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FLAT FIRE OUT BEFORE FIRE CREWS ARRIVE

A fire in a residential flat at Bowhayes Lodge in Orchard Rise was extinguished by staff, before the Fire Service arrived. Fire appliances from Crewkerne, Chard and Beaminster responded to the emergency call out at around 8 am on February 13th. Fire crews confirmed on arrival that the fire had…


FARMERS MARKET SERVES FREE CUPPA FOR BRAVING STORM

Visitors to this month’s Farmers Market in Crewkerne, received a free hot drink for venturing out during Storm Dennis. The monthly market, normally held outside of Henhayes Centre was “tucked up inside” on Saturday morning. Regular stall holders were joined for the day by Steve with his fresh fish and…


COFFEE SHOP NEW OWNERS RECEIVE DISABLED ACCESS AWARD

The new owners of Bilbys Coffee Shop, Chris, Lisa, Jane and Clive have received an award for Access and Service to the Disabled. The certificate was presented to Chris Emmerson by David James from Crewkerne Action for the Disabled. Chris accepted the award on behalf of the previous owners Tris…


MAYOR JOINED BY NEIGHBOURING TOWN’S CRIER AT OFFICE OPENING

Crewkerne Mayor Kathy Head was joined by Chard Town Crier Stuart Cumming on Saturday morning, for the Grand Opening of Ballantine Wealth Management at 29 Market Square in Crewkerne. Following a welcome speech by the town’s Mayor and a special written cry by Stuart, business director Leighton Ballantine thanked everyone…


CHEQUE PRESENTATION FOR POPPY APPEAL

A cheque for £105.00 was presented to the Crewkerne Branch of the Royal British Legion, at the Antiques Bazaar, for the Poppy Appeal. The money was raised by ex-serviceman Keith Chinn, who has a unit at the antiques and vintage centre in South Street. For the sixth year running, Keith…


WILDLIFE AFFECTED BY BUSH FIRES BENEFIT FROM FUNDRAISING EVENTS

Australian wildlife affected by the devastating bush fires will benefit from two fundraising events, held last month in Crewkerne. Students at Wadham School raised £380.00 for the WWF Australian Bushfire Emergency Appeal at their non-uniform day on Friday January 24th and the Brothers & Sisters barber shop and salon managed…


CELEBRITY ANTIQUES ROAD TRIP TO CREWKERNE BROADCAST ON TV

Last year’s visit to Crewkerne by celebrities Mariella Frostup and Pearl Lowe with antiques experts James Braxton and Raj Bisram was broadcast on BBC 2 on Thursday evening. The episode of Celebrity Antiques Road Trip which began in Watchet, visited Sampford Brett, Carhampton for the springtime Hobby Horse procession, Axminster,…


SPECIALIST BIKES STOLEN IN MORNING RAID AT CYCLE SHOP

Three specialist road bikes were stolen from Cyclelogical in East Street, when the premises were targeted by thieves around 5.45 am this morning. Neighbours who were awakened by the sound of the shop window being smashed said: “It sounded like an explosion and was followed by the alarm going off.”…


HELP SHAPE FUTURE OF COMMUNITY HEALTH AND CARE SERVICES

Public engagement events where local people can help shape a new way of providing community health and care services, which are practical, closer to home and support independence, are taking place across Somerset. The engagement programme is being run by Fit For My Future – the strategy for NHS Somerset…


JOIN TWINNERS TO DISCUSS THIS YEAR’S VISIT OVER COFFEE

Crewkerne & District Twinning Association invite you to join them for coffee and cake at Crewkerne Museum & Heritage Centre on Saturday February 15th from 10 am until 12 noon. The morning fundraising event costs £2.50 per person and provides the opportunity to find out about this year’s visit to…


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