Unitarian Chapel in Hermitage Street have also been suspended. Misterton Hall is closed. Crewkerne Library’s coffee mornings have been cancelled for the time being and Phoenix Brass Band have halted rehearsals for now.

Crewkerne & District U3A have cancelled all its meetings with immediate effect, until further notice. Next month’s Grief Journey group has been postponed. Tracey Warren of A E Stoodley & Son said: “Sadly due to the uncertainty regarding Covid-19 and self isolation, we have taken the decision to postpone April’s Grief Journey group. We will be launching Grief Chat on our website, later this week, which will enable those suffering loss, telephone bereavement support. The decision to postpone was not taken lightly but the health of our facilitators and those who would have been attending the group, is of paramount importance.” Community organisations are hoping that by following the UK Government’s advice and taking immediate action against Covid-19, they can look forward to a time of great celebration and partying, when the all clear is given.

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