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INTEREST IN JOINING DOORSTEP CAROLS GAINS MOMENTUM IN TOWN

Interest in joining Doorstep Carols on Wednesday December 16th is gaining momentum in Crewkerne. The festive singing event, to spread some much needed cheer, was initiated by two women in Shropshire but is spreading far and wide as more communities and local radio stations come on board. BBC Radio Somerset…


TOWN COUNCIL TO CONSIDER BRINGING FORWARD NORTH STREET ONE-WAY SYSTEM

Crewkerne Town Council will consider Cllr Best’s recommendation to formally request Highways to bring forward the implementation of a one-way traffic system for North Street, at the next council meeting on Monday November 30th at 6.45 pm. Members of the public who wish to attend can access the meeting through…


CHRISTMAS ELVES PUT UP TREES READY FOR END OF LOCKDOWN

Christmas Elves, Steven Paine and Glen Smillie have been putting up trees above business premises in the town centre. The festive duo began preparing the Christmas trees last Saturday in Victoria Mews and will have all 65 trees in place and lit up, ready for when the shops that have…


TWO VEHICLES DELIBERATELY SET ON FIRE IN LATEST ARSON ATTACK

Two vehicles were deliberately set on fire, in the latest arson attack on private cars in residential areas in South Somerset. A fire engine from Crewkerne Fire Station was immediately mobilised to Langmead Square this morning at 04:47 hrs, following several calls to the emergency service. On arrival the fire…


NEW WINDOW DISPLAY SHOWCASES CREWKERNE IN BLOOM AWARDS

The current window display at the LIC in the town hall showcases Crewkerne in Bloom awards. Passers by can view the exhibition of trophies that were awarded by South West in Bloom last year and find out more about the community organisation and its seasonal offers. Potted hyacinth bulbs, ready…


SANTA ON ROTARY’S CHRISTMAS FLOAT RECEIVES GREEN LIGHT TO VISIT

Crewkerne District Rotary have announced that their Christmas float with Santa on board will be visiting the town’s streets this year. The club has received the green light for the annual festive event to go ahead, provided the safety rules in place, with regard to Covid-19 prevention, are strictly adhered…


FORTH-COMING TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES

Somerset County Council has advised of two forth-coming temporary road closures in Crewkerne. The first affecting Curriott Hill Road is to enable Western Power Distribution to carry out electricity pole replacement works. The works are expected to commence on December 1st and last for two days. All traffic will be…


ORGANICALLY GROWN MICRO-GREENS AND SEASONAL GUESTS JOIN FARMERS MARKET

Crewkerne Farmers’ Market returns on Saturday, November 21st with seasonal guests and a local producer of organically grown micro-greens joining the regular line-up of stalls. The monthly market which takes place outside of Henhayes Centre from 9 am – 1 pm, has been given the go-ahead to continue operating during…


GREAT SUPPORT OF LEGION’S WINDOW COMPETITIONS FOR POPPY APPEAL

Crewkerne’s businesses and local community showed great support for the window competitions, organised by the Crewkerne Branch of the Royal British Legion in aid of this year’s Poppy Appeal. Twenty nine of the town’s businesses with shop frontage took part in the Spot the Wartime Object competition, which was won…


FRIENDS OF STATION TO GO ONLINE FOR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Friends of Crewkerne Station are going online this year to conduct their Annual General Meeting. The AGM takes place on Zoom, Wednesday November 25th at 7.30 pm. Included in the agenda are; reports from chairman Tony Reese, secretary Gail Coleshill, treasurer Mike Tuck, social secretary Heather Sergeant, membership secretary Sue…


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